Sunday, 23 October 2016

Saturday, 22 October 2016

3rd Phase of programme

Date : 23.10.2016

3rd Phase of programme 

Postal JCA decided to continue its struggle programme in connection with the demands viz., Grant of revised ceiling of Bonus @Rs.7000- to GDS w.e.f 2014-15 and Payment of arrears to Casual/Part-Time/Contingent employees from 01-01-2006.: 

Indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi from 3rd November 2016 by all Secretaries General, General Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO.

9th & 10th November 2016 -- Two days strike
Nationwide Postal Strike will be organized by 
FNPO Affilated unions Circle office bearers,Branch/ Divisional Secretaries& Branch / Divisional Secretaries of NUGDS are requested to mobilize the cadre by conducting regional meetings / conventions, Circulate the information through pamphlets, SMS & all other sources etc., and make all sincere efforts to success the Postal JCA agitations on our justified demands.

Important Meetings to be held

Date : 23.10.2016

Important Meetings to be held

On 24th October 2016:

The Standing committee staff side meeting at 11:30 am and standing committee meeting with group of senior officers at 04:00 pm to discuss the 7th CPC related grievances. 

On 25th October 2016:

The meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with the Staff Side, National Council JCM, to firm-up views of the Staff Side (JCM) on various allowances pertaining to DOP&T and also meeting of the Standing Committee. They will be held at 3.00 p.m and 4.30 p.m respectively

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Date : 23.10.2016

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

DA from July 2016 in 7th pay Commission is 2% or 3%

Written By Admin on Sep 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016

DA from July 2016 in 7th pay Commission is 2% or 3%

DA from July 2016 in 7th pay Commission is 2% or 3% is yet to be confirmed

It seems that the DA from July 2016 in 7th Pay Commission is not yet finalized by Central Government. There is confusion persists on the rate of Dearness Allowance to be paid from 1st July 2016 in revised Pay . The AICPIN average for the year 2015 to be taken as Base Index for calculation of DA in 7th CPC as the DA has been neutralized to arrive the revised Pay.

The actual AICPIN Average for 2015 is 261.33. As per this AICPIN average, the DA to be paid at the rate of 2% from July 2016 in 7th CPC . But the NCJCM has contended that it should be paid at the rate of 3%.

The NCJCM staff side said that as per the practice of fraction is being ignored, 0.75 is ignored from actual DA 125.75 as on 1st January 2016. Since the 125% DA was merged to revise the 7th CPC pay, Accordingly, the AICPIN average of 2015 has to be revised to 260.46 from 261.33 to arrive the exact rate of DA of 125% .

It is obvious that the NCJCM Staff Sides claim has sufficient merits to be considered favorably by the Government. In that case, the DA to be paid from July 2016 will be 3%.

The NCJCM Staff Side should be appreciated for this timely intervention and effort.

The central Government need to take decision in this regard soon, as it has been passed third week of September. Usually the announcement of DA for July every year will be made in the first or second week of September.


20 Sep, 2016 12:18a.m.

It is expected that the committee looking into alowances as recommended by 7th Pay Commission will submit its report to the government this week.

As per media reports, the committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, has finalised the report.

In view of the strong protest staged by the representatives of Employee Associations and other stakeholders, government decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, will be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members before taking a final decision.

To the disappointment of government employees, the Justice A K Mathur panel had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.

This Committee was constituted on July 22, and was to submit its report within four months. The first meeting of the Committee was held on August 4.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission cover 48 lakh Central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) :Some important Doubts and Clarifications

Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) :Some important Doubts and Clarifications – DOPT Order

No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (D) 

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated : 9th September, 2010



The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum of even number dated the 19th May, 2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). Consequent upon introduction of the Scheme, clarifications have been sought by various Ministries / Departments about certain issues in connection with implementation of the MACPS. The doubts raised by varlous quarters have been duly examined and point-wise clarifications have accordingly been indicated in the Annexure.

2 The MACPS should strictly be Implemented in keeping wlth the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 19/05/2009 read with the aforesaid clarifications (Annexure). 

3. All Ministries / Departrnents may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

4. Hindi version would follow.

(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)


[Reference:- Office Memorandum No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 07.09.2010]

1 Whether the Pay Band would change in the hierarchy of Pay Bands & Grade Pay on grant of the benefits under MACPS?
Yes. The upgradations under MACPS is to be granted in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay (band and grade pay as prescribed in the CCS, (RP) Rules, 2008.
Whether the benefits of MACPS would be allowed to the Government servants who have been later on inducted in the Organized Group “A” Service
No. The benefits under MACPS is not applicable to Group ‘A’ officer of Organised Group ‘A’ Services, as the officer under Organized Group ‘A’ Services have already been allowed panty of two years on non-functional basis with the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008?
The new MACPS has come into existence w.e.f. 01.09.2008. However, the pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Therefore the previous ACPS would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w e f . 01.01.2006. Para 6.1 of Annexure-1 of MACPS is only for exercising option for coming over to the revised pay structure and not for grant of benefits under MACPS. The following illustrations would explain the position:

(A) In the case of isolated post:

Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4000-6000: 01.10.1982

1st ACP granted on 09.08.1999 :

Rs.4500-7000 (pre-revised)

2nd ACP due on 01 10 2006 :

Rs.5000-8000 (pre-revised)

[revised PB-2 Grade Pay of Rs.4200]

3rd financial upgradation under the MACPS would be due on 01.10 2012 (on completion of 30 years of continuous regular service) in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay i.e. Grade Pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2.

(B) In the case of normal promotional hierarchy:

Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000: 01.10.1982

1st ACP granted on 09.08.1999 :

Rs.6500-10500 (pre-revised)

2nd ACP due on 01.10.2006 (as per the existing hierarchy) :

Rs.10000-15200 (pre-revised).

Therefore, 2nd ACP would be in PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs.6600 (in terms of hierarchy available):

3rd financial upgradation under MACPS would be due on 01.10.2012 in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay of Rs.7600.
Whether the benefits of MACPS would be granted from the date of entry grade or from the date of thew regular servlce/approved service counted under varlous service rules
The benefits under MACPS would be available from the date of actual joining of the post in the entry grade.
In a case where a person is appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale on deputation followed by absorption. whether the period spent on deputatlon perlod would be counted as continuous servlce in the
grade or not for the purpose of MACPS
(i) Where a person is appointed on direct recruitment/deputation basis from another post in the same grade, then past regular service as well as past promotions/ACP, in the earlier post, will be counted for computing regular service for the purpose of MACPS in the new hierarchy.

(ii) However, where a person iS appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale initially on deputation followed by absorption, while the service rendered in the earlier post, which was in a lower scale cannot be
counted, there is no objection to the period spent initially on deputation in the ex-cadre post prior to absorption being counted towards regular service for the purposes of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, as it is in the same Pay band/grade pay of the post.
Whether the pay scale/grade pay of substantive post would be taken into account for appointment/selection to a higher post on deputation basis or the pay scale/grade pay carrying by a Government servant on account financial upgradation(s) under ACP/MACP Scheme
The pay scale/grade pay of substantive post would only be taken into account for deciding the eligibility for appointment/selection to a higher post on deputation basis.
In a case where 1st/2nd~ financial upgradations are postponed on account of the employees not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc. whether this would have consequential effect on the 2nd/3rdfinancial upgradation or not.
Yes. If a financial upgradation has been deferred/postponed on account of the employee not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc.. the 2nd/3rd financial upgradations under MACPS would have consequential effect.(Para 18 of Annexure-1 of MACPS referred).
In a case where the Government servant have already earned three promotions and still stagnated in one grade for more than 10 years, whether he would be entitle for any further upgradation under MACPS
No. Since the Government servant has already earned three promotions, he would not be entitled for any further financial upgradation under MACPS.
Whether the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.2750-4400 in respect of Group ‘D’ non matriculate employees, would also be taken as merged to grade pay of Rs.1800 for the purpose of MACPS in view of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.2550-3200, Rs.2610-3540, Rs.2610-4000 and Rs.2650-4000, which have been upgraded and replaced by the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.1800 in the pay band PB-1.
If a Govt Servant on deputation earns upgradation under MACPS in the parent cadre, whether he would be entitled for deputation (duty) allowance on the pay and emoluments granted under the MACPS or not?
No. While eligibility of an employee for appointment against ex-cadre posts in terms of the provisions of the RRs of the ex-cadre post will continue to be determined with reference to the post/pay scale of the post held in the parent cadre on regular basis (and not with reference to the higher scale granted under ACPS/MACPS). such an officer, in the event of his selection, may be allowed to opt to draw the pay in the higher scale under ACP/MACP Scheme without deputation allowance during the period of deputation, if it is more beneficial than the normal entitlements under the existing general order regulating pay on appointment on deputation basis.
Since the pay scales of Group “D” employees have been merged and placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800, whether they are entitled for grant of increment @ 3% during pay fixation at every stage.
Yes. On the analogy of point 22 of Annexure-1 of MACPS, the pay of such Group “D” employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 shall be fixed successively in the next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised paybands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage.

Dated17.08.2016 Our AIC of AIAPA (FNPO

Dated17.08.2016 Our  AIC of AIAPA (FNPO) ingrated by
Shri  AjayMaken  Former Central Minister . Shri O.P.Khanna  welcomed the gathering. 54 delegates across the Nation Participated the conference.S/Shri  T.N.Rahate, President FNPO& S.G. FNPO .D.Thegarajan& FNPO affiliated union Circle secretaries addressed AIC. More details will be published shortly.
After the  AIC inauguration  S/Shri  T.N.Rahate, President FNPO& S.G. FNPO .D.Thegarajan  along with Shri TK.Govindarajan D.G.S. AIPAOA & MS.Sarangai  V.P AIPAOA met Chairmen Postal Board and discussed Administrative offices issues at length  Secretary assured to settle the issues discussed by the team.  

 august 18, 2016

रक्षाबंधन की शुभकामनाएं

Who can give MACP Exercise option - Between 1st day of January, 2016 and the Date of Notification ( ie. 25/07/2016)

To Exercise option under the provisos to rule 5 with in three months of the Notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016 is issued.

shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016.

5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure.– Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: 

Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

Explanation 1.- The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.

Explanation 2.– The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

Explanation 3.– Where a Government servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that pay structure under Fundamental Rule 22, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016





2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government
1.     Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public   distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.     Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.     Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4.     Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.     Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
6.     Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
7.     Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
 8.     Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
 9.     Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
10.Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 & C-98.
11.No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
12.No unilateral amendment to labour laws.

1.   Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
 2.     Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3.     Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.     No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
5.     (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allownaces of departmental employees.
(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
7.     Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8.     Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.
9.     Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
10.   Implement Cadre restructuring in left out categories of Postal Department. i.e RMS,MMS,PA CO, SBCO & Postal Accounts etc..
11.  Settle the problems related CBS, CIS & stop harassment and Trade Union victimization.