Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2012-2013.
I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.
1.1The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.
2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus
30.4(Average no. of days in a month)
2.2 The term “Emoluments” for regular Employees include basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B.Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Fivehundred only)in any month during the accounting year 2012-13 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.
2.3 “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2012-13 for the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and dies-non in a given month ,proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only).
2.4 In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.
2.5Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2012 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.
3.GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)
3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2012-2013, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 3500/- (Rs.ThreeThousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to Rs 3500/- (Rs.Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-
Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)
3.2The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.
3.3If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1
3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2012 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.
3.5In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.
4.FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)
Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2013 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)
The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-
(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)
Accordingly , the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_
Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year
The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourershad been utilized during the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below during the period 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.
5. The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2013-2014.
6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.
7.This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 156/FA/13/CS dated .4th October, 2013
7th Pay Commission Announced "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016", Finance Minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.
The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, .
The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.
As the Commission takes about two years to prepare its recommendations, the award of the seventh pay panel is likely to be implemented from January 1, 2016, Chidambaram said.
The sixth Pay Commission was implemented from January 1, 2006, fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.
The names of the chairperson and members of the 7th Pay Commission and its terms of reference will be finalised shortly after consultation with major stakeholders, Chidambaram said.
Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.7.2013
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent.
Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).
CONFEDERATION APPEALS TO ALL CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES TO DONATE ONE DAY WAGES TO PRIME MINISTER’S RELIEF FUND
Excessive and unexpected rainfall resulting in furious floods has battered beyond measure, the Himalayan hill state of Uttarakhand. Whole villages, stretches of roads and communication links have been affected. More than 1000 persons met with tragic death. Thousands, including those from other parts of the country who were undertaking pilgrimages to religiously significant temples in the region, remain stranded. Hundreds of houses and buildings along the banks of Alakananda and the Bhagirathi has been swept away in Rudraprayag district alone. Thousands have become homeless.
As the magnitude of the tragedy caused in Uttarakhand continues to unfold, Prime Minister Sri. Manmohan Singh has issued an appeal for generous donations to support the victims who have suffered extensive devastation. Prime Minister appealed that - “At this moment, the affected people need our help to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them, to survive and to rebuild their lives. I request all citizens of India to stand with our distressed fellow countrymen, and actively participate in the national effort to support them at this difficult time”.
It is needless to say that the Central Govt. Employees have an urgent and important role to play in helping the flood victims and we shall have to rise upto the occasion, as in the past when such national calamities occurred. The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers calls upon the entireity of Central Govt. Employees to donate one day’s salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and extend our full support to the flood victims to rebuild their lives.
All the Affiliates of the Confederation, State Committees (C-O-Cs) and CHQ Office bearers are requested to make maximum efforts to collect and remit the donations to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C JALANDHAR DIVISION SPECIALLY THANKS THE SSPO JALANDHAR DIVISION AND JALANDHAR ADMINISTRATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP AND GRANTING OF MACP TO THE EMPLOYEES OF JALANDHAR POSTAL DIVISION. WE APPRECIATE AND WELCOME THE GOOD PIECE OF WORK.
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES
UNION GROUP C JALANDHAR DIVISION IS VERY THANKFULL TO ALL THE POSTAL STAFF OF
JALANDHAR DIVISION FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND ALSO APPRECIATES ALL THE
MEMBERS OF THE UNION FOR REACHING OUT TO EACH AND EVERY EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT.WE
TRY OUR BEST TO WORK FOR THE WELFARE OF THE STAFF.
LONG LIVE ALL INDIA POSTAL
EMPLOYEES UNION AND OUR UNITY
ALL THE MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED
TO GEAR UP AND BE UNITED AND PREPARE FOR THE BIG ONE IN COMING DAYS
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO TEAM
RAJATPREET SINGH AMIT ARORA RUBBAL SINGH RALHAN(GLADWIN) VISHAL MAHAJAN GOPAL KRISHAN NAVEEN MIDDHA DALIP KUMAR CHOPRA AMIT KUMAR SODHI VIJAY BAHL NARESH JASSAL GURMEET LEHMBER DHARAMPAUL KULDEEP VINOD SURINDER SINGH GILL BALIHAR MADAN LAL SHARMA SATPAL HAZARA RAM CHUMBER AND ALL THE YOUNG BRIGADE
While demand forconstitutionof 7th Pay Commission getting stronger, Shri.Ajay Maken Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has also given a support voice for formation of Seventh Commission as CentralGovernment Employeeswill be entitled for 7th CPC Pay with effect from 1.1.2016.
As per the Mediareports, Shri.Ajay Maken has addressed aletterto Prime Minister Shri.Manmohan singh and pointed out that except sixth Pay Commission all earlier pay commissions were constituted in the third year of every decade. In other words earlier pay commissions except 6CPC were formed well before its implementations became due.
The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has also observed in his letterdated 14th March 2013 that setting up of 7th Commission was in larger interest ofGovernment Employeesas well the Congress Party.
Times of Indiahas reported this News as follows.
AJAY MAKEN BACKS CRY FOR SEVENTH PAY PANEL
With a little over a year to go beforethe nextgeneral election, the demand for a Seventh Pay Commission has started to gather momentum. Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has taken the lead in endorsing the Centralgovernment employees’ request for setting up of the new pay panel, citing the erosion of real wages due to high inflation since implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations.
In aletteraddressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Maken underlined how every pay panel since the Second Pay Commission, barring the Sixth Pay Commission, were set up in the third year of the decade. “We are again in the third year of the ongoing decade and Centralgovernment employeesare justifiably looking forward to the Seventh Pay Commission,” he said.
Recalling that it was under Singh that the last pay panel was set up in 2005, after the NDA government failed to do so in 2003, Maken, in the communication dated March 14, requested that a decision be “taken on priority” forconstitutionof the Seventh Central Pay Commission. “Anotificationforconstitutionof the 7th Central Pay Commission is the need of the bour, which is bound to have bearing upon about 20 million employees,” he said.
Maken concluded by emphasizing that setting up of the new pay panel was in “larger interest ofgovernment employeesas well as the (Congress) party”.
"There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government" said Minister of Dopt. In Lok Sabha while answering to a question, Minister V.Narayanasamy said that there is no ban on recruitment in Central Government and the respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts.
“As per the Employment Market Information Programme of Ministry of Labour & Employment, employment growth in the organized sector including public and private sectors has increased from 281.72 lakh in 2009 and 289.99 lakh in 2011 registering a compound annual growth rate of 1.46%. The compound annual growth rate was 5.05% per annum in Private Sector and a marginal decline of 0.70% in Public Sector, mainly due to rightsizing.
There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government. The respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts. In so far as Railways is concerned, notifications for filling up of about 2 lakh posts pertaining to safety, maintenance and operations have already been issued.
The estimated number of total vacancies of regular Central Government Civilian employees (including Railways) as on 1.3.2011 is 5,81,591. The data in respect of CPSUs and Railway PSUs in not centrally maintained”.
The postal department plans to enter the banking business with the Reserve Bank of India deciding to grant new bank licences to entities with credible track-record.
Sources said the Department of Posts, which has a strong foot print in rural areas, has appointed Ernst and Young (E&Y) as the consultant for the proposed ‘Post Bank’
“Ernst and Young is expected to submit a detailed project report by April, after which all the necessary measures will be taken up to apply for banking licence,” a source at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told PTI.
The sources added that the Department of Post (DoP) might need Cabinet approval for setting up Post Bank of India.
Of the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, around 24,000 district offices may be ready to offer banking services in the next two years.
The DoP is in process of setting up 1,000 ATMs.
“Post Bank shall not only take care of the banking needs of the rural poor but shall also converge with micro-insurance and micro-remittance services of the DoP,” the source said.
As per data shared with Parliament, there were over 26 crore operational small savings accounts in post offices as on March 31, 2012, having deposits worth Rs.1.9 lakh crore.
RED SALUTE TO POSTAL JCA JALANDHAR LONG LIVE UNITY
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT WE GOT FROM NATIONAL UNION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP C JALANDHAR FOR PARTICIPATION IN STRIKE AND MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.THIS IS STRONG MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE WHO JUST THINK DIVIDE AND RULE.
WE ARE ONE.
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ALL THE MEMBERS OF NATIONAL UNION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP C JALANDHAR AND ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION JALANDHAR GROUPC, POSTMEN AND GDS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN STRIKE ON 20 AND 21 FEB 2013.
WE ALSO HOPE THIS KIND OF UNITY ALWAYS REMAINS IN JALANDHAR DIVISION.
NOTICE OF TWO DAYS STRIKE ON 20th & 21st FEBRUARY, 2013.
LETTER FROM THE DEPARTMENT
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan , Sansad Marg ,
Sh. M. Krishnan,
Secretary General, NFPE
Sh. D. Theagarajan,
Secretary General, FNPO
Subject: Notice of two days strike on 20th & 21st February, 2013.
With reference to letter No. JCA 2013 dated 22nd January, 2013 from Postal Joint Council of Action stating that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative and Postal Accounts Employees and all the Gramin Dak Sevaks will go on two days strike on 20th & 21st Feb, 2013 in support of Charter of Demands enclosed with the letter referred to above. Part-I of The Charter of Demands relates to the entire Government of India and perhaps will be examined by Department of Personnel and Training. Part-II of the Charter of Demands relating to the Department of Posts is being examined by us. The progress in respect of these demands will be intimated to you shortly.
2. As you are aware the Department of Posts has a well established system to resolve the demands of the employees through discussions across the table. In the recent past, periodical meetings granted by Secretary (Posts),JCM Standing Committee Meeting and JCM Departmental Council Meetings were held where a number of issues have been discussed in detail and the minutes has been issued to all concerned for solving staff matters. It is felt that no fruitful purpose is served by agitation especially when the problems can be mutually discussed and resolved. Such disruptions also hamper our business and goodwill.
3. In view of the above, it is requested that both the federations and its affiliated Unions may call off the strike so that the Postal Services are not hampered and public is not put to any avoidable inconvenience.