Saturday 29 April 2017

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
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Ref: PF/Agitation/17-18                                                                                           Dated – 26.04.2017

All General Secretaries/NFPE Office bearers
All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries


First of all I would like to congratulate you all for making the 16th March one day strike a grand success in Postal. The Strike has clearly exhibited the anger of employees against betrayal by the Govt. on 7th CPC related issues and not fulfilling the assurances given by Group of Ministers on Minimum wage and fitment formula. Besides this the report of Committees to look in to allowances, advances, Pension, NPS, Anomalies etc. has also not been declared. We have to continue our agitation further.

The National Secretariat of Confederation held on 13th April 2017 in New Delhi has decided the following programme of action.

(1)   Protest Demonstration in front of office of Finance Minister on 23.05.2017.
(2)   Formation of human chain at all important centres to exhibit our protest on 22.06.2017.

For protest demonstration in front of office of finance Minister at North Block, New Delhi, Confederation has allotted quota to NFPE – 500.

Therefore it is allotted to all affiliates as below.
P3- 200,           P4-150,            R3-100,            R4-50,              Admn-20,        Postal Accounts-20
SBCO-20,         GDS-100

NFPE appeals to all to come with placards and assemble at NFPE office North Avenue by 10 AM on 23.05.2017.


As already informed the Confederation Trade Union Education Camp will be held at Trivendrum from 6th to 7th May 2017 from 10 AM. Venue - BTR Bhavan, Melai Thempanoor, Near Gandhari Amman Kovil, Manjalikulam Road, Trivendrum – (Walkable Distance from Railway Station & Bus Stand)
Delegate Fee – Rs.800/-
Quota of 100 Delegates was allotted to NFPE which we have already allotted to all of our affiliates.

All are requested to attend the camp well in time.


Confederation and All India State Govt. Employees Federation have decided to organize National Convention on NPS on 10 June 2017 from 2 PM to 6 PM at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Club Road, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054 (Near Civil lines Metro Station).

Quota of 200 delegates has been allotted to NFPE Accordingly it is allotted to affiliates as under.

P3-60,              P4-40,              R3-30,              R4-20,              Admn-20,        Postal Actts.-20

Delegate Fee – Rs.100/-

All General Secretaries are requested to allot quota to nearby circles and ensure their participation well in time.


NFPE Federal Executive will be held at NFPE office North Avenue, New Delhi in which some serious programme action can be taken against non-settlement of long pending problems of Postal Employees.

With fraternal greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Friday, April 28, 2017


The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 

Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.




            Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship. 

            The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

            •Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS

            •Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS

            •Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

            This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent. 

            The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application. 

            Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

SNC  (Release ID :161332) PIB 27.04.2017

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