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Monday 27 October 2014

Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said.

The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transfered to some other place.

"As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post, the impugned order of the high court is clearly erroneous and against the law," a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said.

The court passed the order on an appeal filed by Madhya Pradesh government challenging the high court order.

The government had submitted that the high court failed to consider that Ramanand Pandey himself sent back the promotion order and continued on his post and approached the court after two years when it cancelled his promotion.

It said that at the time of promotion, Pandey was posted in Bhind district where he remained for almost 15 years and his intention was to stay at that place only.

The apex court, after hearing both sides, quashed the high court order.

"It is clear that he wanted to remain in Bhind district, where he had continued since 1990, as he was ready to go on leave instead of joining the place of transfer. Moreover, for more than two years from the date of cancellation of the order of promotion, the respondent kept totally mum and maintained stoic silence.

"There was not even a semblance of protest as to why his promotion order was cancelled or that he wanted to join the promotion post after the alleged inquiry into the so-called complaint was over. He filed the writ petition on October 24, 2008, i.e. almost two years after cancellation of his promotion order," it said.

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Saturday 25 October 2014


Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

It is learnt that LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts and LGO examinations 2014 which were postponed by Directorate vide memo No. A.34012/04/2014-DE dated 23rd September 2014 are likely to be held on following dates. 

1. Inspector Posts Examination : 22-11-2014 and 23-11-2014

2. LGO Examination : 23-11-2014 (Sunday)

Friday 24 October 2014

Wednesday 22 October 2014


     Circle Union's zonal committee meeting of Midnapore zone was held at K.G.Basu Smriti Bhavan, Contai on 12.09.2014. The meeting started after paying homage to the martyrs and was inaugurated by Com. Nirmal Dey, C.S., P-IV. Guidelines and items for discussion was narrated by Com. Janardan Majumdar, C.S., Group-C. Com. Mukul Das presided over the meeting. Financial Secretary of Group-C Circle Union Com. Manoj Shaw was present and deliberated, so did the leadership of the Pensioners Association of Contai. The program was very nicely arranged by Contai, the host division. The meeting was successful despite bad natural condition due to impact of 'Hudhud'

    Representatives of all divisions except Bankura were present. From Purulia Divn Comrades Chittaranjan Mahapatra & Akhil Bandhab Mahato, from Midnapore Divn Coms. Nripendranath Mahato & Dipankar Manna, from Tamluk Coms. Shirsendu Sahoo & Ajay Maity and from Contai Coms. Ashis Dutta & Ajit Rana spoke in the meeting. Main points of discussion were --- office and service related problems with special reference to CBS, SDB Scheme for GDS, Administrative attacks on our members and organisation, Circle Union's stand and role on Lokpal Bill Return, financial review, preparation for membership verification including GDS, demands of Part-Time workers and their organisation, march to Parliament on 4th December and our responsibility, Sangrami Dak & Co-ordination subscription, circulation and reading, ensuing Circle Council meeting on 27-28 December in Ziaganj, Murshidabad etc.

    Decision was taken to strengthen movement at zonal/circle levels on individual issues of staff, service related problems, corruption, irregularities and malpractices of the administration. A suitable time will be fixed to launch an intense and bigger organisational program at Tamluk involving zonal and circle levels as a part of such movement. Circle Union will finalise the details of such programs after discussion. The zonal meeting will be held after 3 or 4 months. A Trade Union Study Camp may be organised during the next zonal meeting. 

      From the meeting Com. Ashis Dutta (Contai), Com. Bharat Bauri (Purulia) and Com. Nripen Mahato (Midnapore) have been entrusted with the responsibilities of zonal conveners of GDS, P-IV and P-III respectively. 

     The discussion and interactions in the meeting were quite informative, thorough and comprehensive. Circle Unions have assessed that the divisional leaders have also enriched the circle unions with their observations on certain points. We are inspired and determined to move on to hold and continue such programs. 

ndia Post Signs an MoU with Snapdeal and Shopclues; Also to Launch INR 4909 Cr IT Project

With 1.50 lakh post offices across the country, India Post has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian E-commerce companies Snapdeal and Shopclues, to join hands and propel the e-commerce logistics.
As stated in a release by iGovernment, on the occasion of Business Development Day on 14th Oct 2014 the department of postal services decided to join hands with the two online marketplaces, to cater to their logistics needs with its wide reach. In return, for getting their support for an INR 4909 crore IT project, to bring in electronic connectivity and capability across 1.5 lakhs Post Offices for enhanced delivery of all mail & financial services.
Vijay Ajmera, Sr. Vice President (Finance) said that they are happy to choose Department of Post as their delivering partner and this partnership will provide their e-commerce business a wider reach and network.
Speaking about this association, Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues said, “We’re a marketplace for the masses and nearly 65% of our customers and merchants are based in the non-metros or tier 2/3 towns. With the widest delivery network in the country, India Post will definitely be a significant partner in our logistics operations. On a peak day, ShopClues services over 85,000 orders and with this tie-up, we expect to improve our offering for customers across 25,000 pin codes.”
John Samuel, Member Postal Services Board said, “India Post is no longer what it was and is going through a period of profound change. In the last few years, the post office is reinventing itself to provide services that fit into the requirement of all e-commerce players. I am very glad that the Department of Posts and have signed a statement of intent about the strategic business relationship that both the companies will take forward.”
ShopClues initially had a local tie up with the Department of Posts whereby they would pick up their products only from their fulfillment centers. However, post this MOU, ShopClues and India Post have now associated with each other on a national level.
The Postal Department is trying to keep up with the changing trends of Indian consumers. Considering that this body caters to the maximum number of pin codes in comparison to any private logistics firm, such a tie-up could be a boon for the online players.

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diamond jubilee and task ahead
              One year long nationwide Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) which commenced on 24th November 2013 at New Delhi is coming to a grand finish on 23rd and 24th November 2014 at Dwarka (Gujarat).  NFPE has already celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Postal Trade Union movement in the year 2004 at Thiruvananthapuram, marking the 100th year of establishing “Postal Club” at Kolkata by Late Com. Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, the founder father of Postal Trade Union, which was later on converted by him as All India Postal and RMS Employees Union.  NFPTE was formed on 24th November 1954, in a massive convention held at Vinay Nagar, New Delhi.  After bi-furcation of Postal and Telecom, the name of Postal Federation is changed as NFPE.
                   When we celebrate 60th year of our glorious organisation, we should pledge to re-dedicate ourselves not only for fighting for the cause of five lakhs Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks but also for the cause of entire Central Government employees and the suffering masses of our country and the world.
                   We should inherit the legacy of our great leaders and follow their footsteps - their dedication, commitment, sacrifice, knowledge, militancy, courage, honesty, concern and respect for the fellow workers and seniors, giving topmost priority to individual grievances, democratic and transparent functioning, oraganisational discipline, building up trade union consciousness, social consciousness, political consciousness and above all class consciousness.
                   We have been fighting against the neo-liberal policies of the Government, right from its beginning from 1991 onwards.  We conducted many heroic struggle against downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization.  We succeeded in compelling the Government to lift the ban on recruitment and filling up of all vacancies, we succeeded in preventing the Government from implementing its order for closure of 9797 Post offices, we succeeded in halting Mckinsey recommendations and Mail Network Optimisation Project (MNOP) for closure of about 300 RMS Offices.  We could successfully prevent the Government from amending the Indian Post Office Act and giving license to multi-national courier services.   Our fight for emancipation of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks has not yet reached its finality.  We have to complete our unfinished task.
                   Seventh Central Pay Commission has commenced its work.  Our demands for DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC, date of effect from 01-01-2014, scrapping of new pension scheme, parity in pension etc. are still pending.  Government, whether it is UPA or NDA, is totally negative to our genuine demands.  Our struggle under the banner of NFPE and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers is to be further intensified.
                   Eventhough we have submitted detailed memorandum to 7th CPC for better wages and service conditions, neither the 7th CPC nor the Government shall concede our demands, unless we mobilize the workers at all levels in a serious and determined manner and create sanction behind our demands.
            Thus the message of Diamond Jubilee of NFPE is loud and clear.  We have to continue our struggle against the anti-labour, anti-people policies of the Government, we has to fight against the neo-liberal reforms in the Central Government employees sector, we have to conduct bigger form of trade union action including indefinite strike for realization of the demands of the Central Government employees and Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.  We shall not rest till the dreams of our founder leaders are fulfilled.

Friday 10 October 2014

No need to submit Boarding Pass alongwith settlement of T.A. Claims – Dopt Instructions on 7.10.2014

F. No. G-14019/2/13-Cash
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public-Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 7th October, 2014

Subject : Non submission of Boarding Piss for settlement of T.A. Claims 

Difficulties have been expressed by various quarters in production of original boarding passes along with T.A. Claims from time to time. The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in order to simplify the procedure of settlement of T.A. Claims, the condition of submission of Boarding Pass along with settlement of T.A. claim is dispensed with. 

2.         However, the officer concerned, preferring Travelling Allowance, will have to attach an undertaking along with T.A. claims that the journey, as mentioned therein, has actually been performed by him/her Other requirements, as per the established procedures will continue to be followed. 

3.         Notwithstanding above, in case of extreme doubt, the controlling officer may be asked to verify the genuineness of the claim.  

4.         Air tickets should be purchased only from the authorized travel agent of this Deptt. i.e. IVI/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd and at the cheapest rates after comparing the available fare from the websites of travel agents of repute. If cheaper rates are available directly from Air India, the same can also be bought.

5.         The frequent flyer reward points from Air India may only be redeemed for the official tours of the Deptt. 

6.         This issues with the approval of Secretary (P).

(Shri Prakash)
Director (Admn.)

1.         All Officers/officials of DOPT.
2.         Pay & Accounts Officer, DOPT, 3 m Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Than Market, New Delhi.
3.         MC, DOPT — for uploading on the website of DOPT and intramop.
4.         E-office, DOPT — for uploading in e-office.


Wednesday 8 October 2014



            The Circle Administration has recently issued the order of Compulsory Retirement from Service against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO and former President of our Group-C union, Kolkata GPO branch. He was proceeded against on the false charges of misconduct while pursuing to keep the establishment of Kolkata GPO intact opposing the unjustified efforts of the administration to abolish/divert posts from there and other staff demands in the chamber of the then Director, Kolkata GPO on 28.9.2010. He was earlier awarded the punishment of stoppage of next increment for six months without cumulative effect by the Disciplinary Authority (Ad-hoc) disposing the Rule-14 proceedings against him. The Appellate Authority (Ad-hoc), DPS, Kolkata Region, reviewed the case suo-moto and enhanced the punishment to CRS with an absolute vindictive and vengeful attitude. As Comrade Chakraborty was the President of the GPO Union at that time, he has preferred an appeal ahainst the earlier punishment to the President of India as per rule (which is one of the privileges of office-bearers of union) which is still pending. But DPS (KR) has passed this order without caring for a decent wait for the order of the President of India.

       Our comrades may remember that this DPS (KR) has taken an anti-NFPE stance since his inception of charge. Circle Unions had to protest his actions and behaviour from the very beginning. We also staged demonstrations against his actions and corrupt practices while he was temporarily in charge as Director, Kolkata GPO. Due to our strong demonstrations and facts, the then Chief PMG was compelled to withdraw him from that post. Naturally, apart from discharging the role and responsibilities of an appellate authority, he also has some personal agenda and grudge behind these orders against our members. He also issued same order against our comrades of North Presidency Division.     

      Thus, this punishment order has obviously been issued to create an environment of panic and fear psychosis among the staff, with the ulterior motive to pacify movement and protests of our organisation. We are sure that our comrades would neither be panicked nor such atrocious attacks of the administration could make NFPE surrender before them. Our glorious legacy proves that such attacks strengthened NFPE more and staff unity reached a peak through protest movements.

     The Circle Union calls upon all divisional and branch unions to stage a lunchtime demonstrations on Thursday or Friday (8th or 9th October) to pass a resolution against this action and demanding immediate cancellation of this order by the intervention of the Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle. The resolution should be faxed to the Chief PMG (033-2212-0811) and PMG, Kolkata Region (033-2212-0077). Mobilise maximum number of comrades in this program to exhibit our resentment against the atrocities of the administration and protesting the effort of a section of officers to destabilise the harmony between administration and staff in our circle. 

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    This joint demonstration of NFPE Group of unions, ......... division/branch strongly condemns the unjustified, biased and atrocious order of compulsory retirement against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO, issued by the DPS, Kolkata Region, and demands immediate cancellation of the C.O. order no. Vig/Z-2/1/14/S.Chakraborty/Appeal dated 08.9.2014 communicating the order.

     This demonstration hopes that the new Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle will review the situation realistically and impartially and will pass a judicious order cancelling the punishment to maintain the harmony in our circle intact, otherwise there will be no other alternative but to launch intense trade union movement throughout the circle.
(sign. of the President)
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CCGEW has   decided to further intensify the campaign and agitational programmes against the Government’s attitude towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees. It is decided to organize two hours MASS SQUATING of not less than 3000 Central Government employees on 18th November 2014, at a centrally located important place at all the state capitals. Effort should be made to ensure maximum participation of Lady Comrades in the programme. Next phase of action will be decided after successful implementation of the above programme.

Friday 3 October 2014


As notified in this blog earlier, this Circle Union (AIPEU Group-C, affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees alias NFPE, the largest union of Postal Employees in India) has arranged the workshop for type and Data Entry Test for the candidates for recruitment in Postal Assistant cadre on 5th October 2014, 1-00 P.M., at Tarapada Memorial Hall, 37 Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata-13. You can register for participation by clicking here :

     Please note that the objective of this workshop will be to explain the nature of the test and some useful tips will be discussed in the workshop which would help the candidates facilitate their preparation and effectively reproduce their abilities in the test.

   For accurate direction of the venue (Tarapada Memorial Hall, on first floor of Calcutta Postal Club), please click on the link of Google Map below. You can track it from your Tab or smart phone or simply note the landmarks on a piece of paper. For easy reach, please drop or reach North Gate of Chandni Chowk Metro Rail Station (facing Yogayog Bhawan and Air India Office) and locate Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan. Walk along the same footpath leaving Gramodyog Bhavan on your left hand side and turn left reaching the first crossing.

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