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Wednesday, 30 March 2016
A meeting with cabinet Secretary along with Empowered committee of Secretaries to firm up the recommendation of 7th CPC held today on 30/03/2016 at committee room of, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
All the issues raised by BPEF and affiliates earlier before DOP were discussed in the said meeting. Respected Cabinet Secretary Shri P K Sinha has assured us to consider our views accordingly. The following representatives participated meeting as per letter issued SR Section Department of Posts.
Friday, 25 March 2016
BHARATIYA POSTAL EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
(Affiliated An Industrial Unit of BMS)
T-21, Atul Grove Road , New Delhi -110 001
BPEF/Circular/2015-16/2 Dated: 20-3-2016
All office bearers of BPEF
All General Secretaries of affiliated Union.
All the Circle Secretaries through General Secretaries
Shri B.N. Rai President, BMS
Shri Virjesh Upadhaya General Secretary, BMS
Shri K.N. Sharma, Prabhari , Industrial Unit & Vice President BMS
" SADAR NAMASKAR"
Dear Brothers/ Sisters,
Kindly go through the Circular issued on 30-12-2015 also. All the information are similar except the change of venue of 11th Federal Council from Tirupati to Hyderabad on same dates. Some important information is reiterated.
Federal Executive meeting on 25th & 26th December, 2015, was held in New Delhi. Under Presidentship Shri Manmohan Sharma, President, BPEF. All the General Secretaries were advised to get all Circle Conference updated without fail. The Secretary General has reported all the events, the "PRAVASH" and the conferences attended by him during the period up to December 2015.
The Secretary General BPEF has attended National Executive Meeting of BMS on 5th to 7th February, 2016. The BMS has directed BPEF to convene 4 day meeting of state and Federation office Secretaries along with meeting of Members of Tripartite committee negotiating with Govt. of India in the month of July 2016.
The All India Conferences of BPEA Postman & MTS, Administrative union , GDS Union & BP Civil wing will also be convened at Hyderabad along with Federal Council .
A Dharna notice for 4th April 2016 was served by BPEA Gr. ‘C’ General Secy. Shri M.S. Chandel. The Federation has decided to give full support to the Dharana programme.
During previous meeting the introduction of core groups culture in the unions and Federation has been agreed. For the All India Unions President, Secretary, Org. Secretary, Secretary General & Treasurer will form the core group. Similarly for Circle unions President, Secretary, Treasurer, AGS of All India Union and convener of BPEF will form the core group.
At the Federation level President/ Working President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Org. Secretary, and Prabhari industrial unit of BMS will form the Core group. This core group must report to the Higher level for the activities about the Organizational and Agitational programmers. In the case of laxity from the part of All India Unions, Circle Unions and Divisional Unions the action will be taken by the core groups accordingly.
It is to be taken in mind that as per the constitution of unions the General Secretary of the unions is the Administrative Head of that union. Similarly Secretary General is the administrative Head for all the matter of affiliated unions. Similarly every union are advised to give full charge to the AGS of the union of the adjoining Circles to Circle in which he resides,
Now April 2016 is coming but no “PRAVASH “ from General Secretaries with regard to increase in membership have been reported to Federations . This laxity is going to harm to status of unions as well as Federation.
As we are aware that B.M.S. has given call to collect one day salary from each members of Unions and submit it through state B.M.S. All information is this regard has been provides to each General Secretary by Circular, S.M.S. & reminder forget it conveyed to lowest level. Only G.D.S. General Secretary Shri Sugandhi Kr. Mishra has issued the Circular and sent it to BPEF No other General Secretary has done it. This laxity to also harming the call of mother organization.
A.P. Circle under leader ship of Shri Md. Zafrullah Khan has consented to hold 11th Federal council and the Conferences of Unions in Hyderabad. It was decided to be held from 21st & 22nd May 2016. The proposed place of Federal Council is TULJA BHAWAN near Kanchiguda Railway Station Hyderabad. It was decided that :
1. Delegation Fees charged will be Rs. 1000/- (One Thousand).
2. The Circle Secretary of every union will collect the Delegation Fee from the delegates and remit to the Federation Account No.30031230071 SBI Janpath Branch.
3. It has been agreed that every union must bring more than 15 delegate from each union of the Circle.
4. It is necessary for All Delegates to attend all five sessions of Federal council. Three session will be held on First day and two on second day.
5. All office bearers of Federation and General Secretaries of Union are to positively reach on 20th May Morning to decide further programme.
6. If anyone wants to adopt Resolution at Federal Council he must send a copy of that to Federation 15 days before so that it can be included. Every Resolution must be sent after having working committee meeting. The Federation will load its Resolution in its Website: www.bpefsg.blogspot.in one month before the Federal Council for your comments.
7. The Federation is going to publish a Special issue of Postal Mahasangh.. You can give advertisement/ Articles to be included in it.
8. There will be Four session on 21st May. The Inaugural Session, Release of Special Issue, Secretary General/ General Secretary Report, Treasurer reports. Resolutions and C.W.C. of Federation and Unions to think about next office bearers. There will be two session on 22nd May. Open session and Election of office bearers.
Make every effort and follow every instruction to get 11th Federal Council a great success extent.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
The following revised rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes applicable for the first quarter of the financial year 2016-17.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
23-March-2016 16:29 IST
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).
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Thursday, 17 March 2016
March 16, 2016
NEW DELHI: More than 400 e-commerce companies are leveraging the extensive reach of the Department of Posts (DoP) in an effort to deliver their consignments at every nook and corner of the country.
"The Department has tied up with more than 400 e-commerce agencies, including Flipkart, Amazon, YepMe, Snapdeal and the like for delivering e-commerce pre-paid as well as cash-on-delivery (COD) orders," an internal note of the communications and IT ministry said.
DoP has a network of some 1.55 lakh post offices, of which 1.3 lakh are in rural areas. Of all, Amazon is the biggest partner in terms of business with India Posts.
As per the note, DoP received Rs 1,150 crore from parcels under the COD category, which is expected to cross the Rs 1,500-crore mark by the end of the current fiscal.
"DoP is delivering 40,000 e-commerce parcels per day and the average value of parcels handled by India Post is Rs 5,000 for urban areas and Rs 3,000 for rural areas," the note said
The department of posts is leaving no stone unturned to ride on the e-commerce boom across the country. From making dedicated corridors for delivery to training postmen to handle big volumes, besides connecting all postal products through technology, the department has chalked a strategy to overcome the shift in their functioning. Secretary of Department of Posts, Kavery Banerjee, tells Mansi Taneja the plan for e-commerce and the payments bank venture. Excerpts:
E-commerce has come as a boon for the postal department. What is the long-term strategy to boost revenues?
We have been focusing on our strategy and how to move forward for the past one year. E- commerce has emerged as a key opportunity. Our revenue and parcel revenues have grown by 120 per cent. We are grappling with a paradigm shift. A fresh look is being given to ways of processing, transmission, and delivery. We have set up 48 dedicated processing centres for handling parcels.
The maximum orders are coming from smaller places where aspirations are high - Tier-II and -III cities and small villages such as in Leh and Ladakh and north-eastern regions.
India Post is a natural partner for e-commerce companies because of our reach and network. We are looking at 100 per cent year-on-year growth and by March we will generate revenues of Rs 250 crore from parcels and speed post. Through cash-on-delivery, we reached Rs 1,200 crore.
How are you coping up with huge volumes from the e-commerce sector? Do you plan to purchase your own vehicles for a better delivery mechanism?
We are struggling with huge volumes in e-commerce. We are struggling with airlines, that have their own capacity constraints.
Planning to set up dedicated routes through roads for delivery. We are also in the process of aggregating delivery centres and booking offices. It will be vehicle-driven.
We are exploring how to incentivise postmen to use their vehicles for delivery where possible. In hilly and difficult terrains, the mode has to be on foot.
For major areas, we plan to outsource vehicles.
What kind of incentives?
We want to make it more attractive to postmen/delivery agents for using their own vehicles and considering various options. We have set up a committee to look into the compensation of rural officers, mainly who work part-time and plan to restructure accordingly. This happens every time the Pay Commission is announced.
The committee's report will be out in sometime, after which we have to look at the financial implications and take finance ministry's approval for it.
There have been issues with last-mile delivery. Many e-commerce firms have been complaining about delays in delivery and loss of items.
We have put in a place a track-and-trace system. Technology has not reached smaller post offices, which is why it takes time to upload information.
We have explained this to all our e-commerce partners about timings in smaller towns and villages. One can't expect a delivery in a village within a day.
We have made arrangements to deliver outside office hours and even, on holidays now.
Also, we will be connecting all our postal products - letters, parcels and other - through technology, which will enable immediate uploading of information - booking, delivery and timings. Currently, the trials are going on and we plan to roll it out by end of this year. We have also rolled out solar powered handheld devices through which one can send money orders/remittances and also make payments for various government run schemes. The department is looking to roll out 20,000 such devices by end of this month and 130,000 by end of March 2017.
How are you training your existing staff with this change in the functioning of the department? Are you concerned over the age profile?
E-commerce in India has suddenly taken off, in the last two years, while in the West, they moved towards it gradually over 15 years. It has taken us by surprise as well.
There are many rounds of training going on for the staff all over the country. Courses are available online as well with a focus on e-commerce.
We are working on their skills - how to interact with people. Age profile is shifting, we have inducted a lot of young people recently. Many of them are engineers. For instance, for 800 vacancies in Delhi, we got some 30 lakh applications and most of them were doctors, engineers, paramedics. These people come with a certain background and are comfortable using technology. We are also rotating people in different sections.
What is the update on your Payments Bank venture. Will it be first step towards a full-fledged bank?
We have selected a consultant for this venture. We have to submit the plan to RBI March 2017. We want toleverage our reach and network. Every post office will be a point of access. We also plan to set up white labeled ATMs.
We will have various tie-ups for the venture, will mix use of delivery staff to facilitate doorstep banking. Our 2.8 lakh network of small saving agents will also be used. We can also partner with banks to offer credit products. We will launch products which will not be in direct competition to our existing portfolio.
Money order might be hived off and make way for remittances through Payments bank riding on technology. It will be much cheaper, we have seen traffic coming down in money orders because it is expensive.We will also look at last mile delivery of payments. We will hire set of professionals for running banking operations of Payments Bank.
7th Pay Commission Latest News – Govt to Issue Notification after States Polls – Reliable sources indicated that the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations implementation notification will be issued in June, after cabinet nod.
The notification to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued after the completion of states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct is currently in place, sources of Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.
The assemblies’ election of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry states, which will be held from April 4 to May 16 and the counting of votes in the states will take place on May 19 but the model code of conduct will remain in place till May 21.
A Finance Ministry sources was quoted by a news website as saying, “The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission’s proposals in April but the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by cabinet Secretary can’t sort out some anomalies of Seventh pay commission recommendations like scrapping of advances, allowances and minimum pay before declaration of states Assemblies polls”.
Sources also said the Implementation cell of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for the Seventh pay commission recommendation in Finance Ministry works hard to send a summary of the pay commission implementation to PMO for its nod. After PMO’s nod, it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through cabinet secretary.
Reliable sources indicated that the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations implementation notification will be issued in June, after cabinet nod.
The government doesn’t want to give any chance to the Opposition to deter its image in the polls, so, it is believed that the government will announce Seventh pay commission award after the end of model code of conduct of states assemblies election.
7th Pay Commission Latest News – Govt clarifies on provision in the Budget – Though no explicit provision was made in Budget pay hike is built in fund allocated to Ministries
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
LOK SABHA Q&A ON 09.03.2016 REGARDING CLOSING OF POST OFFICES (Click the link below to view)
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Monday, 14 March 2016
Friday, 11 March 2016
BPEF/MOC&I.T/ Problem /Bihar. Circle/2016 Dated 07-03-2016
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji
Honble Minister of Communication & I.T.
Govt. of India
Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Harassment of office bearers & Members of affiliated unions of BPEF and union wise discrimination in Bihar Circle- Regarding .
With due respect, and with every hope of judgement, we feel hurt in complaining against P.M.G. Muzaffurpur Shri Gupta on account of his open remark / challenge being made continuously in front of office bearers of BRMS-III & IV and BPEA Gr. C & Postman & MTS Union that he is not going to settle any agenda items of Bharatiya Unions. Also he has not provided to the union any meeting till date. In is line every Divisional Supdt. is harassing , charge sheeting and suspending the BPEF affiliated members for petty reasons.
As it is a harassment case of higher officer , we are expecting a strict communication over such type of remark with instruction to provide all facilities as par order 3-6-2015 and immediate redressal of proposed agenda item of unions from the Directorate.
( S.K. Mishra )
BPEF/MOC&I.T./ Problem /W.B. Circle/2016 Dated 07-03-2016
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji
Honble Minister of Communication & I.T.
Govt. of India
Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Harassment of office bearers & Members of affiliated unions of BPEF and union wise discrimination in W.B. Circle- Regarding .
With due respect, following cases of harassment and union wise discrimination is presented below for your immediate action please.
1. Immediate CBI enquiry over Cheque Fraud case of Kolkata G.P.O. may please be ordered. The matter is well known to Department.
2. Shri Rajenderan Divisional Secretary, and Shri N.K. Paul, President BPEA Gr. C Andman Nicobar Dn. have been transferred 100 K.M. from H.Q. (Port Blair) . They may be brought into H.Q. and their frequent transfer may be avoided as they are important office bearers of union.
3. Shri Prakash Kumar Maity Treasurer BPEA Gr. C presently posted in Khadakpur S.O. may be posted at Contai H.O. Midnapur Dn. (Representation Attached).
4. Immediate action over Department Letter No. 10-01/2015-SR dated 30-11-2015 may please be ensured . The Subject of letter is Harassment & mass transfer activity in West Bengal Circle.
5. Immediate action over Department Letter No. 10-01/2015-SR dated 20-10-2015 may please be ensured . The Subject of letter is Regarding problem of North Kolkata Dn.
6. Immediate action over Department Letter No. 16-21/2015-SR dated 20-10-2015 may please be ensured. The Subject of letter is Problem of Midnapur Dn. and North Hoogly Dn. in West Bengal Circle.
7. Immediate action over BPEA Gr. C Letter No. BPEA/Alipore/ W.B. /2015-16 dated 26-02-2016 may please be ensured.
8. Immediate action over BPEA Gr. C Letter No. BPEA/ W.B./ Circle Union /2015-16 dated 25-02-2016 may please be ensured .
9. Immediate action over BPEA Gr. C Letter No. BPEA/Cooch Behar / W.B. /2015-16 dated 26-02-2016 may please be ensured .
We expect immediate action over all above matters.
( S.K. Mishra )