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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

JCM NOTE ON FIXATION FACTOR AND OTHER ISSUES - IMPORTANT NOTE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!!

ONE DAY STRIKE 23rd AUGUST-2017
A GRAND SUCCESS

          Congratulations and Revolutionary Greetings to all General Secretaries, NFPE Office Bearers, Circle/Divisional and Branch  Secretaries of All Unions of NFPE including GDS Union for making One Day Strike on dated 23.08.2017 a Grand Success.

          After a long gap NFPE has conducted strike alone and only for settlement of Postal Sectional demands and it is made grand success by our Comrades.

          Out of 10 demands, three demands have already been settled by the Department. One demand, Declaration of result of membership Verification has been submitted to Minister (C) by Secretary (P) for approval.

          GDS Committee Report: Some queries were raised by the Finance Ministry and reply has been sent by the department. It will be implemented very soon.

          On other demands Department has started action.

          The Position of strike, Circle wise is placed below:


VERY GOOD 
Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Assam, North East, Tamilnadu, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisharg
GOOD   
Telangana , UP, M P ,AP, Punjab, Haryana, HP , Bihar
AVERAGE/PARTIAL 
Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, J&K , Karnataka , Gujarat


      R.N. PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL
             NFPE

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MAKE ALL POSSIBLE EFFORTS TO MAKE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 23.08.2017

APPEAL TO ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES, CIRCLE SECRETARIES/DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES OF ALL NFPE UNIONS


A GRAND & HISTORIC SUCCESS
LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED


FOR SETTLEMENT OF

10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS


1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS

3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7.    Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7thCPC.

9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

      R.N. PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL
             NFPE

Saturday, August 19, 2017

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR FROM CCGEW

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE SUBMITTED BY NJCM

Thursday, August 17, 2017

MAKE ONE DAY STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS ON 23.08.2017


FOR SETTLEMENT OF  10 POINTS 
CHARTER OF DEMANDS


1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS

3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7.    Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.

9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PATNA STEP UP CASE - REVIEW PETITION FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT IS DISMISSED


COM. THE REVIEW PETITION FILED BY THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT DISMISSED AND THUS THE PA WING HAS NO OTHER WAY THAN TO IMPLEMENT THE JUDGMENT IN OA 2124 IN ALL ITS TRUE SPIRIT IN THE LEFT OUT PAOS INCLUDING BHOPAL AND AMBALA. THERE IS NO OTHER ALIBI AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT

WORKERS TO STORM DELHI ON 9,10&11 NOVEMBER 2017

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS CALL FOR COUNTRYWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE

AGAINST ANTI PEOPLE ANTI LABOUR POLICIES OF NDA GOVERNMENT

            The National Convention of Workers held today, 8th August 2017 decided to organise a ‘three day dharna’ on 9th, 10th and 11thNovember 2017 before Parliament mobilizing lakhs of workers followed by indefinite General Strike against the anti people anti labour policies of the NDA Government.
            The convention was organised by the joint platform of all the central trade unions- INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF and national Federations of State and Central Government employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence, PSUs, Railways, Telecom, Electricity, Coal, Steel, Energy, Petroleum, Road transport, Air transport, Water transport, Port and Dock, Metal and Mining, IT, Scheme Workers, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Plantation etc.
            The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country, through numerous nationwide joint strike actions participated by crores of workers. Instead, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country.
            Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure.
            Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport.
            The National Convention of Workers extended full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations.  The National Conventionstrongly denunciated the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity.
            The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day.
The Convention decided
1.    To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun
2.    To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed
3.    Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.
4.    The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

            The convention was presided by Ashok Singh(INTUC),Ramendra Kumar (AITUC) S N Pathak(HMS), Dr. K Hemalata (CITU), Satyavan Singh(AIUTUC),Lata (SEWA),Uday Bhat (AICCTU),Satrujit Singh(UTUC), V Subbaraman(LPF) and addressed by G Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur(AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Siddu(HMS),  Tapan Sen(CITU), Shankar Saha( AIUTUC), Manali(SEWA), Rajeev Dimri(AICCTU),   Ashok Ghosh( UTUC) and M Shanmugam ( LPF).

Issued For
INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF
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NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS
8th August 2017, Talkatora Indoor Stadium,New Delhi
DECLARATION

            The National Convention of Workers being held today, the 8th August 2017, in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions, in association with all independent  National Federations of Workers and Employees of both Industrial and Service sectors, expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Narendra Modi Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.

            The Convention notes with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of  Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. Despite numerous nationwide joint strike actions, the most prominent being those of 2nd September 2015 and 2nd September 2016, participated by crores of workers against the policies of the Governments, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country. Both the organized as well as unorganized sectors are victims alike.

            The National convention unanimously condemns in strongest term the conspiratorial and authoritarian attack of the BJP government to deprive the biggest central trade union in the country, the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) from all representations in the tripartite and bipartite forums and committees including in the international forum. This is nothing but a severe and henous onslaught on the rights of the entire trade union movement. It will be unitedly fought back and national convention pledges for that.

            Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The phenomenon of closure and shut-down of industries and the forecast of huge job-loss in the IT sector is adding fuel to the fire. Price-rise of essential commodities including public transport, electricity, medicines etc is mounting pressure on daily life of the people in general leading to widening as well as deepening impoverishment. Hasty implementation of GST has added fuel to fire.  Drastic cut in Government expenditure in social sector and various welfare schemes has made the conditions of workers, particularly those in unorganized sector more precarious.

            The anti-labour authoritarian character of the Government is all the more evident in their refusal to implement even the consensus recommendations (in which the Government was also a party) of the successive Indian Labour Conferences in respect of equal pay and benefits for equal work for the contract workers, formulation of minimum wage on the norms agreed by 15th ILC/Supreme Court Judgment and workers status for the scheme workers viz., Anganwadi, Mid-Day-Meal and ASHA etc. Shockingly Modi Government is even refusing to implement the recent Judgments of the Supreme Court of the country on the most genuine issue of “equal wage and benefits for same work” and on EPS, 1995 on contribution and calculation of pension on actual pay and dearness allowance.

            Despite opposition of all the trade unions in the country irrespective of affiliations, the Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms which is aimed at imposing the condition of slavery on the working people. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure under Employees Provident Fund Organization, Coal Mines Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance Corporation and many others welfare statutes, abolition of welfare related cess, and usurp the huge social security fund subscribed by the workers amounting to more than Rs.20 lakh crore and make them available for the speculation in share market under the most deceptive and fraudulent camouflage of ‘universalisation of social security’.

            Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Moreover stripping all the cash rich PSUs from the investible cash reserves are added assaults. In fact Defence Sector privatization move is actually designed to destroy manufacturing capability and Research initiatives developed by the country over last six and half decades. The worst and most dubious is the game plan to outsource more than 50 per cent products including weapons and critical equipments, so long being produced by the Ordinance establishments. Complete privatization of the Railways, step by step, are going on. Operating private trains in the existing tracks built by Railways is being permitted. Moreover free access to railway yards, sheds and workshops for maintenance of private coaches, wagons and engines etc are being offered to private operators. Already 23 railway stations in all metro cities have been shortlisted for privatisation. Railway employees shall be worst victims of privatization in terms of job security, democratic trade union rights and protection of achievements in the areas of pay, perks, social security etc. Like Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC), a Railway Development Authority (RDA) has been created. Given the sky-rocketing increase in electricity tariff by CERC, under RDA railway fare and goods freight is poised to be hiked hurting the common people and benefiting the private profiteers.

            Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The ultimate target of the Government is privatization and to extend undue favour to the same private corporate crooks, whose default of paying back the loan has put the banking sector in severe difficulties. The retrenchment of contractual employees has been resorted to already in some banks. Insurance sector is also under such attack. Legislative measures to pave the way of privatization of our major ports are also in the advanced stage. CPSUs even including the core and strategic sectors like Energy, Petroleum, Telecom, Metal, Mining, Machine Building, Road, Air and Water Transport, Port & Dock and more are under the privatization onslaught of the Government. The Convention notes that workers of these industries are fighting sectoral battle unitedly. United struggles have been launched by the workers and employees of Government Services Sector including the Scheme Workers as a whole. The Convention extends full support to these struggles.

            Attempts are being made by the state governments to dismantle Public sector road transport by issuing route- permits to private parties. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport. The convention while taking note of the protest action by transport workers, condemns the state govts. and central govt’s anti people and anti worker moves in the transport sector.

            The National Convention of Workers extends full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations. It is the same set of pro-corporate, pro-landlord policies which have created a severe crisis in agriculture, biggest livelihood provider in the economy leading to continuing increase in spate of suicides.

            This National Convention of Workers records its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity. The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Communal forces are cultivating an atmosphere of conflicts within the society on non-issues. It is disrupting the unity of the workers and the toiling people in general, so vital to carry forward the ongoing struggles based on our 12-point Charter of Demands as detailed above. Working class must raise their strong voice of protest.

            The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day. On the other hand the working class has achieved solid unity of the trade union movement and also achieved unprecedented response in the ongoing struggles including the strikes actions opposing such suicidal anti-people policies.

            The task before the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and independent national federations is to further intensify the surging struggles in various sectors through a concerted united agitation and mobilization at national level to be followed by countrywide general strike action as a culmination and consolidation of all sectoral struggles. The National Convention of workers therefore adopts the following programmes:

1.    To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun
2.    To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed
3.    Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.
4.    The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

            The National Convention calls upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country  irrespective of affiliations to make the above programmes a total success.  

12 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 1.     Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation 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 measures for violation of labour laws.

4.   Universal social security cover for all workers

5.  Minimum wages of not less than Rs 18,000/- per month with provisions of indexation

6.   Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3,000/- p.m. for the entire working population

7.    Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs and strategic sale

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 application; and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C 87 and C 98

 11.   Against Labour Law Amendments

 12.   Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence

Monday, August 7, 2017

AIPAEA CIRCULAR-5

Sunday, August 6, 2017

AIPAEA GREETS ON THE OCCASION OF RAKSHA BANDHAN!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Reply received from the Department of Post on One Day Strike notice  and 10 points  charter of demands on 23.08.2017 (23rd August-2017) is not satisfactory. (Letter is placed below):


WE WILL NOT WITHDRAW OR DEFER OUR STRIKE
MERELY ON ASSURANCES

WE WANT RESULT.

OUR STRIKE DECISION STANDS

            All General Secretaries / Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to make extensive preparations to Make One Day Strike on 23rd August-2017 a grand success

REPLY FROM DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

No. 08-12/2017-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
                                   Dated:  01st August, 2017
To,
The Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees,
1st Floor, North Avenue P.O. Building,
New Delhi – 110001.

Subject:        Trade Union action including one day strike on 23.08.2017 call given by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands.
Sir,
            I am directed to refer to your letter No. PF-12-C/2017 dated Nil on the above mentioned subject. The charter of demands has been examined by the concerned Divisions and replies to each item of demands showing the present status are enclosed herewith.

2.         As many of your demands have been settled and few are under active consideration of the Department, it is requested that the proposed agitation including the one day strike called by you on 23.08.2017 may be called off.
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As Above
       -sd/-           
                                                                                                                     (P. S. Verma)
Director (SR & Legal)

Charter of demands submitted by NFPE vide letter dated 05.06.2017:
Sl.No.
Demands              /         Reply
1.
Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
REPLY

          GDS: Process of online engagement of GDS has already been started to fill up vacant post of GDS in 17 Circles. Due to technical snags in the online engagement software, process in remaining Circles will be started only after process in 17 Circles will finalize.

          PA/SA: Result of PA/SA for the year 2015 is kept in abeyance as the matter is subjudice. Vacancies of PA/SA for the year 2016 have already been intimated to SSC.

         LGO exam for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA for deputation to APS has been conducted on 04.06.2017.

            LGOs exam for promotion to Assistants in MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO has been held on 16.07.2017.

            In r/o other exams, viz. IP Exam 2016-17, PM Grade I and PS Group B 2017-18, LGOs to PAs/SAs 2016-17 and 2017-18, engagement of new approved Agency is in the pipeline. MoU between Department and Agency is to be signed.
            For the Postman/Mail Guard and MTS cadre exams, instructions have been issued to all the Circles to fill up the vacancies by giving top priority.
            Calendar of departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2017-18 has already been issued to all the Circles by giving tentative schedule for filling up the vacancies of decentralized examination i.e. PO & RMS Accountant Examination, LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs (Exam has been conducted by respective Circles), LGOs examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO and other exams
2.
Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee Report. Grant of civil servant status to GDS.
REPLY
        The recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been considered by the Department of Posts and mandatory approvals are being obtained in this regard.

       As far as grant of civil servant status to GDS is concerned, it is stated that according to Rule 3-A (v) of GDS Conduct Rules 2011, a Sevak shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Superintendent of Post Offices vs PK Rajamma (1977) (3) SCC held that the Extra Departmental Agents {now called Gramin Dak Sevaks} are holders of the civil post outside the regular civil services. Moreover, they are part time employees being engaged for maximum of 5 hrs a day. In the light of above legal position demand of the Federation cannot be acceded to.  
3.
Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification.
REPLY
      GDS Verification:
The instructions have already been issued to all Circles to conduct the re-verification of membership of GDS employees vide this office letter No. 13-01/2016-SR dated 20.06.2017.

Declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification:
The concerned file is being processed and the result is likely to be declared shortly
4.
Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
REPLY
          FS Division has informed that no new schemes are launched by that Division on behalf of DoP. The DoP is operating Small Savings Schemes on behalf of MoF.

         PLI Directorate has informed that they have completed roll out of Core Insurance Solution (CIS) as on 25.01.2016 to 808 HOs and 24598 Sub Post Offices as per the information provided by Circles. Roll out of RICT has not been initiated so far. They have also informed that at no point of time any case of harassment & victimization of staff has come to their notice
5.
Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC .
REPLY
          The order in respect of minimum pay for calculation of pay of casual labourers (without temporary status) has already been issued vide this office letter no. 7-10/2016-PCC dated 31.03.2017
6.
Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
REPLY
There is no proposal of corporatization/privatization at this juncture.  The Department is making efforts to give better and competitive services to the customers specifically in the areas of insurance, banking and parcels. 
7.
Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre PostalSSSSSSSSSS Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
REPLY
          The cadre restructuring of left out cadres, i.e. RMS, PACO and PASBCO is currently under examination in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. The matter of cadre restructuring of Postmaster Cadre will be examined thereafter.
       
           A Committee has been constituted, vide this office letter no. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Shri Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle, to examine the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Group C employees.

           Cadre review of MMS is under active consultation with Ministry of Finance, DoE.
8.
Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
REPLY
         The CGHS facilities have been extended to the pensioners of Post and Telegraph Department by the M/o Health & Family Welfare vide O.M. No. S-11016/2/2015-CGHS(P)/EHS dated 19.07.2017 and the same has been circulated by the Dte. To all the Circles vide letter no. 2-3/2009-Medical dated 25.07.2017.

          The issue of merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries is under consideration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.  
9.
Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
REPLY;
         The demand for withdrawal of NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) is outside the purview of this Department. As regards guarantee of 50% last pay drawn as minimum pension, it is mentioned that govt. has already enhanced minimum pension to Rs. 9000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The pension of retiring employees is fixed at 50% of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial under Rule 49(2) of CCS (Pension) Rules.

           Government has also decided to revise pension of pre-2016 pensioners to 50% of notional pay in pay matrix of 7th CPC by fixing pay on notional basis during each intervening Pay Commission
10.
Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal Department.
REPLY
         Since the Department of Posts is a service oriented Department, decision of 5 days week lead to public inconvenience and further, to public complaints. 
        This decision will also results in revenue loss to the Department as customer will go for other alternatives when Post Offices are closed on Saturday.