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Friday, October 19, 2012

Mass dharna held at Divisional Headquarters

As per the call of the Circle Coordination committee, mass dharnas were conducted in front of all Divisional Offices, by various Divisional/ Branch committes.

The dharna held in front of SSP Office, Ernakulam was inagurated by Shri. V J Paulose, DCC President, Ernakulam. The dharna held at Vadakara was inagurated by Shri I Moosa, Gen Secretary, DCC, Kozhikode. The dharna at Manjeri was inagurated by Shri P U Muraleedharan, Gen Secretary, NUGDS. The dharna held at Alappuzha was inagurated by Shri. Sajeev Janardhanan, National Working Committee member, INTUC. The dharna held at Trissur was inagurated by Shri N K Benny, Gen Secretary, NGO Association. The dharna held at Palakkad was inagurated by Shri. Manoj Chingannoor, Secretary, INTUC.


Dharna held in front of SSP Office, Ernakulam

Dharna held at Manjeri

Dharna held in front of Divisional Office, Alappuzha


Dharna held at Trissur

Dharna held at Vadakara

Protection of TRCA of GDS BPMs

Directorate has issued orders for protection of TRCA of GDS BPMs, in the event of reduction of workload of the BPMs. As per the order, the TRCA of the BPMs will be protected in the existing slab, for a period of one year, thus providing the BPM to improve the workload. After one year, a special review will be conducted to asses the workload of the BPMs.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bonus: Orders issued: 60 days PLB for the year 2011-12.


File No. 26-05/2012-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)


Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated :18.10. 2012


To  
All Chief Postmasters General,
Postmasters General
General Managers (Finance)/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)


Subject: - Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2011-2012


Sir/Madam,

                        I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2011-2012 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and Ad-hoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period/year.


1.1     The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.


2.      REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1      Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

 2.2. The term “Emoluments” for regular Departmental Employees includes basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowance), S.B.Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2011-12 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.

 2.3. “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2011-12 for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of  Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)

 2.4.  In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-   non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

 2.5. Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2011 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1  In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty throughout the year during 2011-2012, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to  Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-

 Average TRCA  X  Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)


3.2       The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin  Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No.  26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3       If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part or the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service,he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 .

3.4.      Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

 3.5.      In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.



4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)



4.1            Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2012 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only).


The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)
             30.4 (average no. of days in a month)



            Accordingly, the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_

Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year
                                                                          365

            The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/-during the period 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.

 5.         The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2012-2013.

6.         After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid  may be ascertained from all units by Circle  and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.

7. These issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 262/FA/12/Cs dated 18.12.2012.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged


Sd/-
(L.K. GANGADHARAN)
Assistant Director General (Estt)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mass dharna at Divisional headquarters on 18.10.2012.

The Circle Coordination committee has decided to conduct mass dharna at Divisional headquarters on 18.10.2012, highlighting the various burning problems faced by the Postal and RMS employees and against the anti worker attitude of the Department. The major demands are: 


1.   To protect the TRCA of the GDS employees.
2.   To raise the bonus calculation ceiling of GDS staff to Rs. 3500/-.
3.   Remove the50 point ceiling in the case of relaxation recruitments.
4.   Fill up all the vacant PA/ Postmen/ MTS/ GDS vacancies.
5.   Convene DPCs to fill up LSG/ HSG II/ HSG I vacancies in Postal and RMS wing.
6.   Stop discrimination in granting Child Care Leave (CCL)
7.   Scrap L1/ L2 reforms in RMS.
8.   Appoint Casual Mazdoors in RMS as MTS.
9.   Sanction arrears to substitutes of GDS from 01.01.2006.


   After the dharna, the memorandum and the charter of demands will be submitted to the Divisional Superintendents.
Make the dharna programme a grant success.


A copy of the memorandum that has to be submitted to the Divisional Superintendents, is published below.

Federation of National Postal Organisations
(Affiliated to INTUC and UNI, Geneva)
CHANGANASSERRY   Division


No: FNPO/ Agtn/ 2012                                            dated 18.10.2012.


To
    The Chief Postmaster General
    Kerala Circle
    Trivandrum – 695033. (Through SSPOs/ SPOs CHANGANASSERRY Division)


Madam,
             The Circle Co-ordintion Committee of FNPO, Kerala Circle, has decided to conduct mass dharna in front of Divisional Offices on 18.10.2012, highlighting the following burning problems of the Postal employees.

1.   To protect the TRCA of the GDS employees.
2.   To raise the bonus calculation ceiling of GDS staff to Rs. 3500/-.
3.   Remove the50 point ceiling in the case of relaxation recruitments.
4.   Fill up all the vacant PA/ Postmen/ MTS/ GDS vacancies.
5.   Convene DPCs to fill up LSG/ HSG II/ HSG I vacancies in Postal and RMS wing.
6.   Stop discrimination in granting Child Care Leave (CCL)
7.   Scrap L1/ L2 reforms in RMS.
8.   Appoint Casual Mazdoors in RMS as MTS.
9.   Sanction arrears to substitutes of GDS from 01.01.2006.

             Your good self is requested to do the needful in the above cases to avoid further trade union action. Expecting favourable action…….

                                           Yours faithfully………
Divisional Secretary                      Divisional Secretary       Divisional Secretary
        P III                                                   P IV                              NUGDS
K M ANTONY                                                E K VIJAYAN                          O V PHILIP