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Saturday, April 9, 2016

N F P E - F N P O

Postal Joint Council of Action (JCA), Kerala Circle,Thiruvananthapuram-695 001. 

No.Postal JCA/Agtn/APL-2016 07-04-2016

The Chief Postmaster General,
Kerala Circle,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 033.


Sub: Problems faced by the staff in connection with CBS/CIS - regarding.

Kindly recall the formal/informal discussions we had with you on various
occassions on the above subject. The Postal joint council of action comprising of
all the unions affiliated to NFPE and FNPO has seriously considered the problems
faced by the operative/supervisory staff in connection with CBS/CIS. The post
migrated scenario has also been reviewed by the JCA. We have decided to conduct
the following agitational programmes.

 1. Protest Rally by women employees in all divisions on 12-4-2016.

2. Hunger strike in front of Circle Office and all Divisional Offices on26-4-2016.

3. The JCA has decided to boycott the overstayal in the offices in the nameof CBS problems. 

The following are the burning issues faced by the staff in connection with CBS &

1. 1450 offices have been migrated to CBS because of the pressure from our
department and hasty decision taken by the Circle administration. The end
users are the ultimate sufferers. The public also suffering a lot.
In banking sector the average migration to CBS per year was 100. In our
circle the entire staff in migrated offices are under stress and their normal life
is badly affected. The staff are compelled to stay in the offices upto midnight
or beyond that. Lady officials are the main sufferers. The department has
miserably failed to arrange night guards and security to the post offices. More than 40% offices are C class. Many unfortunate incidents have been reported
from various offices. Non availability of transport facilities in the late hours is
another problem.

2. The problem of network slowness and non-availability of Finacle Server are
continuing and badly affecting the day to day work. Low capacity of the
centralized server is the main reason.

3. ‘USER ID’ problem is very serious especially in single handed offices. Cases
of non-sanctioning of leave in the name of CBS are reported from many
divisions. Upgradation of all ‘C’ class offices to ‘B’ class is our suggestion to
resolve the issue.

4. Problems with the ‘Report Option’:
There is no provision to generate the required reports. Statistical figure are
not available. It is reported that the administration is harrassing the officials in
the name of non-submision of various reports which are not available in
finacle software.

5. Issuing/discharging of NSC/KVP Certificates: There are somany problems
and most of them are inherent with the software.

6. Cheque clearing is a herculian task in finacle.

7. ‘C SAC’ problem is to be settled.

8. Inadequate training: There is no fruitful action till this date.

9. Problems in connection with agent transaction have not been settled.

10. Upgradation of bandwidth: The Directorte has isued specific orders to ensure
the availability of minimum bandwidth of 512 KbPs in all offices. But in our
Circle many offices are provided with 128 KbPs or 256 KbPs.

11. Non-availability of uninterrupted Power Supply is the main problem: 70% of
offices in our circle are not having generators. The process of replacement of
damaged UPS as assured by the circle administration have not been completed.
In Northern Region the situation is very bad and RO is not taking any efforts
to resolve the issue. AMC coverage is to be ensured in all cases.
12. There are serious lapses on the part of M/s.Infosys and Sify: They are
behaving as the bosses of our department and neglecting the requests of our
staff for the immediate services. Proper monitoring and periodical meetings
with the vendors are to be ensured by taking the feedback from the operative

13. Functioning of CPC: We are receiving so many complaints from the operative/
supervisory staff regarding the functioning of CPC. Calling the officials in
the night hours, compelling to re-open the offices during midnight, blaming
the end user for the issues arised due to the problems inherent with the software.
Non-attending of phone calls, non reply to e-mail etc. are few examples. The
decentralization of CPC to divisional level is to be examined.

14. Primary, secondary connectivity (NSP-1 & NSP-2) are mandatory for CBS.
But many offices in our circle are not provided with NSP-1 & 2. Immediate
action is requested to ensure the availability of required connectivity in allCBS

15. Computers and peripherals supplied so far are not sufficient. Request to
arrange the supply of all items considering the actual requirement.

16. Additional work in connection with CBS beyond the normal working hours
may be remunerated @ Rs.200/- per hour.

Problems with CIS

1. Non-accessability of Me-Camish Server is the main problem of CIS. The
system is always showing “internal server error”. The staff are compelled to
do the transactions in ‘Point of Sale’ module and ‘Push back’ is a common

2. On many days generation of reports is in trouble and hence the daily accounts
preperation is badly affected.

3. Due to non-updation of data transaction of institutional policies cannot be

4. Missing of credit is a serious problem.

5. Miscalculation of Premia and Service tax is the inherent problem of the

6. Hang out at the time of operation leads to wrong entry of premia and doubling
or tribling etc.

7. Migration to CIS Platform without the availability of Sify network is a serious
problem. This results non-updation of many offices.

8. Data updation in salary deduction cases is still pending.

9. Every chances are there for payment of double bonus in maturity closure
cases in respect of policies opened in march.

10. Problems in connection with revival of policies are to be rectified.

11. In rural area RPLI transaction will be more but the network speed will be
comparatively less. This issue is to be addressed properly.

12. Adequate training (online) is to be ensured for the smooth working.

13. Creation of additional posts and provision of required infrastructural facilities
are the major items. Additional manpower is to be provided with immediate

We hope the circle administration will come forward with fruitfull action
to settle the issues for the smooth functioning of our offices.

Yours faithfully,   
P.K.Muralidharan                                                                              Johnson D. Avokaran
Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group C.                                        Circle Secretary, NAPE Group C.
A.B.Lalkumar,                                                                                               G. Anilkumar,
Circle Secretary, AIPEU Postmen & MTS.               Circle Secretary NUPE Postmen & MTS.
P.V.Rajendran,                                                                                              D.Christudas
Circle Secretary,                                                         Circle Secretary, Group C NURMS & MMS
AIRMS & Group C
C.M.Raveendranath,                                                                                     N.V. Vinod,
Circle Secretary, Circle Secretary,
AIRMS, MMS MTS & MG                                         Circle SecretaryNURMS MMS, MTS & MG
M.S.Sabu,                                                                                                      P.U.Muraleedharan,
Circle Secretary,                                                                     Circle Secretary NUGDS (FNPO)
P.Satheeshkumar,                                                                                        K.Sivadasan
Circle Secretary, AIPAOEU                           General Secretary, Postal Civil Wing FNPO 
(Girish Sekharan,                                                                                         Sunil Kumar,
Circle Secretary, AIPSBCOEA Circle Secretary,                        Circle Secretary   AIPAOA
M.P.Vijayan, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA.

Copy to:
1. The Postmaster General, Central Region,Kochi-682020,
2. The Postmaster General, Northern Region, Kozhikode-673 011.

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2016- Order by Dept of Posts

50 Percent Of 7th Pay Commission Arrears To Be Invested In Bond

New Delhi: The central government is considering a proposal under which 50% of arrears of higher-income central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission will be compulsorily invested in bank capitalization bonds. The proceeds will be used to recapitalize banks without additional pressure on the fiscal.
While this will result in less cash in the hands of higher-income employees, as a sweetener they will get income tax rebate on the amount invested.
A finance ministry official confirmed that preliminary discussions around this proposal were held at a meeting on Thursday, but no decision on its implementation was taken. “The issue was discussed. We are looking at all options,” he said.
“The proposal entails that through a provision under Income Tax Act, tax rebate should be offered to all employees receiving extra salary income through pay commission in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18, provided the money is invested in the bond,” added the official.
The government will have to additionally shell out Rs 40,000-50,000 crore annually on account of implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016.
If this proposal is accepted, a portion of this money will be used to capitalize banks.
According to finance ministry estimates, state-run banks will require Rs 1.8 lakh crore of additional capital in the next four financial years, of which Rs 70,000 crore will be provided by the government.
The government has budgeted Rs 25,000 crore for bank capitalisation in the current fiscal. While the government has said it has made adequate provision in the Budget to cover the extra spending on account of the pay commission recommendations, analysts reckon it is not adequate and full implementation of award will make it difficult to achieve the fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of GDP.
“Increase in government employee wages and pension expenditure on account of seventh pay commission recommendations is not fully provided for in the Budget,” Morgan Stanley had said in a report.
The proposal currently under consideration gives the government the leeway to meet both its pay commission and bank capitalisation commitments without putting the fiscal deficit target under threat. Bonds will provide the exchequer some wriggle room. The payment will become due when bonds mature, leaving the government with only the interest payment liability in the current fiscal.
The flip side is that the proposed scheme could annoy government employees expecting a greater take-home pay. Hence the scheme has a tax exemption lollipop.
A second government official said this amount will be used to recapitalise banks through a special bank capitalisation fund that will invest in perpetual non-redeemable preference shares issued by banks. Banks will pay 5.1% dividend that is also proposed to be exempted from the dividend distribution tax. The fund will in turn pay 5% interest to government employees, retaining 0.1% as administrative charge.
“This interest income will also be tax free for government employees,” he said, which will increase the effective yield. The government will eventually pay back the amount in four equal investments after 8, 9, 10 and 11years, spreading the fiscal burden of repayment over that period. It will guarantee payment of 5% interest and repayment of deposits irrespective of whether the banks pay the dividend or not, the official added.


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