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Saturday, January 9, 2016

List of new office bearers of Federation of National Postal Organisations - Department approved 


No.17-06/2015-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Dated the 06th January, 2016
To,
1.                  All Heads of Postal Circle.
2.                  All Postmasters General.
3.                  Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP).
4.                  CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi.
5.                  CGM, (BD&M) Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
6.                  Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
7.                  All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
8.                  Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
9.                  All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).

Subject: List of new office bearers of Federation of National Postal Organisations elected in 10thFederal Congress held at Kolkata from 03.11.2015 to 06.11.2015.
Madam/Sir,
                           I am directed to state that fresh election of Federation of National Postal Organisations has been conducted and a list of new office bearers elected in 10th Federal Congress held at Kolkata from 03.11.2015 to 06.11.2015 is as under:-
Designation
Name of the Office Bearer (Shri/Smt.)
President
1. T. N. Rahate (Maharashtra)
Working President
1. Rajat S. Das (West Bengal)
Vice Presidents
1.  Ghulam Rabbani (Andhra Pradesh)
2.  R. S. Yadav, Uttar Pradesh
3.  T. K. Govindarajan (Tamil Nadu)
4. Ranjit P. Gohil (Gujarat)
Secretary General
1.  D. Theagarajan (Tamil Nadu)
Deputy Secretary General
1. D. Kishan Rao (Andhra Pradesh)
Asst. Secretary Generals
1.   N. N. Majawar (Maharashtra)

2.   B. Shivakumar (Karnataka)

3.   A. K. Solanki (Gujarat)

4.   Rabindranath Biswas (West Bengal)

5.   R. H. Gupta (Maharashtra)
Finance Secretary
1.   Brij Mohan (Delhi Circle)
Asst. Finance Secretary
1.  Jagdish Sharma (Delhi Circle)

2.         This is for information and taking necessary action as per existing instructions on
the subject.
Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                                     -sd- 
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)
Copy to:-
1. Secretary General, Federation of National Postal Organisations, T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi- 110 001.
2. All Sections in the Department of Posts.
                                                                                                                                     -sd- 
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)


  

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 notified:Increase in the Eligibility Limit under clause (13) of Section 2 and Calculation Ceiling under Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 2015




The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016. The provisions of the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages enhancement of eligibility limit under section 2(13) from Rs.10,000/- per month to Rs.21,000/- per month and Calculation Ceiling under section 12 from Rs. 3500 to Rs.7000 or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 also mandates previous publication of draft subordinate legislations, framed under the enabling provisions under the said Act, in the Official Gazette for inviting objections and suggestions before their final notification.
The Government has been receiving representations from trade unions for removal of all ceilings under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. It is also one of the demands made by them during the country-wide General Strike held in February, 2013 and September, 2015. As the last revision in these two ceilings were made in the year 2007 and was made effective from the 1st April, 2006, it was decided by the Government to make appropriate amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
These changes in the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 will benefit thousands of work force.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Gazette Notification for increasing  Bonus Calculation Ceiling is Published


The Gazette of India

EXTRAORDINARY
PART II — Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 6] NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016/PAUSHA 11, 1937 (SAKA)
Separate paging is given to this Part in order that it may be filed as a separate compilation.
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 1st January, 2016/Pausha 11, 1937 (Saka)
THE PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015
NO. 6 OF 2016
[31st December, 2015.]
An Act further to amend the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—1. (1) This Act may be called the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.
2. In section 2 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in clause (13), for the words ‘‘ten thousand rupees’’, the words ‘‘twenty-one thousand rupees’’ shall be substituted.
3. In section 12 of the principal Act,—(i) for the words ‘‘three thousand and five hundred rupees’’ at both the places where they occur, the words ‘‘seven thousand rupees or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher’’ shall respectively be substituted;
(ii) the following Explanation shall be inserted at the end, namely:—
‘Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, the expression ‘‘scheduled employment’’ shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (g) of section 2 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.’.
4. In section 38 of the principal Act, for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—
‘‘(1) The Central Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.’’.

DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.