Friday, February 20, 2015

ROLE O F SBCO regarding- CHQ writes to The Minister of Comunication & I.T.

  ALL INDIA POSTAL SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
   [  Federated with the “National Federation of Postal Employees” ]
                          (Recognized Association in SBCO Cadre)
                                        CENTRAL HEAD QUARTER
                                 CHQ- 1 St FLOOR, NRTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING, NEW DELHI, 110001
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Ref No- CHQ/AIPSBCOEA/15                                                        Date- 15.02.2015

To
Hon’ble Shri. Arunji Jetaly ji,
Min. Of Finance, Finance Ministry,
New Delhi-110001

Hon’ble Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasadji,
Minister for Communication & I.T.
1 st floor, sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi-110001

The Secretary(P)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg , New Delhi-110001

Sub :- Role Of Saving Bank Control Organization in the Department of 
Post  in Proposed Post Bank Of India-


Respected Sir,

             It is Proud to this Association  that Department of Post is  changing its face and
 trying to stand with corporate sector with fast changes in its functioning with different 
new services.

             One of the Changes as Core Banking ( CBS) leading towards the Post Bank Of 
India is in Process in all Circles in large scale. There are huge changes in Day 
to day functioning in Post offices. It is proud to us that Saving Bank work in Post offices 
With its large number of offices as H.O.’’s/S.O.’s/B.O’s up to grass root level and chance 
to develop Post bank of India with its effective Functioning with competition with other 
public sector Banks. The Deposits/ business in Postal Saving Bank is More than 
any other Bank and Department Of Post Having Faith of Common Man of Villages.

             The Saving Bank Control Organization section decentralized from Audit  
and attached with Head Post Offices for Controlling Postal Saving Bank Work as internal 
Audit with Control Procedure / Rules adopted by the Ministry of Finance & Postal Board .
 Thus this Section Keeps control over Postal saving Bank Business With Rules& 
Procedure Laid down by the Ministry of Finance as Internal Audit for Audit Department 
And for Ministry of Finance. This Section played role as CUSTODIAN Of Govt. & Public
 Money by checking/auditing by Following the Rules & Regulation with SBCO 
Control Procedure and working for Finance Ministry as  Local Audit in Each H.O.
Also it  maintains Statistical  information’s for Submission to Audit/ Ministry of Finance.                                                    
            Thus this Section is Keeping Control Over Postal Saving Bank work For Finance 
As it is described as Ministerial Staff but now attached with Head Post Offices
after  decentralization of Audit since 1963/1965.                                                                                                                

             But now Core Banking / Post Bank of India proposal are in Process. Day by Day 
so many offices are brought under CBS (Core Banking) However the Role of this 
SBCO Section is not decided yet. Still the Same SBCO Control Procedure is in
Operation. Due to Vast  and fast Changes in day to day functioning  Staff is Confused 
and has to perform  different Operative duties as ordered by the Local authorities avoiding 
its own Working of Checking/  Auditing.

            Though Post Bank Of India proposal accepted and It comes in to existence the
 need of Auditing & checking is not Over. But it needs most because when it is accepted 
as Bank there must be Auditing & checking & agreement of each & every  Rs. & Paisa.

             Thus the role of Saving Bank Control is not finished but it is needful for
 effective business with competition with public sector banks to avoid  mis- approciation

             So it is requested to Maintain Role of this Section as Internal Audit / Local audit 
with effective Procedure & with effective software Programs supporting to the Rules 
and Regulations adopted by the Ministry of Finance & Postal Service Board for different 
saving schemes.

The utilization of this staff maybe stopped for operative work avoiding its own Duties as
 internal audit for effective functioning of Post Bank Of India/ Postal Saving Bank.

A single line reply on the subject is awaited.

With Regards.

                                                                                             Yours Faithfully,
                                                                                                    --- Sd-----
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                ( S.P.Kulkarni)
                                                                                                     President,
                                                                         All India Postal SBCO Empls. Assn. (CHQ)


COPY TO-
The DDG ( F.S)
O/O The Director General
Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi-1


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NOTICE FOR ORGANIZING CWC MEETING AND
3rd AIC OF ALL INDIA POSTAL SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION 
TO BE HELD ON 13.03.2015
AND FROM 14.03.2015 TO 15.03.2015 RESPECTIVELY
AT THEKKADY (KERALA)
GRANT OF SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RETIRED EMPLOYEES CAN NOW AVAIL BENEFITS OF
MISSED PROMOTIONS

NEW DELHI: Retired government employees who missed out on their promotions due to late meetings of the committees deciding on such departmental elevations will now be able to avail its post-retirement benefits. 

"Instructions have been issued to all ministries and departments to give benefit of promotion to those employees who missed it due to late meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC)," an official in the department of personnel and training (DoPT) said. 

It would not be in order if eligible employees, who were within the zone of consideration for the relevant year but are not actually in service when the DPC is being held, are not considered while preparing year-wise zone of consideration or panel, as per the DoPT order. 

Consequently, their juniors are considered (in their place) for promotions, who would not have been in the zone of consideration if the DPC had been held in time, it said. 

"Appointment committee of Cabinet has observed that DPCs often do not consider such eligible officers who are retiring before the occurrence of the vacancy in the panel year," the order said, adding that this "undesirable trend negate the very purpose" of government's existing instructions for inclusion of such employees. 

There have been reports that some of the eligible retired employees are not being given the benefit of promotion which they missed due to late DPCs. In fact the DPCs were being held very late, the official said. 

The DoPT has asked all central government ministries and departments under it to ensure "strict compliance" of its instructions to include retiring employees for promotions in case the DPCs are delayed. 

Such retired officials would, however, have no right for actual promotion, the DoPT official said.



Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC  (Click the link below for details)



Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace – Amendments to CCS(Conduct)Rules 1964.

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 11013/2/2014-Estt (A-III), dated 2.2.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 — Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace— regarding

Following the promulgation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 [SHWW (PPR) Act] and notification of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013 [SHWW(PPR) Rules] on 09.12.2013., the Government has recently, on 19.11.2014, notified the amendments to Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and Classification, Control and Appeal Rules, 1965. 

The amendments and other salient features of the Act/ Rules was brought to the notice of all concerned vide Office Memorandum of even no. dated 27.11.2014. The amendments to the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and Classification, Control and Appeal Rules, 1965 and the Office Memorandum dated 01.12.2014 are available on the Department’s website.

2.         The following guidelines, conveying the decision of the Committee of Secretaries on this subject, were issued vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 11013/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated 03.08.2009, “As regards provisions for protection of women, it was suggested that the complaints committee mechanism provided under Vishakha guidelines relating to sexual harassment should be strictly in accordance with the judgment and steps should be taken to ensure that the committee is effective and functional at all times. It would also be desirable for the Committees to meet once a quarter, even if there is no live case, and review preparedness to fulfill all requirements of the Vishakha judgment in the Department/Ministry/ organization concerned.”

3.         As per the guidelines issued vide Office Memorandum dated 21.07.2009, it is also to be ensured that the Complaints Committee shall at all times be in existence and changes in its composition, whenever necessary, should be made promptly and adequately publicized. The composition of the Complaints Committee should also be posted on the websites of the concerned Ministries/Departments/Offices concerned.

4.         Vide the Office Memorandum dated 01.12.2014, the attention of the Ministries/Departments was also invited to the reporting requirements mentioned in the SHWW(PPR) Act and SHWW(PPR) Rules.

5.         All Ministries/ Departments are requested to please review the progress of implementation of the existing abovementioned guidelines issued in the aftermath of the Vishakha judgment.

6.         Attention of all Ministries is invited to Section 22 of the Act relating to including information in Annual Report, and to request that information relating to number of cases filed, if any, and their disposal may be included in the Annual Report of the Ministry / Department.

7.         All Ministries / Departments are also requested to furnish an annual return (as on 31 stMarch) in the enclosed proforma to this Department by 30th April every year.

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in(DoPT)



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