Sunday, 14 July 2019

National Unions Memorandum to Hon'ble Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha )

Date : 14.07.2019

National Unions,  Amalapuram Division submitted memorandum to Hon'ble Member of Parliament Smt.Chinta Anu Radha regarding removal of Rule 3A of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011.





GDS to PA examination : CAT Hyderabad , Bangalore

Date : 14.07.2019

GDS to PA examination : CAT Hyderabad.





CAT BANGALORE




Friday, 12 July 2019

Karnataka Circle postponed GDS to PA examination

Date : 12.07.2019

Karnataka Circle postponed GDS to PA examination.



Guidelines on sanction of claim amount : PLI Directorate

Date : 12.07.2019

Guidelines on sanction of claim amount  : PLI Directorate.


Wage imbalance

Date : 12.07.2019

Wage imbalance

Income inequalities must be reduced. But a National Minimum Wage may have unintended consequences.

Last week, the Union cabinet approved the revised version of the Code on the Wages Bill. The bill envisages a national minimum wage, linked to factors such as skill level and geographical region. This national wage would effectively serve as a floor wage, with states having the option of setting higher wages. Minimum wage legislation forms a vital component of the architecture for social protection. A well designed minimum wage system, as articulated in the Economic Survey 2018-19, can help “reduce inequalities in income, bridge gender gaps in wages and alleviate poverty”. It could also help address the imbalance of power between workers and employers.

Having said that, the government must carefully think through the consequences of this move for the very constituency it seeks to address. There is concern that if wages are pushed up, without being linked to productivity, companies will respond by hiring fewer workers. In a country where preference for capital intensive production is well documented, despite the abundance of labour, a high minimum wage may further skew the capital-labour ratio. It is also likely that companies will try to circumvent the system by opting to route part of their workforce through informal channels. By pushing up costs, a high minimum wage could erode competitiveness, making certain segments economically unfeasible. Coming at a time when India is struggling to find ways to boost exports, especially those of labour intensive sectors such as garments, such a move might have unintended consequences. And while the bill has proposed to take into account regional variations, wage differences across regions could impact labour mobility. Then, there’s also the structure of the labour market in India to consider. The duality of the labour market, characterised by the presence of a large informal sector — 93 per cent workers are in the informal economy according to the latest Economic Survey — suggests that enforcement is likely to be problematic.

It is also true that with little bargaining power, workers are being squeezed, and that the government must intervene to address this. Though the share of workers’ wages in gross value added has risen to 12.7 per cent in 2016-17, up from a low of 9.2 per cent in 2007-08, it remains well below levels seen in the early 1980s. But it must be asked whether, for serving the goals of equity and justice, a high minimum wage is the best way forward. Lowering the costs associated with formalisation, creating more flexible labour laws, might be a more prudent approach.

The Indian Express

Cabinet approves Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019.

Date : 12.07.2019

Cabinet approves Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019.


13 Central Labour Laws brought in ambit of New Code.

Posted On: 10 JUL 2019 6:04PM by PIB Delhi.

In the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ and ‘Sabka Vishwas’, the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been continuously working for the benefit of people from various walks of life. With this objective, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved for introduction of the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 in the Parliament. This proposal would enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold as compared to the present scenario. The decision will enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold as compared to the present scenario.

The New Code has been drafted after amalgamation, simplification and rationalisation of the relevant provisions of the 13 Central Labour Acts:

• The Factories Act, 1948;

• The Mines Act, 1952; 

• The Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986;

• The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996;

• The Plantations Labour Act, 1951;

• The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970;

• The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979;

• The Working Journalist and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Misc. Provision) Act, 1955;

• The Working Journalist (Fixation of rates of wages) Act, 1958;

• The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961;

• Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976;

• The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966; and

• The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981. 

After the enactment of the Code, all these Acts being subsumed in the Code will be repealed.


#Benefits

Safety, Health, welfare and improved Working Conditions are pre-requisite for well-being of the worker and also for economic growth of the country as healthy workforce of the country would be more productive and occurrence of less accidents and unforeseen incidents would be economically beneficial to the employers also. With the ultimate aim of extending the safety and healthy working conditions to all workforce of the country, the Code enhances the ambit of provisions of safety, health, welfare and working conditions from existing about 9 major sectors to all establishments having 10 or more employees.

PIB

Request to postpone the GDS to PA/SA examination and allow applications from all eligible GDS including who are now working as PM/MTS : GS NAPEc letter to Secretary,DoP

Date : 12.07.2019

Request to postpone the GDS to PA/SA examination and allow applications from all eligible GDS including who are now working as PM/MTS : GS NAPEc letter to Secretary,DoP.




Thursday, 11 July 2019

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

GDS Compassionate Engagement : Latest News - CAT Hyderabad.

Date : 9.7.2018

GDS Compassionate Engagement : Latest News - CAT Hyderabad.

GDS compassionate appointment  Cases have attained finality today with the judgement of CAT hyderabad.  

The CAT declared that the orders saying that compassionate appointment cases already  rejected should not strictly be reopened is illegal, arbitary and against the settled law . 

Henceforth GDS compassionate appointments have to be considered without points. In other words cases for compassionate appointments have to be considered in all death cases. 

GDS community should be great full to the CAT hyderabad . 

B.Gurudas
Rtd.SSPOs
Advocate.
Hyderabad.

National Unions heartful thanks to Sri.D.Kishan Rao Member NC(JCM) and Sri.B.Gurudas, Advocate for take up this issue.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Rescheduling of LDCE for Postman/Mail Guard and MTS for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.

Date : 8.7.2019

Rescheduling of LDCE for Postman/Mail Guard and MTS for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.

Examination will be held on 11.08.2019.


Examination limited to GDS for Appointment as Postal Assistants /Sorting Assistants - Clarification on surplus qualified candidate.

Date : 8.7.2019

Examination limited to GDS for Appointment as Postal Assistants /Sorting Assistants - Clarification on surplus qualified candidate.




Date : 8.7.2019

GDS to PA Examination : Latest Clarification

As on today those who are MTS & Postman and earlier GDS are not eligible to appear GDS to PA examination scheduled to be held on 14 th July 2019.



Today morning Directorate issued order to consider the above said candidates to appear for GDS to PA/SA examination.

But in the evening Directorate issued again one order stating that stands withdrawn the order.


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Press Meet at Palakonda S.O under Parvathipuram Division

Date : 8.7.2019

Press Meet at Palakonda S.O under Parvathipuram Division







Press Meet conducted by National Unions, Parvathipuram Division

Date : 8.7.2019

Press Meet conducted by National Unions, Parvathipuram Division

On 7.7.2019 one Press meet was held at Palakonda S.O regarding provision of common man facilites to Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Ch.Laxmi Narayana CS NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gc Visakhapatnam , Sri.R.Srinivasa Rao DS NAPE Gc and Sri.P.Seetharam DS NUGDS attended the press meet. Nearly 100 GDS attended the meeting.

Ch.laxmi narayana










Press Meet at Parvathipuram, Srikakulam Dist.

Date : 8.7.2019

Press Meet at Parvathipuram, Srikakulam Dist.


Press Meet at Parvathipuram on 6.7.2019 at 6PM

Date : 8.7.2019

Press Meet at Parvathipuram on 6.7.2019 at 6PM.




Saturday, 6 July 2019

Examination limited to GDS for appointment as Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant - Clarification on surplus qualified candidate.

Date : 6.7.2019

Examination limited to GDS for appointment as Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant - Clarification on surplus qualified candidate.





GDS to PA exam : Latest clarification.

Date : 6.7.2019

GDS to PA exam : Latest clarification.

Directorate clarified that the candidates who were GDS earlier and are now MTS or Postman may be provisionally permitted  to take up the exam for the years they were eligible as GDS.



Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Revised order regarding GDS Gratuity and Severance amount from 1.1.2016 instead of 1.7.2018 : Explanation by Ch.Laxmi Narayana

Date : 3.7.2018

Revised order regarding GDS Gratuity and Severance amount from 1.1.2016 instead of 1.7.2018 : Explanation by Ch.Laxmi Narayana.

GDS for the difference period only receive the differience amount of only Rs. 90, 000/-  only towards GDS Gratuity.

Regarding Severance Amount @ 1.5 lakh ceiling nobody can get fecility.

Severanace amount scheme is out dated. And no body opted for that.


ఈ రోజు రిలీజ్ అయ్యిన ఆర్డర్ ప్రకారం 1jan 2016 నుండి 30 june 2018 మధ్యకాలంలో రిటైర్ అయ్యిన జి డి యస్ లకు gratuity 1.5 లక్షలు చెల్లించాలి. 

రు,60,000 తీసుకున్న జి.డి యస్ లకు మిగిలిన రు,90,000 చెల్లిస్తారు.

ఇక severance  విషయానికి వస్తే 1jan 2016 నుండి ప్రతి సం,నికి రు,4000/- చొప్పున 27 june 2018 ఆర్డర్ లోనే పేర్కొన్నారు. కానీ అప్పుడు severance సీలింగ్ రు,60000/- గా పేర్కొన్నారు ( 1 july 2018 ముందు ).

కానీ ప్రస్తుత ఆర్డర్ ప్రకారం 1.5 లక్షల సీలింగ్ ను 1 jan 2016 నుండి అమలు చేస్తున్నట్లుగా పేర్కొన్నారు.

1jan 2016 అయినా 2021,2031,2041 అయినా కానీ జి.డి.యస్ లు ఎవ్వరూ severance amount 1.5 లక్షలకు చేరుకోలేరు.

ఏదో ఆర్డర్ వెలువరించి, ఆ తదుపరి పార్లమెంట్ లో ప్రభుత్వ గొప్పలు గా చెప్పుకోవడానికి తప్ప ఈ ఆర్డర్ లు మా జి.డి.యస్ లకు ఉపయోగపడవు.

ఇప్పటికీ కొంత మంది నాయకులు ఇదీ మా విజయం అని వాపోతున్నారు. వాస్తవాన్ని ఎక్కువ రోజులు దాయలేరు.

1972 gratuity act ప్రకారం జి.డి.యస్ లకు     gratuity చెల్లించే విధంగా మేము ముందుకు వెళుతున్నాం. 

1.5 లక్షల కు బదులు gratuity చట్టం ప్రకారం బెనిఫిట్ తీసుకువస్తాము అని అందరికీ తెలియ చేస్తున్నాము.

పూర్తి వివరాలకు క్రింద కరపత్రం చదవగలరు.

సి.హెచ్ లక్ష్మీ నారాయణ





ESI - Gramin Dak Sevaks : Small Analysis

Date : 3.7.2019

ESI - Gramin Dak Sevaks : Small Analysis

National Unions submitted one memorandum to Sri.Kamalesh Chandra, Chairman, GDS Pay Committee requesting to consider GDS in the pugview of ESI.

Committee accepted our request and suggested the Department of Posts to discuss this issue with Service Unions and do needful to all GDS.

But , Department not considered the Committee suggestion.

Then we put this issue in Strike demands.

Department reply regarding applicability of ESI to GDS is as follows.

 "Some of the GDS would over a period of time would draw more than Rs.21,000/- per month and thereby will in eligible for the scheme."

"As per ESI scheme , those GDS who are drawing more than Rs.21,000 per month are not eligible for ESI"

NUGDS stand :

As on date june 2019 2nd scale BPM will get Rs.16740/- ( Basic 14500 + DA 1740 + OMA 500).

But as per ESI rules, Basic + DA+ HRA is the maximum ceiling.

In our case only we have to consider Basic + DA i.e; Rs.16,240

Why we did't considered Rs.500/- is because of it is only a Office Maintanance Allowance not HRA.

From 2016 to 2019 July the DA is only 12%

On on avearage upto next pay commission i.e; 2026

the DA may be 36% only i.; Rs.5220/-

If we calculate the GDS Salary upto next pay commission , maximum amount they may received is only Rs.14,500 + 5220 
i.e; Rs.19,720/-


Rs.19,720/- is below the maximum ceiling of ESI.

As illustrated above how  the Department of Posts itself declared Gramin Dak Sevaks are not eligible for the ESI Scheme.

Down Down 
Postal Directorate
Down Down 
Communication Ministry.

ESI Guidelines are as follows :


The New #ESI Wage Ceiling And Its Impact.

Employees’ State Insurance or ESI is the insurance which provides medical care to industrial workers and other employees. You can use this insurance in case of sickness, maternity, injury and other medical-related matters.

The ESIC has now increased the wage limit for ESI Act to Rs 21,000. The wage ceiling was last raised in May 2010. Back then, the wage limit was increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. Now the wage limit has been raised to Rs 21,000. This brings it in line with the wage limit for the Payment of Bonus Act.

Impact of increase in the ESI wage ceiling:

The increase in the wage ceiling for ESI from Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000 means that an employer makes contributions for more number of employees earning between this limit. The important factor to decide whether an employee covers under the ESI Act is whether the employee’s monthly ‘wages’ exceeds Rs 21,000.


The wages here mean an employee’s gross earnings. I.e.,  The total of all earning heads.

The increase in wage ceiling impacts the finances of the employees. 

For the ESI Scheme contributions are made from both employers (4.75%) and employees (1.75%). So, the take-home salary of employees earning between Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000 decreases as the employee contribution of 1.75%  deducts from their salaries.


Once an employee starts earning a wage of more than Rs 21,000, ESI contributions will be made only till the end of the contribution period. It is a 6-month period.

For E.g.: Consider that an employees’ gross earning is  Rs. 20, 000  in the month of April. In the month of July, that person gets an increment which leads him out of ESI coverage i.e, salary increases to Rs. 25,000.

In this case, the employee will continue to contribute 1.75% for ESI on Rs. 25,000 from July to September.  From the second half of the year i.e., October to March there will be no contribution towards ESI.

With the rise in the wage threshold, about 3.5 million employees will now fall under the ESI Act. From a company’s perspective, we see that the impact of this change is a financial one.

ESI wage ceiling for past 20 years is submitted below.



The maximum ceiling was raised from Rs.6,500/- to Rs. 21,000/- from 1997 to 2016.

Some proposals were are also made to increase the wage ceiling.

How, Department of Posts it self declared it is not applicable to GDS ?

In future , definitly they increase the ceiling limit at par with the ILO.

So, dont tell cook & bull stories , and provide ESI facilities to all GDS.

Ch.laxmi narayana

Department of Posts Interest Rates - 01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019 : Finance Ministry

Date : 3.7.2019

Department of Posts Interest Rates - 01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019 : Finance Ministry 




Holidays to be observed during the year-2020

Date : 3.7.2019
Holidays to be observed during the year-2020







Minutes of the meeting held with representatives of NFPE, FNPO and BPEF in connection with parcel Network Optimization Project.

Date : 3.7.2019

Minutes of the meeting held with representatives of NFPE, FNPO and BPEF in connection with parcel Network Optimization Project.