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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Jeevan Pramaan’, the Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system, for Pensioners

The Government has asked banks and Postoffices to achieve weekly targets set for the purpose of enabling “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system for Pensioners so as to cover at least 50% in next 2-3 weeks. Pensioners can approach their paying branches with the PPO, Aadhaar card and bank pass book for trouble-free seeding of Pensioners’ Aadhaar number in their bank account.

Various steps are being taken by the Government to sensitize pensioners and bank branches to link up the Aadhaar number, PPO number and bank account number. All pension disbursing banks observed 1st to 7th August, 2015 as ‘Aadhaar Seeding Week for Pensioners.’ All through the week, priority was given to pensioners visiting the bank branches for seeding Aadhaar number in their bank account. Besides, five camps were organised from 13th to 17th July, 2015 at different locations covering Delhi, NOIDA and Faridabad to facilitate seeding of Aadhaar number in the bank accounts of pensioners. All banks participated in these camps. Facility was also provided by UIDAI for on-the-spot registration for Aadhaar numbers.
Conventionally, pensioners are required to give a Life Certificate to the pension disbursing authority in November, every year – either by presenting themselves before the Branch Manager or by means of a Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer or other designated authorities.

The “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system with an objective to facilitate on-line submission of Life Certificate by pensioners, was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 10th November, 2014. This facility is in addition to the other existing methods of submitting Life Certificates. It is hoped that all pensioners who have Aadhaar numbers will make use of this additional facility of biometric life certification.

With “Jeevan Pramaan” the pensioners and family pensioners need not visit the pension disbursing agency or Gazetted/designated authority for submission of Life Certificates. The Life Certificates may be submitted from personal computers and laptops at home or by visiting a conveniently located Common Service Centre or the nearest branch of any pension disbursing bank. There are about 55,000 branches of pension disbursing banks and 40,000 Common Service Centres throughout the country. Submission of Digital Life Certificate also ensures authenticity of pension payments.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

RBI gives-in principle nod to 11 applicants including INDIA POST…..

India Post, Reliance Industries,Bharathi Airtel Vodafone and Paytm are among 11 applicants that have got 'in principle' approval for setting up payments banks that will provide barebones facilities aimed at covering the vast swathe of population that has no access to financial services. They will take deposits, convey remittances and dispense payments to recipients, making them ideal for migrant workers who need to send money home, for instance. They will not engage in lending. Apart from India's top phone companies and the post office, others that have got initial Reserve Bank of India approval out of 42 applicants include Sun Pharma founder Dilip Shanghvi, Aditya Birla, Fino PayTech, Tech Mahindra, National Securities Depository and Cholamandalam Finance.

Applicants that sought licences have tied up with a range of partners. "The applications were screened for financial soundness, i.e., five-year track record of the promoter and the key entities of the promoter group," 
RBIsaid in a statement. "The assessment also included governance issues with a focus on 'fit and proper' criteria for promoters based on due diligence reports and/or any other information indicating deliberate and repeated violations of law/regulations."

Those that didn't make the cut include Muthoot Finance, Future Retail's Kishore Biyani and Videocon. The central bank chose the applicants based on their assessed ability to reach customers with technology along with the financial strength to roll out services in areas that remain uncovered, RBI said.


 The Director General
 Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi 110 001.

               In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. We hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks go on One Day Strike on 2nd September, 2015. The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.

 D. Theagarajan)
D. Theagarajan Secretary General, FNPO General Secretary NURMS & MMS EU Group C
D. Kishan Rao ,T.N. Rahate General Secretary General Secretary NAPE Group C NUPE Postmen & MTS
(N. Ramappa) O.P. Khanna General Secretary General Secretary NURMS & MMS EU MG/MTS AIPAOA (Admin. Union) G.P.Parate Shivadasan General Secretary General Secretary AIPAOA (Postal Accounts) NUCWE (Civil Wing)
P.U. Muralidharan General Secretary, NUGDS (FNPO)

                                                     CHARTER OF DEMANDS
                         ANNEXURE 1
1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
 2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation forlabour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs. 3000/- P.M. for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs.
8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
 9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO convention C 87 and C 98.
 11. Against Labour Law Amendments
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
                                                                   PART II
1. Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 1-1-2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5 year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.
2. Implement Cadre restructuring proposal in all Cadres including MMS.
 3. Implement arbitration awards and revise OTA Rates.
4. No privatization, PPP or FDI Railways, Defence Estatblishment and no corporatization of Postal Services.
5. No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
6. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
7. No outsourcing, contractrisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing press, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/ casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
8. Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.
9. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.
10. No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
11. Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus.
12. Ensure five promotions in the service career.

  #SadbhavanaDivas#  Remembering Rajiv….


Our Federation decided to participate in the 2nd September strike called by National trade Union centers against the anti labour policy of the Central Government. We have taken this decision last minute based on the feedback and advice received from the various levels. 

     In the recent verification process, the sister federations and their affiliated unions caused damage to our membership by using all sorts of unfair means. They may say there is no rules and regulations in war (Verification of Membership) . We to agree that this a war but even in a war there are codes of conduct to be observed by the both sides. But in this verification process both federations and their affiliated unions targeted only our unions. Unfortunately the Department also supported both federations and their affiliated unions by issuing favorable orders in favor of them in the verification process. This has very much affected the morale of the rank and file of our union.  The behavior and conduct shown by the rank and file of the sister federations towards our rank file spoiled the normalcy. Despite the unsavory incidents it is time for strike to protest against the wrong policy of the Government. our non participation should not be construed that we are supporting the anti-labour policy of the Government. We do not want to skip by branding that this a political strike, of course it is a labour oriented strike.

      We have therefore decided to participate strike on 2nd September. Without cooperation and support of the rank file we are unable to organize the strike on 2nd September 2015 successfully. Therefore our Federation request all our unions Circle secretaries organize strike in your circle, start programs to make the strike thundering success

Monday, August 17, 2015

Notice for One Day Strike on 02/09/2015 issued to Secretary, Dept.of Posts Today..

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FNPO and its affiliates appeal to the employees to opt for National Unions and Associations affiliated to FNPO Why? 

1. National Unions were formed in the year 1968 leaving NFPTE releasing from the control of communist leadership. 

2. Our beloved leader K.R. consolidated the unions. The policy of nationalization, political neutrality and trade union democracy attracted the employees.

 3. FNPO settled many issues through negotiations in the periodical and Departmental Council Meetings. 

4. It was alleged that we were proGovernment. We disapproved it by joining strike in 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2005 and 2012.

 5. We also lead many agitations.

 6. We do not join the strike called by political parties.

7. We are ready to join programmes exclusively for Postal & RMS employees. 

8. We never succumb to the pressures of Department on schemes affecting staff interest.

 9. Fast Track Promotion, MNOP and National Postal Policy, 2012 are typical examples. We never hesitate to oppose wrong policies. The Task Force Committee recommendations is on the table. The National Unions can only play vital role in opposing the above recommendations.

 10. We are committed to improve the conditions of employees. Colleagues! Our goal should be to increase the membership of our existing recognized unions by 25% more and to secure recognition for the Unions/Associations who could not succeed earlier. Aware! Arise! Organise! Success is ours
Govt to incure additional expenses due to 7 th pay commmission

Pay and Allowances of Central Government employees will increase one lakh crore in the current financial year and also projected to increase further due to recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

“Salary is a big question for even profit-minded private concerns. It is therefore not surprising that the employees of service-oriented Central Government departments are so obsessed about their pays and allowances. For a few central and state government organizations that rake in huge profits, salaries and allowances to their employees is no big issue.”

A report on the spending habits of the middle class was presented in the Parliament yesterday. According to the report presented by the Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, “the salary given to Central Government employees in the current financial year will exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.” The amount is expected to rise further after the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. This could lead to a financial crunch.

According to estimates, there could be an increase of 9.56 percent in the salary allocation for Central Government employees, to Rs.1 lakh 619 crores. In the Financial Year 2016-17, after the implementations of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, it is very likely to increase to 15.79 percent and touch Rs.1.16 lakh crores. During the Financial Year 2017-18, it will further rise to Rs.1.28 lakh crores. Funds for pensioners will increase to Rs.88,521 crores this financial year. During the Financial Year 2016-17, it is expected to be 1.02 lakh crores. By the Financial Year 2017-18, it would be Rs.1.12 lakh crores.

7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its final report including the revised pay and pension structure for Central Government employees and pensioners to the Central Government on in the last week of September.

If everything goes as planned, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will come into effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

Meanwhile, there is no doubt in the fact that employees are extremely curious to find out how much their salaries would increase if the new Pay Commission recommendations are implemented.
State Women's Convention on 15-08-2015 & 16-08-2015 at ERNAKULAM