Thursday 31 October 2013


All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

Mobile: 09444919295


All India Steering Committee Members


Dear Comrades / Friends / Colleagues,

The list of All India Steering Committee Members of the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is furnished below for the information of all:

    1. Chairman: D.K.Rahate – Maharashtra [Mobile: 09821031375]
    2. Vice Chairman: T.Narasimhan – Andhra [ Mobile: 09440056969]
    3. General Convenor: K.Ragavendran – Tamilnadu [Mobile: 09444919295]
    1. Y.Nagabhushanam – Andhra [ Mobile: 09550279069]
    2. M.K.Purkayastha – Assam [ Mobile:09435018573]
    3. Amaresh Thakur – Bihar [Mobile:09308354646]
    4. Madan Acharya – Chhattisgarh [Mobile:09424279880]
    5. Sankarpal Singh – Delhi [ Mobile: 07838170852]
    6. K.B.Barot – Gujarat [Mobile:09824050909]
    7. N.D.Sharma – Himachal Pradesh [Mobile: 09418685146]
    8. H.L.Sidhu – Haryana [ Mobile:09868933421]
    9. Tikoo – J&K [Mobile:09419169437]
    10. V.Muthukumar – Karnataka [ Mobile:09448081898]
    11. N.C.Pillai – Kerala [ Mobile: 09446023966]
    12. G.C.Joshi – Madhya Pradesh [Mobile: 09425080901]
    13. Janardan Debnath – NE Circle [ Mobile:09436465152]
    14. Shiba Chandra Dash – Odisha [ Mobile:09437519839]
    15. S.P.Surenderpal – Punjab [ Mobile:09988354582]
    16. B.M.Sunda – Rajasthan [ Mobile:09414313144]
    17. T.P.Mishra – Uttar Pradesh [ Mobile:09415239990]
    18. N.D.Vyas – Uttarakhand [09411587812]
     [Representatives from Jharkhand  & West Bengal will be intimated later]
A lot of phone calls are coming to the General Convenor from various comrades and friends from different districts of all Circles showing much interest in formation of Division / District branches of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association. All are requested to contact the respective Circle Representative above and plan about forming branch associations.

Delhi State Conference: The State Conference of Postal & RMS Pensioners Conference is just conducted on 19th September, 2013 in New Delhi in a very grand manner. A panel of Comrades with Comrades Rajendra Prasad as President; N.K.Vashist as State Secretary; Sankarpal Singh as Deputy State Secretary; and Satyaprakash as Treasurer was unanimously elected.

Tamilnadu State Conference: A Steering Committee consisting of 23 Members with Comrade K.Ragavendran as its Convenor has been formed to conduct the State Conference of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association for Tamilnadu State. The State Conference will be held on 22ndDecember, 2013 in which Comrades S.K.Vyas Secretary General NCCPA; D.K.Rahate Chairman and T.Narashimham Vice Chairman of AIPRPA are attending besides some important leaders of Sister Pensioner Organisations.

The following general guideline is given regarding formation:

1.    State representatives will take immediate interest in organising a meeting of important Pensioners comrades / friends from various districts of their States to form the STATE STEERING COMMITTEES.

2.    The STATE STEERING COMMITTEE will appoint DIVISION / DISTRICT STEERING COMMITTEES according to their conditions and entrust the responsibility to organise membership immediately by visiting the houses of pensioners and or going to different Post Offices on the day Pay / Pension Payment Day.

3.    Model Membership Form has been placed in this Website – All are requested to download the same and photocopy the forms to obtain signatures from members. At present an annual membership of Rs.240/- is suggested, but the State Steering Committees may decide about the membership fee for their respective States. It should be borne in mind that from the membership fee collected by Divisions / Districts, a sum of Rs.50/- shall have to be remitted each to the State and All India bodies. However, this quota amount to State and All India will be finally decided as per theConstitution / Bylaws to be finalised at the Special Conference of the All India Association.

4.    A Circular in regional language may be printed by the State / District Steering Committee Convenor for circulation among the Postal & RMS Pensioners to give a clear  picture about the formation of our All India Association. The First Circular of the All India Steering Committee can be used for necessary materials for printing such Circulars at State / District level.

5.    A copy of the Circular so printed by the State / District Steering Committees shall be sent to the General Convenor by post for information to the following address: “ K.Ragavendran General Convenor, All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association, 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai – 600007”.

6.    As already circulated it must be our endeavour to complete the formation of Division / District formations at the earliest to enable organising special conference / convention at State level to form the State organisation of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association before January 2014.

7.    The All India Special Conference will be organised in February 2014 to form the All India Organisation. Therefore State level formation in all States shall be completed prior to the All India Conference.

8.    Approach all Divisional Secretaries of Postal Federations in order to enlist their support and solidarity to the formation of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association. Keep in mind that NFPE Secretary General Comrade M.Krishnan has already directed all NFPE Unions to extend total support.


Comradely Yours,


Tuesday 29 October 2013

   Minutes of the meeting held on 23-10-2013under the Chairmanship of Member (O) regarding implementation of MNOP and L-1/L-2 System.

          In  pursuance of the meeting held on 02/08/2013 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) to discuss the issues raised by Postal JCA, a meeting was held with the staff side under the Chairmanship of Member (O) on 23-10-2013. Following were present in the meeting.

1     .    1.Shri S.K. Sinha, CGM (MB)
2.       2.Shri Rishikesh , Director (Mail Mgt)
3.     3.Shri M.B. Gajbhiye, ADG(MO)

                 Postal JCA Side

1.    Shri M. Krishnan, Secretary General ,NFPE.
2.    Shri Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary , AIRMS & MMS EU, Group `C`
3.    Shri P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU, MG & MTS.
4.    Shri Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, National Union R-III, Delhi Circle.

2  On the issue of revised norms for CRCs, it was brought to the notice of staff side that the norms fixed for different operational activities at Speed Post Hubs, Intra-circle Hubs and CRCs are based on the recommendations of work Study Team of the Directorate. The issue of productivity norms as well as establishment norms have also been clarified to all concerned vide Dte. O.M.No. 28-8/2011-D dated 13-08-2013. Therefore, the issues stands settled now. It was decided to supply a copy of Work Study Report to the staff side.
3   The issue regarding shifting  /transfer of staff from L-1 office to L-2 office and vice versa was discussed with staff side and  the staff side was satisfied with the circumstances under which the staff was transferred  from L-1 office to L-2 office in Gujarat Circle. The issue , is therefore, stands settled.
4. The staff side requested that more L-1 offices were needed in some Circle. In response , it was informed that requirement of more L_1 offices was examined and it was felt that any more L-1 offices not needed in view of the following:

(i) All L-1 and L-2 mail offices located within  a Circle have been           allowed    to close bags for each other.
(ii)  Circles have been given enough exceptions in terms of closing of bags by mail offices based on volume of mail.

In view of the above, the issue of identification /creation of L-1 /L-2 offices stands settled. It was decided to supply a copy of list of exceptions granted to L-2 offices for closing of direct bags to the staff side.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.
(M.B. Gajbhiye)
Assitant Director General (MO)
    No. 28-9/2011-D                                                              Dated 28/10/2013

Monday 28 October 2013

Sunday 27 October 2013


Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

A.     To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

1  Central Government employees – industrial and non      industrial;
2   Personnel belonging  to  All India services;
3   Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4  Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks  belonging to     the Postal Department;
5   Personnel  of Union Territories;
6  Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts  Department;
Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8  Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up  under Act of Parliament.

B.   To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.

C.  The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

D.   To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees  and  Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;

E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief  immediately to be merged with Pay and pension 

F.     To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.

G.   To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.

H.   To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.


Dear Comrades,
VII-CPC – Terms of reference-

            The members of the National Secretariat of the Confederation available at New Delhi met on 23rd Oct. 2013 and again on 24th October, 2013 to discuss and formulate our views on the 7th CPC terms of Reference.  On the basis of the discussions, we prepared a draft terms of reference and submitted it for consideration of the Staff Side.  The important points we placed in our draft for the consideration of the staff side were:-

(a)   The Commission to examine the present structure of pay and allowances and suggest changes.
(b)   To give effect to its recommendations from 1.1.2011 i.e. wage revision must be after       every five years.
(c)   D.A (50%) to be merged with pay with effect from 1.1.2011.
(d)   To determine Interim relief taking into account the erosion in the value of wages over the years,
(e)   To include GDS within the ambit of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
(f)     To revise the retirement benefits and accord pension maintaining parity in quantum in respect of past, present and future pensioners.
(g)   To extend the statutory defined benefit pension to those who have entered service after 1.1.2004.
(h)   To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM on a priority basis and within a specified time frame.
(i)     To provide cashless/hazzle free Medicare to employees and pensioners.

The Government of India had convened a meeting of the Staff side representatives on 24.10.2013 to discuss the terms of reference.  The meeting took place at 3.00PM on 24thunder the Chairmanship of Secretary, Personnel.  Besides the points mentioned above, the staff raised many other matters connected with the setting up of the CPC. viz. the inclusion of labour Representative as a Member of the Commission; the anomalous  situation brought about by the Grade pay based MACP Scheme; the requirement of a mechanism to settle the 6th CPC related anomalies;  the need to allow the proposals of Cadre Review to be examined by the Government independently without referring it to CPC;  to have members in the Commission who have gained  expertise to impart to the Commission the nuances and functional requirements of various Departments;  to relook at the new Pay Structure brought in by the 6th CPC in the light of the experience between 2008 to 2013 etc.  In conclusion the staff side requested the Government to provide it with a draft terms of reference taking into account the views placed by them.  It was also proposed by the Staff Side that on exchange of the draft terms of reference prepared by the Staff Side and the  Official Side, a meeting with the Secretary, Personnel and Secretary, Expenditure could be arranged to iron out the differences, if any.
The Staff Side met again on 25th at its office and deliberated upon various views presented by different organisations and finalised the draft terms of reference. We shall publish the said draft terms of reference as and when the same is submitted to the Government.
It is obvious that despite the unanimous position taken by all the organisations, the Government may not necessarily agree with many of the basic issues, viz. Date of effect, merger of  DA, Interim Relief, Coverage of GDS etc.  We appeal to our affiliates/ State COCs to continue the campaign amongst the employees to generate necessary sanctions.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

Secretary General.

Saturday 26 October 2013

Constitution of the NFPE Mahila Sub Committee.

As per the decision of the Federal Council of NFPE held at Hyderabad from 9th to 12th
 June 2013, the Mahila Sub Committee of NFPE is constituted with the following
 members from the affiliated unions.

1. Com. C. P. Sobhana, Vice President, P3 (CHQ), SPM Kannur Civil Station, Kannur (Kerala)
2. Com. Nanda Sen, AIPEU Group ‘C’, PA (BCR), Siliguri HPO (West Bengal)
3. Com. Mausumi Majumdar, AIPEU Group ‘C’, Dibrugarh Division (Assam)
4.  Com. Nasreen, P4, Sorting Postmen, Daragamitta SO, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
5.  Com. Lakhamti Wahlag, P4, Postmen Shillong GPO (North East)
6.  Com. K. C. Prabha, P4, Postman, Manyithara Market, Cherthala (Kerala)
7. Com. M. N. Nalini, R3, Mahila Sub Committee HSG-I, HSA, Hyderabad City,
      Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh)
8.  Com. Anu Dandyal, R3, Accountant, Delhi Sorting Division (Delhi)
9.  Com. C. Krishna Kumari, R-3, OA, O/o SSRM, RMS ‘TV’ Division, Trivandrum (Kerala)
10. Com. S. P. Adisundari, Admn (P) Unon SS O/o PMG Vijayawada (AP)
11. Com. Saly George, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), GDS MD, Kulakada East, Kulakada, 
        Kottarakkara (Kerala)
12.  Com. Yasmintaj, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), BPM, Peduvalappai, Hassan (Karnataka)
13.  Com. Nisha Bhardwaj, SBCOEA, PA, SBCO, HPO Dausa (Rajasthan)
14.  Com. M.N. Fharte, R-4, MTS, Pune RMS (Maharashtra)
15.  Com. A. Lakshmi, R-4, MTS, Coimbatore RMS (Tamilnadu)
16.  Com. Chandramma Lingaraju, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant O/o DAP,
         Bangalore (Karnataka)
17.  Com. Manushi Bhattacharya, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant, O/o DAP,
       Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)


                                            Flash News


             Orders reinstating into service  Com. S.C.Jain  Ex-Circle
 Secretary P3 NFPE Madhya Pradesh Circle  who was compulsorily
 retired from service for trade union activities, issued today 
asper the direction given by Directorate to the CPMG.
             NFPE and P3 CHQ has taken up the case with Secretary, 
Department of Posts. This is the great victory of NFPE in the fight
 against trade union victimization.

                                     Red Salute to all comrades

== M.Krishnan  Secretary General NFPE

Friday 25 October 2013



NO. PJCA/CASUAL                                                                                     DT. 25-10-2013


Dear comrades,

we convey our sincere thanks to  POSTAL JCA for taking decision to go on indefinite strike for settlement of GDS & CASUAL LABOUR issues only. they are the low paid employees suffering a lot due to neglect attitude of the DEPARTMENT. we place it on record the continued efforts of JCA, because of which two committees were appointed and report of one committee was already submitted and the second committee report is going to be submitted soon.

it is appropriate to take a decision of going on struggle for settlement of their problems by JCA.




                                                                WITH GREETINGS.

                                                                  YOURS COMRADELY,

C.C. PILLAI                            Y. NAGABHUSHANAM                               P. MOHAN
PRESIDENT                            WORKING PRESIDENT                       GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday 22 October 2013

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001



1. The decision taken by the Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE & FNPO) to go on nationwide indefinite strike on the following demands is discussed and fully endorsed.
        (a)   Inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC
      (b)   Revision wages w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and regularization of casual, part-time and contingent employees.
       (c)    Grant of 50% DA merger to all employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.

2.  Reviewed the arrangement made for conducting the inaugural ceremony of the year long Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPE on 24th November 2013. The Venue of the function will be MP’s club Hall, North Avenue, Near NFPE office, New Delhi. The function will be arranged at 4 PM. Leaders and other member of NFPE and Leaders of fraternal organizations will be invited to the function.

3. Reviewed the arrangement made for the successful conducting of the GDS Parliament March on 11th December 2013 under the banner of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Decided to extend full support to make the programme a historic success.

4.      Decided to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed from all the affiliates of NFPE in the All India Trade Union Education Camp organized by Confederation at Mumbai on 15th & 16th November 2013. NFPE Circle Union shall raise maximum funds for meeting the expenditure for accommodation of NFPE delegates. For other details please see websites. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate.

5. Decided to ensure maximum participation of lady delegates on the All India Women’s convention of Confederation to be held at New Delhi on 25th & 26th November 2013. Accommodation is being arranged by Reception Committee. As the weather will be cold in Delhi, all delegates are requested to bring warm clothes also. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate. For other details please see websites.

6. Decided to extend all support to the newly formed “All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association” under the leadership of Com. D. K. Rahate, Chairman (Ex-President, NFPE) Com. Narasimhan, Vice Chairman (All India Vice President, Confederation and Ex-NFPE) and Com. K. Raghavendran, General Convener (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE). It is decided that all Circle/Divisional unions of NFPE affiliated unions shall make special efforts to form the Divisional/District/circle branches of the Pensioner’s Association in a phased manner before the end of December 2013.
7. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation and NFPE will be attending the Trade Union Congress organized by “Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR)” at Perth (Australia) from 2nd to 6th December 2013.
8. See the decision of the Central JCA meeting (NFPE & FNPO) held on 19.10.2013, published separately.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General