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Thursday, April 24, 2014

All India conference of NFPE - R3- notification

Mob.: 9811213808 9818801178 ALL INDIA RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES UNION, GROUP ‘C’ Central Headquarters
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees) 
D-2, Telegraph Place, Bangla Sahib Marg, New Delhi-1i0001. Phone: 011-23743667 Fax: 011-23369106 e-mail: Web: 

R-II1/52/40 dated             2nd APRIL, 2014

It is hereby notified that the XXX All India Conference of All India RMS MMS Employees Union Gr.’C’ will be held from 15th June to 17th June, 2014 at Tirupati (A.P). All delegates should reach the venue before 10.A.M. on 15th June, 2014 positively. The Conference will be preceded and succeeded by Central Working Committee Meeting to be held on 14th 18th June, 2014 at the Conference venue for which no separate notice will be issued. The agenda of the Central Working Committee will comprise the agenda of the All India Conference as notified. Accommodation for the delegates has been arranged in Dharamhalas near to the Conference venue. Food will be supplied at the Conference Venue. The provisions of the articles 16 (a), 24, 92 and 93 of the Constitution shall be strictly followed while electing delegates for all India conference. The number of delegates should be restricted according to the constitutional provisions. The list of the delegates including the lady delegates should be forwarded to the Reception Committee well in advance with copy to CHQ.

All Conferences at Branch, Divisional and Circle level, if due should be completed in accordance with article 81 (a), 61(1) and 44 (a) of the constitution respectively and also as per CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Subject to modifications, as may be done by the CWC and AIC the Agenda of the Conference will be as follows:


  1. Adoption of the Biennial report from May, 2012       to May 2014. 
  2. Adoption of the Audited Statement of Accounts       for the year 2011-2012, 2012- 2013 and               presentation of Accounts from April 2013 to           March 2014    ( Subject to Audit)

 3. Adoption of Budget Estimates. For the year            2013-2014, 2014-2015.

              2.        (A) C.G. Problems:

1.      Amend Sections 5, 6 and 8 of the CCS (RSA) Rules,1993 in order to ensure the freedom of association rights of Civil Servants.
2.      C.C.S. Conduct Rules 1964 , Section 3, 5 & 7 to be scrapped.
3.      Scrapping  of New Pension Scheme.
4.      Privatization, Downsizing, Outsourcing of Government functions.
5.      Withdrawal of CGHS / Health Insurance Scheme.
6.      GPF Interest Rates.
7.      Non implementation of Arbitration awards.
8.      Withdrawal of ceiling on Bonus.
9.      Lifting ban on recruitment.
10.  Anomalies arising  on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations
11.  Removal of cap on compassionate appointments.
12.  Discussion on 7 CPC Terms of reference submitted by Staff Side.

                  (B) Postal Problems:-
                     1.      Privatization and outsourcing of Postal functions,
                     2         New Postal Policy,2012
                     3.      Downsizing of offices and abolition of posts
         4.      India Post Office Act 1898 and amendment thereof.
         5.      Demands of GDS for Status and Pension
         6.      Exempt Department of Posts from purview of reduction of staff     strength.
         7.      Fill up of all vacant posts in all cadres.
         7 (a) Filling of the post of GDS in RMS
         8.      Review of MACPS
         9.      Implementation of agreement on Strike Charter of Demands.
       10.      Compassionate appointments.
       11.      Regularization RTP services.
       12.      Regularization of Casual Labourers and DRM
       13.      Vindictive action and victimizations.
       14.      Drop franchise Postal outlets.
             15.      Enhancement of all pending OTA/TA and enhancement of Fund according to the needs of the staff.
      16.         Administrative attack on Trade Unions.

( C ) RMS Problems;-

1.                  Merger of SROs/ HROs with HPOs/POs
2.                  Technology development, Modernization and Mail Net Work Optimization programme.
3.                  Abolition of RMS Offices, Sections ,Divisions, ROs, Transit Sections, Night sets and to set one Mail Office           in a Revenue District and creation of NSPCS Hubs, L-1, L-2, First Class Mail Hubs, Parcel Hubs.
                         4.        Proper assessment of workload and   sanction of justified staff.
       5.        Processing of mails and other premium products in RMS
       6.        Diversion of all preliminary sorting work from Post Office to RMS.
          7.        Proper and justified accommodation in Transit Sections.
       8.        Improvement of working conditions and environment in RMS offices.
       9.        CRC functioning and norms.
     10.        Computerization in HROs/DOs and TMOs.
11.         Functioning of AMPC and grand of special increment to the official engage in connection with AMPC.
     12.        Filling up of all vacant posts of group `C`, `D`, LSG, HSG-II and   HSG- I, PSS group `B` from General  Line including residual vacancies.
     13.        Cadre Review.
     14.         Full-strength in Project Arrow Offices
                       15.         Revision of OTA and OSA Rates

                 (D) MMS Problems:

1.      Privatization of MMS
2.      Supply of New Vehicles.
3.      Replacement of condemned Vehicles.
4.      Curtailment of Schedules.
5.      Supply of Spare Parts, Tools, equipments.
6.      Filling up of all vacant Posts in all Cadres.
7.      Provision of mail Peons/Guards to the Drivers.
8.      Cadre Review in MMS.
9.      Pay Scale and promotion of Workshop Staff at par with the Drivers.
10.  Holding examination for IMM Posts.
11.  Promotion of Artisan Staff on par with MMS Drivers.
12.  Merger of Charge Hand with Technical supervisor and Despatch Rider with Drivers.
13.  Insurance of Mail Motor Vehicles.

                  3.   Assessment and Review:
1.   United Movements.
2.   Confederation.
3.    Review of Parliament March on 26th July, 2012, One day Strike on 12-12-2012, Two days General Strike on 20th & 21st February. 2013, Two hrs walk out against PFRDA Bill, Mass Dharna w.e.f. 2 to 7 Sept. 2013, Mass Protest on 25th Sept, 2013 against total Ban on creation,filling up of posts and other austerity measures, Dharna on 30th Jan. 2014 at Jantar Mantar, Two days strike on 12th & 13th February, 2014 on 15 Point Charter of Demands , 48 hrs Dharna on 24th & 25th February, 2014, sending Savingrams to P.M. on 7th March,2014, National Convention on 4th April, 2014  at Nagpur and discussion of Indefinite Strike during  June,2014 called by Confederation.

4.         Review and settlement of Strike Charter of Demands called by Postal JCA  (NFPE & FNPO)

5.      NFPE
6.      JCM functions.
7.      Organizational position at all levels.
8.      Re-verification of Membership.
9.   Adoption of Resolution – resolution to be typed neatly, item wise and to the point.
             10.   Amendment to the constitution if any should reach CHQ by  30th  April, 2014.
             11.   Policy and Programme.
             12.   Election of (a) Office Bearers (b) Federal Councilors  and Councilors in JCM           (Department Council)
             13.   Venue of the Next AIC
             14.   Concluding remarks.
             15.   Vote of thanks                                                                                              
(Giri Raj Singh)
General Secretary
                 Copy to :-

1.      All Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries
2.      All Divisional /Branch Secretaries
3.      Secretary General, NFPE,1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.
4.      The Secretary Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 116 with the request to issue instructions for grant of Special Casual Leave to the Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries, CWC Members and delegates.

5.      All Chief Postmasters General. with request to issue instructions for grant of Special Casual Leave to the Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries, CWC Members and delegates.


2014 NOVEMBER 23rd & 24th



          In the meeting held on 11th April-2014 at Jamnagar in presence of
Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE :

Working Chairman:
Com. R.D. Purohit Circle Secretary P-3 Gujarat.
General Convenor :
Com. Asha Ben Joshi Circle Secretary GDS(NFPE) Gujarat
Financial Secretary”
Com. S.T. Taraiya Vice President P-IV (CHQ)

(Name of Chairman and full details of Reception Committee and various other Committees will be published later on.)

Reception Committee Formation meeting was held at Jamnagar (Gujarat) on 11.04.2014. The meeting was presided over by Com. R.N. Parashar Assistant Secretary General, NFPE.

The following leaders were present in the meeting:

1.   Com. M Krishnan Secretary General NFPE
2.   Com. R. Seethalaxmi General Secretary P-IV
3.   Com. M.P. John Dep. G.S. R-III(C/S R-III Gujarat)
4.   Com. R.D. Purohit  C/S P-III Gujarat.
5.   Com. S T Taraiya Vice President P-IV CHQ
6.   Com. Apurva Kadiya C/S Admn. Gujarat.
7.   Com. A.K. Chauhan Dy. C/S Postal Accounts
8.   Com. Asha Ben Joshi C/S GDS(NFPE) Gujarat
9.   Com. S.K. Vaishnav Circle President P-III Gujarat
10. Com. S R Dave Circle Treasurer R-III Gujarat.

Besides above mentioned leaders about 200 Comrades from Gujarat Circle particularly Jamnagar Dn. Participated in the meeting.

In the begging Com,. Asha Ben Joshi honoured all the leaders  by presenting flowers bouquets. Com. R D Purohit C/S P-III welcomed all the leaders.

Com. R.N. Parashar , President of the meeting & ASG NFPE described the importance of Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Jamnagar and appealed to all to make the programme a grand success by giving maximum contribution financially as well as mobilizing their membership to take part in the programme in a large number.

Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE thrown light on the history of NFPTE/NFPE and various struggles conducted by the organizations and achievements gained through sustained struggles. He gave suggestions to make the pogramme a historic success and stated the ways and means . He put a blue print of programme which will be published in detail later on.

Com. R Seethalaxmi G/S P-IV also appealed to all Comrades to contribute maximum in all respects to make the programme a grand success.

All leaders mentioned above expressed their views and assured NFPE leadership that they will do their best to make the programme a historic event.

Besides them Com. Mihir Gandhi Divisional Secretary P-III Bhuj and Com. Nikola Divisional Secretary P-III Jamnagar also delivered speech and assured to give maximum contribution and co-operation to make the progranne a grand success.

Com. R.D. Purohit Circle Secretary P-III Gujarat stated in detail about the arrangements to be made for the function and intimated an estimated budget to be spent in the function. All Circle Secretaries, leaders and other Comrades gave assurance to give financial contribution to the Reception Committee as per quota fixed to each union.

At last Com. Asha Ben Joshi Cirle Secretary GDS(NFPE) offered Vote of Thanks.

The meeting was concluded by Presidential speech of Com. R.N. Parashar after giving thanks to all leaders and Comrades of Gujarat Circle for showing such interest and enthusiasm for making the programme a historic event.

7th Pay Commission Questionnaire

7th Pay Commission Questionnaire – Ratio of Minimum & Maximum Salary, Grade Pay Suggestion, Increment Date, Determination of HRA and NPS...

NEW DELHI-110001

Meena Agarwal

D.O No. 7CPC/15/Questionnaire
9th April, 2014
Dear ………..,

As you may be aware the Seventh Central Pay Commissions has been constituted by the Government on 28 February 2014 with a view to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required. The terms of reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission are available on the .

2. A Questionnaire seeking the considered views of all stakeholders is enclosed. The response of your Ministry to this Questionnaire is sought. I shall be grateful if the replies are furnished to the Commission on or before 10th May, 2014, so as to enable the Commission to take them into account as part of its examination of the issues that it is mandated to address. The reply may be sent to Post Box No. 4599, Hauz Khas P.O, New Delhi 110 016, and in the case of email to

Encl:- As above.

With Regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Meena Agarwal)

To all Secretaries to Govt of India

7th CPC Questionnaire

1. Salaries
1.1 The considerations on which the minimum salary in case of the lowest Group ‘C’ functionary and the maximum salary in case of a Secretary level officer may be determined and what should be the reasonable ratio between the two.

1.2 What should be the considerations for determining salary for various levels of functions falling between the highest level and the lowest level functionaries?

2. Comparisons
2.1 Should there be any comparison/parity between pay scales and perquisites between Government and the private sector? If so, why? If not, why not?

2.2 Should there at all be any comparison/parity between pay scales and perquisites between Government and the public sector? If so, why? If not, why not?

2.3 The concept of variable pay has been introduced in Central Public Sector Enterprises by the Second Pay Revision Committee. In the case of the Government is there merit in introducing a variable component of pay? Can such variable pay be linked to performance?

3. Attracting Talent
3.1 Does the present compensation package attract suitable talent in the All India Services & Group A Services? What are your observations and suggestions in this regard?

3.2 To what extent should government compensation bestructured to attract special talent?

4. Pay Scales
4.1 The 6th Central Pay Commission introduced the system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay as against the system of specific pay scales attached to various posts. What has been the impact of running pay bands post implementation of 6th CPC recommendations?

4.2 Is there any need to bring about any change?

4.3 Did the pay bands recommended by the Sixth CPC help in arresting exodus and attract talent towards the Government?

4.4 Successive Pay Commissions have reduced the number of pay scales by merging one or two pay scales together. Is there a case for the number of pay scales/ pay band to be rationalized and if so in what manner?

4.5 Is the “grade pay” concept working? If not, what are your alternative suggestions?

5. Increment
5.1 Whether the present system of annual increment on 1st Julyof every year uniformly in case of all employees has served its purpose or not? Whether any changes are required?

5.2 What should be the reasonable quantum of annual increment?

5.3 Whether there should be a provision of variable increments at a rate higher than the normal annual increment in case of high achievers? If so, what should be transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement, which could be uniformly applied across Central Government?

5.4 Under the MACP scheme three financial up-gradations are allowed on completion of 10, 20, 30 years of regular service, counted from the direct entry grade. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the scheme? Is there a perception that a scheme of this nature, in some Departments, actually incentivizes people who do not wish to take the more arduous route of qualifying departmental examinations/ or those obtaining professional degrees?

6. Performance
What kind of incentives would you suggest to recognize andreward good performance?

7. Impact on other organizations
Salary structures in the Central and State Governments are broadly similar. The recommendations of the Pay Commission are likely to lead to similar demands from employees of State Governments, municipal bodies, panchayati raj institutions & autonomous institutions. To what extent should their paying capacity be considered in devising a reasonable remuneration package for Central Govt. employees?

8. Defence Forces
8.1 What should be the considerations for fixing salary in case of Defence personnel and in what manner does the parity with civil services need to be evolved, keeping in view their respective job profiles?

8.2 In what manner should the concessions and facilities, both in cash and kind, be taken into account for determining salary structure in case of Defence Forces personnel.

8.3 As per the November 2008 orders of the Ministry of Defence, there are a total of 45 types of allowances for Personnel Below Officer Rank and 39 types of allowances for Officers. Does a case exist for rationalization/ streamlining of the current variety of allowances?

8.4 What are the options available for addressing the increasing expenditure on defence pensions?

8.5 As a measure of special recognition, is there a case to review the present benefits provided to war widows?

8.6 As a measure of special recognition, is there a case to review the present benefits provided to disabled soldiers, commensurate to the nature of their disability?

9. Allowances
9.1 Whether the existing allowances need to be retained or rationalized in such a manner as to ensure that salary structure takes care not only of the job profile but the situational factors as well, so that the number of allowances could be at a realistic level?

9.2 What should be the principles to determine payment of House Rent Allowance?

10. Pension
10.1 The retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on or after 1.1.2004 a re covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS). What has been the experience of the NPS in the last decade?

10.2 As far as pre-1.1.2004 appointees are concerned, what should be the principles that govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits?

11. Strengthening the public governance system
11.1 The 6th CPC recommended upgrading the skills of the Group D employees and placing them in Group C over a period of time. What has been the experience in this regard?

11.2 In what way can Central Government organizations functioning be improved to make them more efficient, accountable and responsible? Please give specific suggestions with respect to:

a) Rationalisation of staff strength and more productive deployment of available staff;

b) Rationalisation of processes and reduction of paper work; and

c) Economy in expenditure.

12. Training/ building competence
12.1 How would you interpret the concept of “competency based framework”?

12.2 One of the terms of reference suggests that the Commission recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

a) Is the present level of training at various stages of a person’s career considered adequate? Are there gaps that need to be filled, and if so, where?

b) Should it be made compulsory that each civil service officer should in his career span acquire a professional qualification? If so, can the nature of the study, time intervals and the Institution(s) whose qualification are acceptable, all be stipulated?

c) What other indicators can best measure training and capacity building for personnel in your organization? Please suggest ways through which capacity building can be further strengthened?

13. Outsourcing
13.1 What has been the experience of outsourcing at various levels of Government and is there a case for streamlining it?

13.2 Is there a clear identification of jobs that can be outsourced?

14. Regulatory Bodies
14.1 Kindly list out the Regulators set up unde r Acts of Parliament, related to your Ministry/ Department. The total number of personnel on rolls (Chairperson and members + support personnel) may be indicated.

14.2 Regulators that may not qualify in terms of being set up under Acts of Parliament but perform regulatory functions may also be listed. The scale of pay for Chairperson /Members and other personnel of such bodies may be indicated.

14.3 Across the Government there are a host of Regulatory bodies set up for various purposes. What are your suggestions regarding emoluments structure for Regulatory bodies?

15. Payment of Bonus
One of the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission is to examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus. What are your suggestions and observations in this regard?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Confederation letter

Confederation's Letter demanding Increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


As per the recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission Report, Government included a clause while granting / revising certain allowances such as Children Education Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, Cash handling allowance, Risk Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Hill Area Allowance, Remote Locality Allowance, Tribal Area Allowances etc to the etc that whenever Dearness Allowanceapplicable to Central Government employees goes up by 50%, these allowances would be automatically increased by 25%.
We are getting repeated queries from readers whether any Separate orders will be issued by Government for increasing Allowance by 25% which are linked with increase in DA, since Dearness Allowance has gone up by 50% for the second time now. We are of the opinion that there is no need for Separate orders for increasing these Allowances by 25% as Office Memorandums / Orders relating to these Allowances have the clause “whenever Dearness Allowance applicable to Central Government employees  goes up by 50%, these allowances would beautomatically increased by 25%

The following Table provides the quantum of increase in Allowances linked with increase in DA

Name of the Allowances & AdvancesOriginal Allowance as per 6CPCExisting amount of Allowance after DA increases by 50%Revised Allowances per month if DA increases by 100%
Children Education AllowanceRs.1000Rs.1250Rs. 1500
Hostel SubsidyAllowanceRs.3,000Rs.3,750Rs. 4500
Special Compensatory Hill Area AllowanceRs.600 / Rs.480Rs.750 / Rs.600Rs. 900 / 720
Special Compensatory Scheduled / Tribal Area AllowanceRs.400 / Rs.240Rs.500 / Rs.300Rs. 600 / 450
Project AllowanceRs.1,500 / Rs.1,000Rs.1,875 /Rs.1,250Rs. 2250 / 1500
Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality)AllowanceRs.2,600 /Rs.2,100 /Rs.1,500 /Rs.400Rs. 3,250 /Rs.2,625 /Rs.1,875 / Rs.500Rs. 3900 / 3150 / 2250 / 600
Cycle Maintenance AllowanceRs.60 (Per month)Rs.75 (Per month)Rs.90
Mileage for road journey/all components of daily allowance on tour/reimbursement for transfer of personal effectsRs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125 (TA for personal effects-Rs.22.50 per km / Rs. 11.25 per km / Rs.6.90 per km)Rs.555 / 450 / 300 / 225 / 150(TA for personal Effects – Rs. 27 per km / 13.50 per km / 6.90 per km)
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Motor Car)Rs.1,120 / Rs.1,680 / Rs.2,070 / Rs.2,430 / Rs.3,000Rs.1,400 / Rs.2,100 / Rs.2,590 / Rs.3,040 / Rs.3,750Rs.1680 / 2520 / 3105 / 3645 / 4500
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Other modes)Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850Rs. 470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070Rs.555 / 720 / 960 / 1125 / 1275
Washing AllowanceRs.60Rs.75Rs.90
Split Duty AllowanceRs.200Rs.250Rs.300
Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled childrenRs.1,000 per monthRs.1,250 per monthRs.1500
Cash Handling AllowanceRs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190Rs.900 / 750 / 600 / 450 / 225
Risk AllowanceDOPT 21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance)12.3.2009To be announced
Postgraduate AllowanceRs.1,000 / Rs.600Rs.1,250 / Rs.750Rs. 1500 / 900
Desk AllowanceRs.600Rs.750Rs.900
Bad Climate AllowanceRs.400 / Rs.240Rs.500 / Rs.300Rs.600 / 360
Advances for purchase of BicycleRs.3,000Rs.3,750Rs.4500
Advances for purchase of Warm clothingRs.3,000Rs.3,750Rs.4500
Festival AdvanceRs.3,000Rs.3,750Rs.4500
Natural Calamity AdvanceRs.3,000Rs.3,750Rs.4500