Thursday 20 March 2014


Postal Trade Union movement has always been in the forefront of the struggle against the anti-labour and anti-people policies of the ruling class.  During the Britishraj it fought many a battle against imperialism and for the freedom of our great nation.  Many Postal leaders and workers sacrificed their entire life for the nation and for the workers.  Right from freedom struggle, the Postal trade union movement has been a part and parcel of the progressive forces of our country and always solidly stood with the mainstream of the working class upholding the traditions of progressive, democratic, socialist and secular forces and also for the principles enshrined in the Constitution of India.  We are proud that NFPE still keep up this tradition.
               After Independence we have been fighting for the cause of the working class in general and Postal employees in particular.  In that saga of struggle many of our comrades lost their lives, many dismissed from service and severely punished for participating in strikes against the policies of the Government.  We learn lessons from our past experiences and move forward uniting the entire postal employees including Departmental employees, Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent and Contract workers.  We always fought for changing the policies of the Government and are still in the battle field.
               All of us are aware that unless and until we succeed in our attempt to change or defeat the neo-liberal globalisation policies of the ruling class, the future of the Central Government Employees including five lakhs postal employees will be in danger and ultimately the private sector may take over major portion of the service sector and Government functions, just as it happened in Telecom sector. 
               It is a fact that we have defeated the attempt of the Government to close down 9797 Post offices and about 300 RMS offices by putting up stiff resistance under the banner of Joint Council of Action.  We succeeded in compelling the Government to lift the ban on recruitment and to fill up all the direct recruitment vacancies and promotional quota vacancies.  But we should not forget that the policy of downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation is still hanging as a democles sword over our head.  The draft bill for amendment to the Indian Post Office Act to grant licence to the multi-national private couriers is still kept pending and not dropped.  Our demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of Seventh Central Pay Commission is not accepted, though the recognised GDS Union leader has signed an agreement with the Department of Posts accepting separate committee for GDS thereby admitting that GDS are not Government employees (Civil Servants).  Our demand for DA merger, Interim Relief etc. are also pending. Revision of wages of casual labour is long overdone. The New Pension Scheme introduced by NDA Government and legalised by UPA Government has snatched away the right for statutory pension to those employed on or after 01-01-2004.
          When it comes to the question of implementation of imperial neo-liberal globalisation policies, those supporting the capitalist class join together to protect their class interest.  Our past experience has taught us that change of Government alone cannot change the plight of the working class and common people and it is the change of policies that matter.  We believe that only those forces which oppose the anti-labour, anti-people neo-liberal imperialist gloablisation policies can safeguard the interest of the working class and the common people of our country.  Let us strengthen those progressive, democratic and secular forces and strive hard for a better tomorrow along with the manstream of the working class.

Supply of copy of UPSC advice to the Charged officer- Directorate Order

  Amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 - Notification Regarding

  Amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 - Revised Form 3, Form 5,Form 7, Form 8, Form 10, Form 11, Form 12, Form 13, Form 14, Form 18, Form 19, Form 20, Form 21, Form 22 and Form 24 - Notification Regarding (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)

Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue

                                                       PIB NEWS     -     19.3.14
                   Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue

There have been reports in the Media that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. Lower package rates and inadmissible deductions etc. have also been reported to be the other reasons for withdrawal of agreed cashless /credit facilities.

24 out of 407 Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS decided unilaterally to discontinue credit facility to the eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries. Show Cause Notices stand issued to these Hospitals and the empanelment of five Hospitals has been suspended for a period of six months or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

In this regard, the CGHS beneficiaries are advised not to be guided by misleading information as most of the private hospitals are continuing to extend the cashless facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will ensure that the CGHS empanelled private hospitals continue to extend cashless /credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries in compliance with the terms and conditions as laid down in the Memorandum of Agreement signed by them with CGHS. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already taken special steps for clearance of pending hospital bills on a priority basis and the pendency of bills is almost cleared.

CGHS has already invited bids for revision of package rates through a transparent tender process, where the last date for submission of bids was 16th March, 2014. Steps are underway to conclude the tender process early.

Result of LGO Exam 2013 held on 15-09-2O13

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Departmental and Rented Buildings should conform to the "Project Arrow " colour scheme - Clarification

               Directorate letter no 18-3/2014-Bldg dated 11.03.2014

Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal

Monday, March 17, 2014



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