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Saturday, 18 June 2016 0 comments

NJCA DECIDED TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON 09.06.2016. Indefinite strike will commence from 11th July 2016.

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Sunday, 1 May 2016 0 comments

          Seventh Central Pay Commission has submitted its recommendations to Government on 19-11-2015.  As most of the recommendations are retrograde and far below the expectations of the employees, the JCM National Council Staff side under the united banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) strongly protested and demanded modification of the retrograde recommendations.  It further decided to organise indefinite strike and letter conveying the decision was sent to the Cabinet Secretary.

                   Main demands raised by NJCA are: (1) minimum wage of Rs.26,000/- as against 18000 recommended by CPC, (2) upward revision of the fitment formula and application of the same in all pay scales in the pay matrix, (3) retention of percentage of HRA as 30%, 20% and 10% as against 24%, 16% and 8% recommended by CPC.  (4) recommendation of the CPC to abolish important allowances should be rejected, (5)  reject recommendations to discontinue all non-interest bearing advances, (6) reject the recommendation to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of child care leave, (7) reject recommendations to impose more stringent conditions on MACP scheme such as “very good” benchmark, qualifying examination, re-introduction of efficiency bar etc. (8) modification in the parity-in-pension and acceptance of other minimum demands of pensioners and (9) Grant of Civil Servants Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and extending all the benefits of departmental employees to Gramin Dak Sevaks on pro-rata basis.  There are other demands also which are equally important.

                   Govt. constituted an Implementation Cell in the Finance Ministry to study the recommendations and submit its proposal to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary.  Empowered Committee will submit final concrete proposals to Cabinet for approval.  On receipt of the letter of NJCA addresed to Cabinet Secretary regarding indefinite strike, the Implementation Cell called the JCM staff side leaders to present its view points before the cell. Accordingly the NJCA leaders met the Convenor of Implementation Cell and explained the justification of each demands in the charter of demands.

                   NJCA decided to give strike notice on 11th March 2016 to commence the indefinite strike from 11th April 2016.  At this stage the Cabinet Secretary invited the JCM National Council staff side leaders for discussion with Empowered Committee of Secretaries on 1st March 2016.  The NJCA leaders attended the discussion and once again explained the justification of all demands before the Empowered Committee.  Cabinet Secretary gave a patient hearing but made no commitment on any of the demands. He finally appealed the staff side to give some more time for the Government for inter-departmental consultations and to take a final view and decision on ech demand raised by the staff side in the charter of demands.

                   NJCA met and reviewed the whole situation and came to the conclusion that as the Government has appealed for some more time to take a decision, it will be appropriate on the part of the staff side to give time to the Government, so that later on Government cannot blame that NJCA went on sudden strike inspite of the appeal from the Government to give some more time.  Secondly, Railways and Defence departments come under the purview of Industrial Dispute Act and as per the ID Act, if strike notice is served on 11th March 2016, strike should commence within six weeks from the date of serving notice, by which time the election in four states will not be over.  Thirdly, as the Assembly elections in four states have been notified and election code of conduct has come into force, the employees of four states will find it difficult to join the strike as many of them will be drafted for election duty.  Taking into consideration all the above aspects, the NJCA decided to defer the indefinite strike from April 11th to July 11th and to serve the strike notice on June 9th instead of March 11th.

                   Now the ball is in the Govt.’s court.  Before June 9th, ie. date of serving strike notice, the Government will be getting seven month time from the date of submission of the 7th CPC report, to take a final decision on all the demands and also to come to a negotiated settlement with the staff side.  Any further delay is unwarranted and unjustified and cannot be tolerated.  If the Government take an adamant stand and reject the justified demands of the staff side, then we will be forced to serve notice for indefinite strike from July 11th.  Government cannot take the staff side for granted.

            AIPEU Group-C CHQ appeals to all the constituents of NJCA to take a firm stand and not to compromise on minimum demands.  Let us also pledge that we will be second to none, in organising the indefinite strike in Postal and ensure cent per cent participation of our membership at gross root level in the impending strike.


Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Public Servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Filling of Returns by public servants on or before 15th April, 2016. NO MORE EXTENSION OF DATE FOR THE FILING OF THE SAID RETURN. SO, ALL ARE REQUESTED TO FILE IT WITHIN THE STIPULATED TIME PERIOD.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 0 comments



            All CBS Sub offices has to send the KYC application form ( Single sheet) to concerned HO only day-to- day basis One official should identify @ HO to scrutinize the all KYC application forms received from Sub offices and if there are any omissions in KYC application forms the same should be return to Sub offices in SO bags for wanting of omissions. If KYC forms are in order, then all the KYC forms of sub offices along with the KYC forms of Head Office should be sent to CPC (CBS) in one cover/bag by registered post on daily basis w.e.f 01.04.2016

            The following points should observe while scrutiny the documents at HO level

·         All AOF forms, KYC documents (ID proof/ Address proof/Age proof) and any other documents submitted by customer should preserve at SOL level only in date-wise A4 size binders.

·         Don’t fold the KYC Application Forms while sending to CPC. Kindly ensure the sufficient size covers for register booking purpose

·         Don’t staple the Photograph on KYC Application Form. Please paste the photograph on KYC application form at space provided.

·         For Joint a/cs don’t use Joint photograph of the customers. Please paste the individual Photographs of the customers against the fields mentioned for Applicant (1) /Applicant (2).

·         Please mention correct CIF id and Account id / Registration number of certificates against the fields provided in the KYC Application Form.

·         If any images (sign & photo) are not clear in Finacle application please send the revised KYC Application Form for re-scanning

·        If any omissions are there in KYC application forms pl return the forms to concerned sub offices for supply of omissions.

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2016-Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 0 comments

7th Pay Commission: Minutes of the 2nd meeting of Empowered Committee held with NCJCM Staff Side.


Minutes of the 2nd meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS)

Venue: Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan
Date of Meeting: Thursday, the 1 st March, 2016
Time of Meeting: 6:45 PM

Members of E-CoS present
1          Cabinet Secretary
2.         Chairman, Railway Board
3.         Home Secretary
4          Defence Secretary
5          Secretary, D/o Science & Technology
6.         Secretary, D/o Personnel & Training
7.         M/o Health & Family-Welfare
8.         Secretary, D/o Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare
9.         Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat

10.       Secretary, D/o Posts
11 .       Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General
Secretariat for E-CoS:
1. Jöint Secretary, Implementation Cell, D/o Expenditure
2. Director, Implementation Cell, D/o Expenditure

Representatives of JCM (Staff-side):

1 .        Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
2.         Shri M. Raghavaiah
3.         Shri Rakhal Das Gupta
4.         Shri Ch. Sankara Rao
5.         Shri J.R. Bhosle
6.         Shri Guman Singh
7.         Shri R.P. Bhatnagar
8.         Shri K.S. Murty
9.         Shri K.K.N. Kutty
10.       Shri C. Srikumar
11 .      Shri R. Srinivasan
12.       Shri M. Krishnan
13.       Shri M.S. Raja
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — 2nd meeting of the E-CoS

A meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) was held on 1 st March, 2016 in the Cabinet Secretariat under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary to discuss issues raised by Staff„side of JCM

2. Welcoming the members of E-CoS and JCM Staff side, Cabinet Secretary observed that the meeting had been called to take a note of concerns of Stäff-$ide of JCM regarding recommendations of the 7th CPC and invited the members Of Staff-side of JCM to share their views on the recommendations.

3. Opening the discussion, representative of Staff-side of JCM expressed gratitude to Cabinet Secretary for inviting them for interaction regarding the recommendations of the 7th CPC and requested that more frequent interactions of JCM may be held to resolve outstanding issues across the table. It was expressed that 7th CPC has recommended a meager increase of 14% in the minimum pay as against increase ranging up to 54% during previous Pay Commissions. It was further stated that the recommendations on minimum pay, allowances, advances etc. will cause difficulty to employees. Representative of Staff-side informed that they have already submitted a charter of demands to the Cabinet Secretary bringing out the issues. These have also been discussed in the meeting of JS (IC) with Staff-side of JCM held on 19.02.2016.

4. Major concerns expressed by JCM Staff-side were as under:

The minimum pay of Rs. 18000/- p.m. recommended by the Commission is on lower side and needs to be revised upward by taking into account the prices of commodities as on 01.07.2015 and appropriately factoring in for social obligations & housing.

(ii) New Pension Scheme should be done away with. Persons governed by the NPS are deprived of Family Pension and do not have provision of provident fund. As a result they are at a disadvantageous position as compared to the persons governed by the old system.

(iii) Recommendations on allowances need to be properly examined before taking a decision.

(iv) Fixed Medical Allowance should be increased from existing Rs. 500 p.m. to Rs. 2000 p.m. as majority of cities are not covered under CGI-IS and people residing outside the CGHS covered area are unable to meet their medical needs with meager amount of Rs. 500 p.m.

(v) Recommendation regarding withdrawal of non-interest bearing advances may not be accepted.

(vi) Outsourcing of services should be discouraged as the contract workers are being exploited by contractors and at the game time the service delivery is being compromised due to inefficiency and lack of accountability of low aid contractual staff.

(vii) Enhancement in contribution towards Group Insurance Scheme, is not justified as this would reduce the actual increase in take home salary considerably. If the rates are to be raised, the Government should bear the insurance premium

(viii) The recommendation regarding grant of only 80% of salary for the second year of Child Care Leave need not be accepted as this would deter women from availing of CCL, which was introduced as a welfare measure.

(ix) Annual increments be granted @ 5% instead of existing 3% and increments may be granted on two dates viz., 1 st of January and 1 st of July of every year as in the present system of grant of increment on 1 st July of every year, employees joining/promoted after 1 st January, who do not complete 6 months services as on 1 st July, have to wait for up to 18 months for grant of increment.

(x) The Commission’s recommendation of downgrading the Assistants of Central Secretariat for bringing in parity with their counterparts in the field offices is not appropriate.

(xi) Recommendation regarding PRIS need not be accepted as no scientific mechanism has been devised to assess the performance of employees and the same could ecourage favoritism.

5. Issues regarding financial upgradation under MACPS in promotional hierarchy without grading stipulation. grant of two increments on promotion introduction of Productivity Linked Bonus, treating Grameen Dak Sevak as Government employees, removal of pap of 5% on compassionate appointment 8i full pay and allowances In case of Work Related Illness and Injury Leave improving promotional avenues for technical and supervisory staff etc. were also raised by members of JCM.

6. During the discussion, representatives of JCM also suggested that the Nodal Officers nominated by various Ministries/Departments may hold interactions with recognized Staff Associations and other stakeholders under their purview so as to identify issues specific to those Ministries/Departments for redressal.

7. After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped E-CoS in understanding the major concerns of the Staff-side and said that all issues have been taken note ofHe assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking a final view. He further stated that the E-CoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stakeholders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.

8. Cabinet Secretary also advised the members of E-CoS to hold interactions with their Staff Associations and other stakeholders under their purview preferably within a week.

9. Meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016 0 comments

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                              e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                    website:

     PF-35(SB)-2016                                                                    Dated: 21st March, 2016


            Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
            Hon`ble Minister of Communications & IT,
            Government of India,
            New Delhi-110 001

Sub:   Cut in interest rate for small savings schemes.

Respected Sir,

            As you  are aware that the Government of India, Ministry of Fiancé, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) vide F.No.1/04/2016-NSII dated 18th March -2016 has  issued orders to cut the interest rates for Small  Savings Schemes which  will adversely affect the  poor people and customers in  Post Offices.

            Already due to CBS related problems thousands and thousands customers have closed their accounts in Post Offices. Further this cut in small savings schemes like, NSC, KVP, PPF,MIS, Sr. Citizen Savings Schemes and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna will force them to invest their money in some other schemes.

            It is therefore requested to kindly utilize your good office and convince the Finance Ministry to exempt Small Savings Schemes in Post Offices from interest cut to protect interests of common man.

            With regards,

                        Yours faithfully,

(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance (Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of the NJCA

Saturday, 20 February 2016 0 comments


          No.NJCA/2016                                                              Dated: 19.02.2016

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the
         Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance
         (Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations
         and Charter of Demands of the NJCA

A meeting of the NJCA held today with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance, Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, wherein we discussed and emphasized on all the 26-point Charter of Demands of the NJCA send to the Cabinet Secretary on 10.12.2015. 

We agitated the issues of NPS, Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, deduction of HRA and all other important issues.

The Convener, Implementation Cell, Shri Chaturvedi, after hearing everybody, said that, he would put-up the issues to the Cabinet Secretary, and hopefully a meeting of the JCA would be held with the Cabinet Secretary and the Empowered Committee shortly within 15 days.

Let us not leave any stone unturned for preparations of the strike.

With Best Wishes!

                 Shiva Gopal Mishra


Friday, 19 February 2016 0 comments

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001       
Phone: 011.23092771                                            
  Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                          website:
No.PF-35/CBS/2016                                                                     Dated : 18th February,201

            Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad
            Hon’ble Minister
            Communication & IT

Sub: Miseries and untold sufferings faced by the staff in CBS &CIS rolled out offices throughout the nation – Immediate and personal intervention requested to rein in the situation.

Respected Sir,

            In continuation of this Federation’s letter of even no. dated 20.1.2016  , we submit the following additional issues for immediate settlement in order to avoid chaos and stalemate in the service in the near future due to the hasty migration of CBS & CIS.

(i)      Whenever migration takes place, Finacle becomes abnormally slow and every single transactions take too long and the customer at the counter gets irritated and become Quarrelsome. If this lacuna is not rectified at the earliest, it is prone to invite undue displeasure of customers and endanger our customer base.

(ii)    Similarly ATM transactions are irritating the customers. In many occasions, cash is not dispensed out of APM while transactions occur and amount is debited from their account. Such scenario occurs in other banks ATM also, but reversal transactions are done within a day or two. Whereas in Finacle, it takes weeks together that too, after several mails from R.O. & C.O.

(iii)   The Finacle software being used in post offices are based on universal banking solutions and not universal Postal solutions. We have not heard about single handed banks, whereas 60% of Post office in India are now functioning in single handed status only. The SPMs of single handed offices have to work is operator ID and then come out. Again he should log on with supervisor ID for a single transaction which not only consumes a lot of time but also irritate the public who are standing in queue.

(iv)   Some of the office accounts like 339 (used for BOs) and 340 (used for issuing cheques) can be misused to fund any ones account with crores and crores of rupees as there is no maximum ceiling for our SB accounts as one date.

(v)    For example, CXFER can be used to fund one’s near and dear accounts in which teller cash will not get raised and simultaneously one can take withdrawals from other SOL (CBS offices) Kashmir to Kannyakumari as there is no cap on other SOL (Service outlet) withdrawal prescribed by the Postal department.

(vi)   It is opt to bring to your kind notice that some of the banking giants like SBI, ICICI etc. are leveraging services charges for other branch withdrawals and deposits other than through their cash vending machines like ATMs etc.

(vii)  In the case of single handed offices, both the operator and supervisor remain the same, there are chances of fraud and misappropriation of money and falsification of records. For example, a single handed SPM can take print outs at any point of time and then he can amount the same in his account by using SB CASH and thereafter he can use ‘CXFER’ to fund some one’s account in which teller cash will not get raised. It is not in practice or practicable that the SBCO officials are tallying the Finacle balance of a particular SOL (branch/office) with their S.O. account.

(viii)      Thereafter,  it is suggested that there should be a cap on other SOL withdrawals both in terms of maximum amount and number and customers who wish to use other SOL should be given a SB ID and that request should be given by them at the time of opening the accounts.

(ix)         This is the serious problem which has not been attended so far by the department that most of the deputations to single handed offices are ordered without changing the SOL ID of the deputation incumbent and Single handed SPMs are forced to giver USER ID and Password to the deputed officials in order to avail of their leave, training etc. and also to avoid unnecessary public complaint in their officers which is against the DOPT orders as there is no secrecy in passwords. This issue has not been resolved. There is every chance for the miscreants to misuse the USER ID of other in different computers and defrauding the Government money. At later stage, forgetting the smooth functioning in the absence of no arrangement, the poor innocent official will be proceeded under the contributory negligence factor. This must be set right forthwith.

(x)          Interest on loan could not be accounted in Finacle Software in the case of loan accounts in which loan amount paid off completely prior to migration period and interest on loan is still pending in the loan account in post migration period. There is scope of defrauding the funds by the fraudulent people by misusing the provision.

(xi)         In short the Postal Department is working for the vendors and not for its own. Despite ‘Sifi’  has not provided the required speed and service deteriorated, there is no penal action taken against them and the staff alone is being harassed. Some of the issues like SSA LOT are not coming in HFINRPT menu i.e the report menu and the staff are using indirect methods to get the LOT and till now the Department has not taken any efforts to get the work done from our vendor. The need for torturing the Postal officials for the benefits of vendors is best known to the Postal Department.

            The above are only the tips of ice berg. There are many more issues confronting the service and customers, have not been solved so far. The twenty issues which requires urgent attention in our earlier letter, have not yet been addressed by the Department. Whereas it is extending the migration of offices without providing necessary bandwidth, Computer peripheral etc. unless necessary peripherals are supplied and available, how can it be implanted smoothly in the Postal Department. We request the Hon’ble Minister once again to intervene in this regard.

            Further we are submitting below the problems being faced at Post offices after the migration and the solution also in a table for the immediate action by the Hon’ble Minister of communication by directly to department to settle all these issues as if fire at the top of the roof.

Problem faced
Solution needed
Login Issues
1.    User Already Logged in
2.    User has exceeded three attempts. User ID is locked

Most of the time due to frequent disconnection of Internet connectivity and during the delayed process in SERVER these two issues are being faced.
(1) the user either supervisor or System Admin should use the Menu CSAC. But when Super faces same situation and if System Admin is not in a position to attend the case, CPC to be called to rectify the Issue. (which is always busy and the issue with CPC is   dealt later)
1.It is stated by INFOSYS that the SACKING the user already logged in will be reset within 5 minutes but it is not happening so. HENCE REQUESTED TO WIPE OUT THIS SCENARIO.(IN MCAMISH SOFTWARE NOSUCH ALREADY LOGGED IN ISSUE)
2.  Though there cannot be any compromise on security the unlocking facility to be given to Divisional level SPOC and System Admin.

List of Transactions SSA
There is no provision till date to view or print SSA LOT. At present we use HFTI menu (using Sub ledger 30042) to print a list of particulars of transactions alone without any Total. Users physically arrive the Total with ref to vouchers.
Menu for SSA LOT is needed.
MIS Reports

There are two servers
1.    Production Server and MIS Server. Production Server is one where the daily day transactions are stored and where the LOT for the current day alone can be taken.
2.    MIS Server is utilized for taking all reports for the older period other than the current day.

Most of the cases the MIS URL says “the page is under maintenance “

Or the BOD (day Begin is much older the Current day).  Hence the  LOTs could not be printed for the previous day
Maintenance of MIS server with the current BOD.
Training Server
The BOD of the Training Server is 26122014 and so for the training server is not reset to current date. The training is limited to certain extend and full-fledged training could not be imparted

The training server should be reset with current date by deleting all older data that have been stored over two years.

Toll free numbers
The issues faced like network down, Modem Failure, Tower issues, we used to call Toll Free number. Now the same cannot be used as the AGREEMENT Period is over. In case of any issues with sify we have to send a email/lodge a complaint in SIFY PORTAL which may not be  possible as network is down.
Requested to restore TOLL FREE NUMBERS.
Monitoring by SIFY
During the initial period the important locations (WEGs) where monitored by SIFY. In case of any downs in primary (BSNL) or secondary (sify)link  SUO MOTTO action was taken by sify .
Now the monitoring is not done by SIFY. The PO should send a email/ use the web portal to lodge a complaint
SIFY should monitor the functioning / Down condition of sites and should take SUO MOTTO action.
The minimum bandwidth is 128kbps (NSP II) and maximum is 256 kbps for C and B class offices.
256 and 512 for other class other than HOs .
Except HOs all other smaller units are suffering due to low bandwidth.
To be enhanced to 512 at C and B class level.
To be enhanced up to 1 MBPS for units for rest of the units other than HPOs.
Supply of BIO METRIC devices.

To enhance more security

Cutoff date for updating
Past premium postings introduced in Mc Camish.

PLI dte. lr. Dt.9.2.16 says that .csv files will no longer be available after 15.03.2016, while BOs are allowed to
accept premiums and there is large no. of non migration exists.
No cutoff date should be fixed, till 100% migration of NIC data to 'CIS' is confirmed. Migrations were made in a hasty manner, to satisfy the higher officers, resulting in heavy non postings. Further, BOs are permitted to accept premiums anywhere, which could not be posted again, if cutoff date is fixed. Despite of these, if cutoff date is fixed, responsibility will be fixed on poor ground level officials for wrong/ short payments.

            Once again we request your honour to kindly intervene and save the Postal service by stopping the speedy migration. We are not against modernization. CBS & CIS we are praying that all the loopholes, problems in the existing software be rectified and let it be user friendly before the expansion of CBS. All the issues narrated above may please be considered and attended.

            With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)

Copy to: The Secretary (Posts) Dak Bhawan, New Delhi                   Secretary General.

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