“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

On 30.08.15 and 31.08.15 SGFNPO attended CWC and DWC meetiing of FNPO affilated union at Bikaner.
On 31.08.15  SG FNPO attended retirement part of Shri. Ramazan, Regional Secretary, NUR'C' at Bikaner.
Details will be published in sentinel


Strike on 2nd Sep, 2015: Govt assured on Bonus enhancement, Wages formula and Union agreed to reconsider the proposed strike

Strike on 2nd Sep, 2015: Govt assured on Bonus enhancement, Wages formula and Union agreed to reconsider the proposed strike:

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

27-August-2015 21:05 IST

Inter Ministerial Committee Holds Wider Consultations with Trade Unions on Charter of Demands Appeals to Reconsider Proposed Call for Strike in View of Discussions

The Second meeting of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) continued discussion on 12 Demands Charter of Trade Unions for the second day here today in continuation of discussions held yesterday. The Committee comprises Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, MoS(IC) Labour and Employment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS(IC) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jitendra Singh, MoS DOPT, and Shri Piyush Goel, MoS (IC),Power. During the discussions Trade Unions expressed concern and asked for clarifications on their demands. Addressing their concerns and expectations, the Finance Minister explained policies on which the Government is working and assured that the Government is committed to welfare of labour. Underlining the importance of role of Trade Unions, Shri Jaitely assured the Central Trade Unions that all labour laws reforms will be done with due discussions and tripartite consultations.

In view of the discussions held in conducive and cordial atmosphere, the IMC appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider the proposed call for strike on 2nd September, 2015.The Trade Unions have agreed to consider the appeal.

In view of the suggestions given by Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27th August, 2015, the Government assured the following :

1. Appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable to all employees across the country.

2. For the purposes of bonus the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.

3. The Government is expanding the coverage of social security and working out ways to include construction workers, Aanganwari workers ,ASHA workers and Mid Day Meal workers.

4. Regarding contract workers the Government assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. Moreover, the Government is working out ways so that workers of industries will get sector specific minimum wages.

5. Government has already enhanced minimum pension for EPFO members and every pensioner gets minimum pension of Rs.1000/- per month perpetually.

6. Labour laws reforms will be based on tripartite consultations as already stated by the Prime Minister. The States are also being advised to follow the tripartite process.

7. For strict adherence to labour law enforcement, advisory has been issued to the State/UT Governments and strict monitoring has been initiated by Central Government.

8. For employment generation Mudra Yojana, Make in India, Skill India and National Career Service Portal initiatives have been taken.

9. Abolition of interviews for all primary jobs which do not require any special knowledge/expertise, is being done for transparency and expediting the process of recruitment.

10. Inflation is lowest in the last many years excepting two items onion and pulses. Government is taking necessary steps to contain the higher prices of these two commodities also.

It was further clarified that there is no ban on filling up of vacancies in Government jobs and all concerned Departments are taking necessary action to fill-up these vacancies. It was further assured that the Government is committed to job security, wages security and social security to the workers. The issue of equal wages for equal work for contract workers is an issue requiring wider consultations and a committee will be constituted, if required.
Source : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=126401 

Today SGFNPO   met Member (PLI), Member (HRD), DDG(Estt), Director staff, Director(Estt), and Director M.V, along with Devandra Kumar Circle Secretary NUR'C'  Delhi Circle.
Out come of the meeting:
1.MMS cadre re-structuring almost finalised.
2.Driver recruitment rule for Gr-1,Gr-2 and Gr-3 approved by law ministry.Hindi translation pending.
3. PA/SA recruitment investingation is going on. It may take time to arrive at a decision.
SG FNPO met Chief PMG and PMG(MM)of West Bengal Circle  on 26/08/2015.
SGFNPO addressed P-4 CWC meeting at  Kolkatta on 25/08/2015.
Details of the above meeting will be published in Sentinel

Extension(4 months) of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Union Cabinet.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the extension of the the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission  by four months up to 31.12.2015.


Seventh Pay Commission may recommend permanent pay panel

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.
The four-member Seventh Central Pay Commission team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur (second from right siting).
The four-member Seventh Central Pay Commission team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur (second from right siting).
The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.
The formation of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.
He added the permanent pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with the rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government. “Then it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next several years for central government employees.”
However, the Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.
Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.
The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations
“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel also said.
The government’s salary bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to a statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 12.
The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in April, next year.

Appeal to Divisional Secretaries/Circle Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions Importance of 2nd September 2015 Strike
Dear Colleagues,
You are aware that our Federation and its affiliated unions have issued strike notice on 17-8-2015 to participate in the 2nd September 2015 strike called by national trade union centres.
Our Federation is aware how our sister unions targeted our members during verification. We received hundreds of complaints from various corners complaining about the sister unions and their atrocities. The Federation is very well aware about the local issues. But we have to think globally and act locally. This is the time to go on strike at the national level.
If we choose to stay away from strike on the pretext of local animosity, we will be branded as anti-strikers sister unions are expert to propagate against us in this regard. Majority of innocent members always believe false propaganda of sister unions. We should
not give room to them, We mentally satisfied with the demands which are placed by the national trade union centres, especially item No. 5 Minimum wage as Rs. 15000/- for Indian worker.
Unless minimum wage is raised, we cannot demand Rs. 26000/- raise for Central Government employees. Like-wise, disinvestment, FDI and anti-labour laws are very important for indian Workers today. In regard to Part II now 7th CPC is going to submit its report in August/September 2015. But till date inclusion of GDS case in the 7th CPC purview has been rejected by the Government twice. This is unfair, unethical and unjust and we cannot accept the stand of the Government/Department. The Department/Government is always showing step-motherly treatment to the GDS employees.
In Railways, Income Tax Department Central Secretariat and other Central Government establishment, Cadre Restructuring has already been implemented. But in our Department it is still pending including MMS. This is the time to show our anger against the Government/Department. Our Federation therefore requests all our colleagues to go on strike on 2nd September 2015. If the strike becomes successful, it will pave way for settling many issues across the table.
I request all our affiliated unions let us keep asideour differences with the sister unions for the time-being to achieve our main goal from the Government/Department. Unless we achieve the goal, we will not be respected by the members. Do participate in the strike and make the strike thundering success. This is for our future survival. 
D.Theagarajan SG FNPO

SG FNPO Programme
16/08/2015 – Udagamandalam
17/08/2015 – Coimbatore
20/08/2015 – Tuticorin
23/08/2015 -- Arakonam
25/08/2015  to  26/08/2015  -- Kolkata
27/08/2015 -- New Delhi
28/08/2015 -Chandigarh & Ambala
29/08/2015 – New Delhi
30/08/2015 - Jodhpur
31/08/2015 - Bikaner
01/09/2015 - Jaipur

DOP Finacle FAQ : Internet Banking in India Post

FAQ about Internet Banking in India Post

1. What is Internet banking?

     Internet banking is the easy and most convenient way to transact- anytime, anyplace, at your convenience. Department of Posts offers Internet Banking services to the customers as a part of Core-banking solution.

2. I don't have a computer. Can I use DoP internet banking services?

     You can access DoP internet banking portal from any computer that has internet connectivity. Please make sure that the computer is Malware free. Avoid using internet banking portal at Cyber CafĂ©.

3. What are the procedures to access DoP internet banking?

     First of all you need to have an account at a Post office. You also need to register for the Internet banking service with the Post office. The PO branch will collect your application request for DoP internet banking and will be processed in 10 working days. You may need to visit your Post office for collecting your login credentials. During the first login, you need to go through a simple initialization process.

4. I do not have an account with Post office. What should I do?

     You are welcome to open it now. It is very easy to open an account in Post office. Please visit any nearest Post office which is migrated into CBS network and open the account. Avail our facilities once you open an account.

5. I want to register for Internet Banking. What do I do?

     Visit the Post office where you have opened the account. Our officials will guide you with the formalities.

6. Why are the user name and password so cryptic?

     The user name and password are system generated. We have no control over this process. During your first visit to DoP Internet Banking Portal, you must mandatorily change your user name and password.

7. Can I change the user name and password that were assigned to me?

     Yes. It is mandatory for you to change the system generated user name and password when you first logon to DoP Internet Banking Portal. Later at any point of time, you can change your password but not the user name. If needed, user name can be changed but only once.

8. Can I change my password?

     Passwords can be changed any time and any number of times. In fact we recommend that your password should be changed periodically to secure access to your account information.

9. What are the good practices for creating a password?

You are requested to select a word that is not available in an English Dictionary.
  • Do not assign your name, your family or vehicle number as your password as it can be easily guessed.
  • Change your password frequently.
  • Please commit your password to memory. Do not write it down or paste it somewhere.
  • Do not divulge your password to anybody even if they claim to be from Post office

10. What happens if I forget my logon password?

     Click on the 'Forgot password' link in the site and provide the requested information. A new password will be sent to your registered email address.

11. What happens if I forget my Internet banking username?

     If you forget the Internet banking user name, contact your Post office branch and re-register yourself.

12. I am unable to login with the user name and password assigned to me. What should I do?

     The user name and password are cryptic in nature because they are system generated and are case sensitive. When you are typing the user name and password for the first time, ensure that you type the characters as they appear in the document sent to you. If you still encounter problems, log a complaint in the "Complaints" link in the login page or contact your Post office branch immediately.

13. I want to know more about Post office and its services.

     We are glad about the interest you have evinced. Please log in www.indiapost.gov.in for more details or contact the nearest Post office branch.
Please contact your Post office branch for further queries on Internet Banking services offered by Department of Posts.
Source : dopfinacle.blogspot.in

New Holiday Home in Chennai
Government of India
Department of Posts
For Postmaster General
Chennai City Region
Chennai- 600 002
NO: WLF/2-304/HH/Tambaram/2015/CCR dated at Chennai the 18.08.2015
New Holiday Home in Chennai
A New Holiday Home at Chennai located in the BPC, Railway Station premises of Tambaram was declared open by Dr. Charles Lobo,,Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle on 15.08.2015.
The new Holiday Home opened at Tambaram Railway station will cater to the needs of the officials who are coming to Chennai from different parts of the country for various purposes. All South Bound trains pass through Tambaram and stop at Tambaram Railway Station. The Holiday Home is easily accessible by suburban trains also.
It is hoped that the Holiday Home at Tambaram will be fully utilized by the staff in general and lower grade officials in particular.
The Holiday Home at Tambaram consists of one Family room, two dormitories besides kitchen, and dining hall . It can accommodate a total of 10 persons. SSPOs, Tambaram division is the controlling officer and will do the reservation for accommodation.

DoP got payments bank license. Let's see Dos and Don'ts of payments banks

Dos of payments banks

* Has to use the word ‘Payments Bank’ in its name to differentiate from other banks * Accept demand deposits, i.e., current deposits, and savings bank deposits from individuals, small businesses and other entities

* To hold a maximum balance of Rs one lakh per individual customer.

* Will be allowed to set up branches, ATMs, BCs

* Allowed to issue debit cards also offer internet banking

* Can accept a large pool of money to be remitted but at the end of the day the balance should not exceed Rs one lakh

* Can accept remittances to be sent to or receive remittances from multiple banks

* Permitted to handle cross border remittance transactions in the nature of personal payments / remittances on the current account

* Allowed to distribute mutual fund products, insurance products and pension products

* Bank can also undertake utility bill payments

Don’ts of payments banks

* No NRI deposits should be accepted

* Cannot issue credit card

* Not allowed to set up subsidiaries to undertake non-banking financial services activities

* Other financial and non-financial services activities of the promoters should not be mingled with the working of payment banks

 Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion OF POSB schemes-reg.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(F.S. Section)
                                                                        Dak  Bhawan, New Delhi
                                                            Dated: 30.06.2015
            Shri R.N. Parashar
            Secretary General
            National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
            1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building
            New Delhi-110 001

            Shri D. Theagarajan
            Secretary General
            Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO)

Sub: Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion OF POSB schemes-reg.

D.G. Posts letter No. F.No. 63-01/2015-SB dated 30.06.2015.

            The undersigned has been directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No. F. No.63-01/2015-SB dated 30.06.2015 on the subject cited above.

2.         It is, therefore, requested to disseminate the contents of the aforesaid letter through your newsletters/magazines among all the members for taking active participation in the initiatives to be undertaken for promotion of POSB Schemes and fulfillment of mandate of financial Inclusion in rural India.
L.K. Sinha
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(F.S. Section)
                                                                                                Dak  Bhawan, New Delhi
                                                                                    Dated: 30.06.2015
            All Heads of Circles,

Sub:    Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion OF POSB schemes-reg.

            This is regarding promotion of Post Office Savings Schemes to meet the financial inclusion mandate in the rural areas. There are some initiatives which may promot the opening of POSB accounts. Some of the steps to be taken are suggested as blow:

i.          PO staff salary and wages accounts can be opened in the Post Offices with cheque facilities. The PO staff can continue to keep their bank accounts and enjoy loan and card facilities by simply issuing the POSB cheque towards their bank accounts and transfer whatever amount and may carry on banking activities.
ii.         All staff (Departmental, GDS/contingency paid and outsiders) may be paid salary and wages through POSB accounts.
iii.        POSB accounts may be opened in the name of social security beneficiaries (OAP) for crediting the social security benefits into their respective accounts. (SOP enclosed).
iv.        POSB accounts may be opened in the  name of Landlords who have  given  their building on rent to the Post Offices, for crediting the monthly rent to be paid to them.
v.         POSB accounts may be opened to all the pensioners who are getting pension from the Post Offices for crediting their monthly pension in their respective accounts.
vi.        Maturity payments to RD, TD,PPF,PLI,RPLI etc. may be paid  through POSB accounts. Postmasters may be instructed to persuade the customers to take payment through POSB accounts.
vii.       Delivery staff may be motivated to carry SB-3 application forms and receipt book so that they may bring in at  least one account per day.
viii.      A few GDS may be appointed exclusively to work as pygmy collectors from 5 PM to 9 PM in the whole  sale or retails  market area collecting daily cash from small vendors (Vegetable vendors,Hawkers, Petty shops/stores etc). SOP is enclosed with a certain arrangements of solidity and amenability to monitoring.
ix.        Deceased claim cases settlement and payments may be routed through POSB accounts, Beside this all  discharge payment of certificates can also be routed through POSB and no coercion shall be used.
x.         Opening of POSB accounts by the proponents of PLI/RPLI and Identification of POSB promoters in each Division to exclusively promote POSVB Schemes.
xi.        Under the Member of Parliament  village adoption programme, the entire village may be got covered-“Samporna Bachat/Bima/Sukanya Scheme “ with necessary support from the concerned Hon`oble Member of Parliament.
xii.       Advance SMS may be sent in case of maturity instrument and request be made to the customer to open SB account.
xiii.      Reinvestment by the existing customers may also be ensured.
xiv.      The SB account can be opened in CBS Post Office without taking KYC documents  again, if the earlier investment /account  opening has been done  after obtaining KYC documents. It will get linked to CIF, SB Account can be opened at the time of maturity of any instrument/investment also, if before maturity, KYC documents are to be collected, wherever applicable. A single AOF form will have to be filled.
xv.       As per prevailing banking practice, having SB account  has many benefits. Internet Banking, Debit card etc. facilities will also become available in all CBS Account for easy fund transfer to/from other accounts/instruments, held by him.
These issues with the approval of Member (Banking & HRD)
                                                                                                 (Sachin Kishore)

                                                                                                    Director (FS)