An Organisation for the welfare of postal employees

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The reasons for the protest week& Present status of the committees.

Dear  colleagues,

You are aware FNPO and its affiliated unions have decided to observe protest week from 12th to 19th December 2016.

The reasons for the protest week:

On 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016 Group Of Ministers called our NJCM leaders and gave assurance that a High-Level Committee will examine the 7th CPC issues, mainly the Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. Based  on the assurance, the JCM Constituent deferred the Strike action on 06th July 2016.

Accordingly, the following committees were constituted .

1)  Committee to examine the 7th CPC issues mainly the Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor: The committee met once and the outcome of the meeting not known.

2)  Allowance Committee: Met once they discussed HRA & other allowances, but no commitment from the official side. Committee chairman conducted the meeting with all Departments. On 03/11/2016, a meeting was conducted under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) with regard to postal department. During the meeting India Post Chairman, Postal board, Member (P), DDG (Esst.), DDG (P) & Director (Esst.) were present. Secretary Generals of the three Federations represented the staff side.

The Department of Posts submitted a proposal for retaining the  following allowances.

·       Fixed Monetary Compensation to Postman.

·       Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants.

·       Cycle allowance to Postman.

·       Cash handling and Treasury allowance.

·       Headquarter allowance

·       Fixed Medical allowance.

·       Overtime Allowance

After a long discussion on the revision of above allowances, the Finance Secretary  asked to 
furnish the quantum of Fund required by the Department of Post to meet the Expenditure. Our departmental officers who were present at the meeting agreed to give the required fund details. According to our information, our department has sent the details to the Finance Secretary.

Let us hope that Finance Ministry will agree to our Departments proposal.

3) Anomaly committee was constituted department vice.

4) NPS Committee: According to our information the committee is constituted but no official information.

5) Pension option committee: To examine the feasibility to implement option -1 

Now four months have lapsed, we are yet to know the committees decision on the issues of Minimum Wage, Pay Fixation Formula, Allowances and National Pension system (NPS) etc. as on date

. Besides these, after implementing the 7th CPC (only pay), the Government is accepting all the recommendations affecting the employees one by one such as the benchmark for MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” which has created unrest in the minds of every employee.

FNPO cannot be a mere silent spectator after reading the employees mind, therefore FNPO and its affiliated unions have decided to observe protest week from 12th to 19th December 2016.

We request all Divisional / Circle secretaries to go through the programs and make it a grand success.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Withdrawal of cash from bank deposit accounts - Relaxation


November 28, 2016

The Chairman / Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks/ Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks /
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Cooperative Banks/
State Cooperative Banks/ District Central Cooperative Banks

Dear Sir,
Withdrawal of cash from bank deposit accounts - Relaxation

It has been reported that certain depositors are hesitating to deposit their money into bank accounts in view of the current limits on cash withdrawals from accounts.

2. As it is impeding active circulation of currency notes, it has been decided, on careful consideration, to allow withdrawals of deposits made in current legal tender notes on or after November 29, 2016 beyond the current limits; preferably, available higher denomination bank notes of ₹ 2000 and ₹ 500 are to be issued for such withdrawals.

Yours faithfully,
(P Vijaya Kumar)

Chief General Manager  

Changes in the programme.Observance of Protest week from 12th to 19th December 2016 by FNPO affiliates.


All Circle/Division/Branch Secretaries of FNPO affiliates.

Dear colleagues,

FNPO affiliated unions decided to observe protest week from 12th to 19th December 2016 on the 16 points Charter of Demands.
Program of the Protest week

12/12/2016- Demonstration  at Divisional office.

14/12/2016- To submit a letter to the Prime Minister through the State Governors by the Circle Secretaries.

16/12/2016 Lunch hour Demonstration at Circle/Regional offices

19/12/2016 Lunch hour Demonstration at Directorate&submission of  letter to the Prime Minister.

Our Circle/Division/Branch Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions are requested to observe the above program in their respective places in an energetic manner.

With regards,


Circle Secretaries are requested to organise March to Raj Bhavan preferably on 14/11/2016 at all State Capitals and submit the letter to the Prime Minister through State Governor.


His/Her Excellency……………………………………… Governor of…………………………………. State Capital

Respected Sir/Madam,

Sub: Request to consider the issues of Postal employees related to 7th CPC & other related issues.

We, the Circle Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions, submit to you the enclosed  letter addressed to the Honourable Prime Minister of India with our kind requests to forward the same to the Prime Minister.
This  letter  to voice our grave concerns.

We also request that you may kindly use your good offices to impress upon the Central Government  by conveying our genuine feelings.

We are highly thankful for your valuable time. Thanking you, Sir,

Yours Sincerely,
(Circle Secretaries)



Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-l10011

Respected Sir,

We, the Federation of National Postal Organisations and its affiliated unions submit this letter to express our deep concern and request for honor the commitment given by the Group of Ministers held meetings with JCM (Staff Side) leaders on 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016 and consequently assurance was given that a High Level Committee will examine 7th CPC issues mainly Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. On this assurance, JCM Constituent organizations have deferred Strike action on 06th July, 2016.

Though a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance and discussions held, the response has been disappointing. The employees of  the Postal and other Central Government employees are greatly disappointed over non-settlement of the main issues through discussions.Furthermore  many of the 7th CPC recommendations have created unrest in the minds of Central government employees in general and Postal employees particularly.

The issues raised after 7thCPC implementation  & other  long pending requests are enclosed.

We request  your kind attention to the issues listed in the enclosure and action thereof.
With Pranams,
Yours sincerely,

The above letters sent by our Federation to all FNPO affiliated unions Circle secretaries through Federal sentinel (November 2016).  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016