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Saturday, June 4, 2016



Friday, June 3, 2016


LTC Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu and Kashmir is Extended 

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: June 1st, 2016


Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir – Extension reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2014- Estt.(A-1V) dated 26th September, 2014 where Government servants in relaxation to CCS(LTC) Rules, were allowed to travel by air to visit Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), North East Region (NER) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) on LTC for a period of two years against conversion of one block of Home Town LTC. The relaxation was given subject to air travel by Air India only.

2. Later vide DoPT’s O.M. of even no. dated 28.11.2014, the Government decided to allow travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir under this special dispensation scheme subject to certain conditions. The scheme was valid for a period of one year from the date of issue of the O.M. and expired on 27.11.2015.

3. It has now been decided to extend the scheme for a further period from the date of issue of this O.M., till the date of expiry of the of the special dispensation scheme of travel by air to J&K, NER and A&N, i.e. 25.09.2016. All other terms and conditions prescribed in this Department’s O.M. dated 28.11.2014 shall continue to apply.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)

Director (Establishment)

DA from July 2016 set to increase by 6% or 7%

‘CLEREMONT’,     SHIMLA-171004
DATED:   31st May, 2016
Press Release

Consumer  Price Index for Industrial  Workers  (CPI-IW) – April, 2016
The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2016 increased by 3 points and pegged at 271 (two  hundred  and  seventy  one).  On  l-month  percentage  change,  it  increased  by (+)  1.12 per cent  between  March,  2016 and April,  2016 when  compared  with  the increase of(+)  0.79 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing  (+)  2.65  percentage  points  to the  total  change.  At  item  level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Oal, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Dry, Chillies Green, Potato, Tomato,  Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits. Tea (Readymade), Sugar, Doctors’ Fee, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Fish Fresh, Garlic, Onion, Soft Coke, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year  inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.86 per cent for April, 2016 as compared to 5.51 per cent for the previous month and 5.79 per cent during the corresponding  month of the previous  year.  Similarly, the  Food  inflation stood at 7.55 per cent against 6.16 per cent of the previous  month and 5.30 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Rourkela reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by  Goa  (8  points),   Angul-Talcher,   Rangapara-Tezpur,   Warrangal,   Sholapur  and Varanasi (7 points each). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 3 centres,S points in 10 centres,  4 points in 15 centres,   3 points  in 11 centres,  2 points in 11 centres and  1 point  in  11 centres.  On  the  contrary,  Quilon  recorded  a  maximum decrease of 5 points followed by Madurai (3 points), Salem and Rajkot (2 points each) and  Tiruchirapally  and  Ghaziabad  (1  point  each).  Rest of the 4 centres’   indices remained stationary.
The  indices  of  35 centres  are  above  All-India  Index  and  other  41 centres’ indices are  below  national  average. The indices of Vishakhapatnam and Ludhiana centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next  issue of CPI-IW  for the month  of May, 2016  will  be released  on Thursday,  30th  June,  2016. The same will also be available on the office website

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Malfunctioning of Finacle and Mcamish – Programme of  action by  FNPO 


(Affiliated to INTUC & UNI GENEVA)


No. FNPO/3/CC/2016                                                             Date:25/05/2016                                                                                                
            The Chief Post Master General
            Kerala Circle
            Trivandrum 695033

            The 26th Circle Conference of this association held at Gujarathi School Calicut from 21/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 unanimously elected the following as Circle Office bearers for 2016 to 2018, in the presence of Sri D Kishan Rao, General Secretary.

President: Sri K M ANTONY, PA, Changancherry  HO

Vice President: 1. Sri.Raju Thomas, ME, Pathanamthitta HO
                          2. Sri.K Ramesan, DPM, Chalakudy HO
                          3. Sri. Karippal Surendran, PA, Payyanur MDG

Secretary:  Sri Johnson D Avokkaran, APM ( Mails) Thrissur HO

Asst Secretaries:     1. Sri M S Chandrababu, PA, Muttada
                                2. Sri. V N L Shenoy, PA, Ernakulam HO
                                3. Sri. Hyderali, ME, Calicut HO
                                4. Sri. S Kamaraj, PA, Chengannur HO
                                5. Sri. S N Sony, PA, Kasaragod HO

Treasurer : Sri. K Mohanan, PA, Thalassery HO
Asst Treasurer : Smt K S Bagyashree, PA, Chelakara

Organizing Secretaries :
                       1. Sri.Subin Valson, PA Nut Street
                        2. Sri.T V Devadas, SPM,KadalundyNagaram
                         3. Sri. K  Radhakrishnan, PM, Ettumanur

Auditor:  Anil Kumar, Kollam

                                      Thanking You,
                                                Johnson D Avokkaran

Monday, May 30, 2016


FNPO tendered evidence before the GDS Committee

FNPO tendered evidence before the GDS pay Committee headed by Sri Kamalesh Chandra, Chairman, from the official side Sri TQ Mohammad Secretary, Sri Susheel Member and from the staff side  Sri D Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO, Sri TN Rahate, President FNPO, Sri Rajat S Das, working president , FNPO, Sri D Kishan Rao, Genral Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri B Shivakumar, Asstt. General Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri PU Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS, Sri CH. Laxmi Narayana Prsident NUGDS, Sri L LKrishna Prasad RR, NAPE Gr-C, AP Circle were tendered the evidence. A Video Presentation for 25 minutes was made before the commission showing the nature of duties of all the cadres of the GDS employees, usage of biometric devices for payment of MGNREGA, Social Security Pensions and the interview of the Hon’ble Communication Minister, Sri Ravi Sankar Prasadji covering the projects under took by the rural postal network present and future. Sukanya Samradhi Account, RPLI, sale of Godavari water, PM Suraksha Bhima Yojana were highlighted in the video. The Chairman and GDS committee keenly watched the video presentation and positively responded on the points raised in the memorandum. The Commission may call unions again in July 2016.

Some of the salient features of the evidence

1. Amending the rule 3A of the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules and allotting the GDS employees to work for 8 hours. Necessary documents obtained under RTI Act were submitted in support of the workload of the BPMs.

2. Dispensing with the unscientific point system for assessing the workload of BPMs and evaluations of new method for the GDSMC/MD/Packers keeping the future need of the rural postal system.

3. Reducing the cadres in the GDS System by making common cadre atleast two and suitably fixing the wages.

4. Fixing the wages of the GDS agents based on the scales implemented to the Central Govt. Employees in the 7th CPC minimum of Rs 20,000/- basic pay.

5. Finding ways and means for providing rented standard accommodation by the Department paying suitable HRA.

6. Cash conveyance arrangement to be made by the Department with conveyance allowance.

7. Fixed quota for the GDS employees in the PA recruitment and allowing GDS employees in the vacant posts of Postal Assistants like postmen & Group-D.

8. 5%  LR

9. The compassionate appointment of the dependents in case of   voluntary/invalid retirements

10.       Liberal transfer facility in place of limited transfer facility.

11.       Medical facilities, Group Insurance

12.       Chapter wise discussion of our Memorandum .