Welcome to All India Postal Employees Union, Group 'C', Cuttack North Division, Orissa Circle

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Seventh CPC Allowance News

New Delhi, Dec 19: Central government employees will have to wait till February next year to get higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The ‘Committee on Allowances’ has got extension till February 22, 2017 to give its report on higher allowances. The extension given to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ raises eyebrows because the panel in October said the report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is ready. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then formed ‘Committee on Allowances’ for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance.

“The government gave its approval for the extension of the term of the committee on allowances up to February 22, 2017,” an official statement said. The committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was given four months by the Union Cabinet to complete its task. Ashok Lavasa, in October, said, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

Sources close to the Finance Ministry said the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes that has led to a massive cash shortage has delayed the payment of higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The government hopes that the situation will return to normal after December 30 and it will be able to pay higher allowances to its 4.8 million employees.

The central government employees have been waiting for fatter allowance since July when the government issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The 7th pay commission recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered a resentment among central government employees. To resolve the issue, the government formed the ‘Committee on Allowances’.

While the government plans to pay pay higher allowance, under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, with retrospective effect from August 2016, central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016. Earlier, we reported that the government is planning to pay higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from February to minimise the expenditures. Until acceptance of higher allowances, under 7th Pay Commission, the allowances are now paid according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Central Govt Employees,don't need to file assets declaration in 2016

New Delhi: Central government employees need not to file a declaration of their assets and liabilities this year because the new rules under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 are not ready yet.

So, the extension of deadline for submission of declaration of assets and liabilities till December 31 has become fruitless.

“The extension was given under the old Act of 2014, which is now redundant…We are in the process of drafting the final proforma which only will be valid,” an official in Ministry of Personnel said.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016 says, “On and from date of commencement of this Act every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.” Since the filing rules have not been firmed up, there is no requirement for filing of declarations by central government public servants, he added.

The government had extended the deadline of filing assets declaration for the fifth time since the Act came into force.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is consulting the law ministry over the final draft of the form for declaration of assets by public servants, so, no fresh deadline fixed yet.

The public servants will now not be required to provide the details of assets of their spouses and other dependents, according to the amendment of the Act, 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Change of Date of Holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi with reference to DO No-LG-12

All post offices will observe closed holiday on 12-12-2016 instead of 13-12-2016.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Normal holiday will be observed on sunday 20.11.2016

I am directed to inform that the coming Sunday i.e. 20.11.2016 will not be a working day for the post offices. Instructions may be issued to all concerned.

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Problem due to demonetization ..


Trilochan Parida                                                                                 R C Mishra
President                                                                                 Circle  Secretary
                                                                Vice-President, CHQ & Leader RJCM
                                                                     E-mail ID-p3orissa@rediffmail.com
No. UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/11-2016                                               Dated-15-11-2016.

        Dr.  Sj.  S.K.Kamila,  IPoS.                                                   
        Chief Post Master General,
        Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.

Sub- Hardship faced by staff while accepting WOS Banknotes through PO S.B Accounts & also due to non-supply of Fake note detector machines & cash counting machines-request for remedial action.

Respected Sir,   
         In continuation to this Circle Union’s letter of even number dated 11-11-2016, no action has been noticed to remove the plights faced by employees, working at post offices in accepting WOS Notes and exchanging with new ones. They have been forced to work on Sunday (13-11-16) & on 14-11-2016 (Holiday) without declaring the provision of remuneration for working on Sunday & holiday from our authorities. There is no provision of security while making huge transactions in the counters and also for clearing of huge accumulated cash from the offices. It has been noticed about accumulation of Crores of cash at HOs & SOs without proper security due to lack of follow of action for clearance and non-acceptance of the same in the linked banks. There is non-availability of fake note detector machines & cash counting machines in most of the post offices as a result of which the information of collection of fake notes are also coming from our post offices which may lead to staff victimization. It is has been reported also about non-supply of below Rs. 100/- notes to post offices, creating embracing condition to staff while dealing with public for other transactions.

      Our employees are ready to face all the challenges, including the present order of the Government by ceasing Rs. 500/- & Rs. 1000/- notes from the Midnight of 8thNovember 2016. At the same time also the administration should come up with actions to resolve the problems of its employees while implementing the order of the Government.

      On the circumstances, it is urged for settlement of all the above problems faced by staff as war-foot basis for smooth implementation of Government orders.



  Yours faithfully,

Circle Secretary

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Important meeting on Allowances i/r/o Postal Department

A meeting on Department of Posts specific allowances was held with the Committee on allowances under chairmanship of Secretary Finance and secretary Expenditure. From Department of Post, Secretary (Post), Member (Personal), DDG (Personal), DDG (Estates) , DDG(Estt. & SR), Director Estt. attended the meeting. From Staff Side Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE,Shri Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO & Shri S.K. Mishra , Secretary General, BPEF, participated in the  meeting. Many other officers of DOP&T, Finance, Health Ministries also participated. 
            Three meetings were held with Department and Administration and Unions after discussing threadbare came to conclusion and accordingly presentation was prepared which was presented before the Committee. Secretary (Finance) shown much interest and he asked so many questions and raised queries on each allowance and asked the Department to submit a report on financial implications.
            The meeting was concluded in a very co-ordial manner and we should hope for positive outcome. On the following allowances we submitted our proposal which is mentioned below:
          Fixed Monetary Compensation to Postman:
            Proposal: Not to abolish the allowance. It is proposed to grant Rs.300/- per day for additional full beat and Rs.150/-  per day for sharing of beat(half beat)  and further proposed to increase by 25% every time when DA  reaches at    50%.(Department earlier proposed that allowance as Rs.200/- and Rs.100/- but on the demand of Federations, now it is proposed  same as Rs.3oo/- and  Rs.150/-
          Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants:
            Proposal: The allowance is required to be continued as this special allowance has been sanctioned in lieu of higher pay scale. If abolished, one increment is to be allowed on promotion which costs more to the Department.  Therefore, it is proposed to grant special allowance equivalent to one increment which will be kept separately and not to be added in the basic pay. Other conditions applicable to present allowance will remain in force. (i.e. if      this allowance  is drawn for three  years it will be  added to basic pay while  pay fixation on promotion.)
          Cycle Allowance to Postman:
          Proposal: Must be retained while doubling the amount to Rs.180 p.m. and         further increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%

          Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance:
            Proposal: The Cash Handling Allowance should be retained and     need to           be doubled and further increase by 25% every time the DA increases   by        50%.
          Fixed Medical Allowance:
            Proposal: 33 Postal Dispensaries may be merged with CGHS.
      All Postal Pensioners irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in     service should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription.
      Till such time, the FMA may be allowed @ Rs.2000/- per month enhancing            from Rs.500/- p.m.  being paid at present.

Headquarter Allowance:

Proposal: Proposes to retain the Headquarters Allowance at the uniform rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to ceiling of Rs.9000/- per month.

Overtime Allowance:

 Proposal: Department recommends to grant additional duty allowance in lieu of OTA in operative offices only  for performing additional duty of absentee official.

It is proposed  Rs. 100/- per hour maximum of three  hours in a day and further  increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%.

Besides these we demanded S.B.  Allowance and Supervisory allowance to be continued and enhanced proportionately.

Ministry of Finance order on Dearness Allowance

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The most awaited Notification by MoF for 7th CPC has been published

                Please click the below link




Sri Sarada Prasad Das
Secy AIPEU Class III
Cuttack North Division

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Union Govt. may declare 7 CPC, on 29.06.2016

Dear Comrades,
                          The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India has called for 7 CPC report for discussion in the Cabinet meeting to be held on 29.06.2016. The Union Govt may declare the most awaited 7 CPC report ahead of Indefinite strike. Lets hope for the best.

Yours faithfully

Sri Sarada Prasad Das
Divnl Secy, AIPEU CL III
Cuttack North Division

Friday, March 25, 2016

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.1.2016

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.1.2016
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016. This represents an increase of 6 percent over the existing rate of 119 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This will benefit about 50 lakh Government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of Rs. 6796.50 crore per annum and Rs.7929.24 crore respectively, in the financial year 2016-17 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2016 to February, 2017).


(Release ID :138312)

Monday, March 21, 2016