Wednesday, 31 December 2014
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of Declaration of assets and liabilities by the Public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- extension of last data for filing of revised returns by Public servants who have filed property returns under the existing service rules- regarding (Click the link below for details)
Grant of Savings Bank Allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank / Certificate Branches - Clarification (SB Order No. 13/2014)(Click the link below for details)
Delegation of Financial Powers to Heads of Circles in the Department of Posts (Click the link below for details)
Amendment to Small Savings Schemes, 2014 (Click the link below for details) http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_eco_affairs/budget/BudgetNotification30122014.pdf
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Gramin dak Sevaks do not want sepereate gds committee
Seperate committee (whether Judicial or Bureaucratic)
is a wAste and farce.
Ø 2.76 lakhsGDS do not want a separate GDS Committee.
Ø 2.76 lakhs GDS want inclusion of GDS in the 7th CPC.
Ø NFPE & AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
Ø FNPO & NUGDS demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
Ø Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
Ø JCM National Council (staff side) organisations including Railway & Defense Federations demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
But Recognised GDS Union of Shri.Mahadevaiah is demanding Separte Committee for GDS
* Hon’ble Supreme Court stated that GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
* Justice Singhal, Chairman 4th PC stated GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
* Justice Charanjit Jalwar stated that GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
* Talwar Committee recommended to the Govt. that GDS should be included in Pay Commission and no separate committee should be appointed in future.
* Govt. appointed 7th Pay Commission for Central Govt. Employees.
* NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) says GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be included in 7th CPC itself.
* Confederation of Central Govt. Employees& Workers says that GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be incuded in 7th CPC itself.
* JCM National Council (staff side) orgisastions including Railway & Defence Federations says GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be included in 7th CPC itself.
* But recognised GDS union of Shri. Mahadevaiah accepted the Govt. stand that GDS are not part of Central Govt. Employees and hence he is demanding seperate committee for GDS. He don’t want GDS to be included in 7th CPC. His main demand in the charter of demandS is seperate committee for GDS .
* NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) declared joint indefinite strike under the banner of JCA from 2015 May 6th for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
* FNPO & NUGDS also declared joint indefinite strike under the banner of JCA from 2015 May 6th for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
& Confederation, Railways & Defence Federations organised joint National Convention of entire JCM staff side orgnisations and decided to organise massive Parliament March in April 2015 to declare indefinite strike of entire Central Govt. Employees. Inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC is included in the charter of demands as number one demand.
Recognised GDS union of Shri Mahadevaiah don’t want joint strike of GDS & regular employees. He always declares fragmented strike to torpedo the unity of GDS and regulr employees. He is desperately trying to retain his control over GDS. He has written to the Govt. not to allow NFPE & FNPO to discuss GDS issues. Govt. also wants to divide GDS and Regular employees so that they can easily deny the legitimate demands of the GDS including Civil Servant status and all benefits of regular employees.
Let us organise Joint indefinite Strike of five LAkhs GDS & Regular employees from 2015 May 6th under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS) demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC & grant of all benefits of regular employees to GDS also.
Recognised GDS union of Mahadevaiah is against filing case in Supreme Court for grant of Civil Servant status and all benefits of regular employees to GDS. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has filed a Writ Petition in Supreme Court and after the preliminary hearing Supreme Court transferred the case to Delhi High Court. The next hearing of the case in Delhi High Court is on 4th February, 2015.
But Shri. Mahadevaiah had filed a case in the Karnataka High Court for his own benefit requesting to grant Foreign Service benefits to him. (Writ Petition No.24106/2005 (S.CAT).
When he has filed Writ Petition in High Court for his own benefit it is perfectly alright, but when NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) filed case in Supreme Court for the benefit of 2.76 lakhs GDS he is ridiculing it and opposing it.
P.Panduranga Rao R.N.Parashar
General Secretry. Secretary General,
(NB: Shri.Mahadevaiah has published in December 2014 a circular in his website in which again he has used filthy and unparliamentary language against the NFPE leadership. He has called the leadership of NFPE as “Cowards” “impotent” and “liars”. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) don’t want to stoop to the level of Shri. Mahadevaiah by replying him using such indecent and low-level third-rate language in our writeups).
SB Order No 13/2014 : Grant of Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank / Certificate Branches - Clarification - reg
JCM SUBJECT DISCUSSED ON 16.12.2014
Eligibility of SB Allowance of SB qualified officials
The eligibility for appearing for the SB Aptitude test is reduced from 5 years to one year vide SB order No. 16/2011 dated 23.08.2011. The principal SB order No. 26/89 issued vide DG Posts letter No. 2-3/86-SB dated 27.04.1989, it is prescribed that the SB Allowance will be admissible only to those Postal Assistants who are selected to be posted in SB Branch having at least 5 years of service with good record and pass in the aptitude test/such other test as may be prescribed and the allowance will be paid for the period they actually work in the SB Branch.
Subsequently vide SB order No. 16/2011 issued vide Directorate letter No. 113-07/2010-SB dated 23.08.2011, the eligibility for appearing in the SB Aptitude test is reduced to one year and many young Postal Assistants are now qualified and they are denied for grant of SB Allowance s the principal SB order No. 26/89 requires a revision in consonance with the subsequent SB order No. 16/2011.
Hence it is requested to cause suitable clarification allowing the drawal of SB Allowance to the officials qualified irrespective of their service and render justice at the earliest.
Agreed. It is under process in consultation with IFW.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 7 th Central Pay Commission's visit to Kolkata /
Andaman & Nicobar Islands has been rescheduled. As per the revised schedule, the Commission will visit Kolkata from 11th - 14th January, 2015.
Friday, 26 December 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Central Head Quarters, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110 001.
Trade Union Workshop 2015
5th, 6th January 2015 - Bangalore
10.00 am to 11.30 am Inauguration& Class I
International-National situation & : Com.A.K.Padmanabhan,
Task of the Trade Unions National President, CITU
11.30 to 11.45 - Tea Break
11.45 am to 1.15 pm Class II (Interactive Session)
Subject: 7th CPC Memorandum & : Com.S.K.Vyas, Advisor
Related issues - Interation of Delegates : Com.K.K.N.Kutty, President &
with CHQ Leaders. : Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General
will attend the session.
1.15pm to 2.00 pm -Lunch Break
2.00 pm to04.00 pm Class III
Media and Politics : Com. P.Rajeev, MP, Rajyasabha.
04.00 pm to 04.30 pm - Tea Break
04.30 pm to 07.00 pm Class IV (Interactive Session Continues)
Central Govt. Employees Charter of : National Leaders of Confederations will
Demands - Future Course of Action - attend the session.
Role of Confederation.
9.00 am to 11.00 am Class V
Two decades of Globalisation and its impact : Dr.Venkitesh Athreya (Economist)
on working class.
11.00 am to 11.15 AM - Tea Break.
11.15 am to 01.00 pm Class VI
Human Rights and Working Class : Prof.G.Haragopal (ICSSR, National Fellow,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Visiting Professor, National School of Law, Bangalore.
01.00 pm to 02.00 pm - Lunch Break
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm Class VII (Interactive session continues)
Subject: How to further improve the
functioning of Confederation : National leaders of Confederation will attend
04.00 pm to 05.00 pm
Camp Review and conclusion.
- 05.00 pm - END –
Venue of the Camp : Income Tax Office, Bangalore.
“Cauvery Hall, 4th Floor of Income Tax Office located on Queens Road, which is opposite to GPO building and near to Vidhan Soudha (State Assembly Hall).
Registration : 0800 AM to 09.30 AM
Attendance of all delegates in the camp from 05-01-2015, 10 AM to 06-01-2015, 05.00PM is compulsory. No exemption will mbe granted to any delegate. Late coming and early leaving not permitted.
K.K.N.Kutty, M. Krishnan,
Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants (Click the link below for details)
“E-BOOK” ON “GOOD GOVERNANCE: MINISTRY OF FINANCE”
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REPORT OF WORKING GROUP CONSTITUTED TO DELIBERATE ON RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE EXPERT COMMITTEE REPORT OF SSC.
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INCENTIVE TO THE STAFF PERFORMING INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE (IMTS) TRANSACTIONS IN THE POST OFFICES CLICK HERE to view Dte Order
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
CAN’T RECOVER EXCESS SALARY PAID TO CLASS III, IV STAFFSUPREME COURT
Press News by TOI
NEW DELHI: Recovery of excess amount paid to Class-III and Class-IV employees due to employer's mistake is not permissible in law, the Supreme Court has ruled saying that it would cause extremely harsh consequences to them who are totally dependent on their wages to run their family.
The apex court said employees of lower rung service spend their entire earning in the upkeep and welfare of their family, and if such excess payment is allowed to be recovered from them, it would cause them far more hardship, than the reciprocal gains to the employer.
A bench of JS Khehar and Arun Mishra also directed that an employer cannot recover excess amount in case of a retired employee or one who is to retire within one year and where recovery process is initiated five years after excess payment.
"We are therefore satisfied in concluding, that such recovery from employees belonging to the lower rungs (i.e., Class-III and Class-IV - sometimes denoted as Group 'C' and Group 'D') of service, should not be subjected to the ordeal of any recovery, even though they were beneficiaries of receiving higher emoluments, than were due to them. Such recovery would be iniquitous and arbitrary and therefore would also breach the mandate contained in Article 14 of the Constitution," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgment said.
It said that the employer's right to recover has to compared, with the effect of the recovery on the concerned employee and if the effect of the recovery from the employee would be, more unfair, more wrongful, more improper, and more unwarranted, than the corresponding right of the employer, which would then make it iniquitous and arbitrary, to effect the recovery.
"In such a situation, the employee's right would outbalance, and therefore eclipse, the right of the employer to recover," the bench said.
The bench passed the order on a petition filed by Punjab government challenging Punjab and Haryana high court order restraining it to recover the excess amount paid by mistake to numerous employees over the years.
It said we may, as a ready reference, summarize the following few situations, wherein recoveries by the employers, would be impermissible in law:
(i) Recovery from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service (or Group 'C' and Group 'D' service).
(ii) Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within one year, of the order of recovery.
(iii) Recovery from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued.
(iv) Recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.
(v) In any other case, where the Court arrives at the conclusion, that recovery if made from the employee, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer's right to recover.
The court said a government employee is primarily dependent on his wages, and such deduction from salary should not be allowed which would make it difficult for the employee to provide for the needs of his family and any recovery must be done within five years.
In this case, the employees were given monetary benefits in excess of their entitlement due to a mistake committed by a concerned competent authority, in determining the emoluments payable to them.