Wednesday, April 18, 2018


1)Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners Read more
2)No proposal is under consideration to abolish system of Pay Commission in future Read more
3)Scrapping of New Pension SchemeRead more
4)Fixation of Pay of Group 'D' officials promoted to Postal Assistants - Reg : DoP F.No. 2-15/2016-PAP dated 13.04.2018Read more  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


2)CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR 2018-19 WRITTEN BY ADMIN ON APR 16, 2018 | APRIL 16, 2018Click here to view
3)MTS DIRECT RECRUITMENT 2018 ONLINE APPLICATION  TO APPLY ONLINE.CLICK HERE
4)REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS UNDER THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS) : SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT.

5)EMPLOYEES’ DEPOSIT LINKED INSURANCE (AMENDMENT) SCHEME, 2018 CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD GAZETTEE NOTIFICATION

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Bengali New year Wishes. to our viewers.
SSC Tentative Answer keys for Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-II), 2017Click here

Saturday, April 14, 2018


1)FURNISHING THREE COPIES OF JOINT PHOTOGRAPHS (OR SEPARATE PHOTOGRAPHS) WITH WIFE OR HUSBAND BY THE PENSIONER TO HEAD OF OFFICE WHILE FILLING UP/UPLOADING THE PENSION FORMS    -REGD. (Click the link below to view)

2)STEPS TAKEN FOR SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF POSB OPERATIONS AND PREVENTION OF FRAUDS IN CBS OFFICES
(Click the link below to view)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti 2018: ‘Architect of Indian Constitution’

Date : 13.04.2018

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14 th 2018 ): Architect of Indian Constitution


BR Ambedkar can easily be remembered as "The Father of the Constitution of India" and the man who fought for the oppressed in the country.



Branch Allotment for the post of Manager ( Area Sles ) on deputation from DoP : IPPB

Date : 13.04.2018

Branch Allotment for the post of Manager ( Area Sles )  on deputation from DoP : IPPB




Declaration of Holiday on April 14 th 2018 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar : Department of Posts.

Date : 13.04.2018


Declaration of Holiday on April 14 th 2018 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar : Department of Posts.

FNPO Letter to Secretary,DoP on Recruitment Rules of AAOs/AOs

Date : 13.04.2018

FNPO Letter to Secretary,DoP on Recruitment Rules of AAOs/AOs

FEDERATIONOFNATIONALPOSTALORGANISATIONS.   
T-24,Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378

Ref: 9/16/AAO/2018                   09/04/2018

To,                                                                                  
Shri A. N. Nanda, 
Chairman,
Postal Services Board,
Dak Bhavan
New Delhi 110 001.

Sir,
Sub: Recruitment Rules 2018 of Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (Group 'B') of Accounts Officers and Assistant Accounts Officers for DoT and DoP regarding.

Ref: Gazette of India on 2nd April 2018 (G.S.R 320 (E)

My Federation thanks the  Chairman, Postal Services Board, for considering the long pending demand of the subject as recorded in the minutes given to my federation on 14/03/2018 vide letter no No. 08-12/2017-SR-(vol-I) item no 16.

We request the Chairman, Postal Services Board to conduct an examination, which is long pending last 2decades  at the earliest  based on present Recruitment Rules, 2018 notified on 2nd April 2018
Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,
D.kishan Rao. 
Secretary General.

IPPB Participant manual for GDS and postman

Date : 12.04.2018
IPPB Participant manual for GDS and postman



Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for apointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) - regarding: DoPT

Date : 12.04.2018

Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for apointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) - regarding: DoPT



Indian Posts and Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service Group ‘B’, (Accounts Officers and Assistant Accounts officers) Recruitment Rules 2018.

Date : 13.04.2018

Indian Posts and Telecommunications 
Accounts and Finance Service Group ‘B’, (Accounts Officers and Assistant Accounts officers) Recruitment Rules 2018.

Directorate amended the recruitment rules of AAO Examination.

Only efforts made by the NAPE Group 'C' it is now more convinient to all the cadres in the Postal Department to appear for AAO examination.

All Office bearers and Divisional Secretaries are requested to give wide publicity in this regard.


NAPE Group 'C' GS suggestions on Recruitment Rules for AAOs/AOs to Secretary, Department of Posts.



1)World Postal News. Read more
2)National Council(JCM) meeting very shortly..Read more
Gr B exam combined Mark list Dt. 11.04.18Click the above link to view
3)Review of NPS, Minimum Wages, Fitment Formula -Willy nilly attitude of Government on pending issues:Read more
4)Minimum Salary of Government Employees: No proposal to constitute any Advisory Board or to bring any Bill - Finance Ministry has submitted written statement in Lok Sabha Read more 
5)Equal basic Pension under 7th CPC – Lok Sabha Q&A --Read more
6)7th Pay Commission Reports, – lok sabha Q&A Read more  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO with a National Union Delegation met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy , President INTUC.

Date : 11.04.2018

Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO with a National Union Delegation met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy , President INTUC.

Today (10.04.2018 )Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO with a National Union Delegation met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy , President INTUC in his residence. 

A memorandum has been submitted on the work hours of GDS employees and removal of restriction of 5 hours under Rule 3A(i) GDS Conduct &Engagement Rules,2011. 

He immediately called Sri.Tapan Sen Hon'ble MP &  General Secretary,CITU and appraised for a joint struggle of INTUC & CITU in the Postal Department. 

The Delegation will meet Dr.Reddy in New Delhi and chalk out furthur programme with NFPE and FNPO affliates on the GDS Service Conditions.

D.Kishan Rao
SG,FNPO.



1)Conduct an examination for P&T Accounts and Finance Service (Group 'B') of Accounts Officers and Assistant Accounts Officers for DoT and DoP-SG FNPO letterRead more

2)Withholding of Annual Increment if not meet MACP or Promotion BenchmarkRead more

3)Claiming TA DA Bills – Lodging, Food Bill Vouchers are not requiredRead more

Heartly Congratulations to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Kishan Rao : Felicitation to our Leader by NUGDS_Delegation.

Date : 11.04.2018

Heartly Congratulations to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Kishan Rao : Felicitation to our Leader by NUGDS_Delegation.






Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Result of the Limlted Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group 'B' for the years 2Ol2-13 to 2016-17, held on 18th Decembet,2O16 : Department of Posts.

Date : 10.04.2018

Result of the Limlted Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group 'B' for the years 2Ol2-13 to 2016-17, held on 18th Decembet,2O16 : Department of Posts.






CIRCULATION OF GUIDELINES TO REGULATE POSTING OF OFFICIAL FROM POSTAL CIRCLES UP TO THE LEVEL OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POSTS IN THE DIRECTORATE ON DEPUTATION AND ATTACHMENT BASIS (Click the link below to view)

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CONSTITUTION OF A COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE ISSUE OF CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF INSPECTOR POSTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POST OFFICES (ASPOS) CADRE

Monday, April 9, 2018

1)GDS Committee reports latest
According to the information from the Directorate , all formalities are over except cabinet approval.
It is learnt orders for implementation of the report will be issued shortly.
2)LTC during Child Care Leave can be availed – Latest DOPT Order
Read more

3)Submit Joint photographs for while filling up pension forms – Do’s and Dont’sRead more
4)CBDT notifies Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2018 Read More
5)Current Pension rate of Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) pensioners Read More

Friday, April 6, 2018

Revision of line limits for remittance of cash by various modes of conveyance : Department of Posts.

Date : 06.04.2018

Revision of line limits for remittance of cash by various modes of conveyance : Department of Posts.



1)Representation of OBCs in the Central Government services is less as compared to the percentage of reservation for them Read more
2)Schemes for welfare of Women and Children.Read more
3)Clarification regarding applicability of standard deduction to pension received from the former employer Read more
4)Removal of Non-Performing Civil Servants Under FR 56(j Read more
5)GDS Pay Revision: Implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report is under active consideration-Minister of COMMUNICATIONSRead more

Thursday, April 5, 2018

India Is The Nation Of The Most Unemployed In The World: Labour Bureau Statistics

Date : 5.4.2018

India Is The Nation Of The Most Unemployed In The World: Labour Bureau Statistics

Self-employment opportunities are declining in the country and jobs are continuously decreasing.

According to the Labour Bureau statistics, India has, today, become the nation of the most unemployed in the world; in the inclusive growth index we are at number sixty and in this case, we are far behind our neighbours.

On the economic development front, inequality and increasing unemployment is the biggest challenge for the fast emerging India. Self-employment opportunities are declining in the country and jobs are continuously decreasing.

But at the same time, another picture is that India is one of the fastest growing peak economies in the world. At some point in time, we have managed to climb up 30 places in the 'Business Accessibility Index'. So the question arises that what is the path of development that we are going to follow to ensure employment generation and equality for everyone?

Indeed, the pace of increasing inequality in India has reached historically high levels. The gap between the rich and the poor has increased alarmingly. This situation is the result of our unemployment growth and non-public spending on GDP growth path.

In the last few decades, most of the countries in the world have developed their economies, but due to privatisation, public capital, and resources have been reduced to the hands of selected few.

In India, economic reforms were implemented in the nineties. Since then, there has been an unprecedented creation of wealth in the country. According to the Credit Suisse Global, multinational financial services company, since 2000, there has been an increase in the value of 9.9 percent annually in India, while its global average has been only 6 percent.

But its benefits have not been found in the large population of the country. Despite India's share in global assets (sixth), the average assets of Indians are much lower than the global average.

In the meanwhile, the inequality has expanded in the distribution of public resources in the country and nearly one-third of the population is still forced to live below the poverty line. The condition is that India has slipped to the hundredth place in the Global Hunger Index of 2017, and in this case, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and many African countries have a better performance than India, while we were at 97th in 2016.

According to Oxfam, only one percent of the people on the global level have only 50 percent wealth. But this figure stands at 58 percent in India and 57 billionaires have assets equal to 70 percent of the country's population.

According to another report from Oxfam, 'The Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018', economic inequality in India is increasing rapidly. In the country's GDP, 15 percent of the wealth has been made, while the share was 10 percent five years ago.

India is the second largest country in the world in terms of population. About 65 percent of the population in the country has an average age of less than 35 years. Such a large young population could be our strength, but due to lack of adequate employment in the country, a large number of youth is unemployed.

According to data from the Economic Cooperation and Development Organisation, the number of young unemployed in the country is very high. This is causing the feeling of dissatisfaction in the society.

Similarly, in spite of all efforts, the participation of women in the total labor force of the country is only 27 percent (In the labor force, household work and care, such as unpaid work is not included). The latest estimates from the World Bank show that in the period from 2004-05 to 2011-12, 19.6 percent of the women moved out of labor force, which is a major drop.

The importance of women's involvement in the labour force can be understood in such a way that the International Monetary Fund estimates that if the presence of women in India's labor force becomes as much as that of men, then it will help in increasing our GDP by 27 percent.

In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a special emphasis in Goal 8 has been given to 'continuous inclusive and sustained economic development for all, to promote full and productive employment and better work' by 2030. Also mentioned in the same goal - 'By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training'.

India is also working towards fulfilling this goal and generating employment for all. Various schemes like Skill India, Make in India, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMGEP), Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana play an important role in this.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was formed in 2014 by the government. After which the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched in 2015. Its aim was to develop the skill of the youth to make them self-employed. But there were many obstacles to the success of this scheme.

Before the scheme started, there was no pre-assessment done of the requirement of the industries and the kind of skills that were being provided to the youth, resulting in a total mismatch when the scheme was launched. The level of training being provided was also below standard and not of the highest quality.

Workers of India are passing through a kind of transition period. The agricultural sector's contribution to the GDP is around 13 percent, but still half of India's population depends on agriculture. On one hand, the agricultural sector is not able to bear this pressure; on the other hand, people here are not required to have the skills required for other jobs. Perhaps, that's why the cost of MNREGA increases.

MNREGA is the only law in our country that guarantees 100 days of employment to all in rural areas. Although there have been many questions arising out of this, due to being only rural centric, guaranteed for only 100 days, corruption and other problems related to implementation, the importance of MNREGA cannot be denied.

In the concept of inclusive development, the development of people of all sections of society, castes, and communities have been included. In this scale, aspects like living, health, education, and environmental status are judged. In the coming days, if we continue to follow this model of development while ignoring the inclusive growth, the inequities will get deeper.

Therefore, it is necessary to increase the public expenditure on basic services such as education and health, and pay special attention to employment generation.

The views expressed in the above article are that of Javed Anis of Charkha Features. 

*ANI*

RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 346 : Equal Pay for Equal Work

Date : 5.4.2018
Equal Pay for Equal Work: Equal Pay for Daily Wagers/Contract Labourers and Regular Employees

               GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
  RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 346
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.03.2018

EQUAL PAY FOR DAILY WAGERS/CONTRACT LABOURERS AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES

346. DR. SATYANARAYAN JATIYA:
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to
state:

(a)the policy of “equal pay for equal work” and the effective measures taken for the implementation of the same; and

(b)in reference to (a) above the measures taken to ensure equal payment to daily wagers and contract labourers employed in institutes, establishments and companies of Government and
private sector as is being given to regular employees employed there?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE(IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) & (b): The principal of “equal pay for equal work” was examined and laid down by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court in the civil appeal number 213 of 2013. The issue before the Hon‟ble Supreme Court was as under:

“whether temporarily engaged employees (daily-wage employees, ad- appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like), are entitled to minimum of the regular pay-scale, alongwith dearness allowance (as revised from time to time) on account of their performing the same duties, which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis, against sanctioned posts”

*The Hon‟ble Supreme Court held that:*

*“There can be no doubt, that the principle of „equal pay for equal work‟ would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged Government employees, holding the same post”*

The above judgement of the Hon‟ble Supreme Court dated 26th October, 2016 covers various sets of temporarily engaged employees, viz. daily-wage employees, adappointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees etc. It is mandatory for the employer/principal employer to comply with the provisions of labour laws and apply the ratio laid down by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court regarding “equal pay for equal work” while paying wages to its workers/labourers.

In so far as the contract labour is concerned, the Contract Labour (Regulation
& Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 provides for wage parity as stipulated in rule 25(2)(v)(a) which is reproduced below:

“in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work”




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