Friday, August 31, 2012



No.PF-01(b)/2012                                                                      Dated:  14th   August, 2012
            It is hereby notified in accordance with Article 12 of the Constitution of NFPE that the meeting of the Federal Executive of National Federation of Postal Employees shall be held at NFPE Office, 1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building New Delhi-110 001 on 27th September, 2012.The meeting shall commence at 11 A.M. on 27.09.2012. The following will be the agenda for discussion in the meeting:
1.         Confirmation of the Minutes of Last Federal Executive Meeting held at NFPE Office on 21.03.2012.
2.         Presentation of Organizational Report.
3.         Review of implementation of decisions taken in last Federal Executive.
4.         Review of Settlement of Strike Charter of Demands.
5.         Review of Parliament March on 26th July, 2012.
6.         Confederation Charter of Demands and one day strike on 12.12.2012.
7.         A.I.P.E.U. GDS (NFPE) - Grant of Associate Membership.
8.         Review of Financial position of NFPE.
9.         Postal Crusader.
10.       Finalization of the venue and dates of next Federal Council Meeting.
11.       Any other items with permission of the chair.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General


No. PF-Cadre Restructuring/2012                                             Dated : 13thAugust, 2012
To                                                                                                                                                                             All General Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO Unions
Sub: Cadre Restructuring proposals finalization: Regarding.
      A meeting of Secretary  Generals of NFPE & FNPO  and General Secretaries of P-3, P-4, R-3, R-4 and Admin Unions of NFPE & FNPO will be held at  Hyderabad( Postal Recreation Club O/o CPMG AP Circle  6thFloor )  on 11th  September, 2012  at 03 P.M.
     Agenda – for working out a final united staff side proposal on cadre restructuring.
     All concerned are requested to attend the meeting in time. Please come with a clear cut final written proposal of each union.
Yours Comradely,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



DOPT has published a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) regarding functioning of Central Administrative Tribunal
Ans. To provide in-expensive and speedy relief to Central Government Employees in respect of their grievances related to service matters.
Ans. CAT adjudicates disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other local authorities within the territory of India or under the control of Government of India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Ans. (1) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as the Chairman unless he it, or has been, a Judge of a High Court: Provided that a person appointed as Vice-Chairman before the commencement of this Act shall be qualified for appointment as Chairman if such person has held the office of the Vice-Chairman at least for a period of two years.
(2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment,-
(a)       as an Administrative Member, unless he has held for at least two years the post of Secretary to the Government of India or any other post under the Central or State government and carrying the scale of pay which is not less than that of a Secretary to the Government of India for at least two years or held a post of Additional Secretary to the Government of India for at least five years or any other post under the Central or State Government carrying the scale of pay .which is not less than that of Additional Secretary to the Government of India at least for a period of five years.
Provided that the officers belonging to All India Services who were or are on Central deputation to a lower post shall be deemed to have held the post of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, from the date such officers were granted proforma promotion or actual promotion whichever is earlier to the level of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, and the period spent on Central deputation after such date shall count for qualifying service for the purpose of this clause;
(b)       as a Judicial Member, unless he is or qualified to be a Judge of a High Court or he has for at least two years held the post of a Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs or the Legislative Department including Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India or held a post of Additional secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Department at least for a period of five years.
Ans.    There are 17 Benches of the Tribunal, located throughout the country wherever the seat of a High Court is located, with 33 pision Benches. In addition, circuit sittings are held at Nagpur, Goa, Aurangabad, Jammu, Shimla, Indore, Gwalior, Bilaspur, Ranch’, Pondicherry, Gangtok, Port Blair, Shillong, Agartala, Kohima, Imphal, Itanagar, Aizwal and Nainital.
Ans.     As per Section 21 of the Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 :- (1) A Tribunal shall not admit an application,-
(a)       In a case where a final order such as is mentioned in clause (a) of sub- (2) of section 20 has been made in connection with the grievance unless the application is made, within one year from the date on which such final order has been made;
(b)       In a case where an appeal or representation such as is mentioned in clause (6) of sub-section (2) of section 20 has been made and a period of six months had expired thereafter without such final order having been made within one year from the date of expiry of the said period of six months.
(2)       Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where —
(a)       the grievance in respect of which an application. is made had arisen by reason of any order made at any time during the period of three years immediately preceding the date on which the jurisdiction, powers and authority of the Tribunal becomes exercisable under this Act in respect of the mater to which such order relates; and
(b)       no proceedings for the redressal of such grievance had been commenced before the said date before any High Court, the application shall be entertained by the Tribunal if it is made within the period referred to in clause (a), or, as the case may be, clause (b). of sub section (1) or within a period of six months from the said date, whichever period expires later.
3.         Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), an application may be admitted after the period of one year specified in clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) or, as the case may be, the period of six months specified in sub-section (2), if the applicant satisfies the Tribunal that he had sufficient cause for not making the application within such period.
Source: DOPT

Saturday, August 25, 2012


AIPSBCOEA/MP/2012                             Dated: 25-08-2012





Secretary General, NFPE

NEW DELHI – 110001.


Dear Comrade,


          Sub: - Formation of  Circle Sports/ Welfare Board for the term 2012-14,  MP Circle Reg.  

           Ref : PF-07 (c)/2012 dated 14.08.2012


          Our union wishes to suggest Com. S. K. Jaiswal Circle Secretary AIPSBCOEA MP circle ( PA SBCO Damoh H.O ) to be nominated as Member of Circle Sports/ Welfare Board, MP Circle.   This is in response to the circular issued by the Federation as referred to.

Thanking you,

                                      Yours faithfully,



                                      General Secretary

Thursday, August 23, 2012



          The government today said around Rs 752 crore is lying as unclaimed deposits in more than 2.49 crore inactive savings accounts in post offices.

        "Rs 752,44,57,414.03 is the amount lying in all inactive (silent) accounts as on March 31, 2011 in 2,49,59,446 accounts," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

        West Bengal led the tally of unclaimed deposits with over Rs 107 crore lying in 20.16 lakh accounts, followed by Tamil Nadu (Rs 105.87 crore in 62.72 lakh accounts) and Uttar Pradesh (Rs 68.61 crore in 21.74 lakh accounts).



Source : The Economic Times, August 22, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


CHQ, North Avenue PO Bldg I Floor, New Delh. 110001

No.AIPSBCOEA/CHQ/2012                                                 Dated   17. 08.2012
Notice under Article 24 of the constitution of All India Postal SBCO Employees Association read with article 29 (b) is hereby given that the Central working committee meeting of this Association will be held at  Sharma Restaurant Near Market committee Neem Wala Chowk Ferozepur Cantt  ( Punjab Circle) from 28.09.2012 to 29.01.2012. The meeting will commence at 11.00 A.M on 28.9.12. The following items will be discussed in the meeting.
1. Organizational review.
a) Recognition related issues.
b) Functioning of circle unions.
2. Dec,12, 2012  Strike Demands of Confederation 
3. Functioning of Central head quarters
4. Review of agreement of deferred July strike.
5. Sectional   demands
a) Review of Administrative powers over SBCO cadres
b) Role of SBCO in Core Banking proposal
c) Cadre restructuring in SBCO
6. Financial Review.
7. NFPE programmes and implementation there of.
8. Amendments to the constitution.
9. Any other items.
    ( Appanraj.S)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded to.
1.     Com. S.P.Kulkarni. President. AIPSBCOEA
2.    The Secretary, Dept. of Post, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
3.    Com.P.Krishnan, Secretary General. NFPE, New Delhi.
4.    All Circle Secretaries/ CHQ office bearers of AIPSBCOEA.
5.    The  Chief PMsG  . They are requested to grant Special Casual Leave to the circle Office Bearers / CHQ office bearers of this association for attending the Central Working Committee Meeting at Ferozepur ( Punjab) on 28th and 29th September,2012. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Infosys selected for Rs700 crore India Post project
MDT/PTI | 10/08/2012 11:01 AM | 
This project, estimated at Rs700 crore, aims to transform India Post into a technology-enabled and autonomous market leader, by revolutionising its financial operations and end-user services
Bangalore: Infosys has been selected by the Department of Posts for its Rs700 crore project to help India Post transform its banking and insurance operations cross 1.5 lakh post offices in the country, reports PTI.
Under the agreement, Infosys and India Post will embark on a transformational initiative, which encompasses financial services system integration, Infosys said in a statement.
This project, estimated at Rs700 crore, aims to transform India Post into a technology-enabled and autonomous market leader, by revolutionising its financial operations and end-user services, it added.
This is part of the 'India Post 2012' modernisation programme that aims at bringing transparency, agility, flexibility and scalability to India Post's operations, it said.
India Post Deputy Director General, Financial Services, AS Prasad said, "This transformational programme is expected to enhance India Post's services, bringing us on par with the best in the banking industry; and will help us expand the reach and effectiveness of our operations through technology enablement of India Post employees."
Infosys will implement and manage its flagship Finacle Core Banking and McCamish Insurance products to help India Post transform its banking and insurance operations - covering more than 200 million banking customers across urban and rural India; including a large base of insurance customers.
Infosys will be also install 1,000 ATMs for India Post as part of this programme and will implement an electronic content management system to manage millions of documents generated as part of India Post's financial operations.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012



The central working committee meeting of AIPSBCOEA is scheduled to be held on 28.09.2012 and 29.09.2012 at Ferozepur ( PUNJAB) .

Com. M. KRISHNAN  Secretary General NFPE and Leaders of other affiliated unions are attending our meeting.

Ferozepur is 450 (approx) KMs from New Delhi and 120 KMs from Ludhiana.

PUNJAB MAIL Train which departs daily from New Delhi Night at 2115 Hours and reaches Ferozepur Cantt   Next day early morning at 0545 Hours.

JANTA EXPRESS Train which departs daily from New Delhi   at 1230 PM  and reaches Ferozepur Cantt  the same day  at 2130 PM.

From Ludhiana Train and Buses are available to go to Ferozepur.

All Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office bearers are requested to kindl arrange to reserve  Train Tickets.

Venue of the meeting will be informed soon.

For more details regarding the place, Ferozepur, Please contact Com. Bal Dev Raj Sharma Circle Secretary, Punjab. Mobile : 919417929222


General Secretary.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


AIPSBCOEA/Punjab/2012                                       Dated: 03-08-2012





The Chief Postmaster General,

Punjab Circle

CHANDIGARH – 160017.





             Sub:-Transfer under immunity           to                 the                   Circle                            Treasurer, AIPSBCOEA ( NFPE)  Reg.  


It is brought to this union that the request of our circle union for transferring Shri.  Rakesh kumar ( PA SBCO Faridkot) to circle union head quarters , Ferozepur was not considered ,despite the case had been discussed in Bi monthly meeting.

When the rules on the subject are  clear , the said transfer can very well be allowed to the circle office bearer of one recognized union. It is therefore requested to please cause grant of the above immunity transfer without further loss of time as the services of the circle treasurer of our union at head quarters are most warranted.

                    A line in reply is solicited.

     Thanking you,

                              Yours faithfully,



                           General Secretary

Copy: Com. Baldev Raj Sharma Circle Secretary for information


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


NEW DELHI-110001

No. PF-01(e)/2012                                                                             DATED 31.07.2012

All General Secretaries / NFPE office bearers /All All India office bearers of affiliated unions all Circle/Divisional /Branch Secretaries

At the call of the Confederation of CG Employees and Workers, more than 20,000 employees and workers of various organisations of Central Government marched in the rally before Parliament on 26th July, 2012. Thousands and thousands of employees surged into the national capital to take part in the March to Parliament demanding implementation of 15 Point Charter of Demands including immediate formation of 7th CPC to revise the wage structure of Central Government Employees once in five years with the revision with effect from 1.1.2011; Merger of 50% DA with the basic pay for all purposes as was done from 1.1.2004 based on the recommendations of IV CPC; Revision of wages of three lakhs of Grameen Dak Sevaks of Postal Department through the 7th CPC itself; Regularisation of both GDS and Casual labourers through formation of appropriate schemes of regularisation; Ending the discrimination in grant of  Compassionate appointments between Railways and other CG Departments; Scrapping PFRDA Bill; Grant of five promotions in the career of an employee etc.
The response to the call of the Confederation for the rally before Parliament was so intense that employees from all States and belonging to all affiliates of Confederation in thousands reached the Jantar Mantar venue of the beginning point of the rally even before the scheduled time of start of the Rally. Later with all leaders of Confederation and its affiliates leading the rally under the banner of Confederation at the head of the procession, the rally reached the designated spot.
Veteran Parliament Members Comrade Basudev Acharya; Comrade Tapen Sen and AITUC All India Leader Comrade Amarjit Kaur addressed the rally. The rally was presided over by the President Comrade S.K.Vyas. The rally was addressed by Comrades K.Ragavendran Working President of Confederation; M.Krishnan Secretary General of NFPE; and several other leaders.
Comrade K.K.N.Kutty Secretary General of Confederation declared the decisions of the national secretariat that if within three months the demands are not accepted by the Central Government and 7th CPC not constituted, the entirety of CG Employees under the Confederation will launch an all India Strike on 12th December, 2012. Other decisions of the Secretariat about holding of State level Conventions and District level Conventions as well as holding of Mass Dharnas and Mass Rallies to Raj Bhawans /Chief Ministers etc to submit memorandum before the Strike etc were also pointed out by the Secretary General in his address.
A Memorandum to the Honourable Prime Minister of India with the explanatory note on all the items of 15 Points of Charter will be submitted to the Prime Minister by the delegation of the Confederation along with the senior Parliamentarian Comrade Basudev Acharya. The full text of the Memorandum can be obtained from the website of Confederation.
NFPE organisations from several circles including from the distant circles like Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra, Assam and NE, West Bengal, Maharashtra as well as from many other circles surrounding Delhi like U.P, Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, Rajasthan, Gujarat, M.P etc representing all affiliates of NFPE constituted the major contingent of the Confederation rally. The participation of thousands of regular employees as well as Grameen Dak Sewaks under the banner of the newly formed GDS [NFPE] Union including casual workers under the banner of Casual Labour Union ensured the role of NFPE as a major constituent of Confederation. NFPE congratulates all the leaders who took serious attempts to mobilize our rank and file in large numbers to the rally and calls upon the leadership at all levels to take up this task of organising for the intended strike on 12th December very seriously, keeping in mind that the role of the Postal Organisations is very vital  in converting the call of the Confederation a huge success.
NFPE All India Convention on 26th July
After the rally was over, a national convention of NFPE was organised at Dr.Ambedkar Bhawan in the afternoon of 26th July. The All India Convention was presided over by Comrade K.V.Sridharan Ex-General Secretary P3 and addressed by  large number of leaders including the General Secretaries of different affiliates of NFPE and other All India leaders. The Convention was addressed by Comrades M.Krishnan [Secretary General]; B.G.Tamhankar [Ex-President NFPE]; R.Sivanarayana [General Secretary P3]; Ishwar Singh Dabas [General Secretary P4]; Giriraj Singh [General Secretary R3]; P.Suresh [General Secretary R4]; Pranab Bhattacharjee [General Secretary Admn]; Sathyanarayana [General Secretary Postal Accounts]; P.Panduranga Rao [General Secretary GDS (NFPE)]; Appanraj [General Secretary SBCO]; Mohan [General Secretary Casual labour]; Com.K.K.Sharma Vice President of NFPE R.N.Parashar [Assistant Secretary General NFPE]; R.Seethalakshmi [Assistant Secretary General]; S.Ragupathy [Assistant Secretary General NFPE]; S.K.humayun [President P4]; Samir Bardhan [President R3]; Bijoy Gopal Sur [President GDS(NFPE)]; Y.Nagabhushanum [Working President Casual Labour]; Balwinder Singh [Finance Secretary P3]; C.P.Shobana [Chair Person Confederation Mahila Committee]; Amaresh Thakur [Ex-General Secretary Postal Accounts] and others.
The All India Convention endorsed the decisions of the Confederation to launch a strike on 12.12.2012 to win the 15 Point Charter of Demands and called upon the entire rank and file of NFPE organizations to take all organizational efforts for the total success of the strike action. Various decisions to organize struggles.
GDS DHARNA ON 27.07.2012
A massive Dharna in which more than a thousand GDS employees and also from the regular employees organizations under the banner of the AIPEU GDS(NFPE) was held at Dr.Ambedkar Bhawan on 27th July, 2012. The Dharna was organised as per the decisions of the CWC of the GDS [NFPE] union to focus attention on a 32 Point Charter of Demands pertaining to GDS employees. The demands like 7th CPC going into the issues of GDS instead of any formation of a separate committee etc; grant of 50% DA with Basic Pay to GDS on par with the regular employees; Departmentalization of GDS by evolving a scheme; Ending the discrimination on Bonus Ceiling between the GDS and other employees; and many other demands were given effective focus in the Dharna.
Comrade Basudev Acharya senior Parliament Member addressed the Dharna and assured all support inside the Parliament to the cause of GDS and advised the leadership to prepare a comprehensive memorandum on the important GDS problems and submit it to the Honourable Speaker of Parliament. He assured that there will be serious follow up action by him with the Speaker.
Comrade R.N.Parashar Assistant Secretary General NFPE anchored the proceedings of the Dharna. Comrade P.Panduranga Rao General Secretary GDS(NFPE) elaborately spoke on all the demands of the GDS Charter and called upon the GDS all over the country to get prepared for greater movement and struggle under the guidance of the mighty National Federation of Postal Employees. Comrade M.Krishnan [Secretary General NFPE] who declared that the NFPE will not rest until the basic problems of GDS are fully sorted out and that there will be greater struggles of united postal employees’ movement in this regard in future.  Comrade S.K.Vyas [President Confederation] assured total support to the GDS(NFPE) Union and assured that the Confederation will seriously take up the issue to include the GDS wage review by the 7th CPC itself. Comrade K.Ragavendran [Working President Confederation] traced the developments like disruption of a united joint movement of Postal Employees that contributed to the failures of major issues of GDS including permitting the Nataraja Murthy Committee and the consequential negative recommendations implemented on the GDS. Comrade K.V.Sridharan [Ex-General Secretary P3] spoke in detail about the ways and means of departmentalization of GDS. Comrade K.P.Rajagopal [Secretary General ITEF]; VAN Namboodiri President BSNLEU; R.Sivannarayana [General Secretary P3]; Ishwar Singh Dabas [General Secretary P4]; Giriraj Singh [General Secretary R3]; Pranab Bhattacharjee [General Secretary Admn]; Sathyanarayana [General Secretary Postal Accounts]; Bijoy Gopal Sur [President GDS (NFPE)]; Y.Nagabhushanam [Working President Casual labour] and other leaders spoke extending total support to the cause of GDS.
All appreciated the role of the newly formed GDS (NFPE) Union in taking up the agitational path as soon as its formation. The participation of all regular employees’ organisations in the GDS Dharna enthused all the GDS participants. NFPE Headquarters stresses once again that in line with the decision of the NFPE Secretariat to accord ‘Associate Membership’ to the AIPEU GDS(NFPE) Union and the Central Working Committee Meetings of both P3 and P4 resolving to strengthen the newly formed GDS (NFPE) Union at all circles by extending total cooperation and help in building that union, all should on priority basis take up this task also to complete the formation of this GDS (NFPE) Union within a period of two months to facilitate emerging as the ‘First Union’ in the Postal Services.
Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has decided for one day strike on 12.12.12 and NFPE in its Federal Secretariat has endorsed the decision of confederation.
            Campaign programme for preparation of strike from Confederation and NFPE will be sent separately.
All are requested to start preparations for strike.
            Financial position of NFPE is going to be weak day by day as most of the branches are not remitting due quota and subscription of Postal Crusader. All General Secretaries All India Office bearers, Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to cause full remittance of quota and Postal Crusader subscription so that NFPE HQ may function effectively and efficiently to serve the membership to the maximum extent.
            With revolutionary greetings
                                                                                                                                                         Yours Comradely,
             (M. Krishnan)
          Secretary General