Tuesday, September 29, 2015

8th Bi-ennial Conference of AIPEU Group-C and Postmen & MTS, Berhampur Divisional Branch held from 26.9.15 to 28.9.15

Dear Comrades,

The 8th Bi-ennial Conference of AIPEU Group-C and Postmen & MTS, Berhampur Divisional Branch held from 26.9.15 to 28.9.15.

Snapshots of the Event:-

E-commerce boom profits India Post

Dear Comrades,

India Post personnel busy delivering parcels sent from various places to addressees in Hyderabad.  Photos: Ch Prabhu Das
India Post personnel busy delivering parcels sent from various places to addressees in Hyderabad. Photos: Ch Prabhu Das

With 30 per cent growth month-on-month for the last five months, the AP and Telangana Circle is looking for multi-fold growth in the next three months in e-commerce revenue
Hyderabad: Forget the pros and cons of e-commerce business, it is celebration time for India Post. With e-commerce sector registering a phenomenal 30 per cent monthly growth, the beneficiary is the postal department which is raking in the moolah.
India Post AP and Telangana Circle is looking to cash in on the festival season beginning with Navaratri and ending with Christmas.Speaking to The Hans India, P V S Reddy, Postmaster General, Business Development, 
India Post AP and Telangana Circle said, “40 per cent of the business takes place between October and December. There would be delivery of articles on Sunday as well as on festival days.”
From delivery of 1.23 lakh articles of e-commerce companies in April to 2.17 lakh articles in August, a great leap was being observed in the number of articles.
Sensing the huge potential, the department was planning to develop its infrastructure. Parcel hubs of 2,000 to 12,000 sq ft were being developed at Guntur, Tirupati and Hyderabad.
With 2,532 delivery post offices in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the postal department is looking forward to make the most of the digital economy.
While private courier companies cannot reach smaller towns and villages, India Post is banking on its local knowledge and wide network.
It is a win-win situation for the vendors as well as the postal department. With facilities such as picking up articles from storehouses of vendors free of cost to providing 60-day credit facility,
the department is making most of it and reaching out to big e-commerce companies such as Amazon, Naaptol, Flipkart and Snapdeal. 
“It is also smaller players such as Shopping Zone, RK Mart and others that are catering to many tier-II cities,” says Ramakrishna of the department.
Explaining the advantage of using India Post, a senior officer of Amazon said, “Unlike private courier services where booking is done on volumetric base,

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015

Dear Comrades,

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

To view please Click Here.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Program for Swachh Bharat Mission in Department of Posts

Dear Comrades,

1. 25th to 27th Sept 2015- Special cleanliness drive for all Departmental Post Office and administrative office buildings.

2. 28th to 30th September 2015- Special cleanliness drive for all Departmental Post Office and administrative office campuses.

3. 1st to 5th October 2015- Special cleanliness drive for all Branch Post Offices.

4. 6th to 10th October 2015- Weeding out of old record, unserviceable items as well as carrying out minor maintenance of departmental buildings.

5. 11th October 2015- Special cleanliness drive organized by all Postal employees and officers to clean public places in the immediate vicinity of Post Offices; attempt should be made to involve local self Government bodies and district administration.


Dear Comrades,



            2nd September 2015. Historic  Strike  was a grand success in almost all the  sectors of working class whether it is Government Sector, Public Sector, Private Sector – organized or unorganized. Crores and crores workers have taken part in it and established so many mile stones in the history of working class movement. The grand success of this strike in strategic fields like Road transport, Coal Mines, Petroleum, Power, Tele Communication is one of the important phenomenas.

            This strike was organized by the sponsoring Committee of all Central Trade Unions pursuing 12 points Charter of Demands including withdrawal of anti Labour Laws amendments and FDI in strategic sectors, in protest against lend acquisition Ordinance and Bill and peasants distress and for changing the neo-liberal path of development.

            The strike was the result of hard labour of the thousands of Trade Union activists who mobilized and launched vigorous campaign for the months together..

            This strike of crores of workers has given clear indication to present Central Government that now the worker has awakened and he is not going to allow the attacks and dangers being unleashed on him in the pursuance of neo-liberal economic policies.

            This time this strike was a grand success among Central Government Employees.

            In Postal except some circles it was grand success and better than the previous strikes. It shows that the Postal Workers are also not agreed to accept the proposals and recommendations submitted by Task Force Committee headed by T.S.R. Subramanian Ex. Cabinet Secretary as Chairman who laid out a road map of corporatization and Privatization of Department of Post. This is also culmination of anger and protest of Postal Employees that the 50% Work force of this Department i.e. Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are not treated as Civil servant. The demand of NFPE and PJCA for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC has not been accepted by Government of India. The Cadre restructuring proposals of all Cadres of Postal; were agreed long back but not being implemented. Thousands and thousands of posts in all Cadres are also not being filled besides vigorous pursuance by the NFPE and PJCA.

            The PJCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPU-GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS has viewed very seriously with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Government of India and Department of Post and has decided to go on indefinite strike from 23rd Nov-2015 on the above demands.

            NFPE appeals to the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS Employees to start preparations right now to make the indefinite strike from 23rd November-2015a grand success to compel the Government of India and Department of Post to concede our demands. Nothing in past has been achieved without struggle and nothing is going to be achieved without struggle. So unite and fight and achieve.


                                            Working Class Zindabad

                                                        Postal  Workers Zindabad.

9th Bi-ennial Divisional conference of AIPEU Postmen and MTS, Bhadrak Division held on 24 & 25.9.2015

Dear Comrades,

The 9th Bi-ennial Divisional Conference of AIPEU Postmen and MTS, Bhadrak Division held on 24 & 25.9.2015.

Comrade Dibyasingh Nayak, Comrade Debabrata Mohanty and Comrade Budhiram  Das addressed the session.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Roles & Responsibilities of various officials & officers on implementation of 'Core Insurance Solution' and set-up of 'Central Processing Centre' for PLI & RPLI'

Dear Comrades,

Roles & Responsibilities of various officials & officers on implementation of 'Core Insurance Solution' and set-up of 'Central Processing Centre' for PLI & RPLI'

To view Directorate of Postal Life Insurance Letter No.29-34/2012-LI (Vol-II) dated 24-09-2015 please Click Here.

Microsoft Office 2016 is here: 9 top features

Dear Comrades,

Office 2016 isn't just about new Microsoft Word and PowerPoint layouts. The new productivity suite has a ton of amazing new tricks and features that are designed to make your work (and play) a lot easier.

If you still think of Office as something you tinkered with to write terms papers back on Windows 95, well you're in for a treat. Download the new Office 2016 and you'll get access to tools that automatically separate important and unimportant emails, connect to your social media accounts to help you plan your weekend, and help you plan group trips and activities.

For the business user, there are a ton of new Office features that help you better communicate, collaborate and create. Here are nine of these features and how you can use them to improve your Office 2016 experience.

Skype integration

Microsoft has made cloud document collaboration possible (years and years after Google.) Now, you and a friend can edit a Microsoft Word document simultaneously without having to save and share the document via email.

Unfortunately, not all of our friends are tech-savvy (or task-oriented), and sometimes you just need to hop onto a call with them to explain things (or gossip). With Office 2016 you can jump onto a Skype call from within Microsoft Word and Outlook.

This means you'll never have to launch a second application to begin your video call. You can simply press a button, select a chat partner and start chatting, or, collaborating.

mart Lookup

You know how you can look up words in Microsoft Office to find out whether you're spelling them correctly? Now you can use a feature called Smart Lookup in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook to find information on almost anything on the web.

You simply highlight a word or phrase, right-click and select Smart Lookup. A sidebar will open with search results that fit your criteria. Want to learn more about Alaskan Klee Kais? Just type in the phrase, highlight it, right click on Smart Lookup and boom, you'll get tons of information about these cuddly little puppies.

Yes, Apple has a similar feature in El Capitan. No, this isn't revolutionary. But, boy is this a useful tool, especially for people who create tons of content and don't have time to open and close separate apps for every query.


This new/old app allows you to create interactive to-do lists that can be shared with family, friends and co-workers. Want to assign people tasks? Want to monitor everyone's progress? Wunderlist can help you get everything organized and tracked.

Is there a slacker among your group of friends that always forgets to do his/her tasks? Wunderlist sends reminders, allows you to comment on other people's tasks and set due dates, just in case you need to micromanage your pals.

Technically, Wunderlist was created in 2009, but Microsoft acquired the company in June and added it to Office 2016. So those of you who solely rely on Office apps to ensure productivity will be pleased to see this new tool added to your suite.


A similar, though unique, feature exists for enterprise Office users. Planner allows managers to create a dashboard for group tasks. Managers can assign projects, track progress and rearrange responsibilities directly from the dashboard.

Instead of your boss sending a group email telling everyone what their new assignments are, your boss can simply drag and drop a responsibility from your column to your colleague's.

The best part: You don't have to keep your eyes on the dashboard all day. Whenever someone makes a strategic change, group members receive a notification.

Sunrise Calendar

Want a calendar app that provides a bit more kick than your standard Outlook application? Microsoft has finally added its side project, Sunrise Calendar, to the Office suite.

With Sunrise, you can connect your calendar to applications like Facebook, Foursquare and TripIt to help you make plans. Every time one of your friends or colleagues enters an event into social media, Sunrise adds it to your calendar. So if you want to stay up to date on this week's concerts and films, just check Sunrise to see if anyone added an event to Facebook or Foursquare.

Sunrise was originally developed as an iPhone app in 2013. But Microsoft acquired the company in February and added the tool to the Office 2016 suite.

Tell Me

Simple Office tasks can sometimes be tedious. Hate bolding text? Hate formatting documents? With Tell Me you can simply enter a text command and Office will immediately locate and make the fix for you.

Want to change your font to Times New Roman? Enter "change font to Times New Roman" and click on the corresponding command in the Tell Me search bar.

It's been rumored that voice commands will be recognized by Tell Me, but it's immediately unclear if this feature will be available when Office 2016 goes live.

Office Lens

Similar to Adobe Cloud Connect, Office Lens lets you take a camera phone image of a document and then turn that image into an editable Office document.

Let's say you want to file a hotel receipt with your Accounts Payable department, but you don't want them to see that nightcap you accidentally charged to your room. You can take a photo of your receipt, run it through Office Lens, redact the line item you'd like to avoid showing and send the document to your company for processing.

You no longer need to scan items, save them to your PC and then make edits. You can just snap, edit and send.


Most companies create so much data that it's impossible to keep track of it all. Want to find a brilliant presentation one of your colleagues created at some point two years ago? Rather than search through thousands of emails in your inbox, you can access your company's Delve repository.

Available for enterprise Office clients, Delve is a hub for all Office documents and creations. Think of it as Pinterest for work.

You can organize each item based on subject matter, content type and date. You can search the hub to find relevant content that applies to the work you're doing. You can start a board to encourage your coworkers to share content that you might find useful.

Inbox Clutter

Our spam folders are amazing. They collect emails from retailers and businesses with whom we don't want to have any contact whatsoever. But what about that uncle you just can't stand? Or that annoying coworker who constantly asks you to go to lunch?

With Clutter for Outlook, your email usage signals whether or not emails should actually enter your inbox. For example: if you never, ever open your uncle's emails, Clutter will automatically send those incoming messages to a folder where they will land alongside your annoying coworker's lunch requests. You can access this folder anytime and move messages back to the normal old inbox.

If you're worried you'll miss something important, don't fret. Clutter sends you a weekly digest that tells you exactly what was hidden. You can then command Clutter to never pull in that type of content again.

Source:-The Times of India


Dear Comrades,

No.1/2/2015-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 23rd September, 2015.

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2015

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/2/2015-E-II (B) dated 10th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015.

2.         The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.         The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4.         These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5.         In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in
(Click the link below for  DA Orders of Min. of Finance)


Dear Comrades,



Dear Comrades,

Supreme Court judgement on Aadhar card CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Review of CSSS Officers (PSO) under FR 56(j) and Rule-48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972- reg CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Processing of files referred to DOPT for advice/clarification: Draft OM by DoPT for comments CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Dear Comrades,



No.PF-PJCA/2015                                              Dated: 23rd September, 2015

            All General Secretaries /All India Office Bearers
Circle Secretaries / Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO
& GDS Unions.

            The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPE Union GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS has viewed with grave concern, the total negative attitude of the Central Government towards the genuine demands of the Postal employees which includes the revision of wages and service condition of the Gramin Dak Sevaks by 7thCPC, implementation of Cadre Restructuring Agreement and filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts.

            As the 7th CPC  may  submit its report  any time before 31st  December,2015 , delay in settling the above demands will  result in denial of justice to 5.5 lakhs Postal Employees .

            In view of the above serious situation the PJCA  unanimously decided to  revive the  postponed indefinite strike of  May 6th  and  to commence  the indefinite  strike  from 23rd November, 2015, the date  from which JCM National Council  Staff Side  is going  on indefinite  strike. It is further  decided  that  in case  the JCM  Staff Side  change their decision the PJCA  will go on  strike from 23d November,2015 itself for the following  demands:

            (i) Include GDS in 7th CPC for wage revision and other service related matters.

        (ii) Implement cadre Restructuring proposals in all cadres including Postal     Accounts and MMS in Department of Posts

    (iii) Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts (i.e. PA,SA,Postmen, Mail Guard, Mail Man, GDS Mail Man, MMS Driver & other staff in MMS, PA CO, PA SBCO , PO Accounts & Civil Wing  Staff)

With revolutionary Greetings,
                    Yours Comradely,                  
(D. Theagarajan)                                                                                     (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General                                                                                 Secretary General
         FNPO                                                                                                     NFPE           
(P. Panduranga Rao)                                                                        (P.U. Muralidharan)
General Secretary                                                                                General Secretary
AIPEU GDS (NFPE)                                                                                        NUGDS

Copy to:
          The Secretary Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001 for information and necessary action.
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