Monday, 2 May 2016

POSTAL DEPARTMENT'S DEFICIT JUMPS 14% TO 6,259 CRORES IN FY 15

The deficit of Department of Posts (DoP) increased by 14.35 per cent to Rs 6,258.60 crore for fiscal 2014-15 due to increased staff costs.

The deficit stood at Rs 5,473.10 crore in 2013-14, the annual report of the department said.


Gross working expenditure stood at Rs 18,556.56 crore in 2014-15 as against Rs 16,796.71 crore in the preceding year.

"The increase was mainly due to payment of dearness allowance/annual increment, modified assured career progression, leave encashment during leave travel concession, cost of materials, fuel etc," the report said.

Total revenue earned including remuneration from savings bank and savings certificates in 2014-15 also increased 8.44 per cent to Rs 11,635.98 crore and the amount received from other ministries as agency charges (recoveries) was Rs 661.98 crore.

The total revenue for the year 2013-14 stood at Rs 10,730.42 crore and recoveries were to the tune of Rs 593.19 crore.

"During the financial year 2014-15, the deficit of the Department was Rs 6,258.60 crore against the previous year's deficit of Rs 5,473.10 crore, which is an increase of 14.35 per cent," the report added.


The Post Office provides postal services to the public through a large nationwide network. Besides providing purely postal services, post offices perform agency functions like saving bank, payment of pension, sale of cash certificate, among others, on behalf of other ministries of the government.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

TWO CRITICAL POINT HIGHLIGHTED TO EMPOWERED COMMITTEE BY DORAI ON 7TH CPC

In addition to the various genuine demands raised by the various Central Government Employees Federations/Associations with the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, I would like them to bring these 2 important crucial issues before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for implementation:


1.    RETENTION OF 3% INCREMENT IN VII CPC RECOMMENDATIONS IN CASE OF PROMOTION LEADS TO LOWER FINANCIAL BENEFITS BY FEW THOUSANDS THAN THE EXISTING BENEFITS UNDER 6TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS:

The financial benefit would be much lower than what a government servant would be getting under VI CPC recommendation on promotion, because the existing benefit on promotion carry change in grade pay apart from 3% increase in Pay+Grade Pay. The following illustration shall show the huge difference:

Suppose an employee whose Pay is Rs.10400/- and the Grade pay is Rs. 2800/- totalling to Rs.13200/- (in the Pay band of 5200-20200), gets his next promotion to the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- he will be entitled to the following hike in total remuneration under the existing VI CPC recommendation as a result of promotion::

Rs.13200/- x 3% increment =Rs.400Difference in Grade Pay from Rs.2800/- to Rs.4200/-= Rs.1400/-

Total increase of increment in basic pay and Grade Pay= Rs.1800/-
D.A. at 125% as on 1/1/2016 on Rs.1800/- = Rs.2250/-
HRA at 30%(assuming X city) on Rs.1800/- =Rs.540/-
Total monetary benefit = Rs.4590/-

Whereas the net monetary benefit under VII CPC recommendation, as a result of promotion in the above case will be much lower than the above illustration as shown under:

Equivalent Basic Pay for Rs.13200/- come to Rs.33900/- as per pay matrix
Rs.33900 x 3% increment = Rs.1017/- (placed at Rs.35,400 as per pay matrix in the next level)
Total difference Rs.35400/- (–) Rs33900/- = 1500/-
D.A. at 0% as on 1/1/2016 on Rs.1500/-= 0
HRA at 24% (assuming X city) on Rs.1500/- =Rs.360/-
Total monetary benefit = Rs.1860/-only as against the existing Rs.4590/- leading to shortage of Rs. 2730/-

·         This is a big blunder committed by the VII Pay commission.
·         Therefore the increment on promotion should be at-least 5 to 6% to bring the benefit of increment on promotion to the existing level.
·         Whether increase of percentage for annual increment is considered or not, but increment of percentage for promotions definitely need to be implemented to bring the level of monetary benefit to the existing level.

2.    NON RECOMMENDATION OF VII CPC REGARDING MERGER OF 50% OF D.A. WITH BASIC PAY WHEN D.A. CROSSES 50% IS A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT:

The long standing demand of the central government employees for merger of 50% D.A with basic was not implemented by the government on the excuse that the VI CPC had not made such a proposal. Even the VII CPC is totally silent about this aspect. It appears no one has demanded the same before the VII CPC for consideration.

It is quite surprising that such a vital issue of non-recommendation of merger of D.A with basic pay when D.A crosses 50% is not being opposed by any central government associations or pointed out by the media. Had it been recommended by the VII CPC, the government shall definitely implement the same and the benefit of hike in salary as a result of merger of D.A with basic when it cross 50%, would be so vast that no government servant would crave for timely setting up of next VIII Central Pay commission.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

India Post Telecast - NDTV 24x7

Subject: India Post Telecast - NDTV 24x7 

NDTV 24x7 news channel has done a story on India Post on the recent initiatives of the Department.
You may like to watch the same and also inform and circulate within your Circle/colleagues/friends/family and all those who are connected with us. 
In case you are in any closed Whats App group, you may also like to inform all the members of the group.

Channel : NDTV 24x7

Date : 23rd April 2016
Time : 1900 hours
Repeat Telecast: Sunday, 24th April 2016 at 1200 noon

Saturday, 16 April 2016





                                      HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES
                                        ---------------------------------------
                                                  WITH DEEP REGRET AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES, IT IS INTIMATED THAT SHRI. RAJESH SON OF SMT.S.SUGANTHI PA R.S.PURAM HO( SON OF SHRI N. KRISHNAMOORTHY  FORMER SSPOS AND APMG COIMBATORE) EXPIRED TODAY AT CHENNAI DUE TO HEART ATTACK.WE EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY .


 COIMBATORE                                                                              D.EBENEZER GANDHI
 16.04.2016                                                                                       DIVISIONAL SECRETARY.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

BEAT THE HEAT................

hot climate photos க்கான பட முடிவு

For the past few weeks the summer is as hot as an oven.........................

It may cause Dehydration , Sun strokes and loss in energy levels..


Precautions for Out Door staff


1. Carry water bottle and consume as much water during out door work..


2. Try to have fruit juices or lemon juice to increase energy level..


3. Wear a cap and sun glass to protect heat rays..


4. Try to get early for out door work and return as soon as possible..


5. Take rest for 15 minutes for every one hour of work..


6. Plan your work before proceeding..


7. See that your take enough food before your outing and have food in time..


8. Post pone work if you find your self lost in energy level..


9. Take leave or give complete rest when you find your self in bad health..


10. Have contact mobile / phone numbers of your authorities / relatives etc during out door work..



Health is very important than your job at this time. There are people only to see that your job is right and not that your  health is right...



YOUR HEALTH - YOUR WEALTH...............





NFPE
COIMBATORE




Tuesday, 12 April 2016

LSG PROMOTION LIST 


LSG பதவி உயர்வின் ஆறாவது
பட்டியல்  வந்துள்ளது.

நமது கோட்டத்தில் பதவி உயர்வு பெறும் 
நம் தோழர்களை வாழ்த்துவோம் .

SR.64 -  T.VENKATESWARAN,CBE              WESTERN             WESTERN
SR.69     -     S. SHANBAGAM,CBE                   WESTERN             CENTRAL
SR.107   -     K.P. RAMANI,CBE                          WESTERN            CH.CITY 


பதவி உயர்வு பெறும் 116 தோழர்கள்/ தோழியர்களுக்கு  
நம் கோட்ட  சங்கத்தின் நெஞ்சுநிறை  வாழ்த்துக்கள். 

Monday, 11 April 2016

முக்கிய செய்திகள் 

01.01.2006 முன்பாக பணிநிறைவு பெற்ற தோழர்களுக்கும் ஓய்வூதியமாக  PAY BAND ல் உள்ள Minimum pay வழங்கப்படும் 

Most readers would be aware that the orders regarding calculation of pension of pre-2006 retirees based on minimum of pay within the pay band for each separate grade/rank and not on minimum of the pay band itself, with arrears from 01-01-2006 rather than 24-09-2012, were issued for Central Government pensioners in July 2015 by the Government as per the decision of the Delhi High Court, which essentially followed a decision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court, and then upheld by the Supreme Court. The High Court had held that the anomaly (though later removed by the Government itself from 24-09-2012) had to be removed from the date of the inception of the anomaly, that is, 01-01-2006. Similar orders were later issued by the Ministry of Defence.

On a similar analogy, many decisions by various Benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal (and then upheld by the High Courts) were rendered de-linking the service requirement of 33 years for grant of full pension for pre-2006 retirees at par with post-2006 retirees for whom there is no such requirement. Some Special Leave Petitions preferred by the Government against such orders were also dismissed, though not by way of detailed decisions. The Punjab Haryana High Court had also passed a detailed verdict on the same subject for pensioners of the Central Armed Police Forces. Till date, the pensions of pre-2006 pensioners with less than 33 years of service (including weightage) were being calculated by way of proportionate reduction.

Through this earlier post dated 22-01-2016, in view of multiple queries in this regard, I had informed by way of general information that the matter of issuance of orders on this subject for similarly placed retirees was being examined by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Finance.

The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has now issued universal orders giving effect to the judicial decisions of the High Courts and has removed the requirement of 33 years service for full pension. Now, irrespective of length of service, all pre-2006 pensioners shall be eligible for full pension as is admissible to those pre-2006 pensioners who had rendered 33 years or more service including weightage. Full arrears are also admissible with effect from 01-01-2006. The biggest gainers would be voluntary retirees and those released from service on medical grounds or before completing full service. The orders can be downloaded by clicking here. Similar orders should now be issued for defence pensioners also by the Ministry of Defence.

A word of caution- This change would not affect the concept of One Rank One Pension (OROP) applicable with effect from 2014 since while this development is based on 50% of minimum emoluments introduced by the 6th Central Pay Commission for each grade, the concept of OROP is based on live data of actual pension based on real time emoluments as per length of service of in-service personnel. Readers are hence requested not to mix up the two dispensations which operate by way of separate dynamics.

We must again place on record extreme gratitude to the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare functioning under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions which has once again taken a stand for all Central Government pensioners and ensured issuance of universal directions just on simple dismissal of a Special Leave Petition by the Supreme Court even without a detailed order. One cannot also help but compare this with the attitude of the Ministry of Defence which continues to file appeals against its pensioners and disabled pensioners based on artificial distinctions even when the law has been fully settled by the Supreme Court in a plethora of detailed landmark decisions and which also militates against the grain of the opinion expressed by the highest of political executive, including the Prime Minister. I however maintain and retain full hope that the current Raksha Mantri would be able to rein in the unruly horses.