Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Meeting with with PJCA
The Chairman / Secretary
Postal Joint Council of Action

Subject:   Meeting held with PJCA on 05/02/2015 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts)

Dear Sir,

       As decided vide Point 2 of the minutes of  above meeting, this is to inform you that the proposal of GDS for their inclusion within the terms of reference of 7th CPC has been endorsed to the Department of Expenditure for re-consideration.                                                                                              Sd/-
                                                                                      (Arun Malik)
                                                                      Director (SR & Legal)

Meeting with with PJCA



4:54 PM (17 minutes ago)
The Chairman / Secretary
Postal Joint Council of Action

 Subject:   Meeting held with PJCA on 05/02/2015 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts)
Dear Sir,
       As decided vide Point 2 of the minutes of above meeting, this is to inform you that the proposal of GDS for their inclusion within the terms of reference of 7th CPC has been endorsed to the Department of Expenditure for re-consideration.
(Arun Malik)

Director (SR & Legal)

Clarification regarding list of hospitals/laboratories for conducting special medical examinations consequent on enhancement of sum assured limit in r/o PLI .(Click the link below for details)



Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare issues an order explaining as to why only S-29 Scale Pensioners were given the benefit of implementation from 1.1.2006 while all the remaining Pre-2006 Pensioners got to wait!!

The Order says that since the Supreme Court had finally disposed of one writ petition related to S-29 Pensioners, it has been implemented to them. For others, until the remaining 3 Writ Petitions are not disposed off, the Government will not implement!! 

The Orders of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare is given below: 


 G.I., Dept. of Pen. & P.W., O.M.No.38/77-A/09-P&PW(A)(Pt.)
The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's OM dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department's letter dated 3.10.2008.
2.     The Hon'ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its common order dated 1.11.2011 in four petitions [OA No.655/2010, 306/2010, 50712010 and 3079/2009] directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.
3.      A large number of representations from pre-2006 pensioners are being received by the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare for extension of benefits similar to what had been allowed in case of OA No.655/2010 by CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi.
4.       In this context, it is informed that four Writ Petitions were filed in the High Court of Delhi challenging the order dated 1.11.2011 of Hon'ble CAT in four OAs. These petitions were dismissed on 29.4.2013. Subsequently, four SLPs were filed in the Hon'ble Supreme Court over a period of time against the said order of the Hon'ble High Court. Of the four SLPs, the one pertaining to Central Government SAG (S-29) Pensioners' Association which was first in the series of said SLPs, has since been dismissed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 29.7.2013. As the Review Curative Petition against the said order dated 29.7.2013 also failed, the Government of India decided to comply with the order by extending the requisite benefits to the parties involved in the said SLP. As regards the other three SLPs (Nos.36148-50/2013), Hon'ble Supreme Court in its order dated 19.11.2013 issued notice and made the following observation: .
"Learned Counsel for the respondent submits that during the pendency of these petitions the respondent-writ petitioners shall not precipitate the matter by filing contempt proceedings either before the High Court or before the Tribunal. That statement is recorded. "
5.          Thus the issue of revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 as covered under SLP Nos. 36148-50/2013 in the Apex Court which have been tagged with Civil Appeal No.8875-76/2011 filed by Ministry of Defence in a similar matter is subjudice.
6.           This is the information.
7.       The outcome of SLPs under reference in Para (4) would be brought to the notice of all Ministries /Departments.

Monday, March 9, 2015

all india postal sbco employees association
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
Central Head Quarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi- 110 001.

3rd All India Conference
2015 march 13th, 14th & 15th
at thekkady (kumily), idukki district, kerala state.
Venue    :         Holiday Home Auditorium, Thekkady.
13th March 2015, Friday
07.00 PM                                   :    Central Working Committee Meeting
14th March 2015, Saturday
08.00 am to 09.30 am              :    Registration of delegates/visitors
                                                 :    Break Fast
10.00 am                                  :    Flag Hoisting and Homage to Martyrs
10.30 am                                  :    Inaugural Session (Open Session)
Welcome Speech                        ;    Com.K.K.Jayachandran, MLA
                                                      Chairman, Reception Committee.
Presided by                                :    Com. S.P.Kulkarni
                                                      All India President, AIPSBCOEA
Inauguration                              :    Com.P.Karunakaran, MP
                                                      Chairman, NFPE, Kerala.
Speeches                                    :    Com.M.Krishnan
                                                      Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt.Employees & Workers. & Ex-Secretary General, NFPE.
                                                 :    Com.R.N.Parashar
                                                      Secretary General, NFPE.
                                                 :    Com.Giriraj Singh,
                                                      President, NFPE & General Secretary,
                                                      AIRMS& MMS Empl.Union Group-C (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.C.C.Pillai, Ex.Secretry General, NFPE.
                                                 :    Com.K.Raghavendran,
                                                      Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, AIPRPA (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.K.V.Sridharan,
                                                      Ex-GS, AIPEU Gr.C (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.N.Subramanian, General Secretary, AIPEU Group-C (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.R.Seethalakshmi, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen, MTS/Group D (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.P.Suresh, General Secretry, AIRMS & MMSEU, MG & MTS/Gr.D (CHQ).
                                                 :    Com.Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary,  AIPAOEU (CHQ), Admn. Union.
                                                 :    Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA (CHQ), Postal Accounts.
                                                 :    Com.P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE).
                                                 :    Com.P.Mohan, General Secretary, AIPCPCCWF (Casual Labour Federation).
                                                 :    Com.Virendra Tiwari, GS, AISBCOEA.
                                                 :    Com.P.V.Rajendran, State Convenor, NFPE, Kerala.
Release of the Book                   :    by Com.M.Krishnan
(Collection of Malayalam Poems)        Secretary General, Confederation.
written by Com.P.Abhilash Babu,
Circle Secretary, AIPSBCOEA,
Kerala Circle.
Copy will be handed over to       :    Com.P.K.Muraleedharan, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C, Kerala Circle.
Vote of Thanks                          :    Com. T.D.Jose,
                                                      General Convenor, Reception Committee.
01.30 PM                                   :    Lunch
03.30 PM to 6 PM                      :    Delegate Session
Presentation of Biennial Report
and Audited Accounts.
06.00 PM                                   :    Cultural Programme
                                                      “Jugal Bundhi”
08.00 PM                                   :    Dinner
15th March 2015, Sunday
08.00 AM to 09.00 AM              :    Break Fast
09.00 AM to 01.00 PM               :    Delegate Session.
                                                      Discussion on Biennial Report, Audited Accounts and Organisational Review.
02.00 PM to 04.00 PM               :    Delegate Session.
04.00 PM                                   :    General Secretary & Treasurer’s Reply to the discussion on Biennial Report, Audited Accounts and Organisational Review.
04.30 PM                                   :    Resolutions
04.45 PM                                   :    Election of new Office Bearers
05.00 PM - Vote of Thanks        :    Com.Girish Sekharan
                                                      Offg.Circle Secretary, AIPSBCOEA, Kerala Circle.
05.15 PM                                  :    END.


Sunday, March 8, 2015



It’s my honour to address you all on the occasion of ‘International Womens Day’ on 8th March 2015. This day is a celebration of the struggle of women, the world over, and their achievements, in realising the just and equitable role and position for women in society, in workplace and as a homemaker. This day is also a reminder of the road ahead, the enormity of the tasks that still stare at us. This day is a day to resolve, to rededicate ourselves to the task of women emancipation and empowerment.

The word ‘woman’ is not singular, it is a plural noun.  If the Oxford Dictionary says otherwise, we need to let them know why. A woman is always an eco-system, balancing multiple roles, multiple commitments, at multiple places of work – both in office and also at home. There might be CL, EL etc in office, but there is not a single CL or EL in house. Good health or bad health, the tasks of bringing up children, and other home-making works don’t give any break. In addition to these, many of us are engaged in other interests like music, painting, culture, sports etc., and it is really a miracle that women manage to do so many things, and still appear cheerful and charming. The word multi-tasking doesn’t find more resonance anywhere. In fact, women contribute more to the society. If you educate a man, you are educating one person. If you are educating a woman, you are educating a family.

In spite of the effervescent and vibrant roles that women play as mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, soul-mates, co-workers and in social service, women are often trampled upon in world societies, both in war and peace. The past year witnessed some of the most horrific incidents that shook our sense of humanity. 276 school-girls were kidnapped in Nigeria in April 2014, and not released till now. According to Amnesty International, hundreds of Yazidi women were sold by ISIS into sexual slavery. Using women as soft targets is a blot on humanity and questions the very meaning of civilisation.

Even in the civilised and sophisticated corporate world, many business shenanigans squirm at the thought of giving equal pay and respect to their women employees. This year witnessed the most distasteful episode of Microsoft CEO’s statement that women should accept their karma, when he was asked about equal pay for women in software industry. This shows the deep-rooted prejudice that women are burdened with, and the enormity of the road ahead of the women’s movement in India and the world over.

We can fight this only with deep understanding and belief in women’s capabilities and strengths. Even under the weight of all the prejudices, women have been charting stellar performances everywhere. Not only the immense multi-tasking roles and expectations that every woman upholds, many are blazing a path of leadership and success, leaving a trail of pride and inspiration, not only in regular careers but also in high tech scientific and futuristic fields, which are traditionally considered as male bastions. Smt. Padmashree Warrior from Vijayawada is the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTSO) at Cisco, which powers the world’s telecom architecture. She is in-charge of the telecom machinery which runs our mobile phones, internet and whatsapp, for present and for future. Indra Nooyi from Chennai is Pepsi’s global Chairman & CEO. Mary Kom became Olympic Bronze medallist and Asian Gold Medallist in boxing, when she was a mother of three. Kiran Mazumdar Shah of Biocon is a genetics entrepreneurial wizard, having a street named after her in Australia on 5th March 2015. There are lot more stellar achievements of working women in business and other spheres.

These achievements are just a pointer to show that all that a women needs is a little enabling. Enable the women, and they will do wonders, to the families, workplaces and the societies. Give women the right education and training, safety in work-place and transit, freedom from violence and discrimination, respect as an equal gender, belief in their capabilities – the society will transform into a much better place. There is no better time to realise and rededicate to this goal, than the year in which Malala Yousufzai got the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for education. There is no easy path to achieve this, and I call upon all women comrades, to struggle for equitable rights, with passion, determination and hunger for success.

On this momentous day, it’s our duty, of everyone - common people, men and women comrades, the leaders, the policy makers and the government - to understand and appreciate that women deserve their rightful equitable empowerment. In fact, this year, we are also observing 20 years of Beijing Declaration on Women’s Rights. UNO declared the campaign slogan as “Empowering Women, Empowering humanity”, i.e. if we empower women, we empower humanity. The theme for this year’s International Women’s day is rightfully coined as “Make it Happen”. On this occasion, as Chairperson of the Women’s Committee of the Central Government Employees and Workers, I call upon everyone to join hands and give a clarion call – Yes, we will make it happen.

Believe in yourself.

Usha Bonepalli
Women’s Committee,
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers,

New Delhi. 

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