Friday, January 23, 2015

KERALA CHALO !                   -                  KERALA CHALO !

3rd ALL INDIA CONFEREENCE OF SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPSBCOEA) - RECEPTION COMMITTEE FORMED

NFPE
3rd ALL INDIA CONFEREENCE OF
SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPSBCOEA)
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
                          RECEPTION  COMMITTEE  FORMED
      The 3rd All India conference of SBCO employees association affiliated to NFPE will be held at Thekkady in Idukki division (Kerala) from 14.03.2015 to 15.03.2015. The Reception Committee of the All India conference was formed on 18.01.2015 in the meeting held at Thekkady. The meeting was inaugurated by Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE. Com. P.V.Rajendran Circle Secretary R III & State Convenor, NFPE, Com.M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and Girish Shekharan, Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Asociation Kerala Circle were present in the meeting.

THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE ARE AS FOLLOWS.
PATRONS.
1.   Com. P.Karunakaran M.P ( Chairman circle coordinating committee  of NFPE Kerala)
2.   Sri.  Joice George M.P. Idukki.
3.   Com. M.Krishnan (Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE).
CHAIRMAN
Com. K. K. Jayachandran  (Member Legislative Assembly Kerala )
VICE CHAIRMAN
1.   Com. P.V.Rajendran, Convenor Circle Co ordinating Committee & CS R-3.
2.   Com.  Jacob Thomas     Vice Chairman              ,,
3.   Com.  V.I.Simson            CITU
4.   Com. P.K.Muraleedharan Circle Secretary P III
5.   Com. M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS(NFPE)
6.   Com. A.B.Lalkumar, Circle Secretary P IV
7.   Com. Girish Sekharan, Circle Secretary SBCOEA
8.   Com. K.Muthusamy, Circle Secretary, Admn Union
9.   Com. V.Vijayan, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA
10. Com. Ravindranath, Circle Secretary, RIV.
11. Com. K.J.Devasia, Circle Secretary, CITU        
12. Com. T.M.Peerumuhammed State, Vice President, AIPRPA
13. Com. Leo Michael, Circle Secretary, SBCOEA
14. Com. M. R. Raghavan                  ,,
15. Com. P. V. Kuttiyamma Ex.Circle secretary        SBCOEA
16. Com. Jaya Raju Dist. Secretary  National Savings Agents Association
17. Com. P. Lakshmanan Dist. President Confederation of CGEs
18. Com. Pushparaj Kerala School Teachers Association
19. Com. S. R. Soni Kerala NGO Union
20. Com. Subhash Chandran KSRTEA
21. Com. K. R.Retheesh DYFI
22. Com. T. Anil SFI
23. Com. Jeethendra Das, Treasurer, SBCOEA, Kerala Circle
24. Com. M. K. Mohanan, CHQ Office Bearer, SBCOEA, Kerala
WORKING CHAIRMAN
Com. A. N. Ramachandran (NFPE)
GENERAL CONVENOR
Com. T. D. Jose (NFPE)
FINANCE SECRETARY
Com. M. B. Rajendran (NFPE)
SUB COMMITTEES
Accomodation
Chairman    Com. G. Sunil SPM Kumily
Convenor    Com. Y. Subhash Postman Kumily
Food
Chairman     Com. M. Madasamy PA Vandiperiyar
Convenor     Com. G.Manoharan GDSMD Chenkara
Publicity
Chairman     Com. V.K.Raju PA Kumily
Convenor     Com. S.Murugesan SPM Elappara
Finance
Chairman          Com. K.P.Zacharia PM Kattappana
Convenor          Com. M.B.Rajendran, Postman, Peruvanthanam.
Stage and decoration
Chairman     Com. K.Jayapal PA kumily
Convenor     Com. K.Salim GDSMD Amaravathy
Registration
Chairman     Com. M.G.Gopi GDSMD Rajakumary
Convenor     Com. Devis.K.Kuriakose OA Divisaional office
Souvenier
Chairman     Com. P.P.Radhakrishnan MTS RMS
Convenor     Com. Arun.P.Antony DSM Divisional office
Transport
Chairman     Com. S.Ramar SPM Murukady
Convenor     Com. M.V.Ravi PA Kattappana

           In addition to the sub committees an Executive Committee consisting of 51 Members of various organisations have also been formed.
About the Venue:
            The venue of the meeting is at Holiday Home Thekkady. It is at a distance of 1 KM away from Kumily Bus stand. Thekkady is the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala and an international Tourist Centre.
                 Accomodation for the delegates are available from 1400 hours on 13.03.2015 to 1000 hours on 16.03.2015. Breakfast, Lunch,  Dinner and Tea will be provided  from 13th night.  Climate in March will be moderate. Not very hot or very cold. Night it may be somewhat cold.  We are not in a position to provide accommodation to family members. However accommodation can be booked in the nearby hotels and lodges at their own cost if they so prefers and if they inform the Reception Committee in advance. For booking please contact Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Association with details and advance amount. Mobile No. 09447513474 E.MAIL ID girishsekharanindiapost@gmail.com
How to reach Kumily (Thekkady):
                 There are three options to reach Kumily (Thekkady). Delegates are advised to book tickets by train upto Kottayam or Ernakulam. Volunteers will be available at Kottayam railway station or they can go to the RMS Office for guidance.  Delegates have to travel by bus from Kottayam or Ernakulam. The duration of journey by bus from Kottayam to Kumily is 3 hours and from Ernakulam to Kumily is 5 hours.
               Another option is to step down at Coimbatore ( Ootty hill station is near to Coimbatore at a distance of about 65 KM) .  They have to travel 7 hours by bus from Coimbatore to Kumily. The distance from Kumily to Kottayam, Ernakulam and Coimbatore is 90 KM, 120 KM and 280 KM respectively.   Coimbatore is far away from Kumily.
Kochi International Airport (Ernakulam) is the nearest Airport.  Coimbatore also airport is available.
IMPORTANT TOURIST PLACES FOR VISIT AND THE DISTANCE FROM THEKKADY IS AS GIVEN BELOW.
1.     Thekkady  wild life sanctuary( boating facility available)   5 KM
2.     Munnar hill  station                                                          90 KM
3.     Madurai Meenakshi temple                                            130 KM
4.     Kodaikanal hill station                                                    120 KM
5.     Ootty hill station                                                             340 KM
6.     Kanyakumary                                                                 350 KM
7.     Idukki Arch dam                                                               80 KM
8.     Kumarakom backwaters and bird sanctuary                    90 KM
9.     Alappuzha Backwater Boating
10.   Kochi (Ernakulam)  -  Sight Seeing
11.   Thiruvananthapuram  -  Sight Seeing
12.   Guruvayur Temple (Thrissur District)
13.   Sabarimala Temple (Pathanamthitta District)
14.   Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
15.   Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.
SOUVENIR:
It has also been decided to publish a souvenir in connection with the AIC. Circle Secretaries of AIPSBCOEA are requested to collect at least one advertisement for it.  Order form and Tariff will be sent separately.
CONTACT NUMBERS OF THE OFFICE BEARERS OF  THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE
1.   Girish Sekaran circle secretary SBCO employees association 09447513474
2.   T.D.Jose General convenor 09447151902    E mail tdjose9@gmail.com
3.   G.Sunil SPM Kumily  convenor accommodation committee     09447388880
4.   K.P. Zacharia PM Kattappana Chairman accommodation committee  09447474039.
Programme Notice will be published later.  Conference will commence at 10.30 M on14-03-2015 and will continue upto 5 PM on15-03-2015.  Those who want to visit tourist places should book their travel tickets in such a way that they can visit the places of interest either before 14.03-2015 or after 15-03-2015.  Delegates will not be allowed to leave the Conference Venue on 14th & 15th March, 2015, when the Conference is in session.
DELEGATE/VISITOR’S FEE:
Delegate/Visitor Fee is fixed as Rs.1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head.  Additional Expenditure of the Conference will be met by colleceting minimum donation from all NFPE members of Kerala Circle including Gramin Dak Sevaks.  There will be no public collection.
EXTENDING WARM AND HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL DELEGATES AND LEADERS TO KERALA, THE “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY” AND ALSO THE LAND OF CLASS-ORIENTED MILITANT WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT.

K. K. Jayachandran, MLA     Virendra Tiwary                T.D.Jose
                 Chairman                General Secretary         General Convenor
Reception Committee.       AIPSBCOEA (CHQ)       Reception Committee
 

WAGE REVISED FOR CASUAL LABOUR / PART-TIME CASUAL WORKERS


THIS IS THE MUCH AWAITED DIRECTORATE ORDER. ALL OUR SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE EARLY PAYMENT INCLUDING ARREARS TO THE CL / PT WORKERS

D.G. Posts O.M. No. 2-53/2011-PCC dated 22 Jan 2015.
The issue of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) and Part Time Casual Labourers has been under consideration of the Department for quite some time. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Nodal Ministries/Departments and it has been decided, that the remuneration payable to casual labourers would be as under:
(i)         The wages of Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) would be calculated at the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) i.e. Rs. 5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C)  dated 31.05.2004.
(ii)        So far as Part Time Casual Labourers are concerned , their wages would be calculated on pro-rata basis, in terms of hours of duty put in, with respect to the minimum of Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200) plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time . I addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C) dated 31.05.2004.
2.         The revision as aforesaid in sub paras (i) to (ii) will take effect from 01.01.2006.
3.         For the Full Time Casual Labouers covered by Para 1(v) of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt.(C) dated 07.06.1988 i.e. the full time casual labourers, who are engaged to perform work different from the work performed by regular employees, will continue to be remunerated  based on the minimum wages prescribed by Central or State Government, whichever is higher.
4.         This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide Diary No. 343/FA/2015/CS dated 22.01.2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KERALA CHALO     -    KERALA CHALO

NOTICE FOR ALL INDIA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
ON 14 MARCH & 15 MARCH, 2015

NOTICE FOR CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE
ON 13 MARCH, 2015



Friday, January 2, 2015

KERALA CHALO  -  KERALA CHALO

BULLETIN NO. 11

MOVE FOR THEKKADY TO KERALA CIRCLE FOR GRAND SUCCESS OF OUR ALL INDIA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON 14 MARCH & 15 MARCH, 2015







Monday, December 29, 2014

Extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants - from 31st Dec., 2014 to 30th April, 2015
 





CAN’T RECOVER EXCESS SALARY PAID TO CLASS III, IV STAFF

SUPREME COURT
Press News by TOI

NEW DELHI: Recovery of excess amount paid to Class-III and Class-IV employees due to employer's mistake is not permissible in law, the Supreme Court has ruled saying that it would cause extremely harsh consequences to them who are totally dependent on their wages to run their family.
 The apex court said employees of lower rung service spend their entire earning in the upkeep and welfare of their family, and if such excess payment is allowed to be recovered from them, it would cause them far more hardship, than the reciprocal gains to the employer.
 A bench of JS Khehar and Arun Mishra also directed that an employer cannot recover excess amount in case of a retired employee or one who is to retire within one year and where recovery process is initiated five years after excess payment.
 "We are therefore satisfied in concluding, that such recovery from employees belonging to the lower rungs (i.e., Class-III and Class-IV - sometimes denoted as Group 'C' and Group 'D') of service, should not be subjected to the ordeal of any recovery, even though they were beneficiaries of receiving higher emoluments, than were due to them. Such recovery would be iniquitous and arbitrary and therefore would also breach the mandate contained in Article 14 of the Constitution," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgment said.
 It said that the employer's right to recover has to compared, with the effect of the recovery on the concerned employee and if the effect of the recovery from the employee would be, more unfair, more wrongful, more improper, and more unwarranted, than the corresponding right of the employer, which would then make it iniquitous and arbitrary, to effect the recovery.
"In such a situation, the employee's right would outbalance, and therefore eclipse, the right of the employer to recover," the bench said.
The bench passed the order on a petition filed by Punjab government challenging Punjab and Haryana high court order restraining it to recover the excess amount paid by mistake to numerous employees over the years.
 It said we may, as a ready reference, summarize the following few situations, wherein recoveries by the employers, would be impermissible in law:
(i) Recovery from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service (or Group 'C' and Group 'D' service).
(ii) Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within one year, of the order of recovery.
(iii) Recovery from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued.
(iv) Recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.
(v) In any other case, where the Court arrives at the conclusion, that recovery if made from the employee, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer's right to recover.
The court said a government employee is primarily dependent on his wages, and such deduction from salary should not be allowed which would make it difficult for the employee to provide for the needs of his family and any recovery must be done within five years.
In this case, the employees were given monetary benefits in excess of their entitlement due to a mistake committed by a concerned competent authority, in determining the emoluments payable to them.