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Monday, October 24, 2016

Circle Union ( AIPEU, Gr-C, Odisha) Circular on forthcoming agitational programmes



Trilochan Parida                                            R.C.Mishra
 President                                              Circle Secretary
                             Vice-President CHQ & Leader RJCM

No. UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/10-2016 ,                                              Dated-24-10-2016.

          All Circle Office Bearers
          All Divisional Secretaries

Dear Comrade,
         Pl. Refer to General Secretary AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ, New Delhi letter No P3/CIRCULAR/2016 dated 03-10-16 wherein it has been emphasized for vigorous campaigning programmes to mobilize employees for total participation in 2 days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016 to make the strike a thundering success. The strike notice by Postal JCA Odisha circle has been served on 20-10-2016. It is requested to make Divisional Postal JCA and ensure mobilization of all cadres of employees for all out success of above 2 days strike.

     Further, AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ has given quota to Odisha circle for participation of 200 P3 members in the March to Parliament, scheduled to be held on 15-12-2016, but, practically we cannot meet the expectation and the quota as under for the divisions have been given for participation in the MARCH TO PARLIAMENT at New Delhi on 15-12-2016. Therefore, it is requested to book train tickets to & fro immediately to participate in the same. The Circle Office bearers and Divisional Secretaries are requested to participate in the above programme at Delhi along with other comrades of the division without fail. All comrades are requested after reaching in Delhi should assemble at JANTAR MANTAR at 09 AM on 15-12-2016 to start rally from Odisha Circle. The divisional Secretaries/ Circle office bearers are requested to intimate the circle about number of participants from the divisions and their booking trains etc.


1- Aska----03                     2- Balangir----03                                         3- Balasore-----05      
4-Berhampur---04             5- Bhadrak----03                                         6-Bhubaneswar—08
7-Cuttack City—04           8- Cuttack N—04                                         9-Cuttack “S”---03  
10-Dhenkanal---04          11-Keonjhar----03                                         12-Koraput-------05
13- Mayurbhanj—04        14-Phulbani----04                                         15- Puri----------04
16-Sambalpur---09          17- Sundargarh-07                
                                                                                                                                               Yours Comradely, 
Circle Secretary

Much-sought change blowing through govt postal services

A wind of positive change is blowing through the government's postal services as huge opportunities will open up for more entrepreneurs in Khulna and Barisal divisions with the imminent digitization of the postal services.Officials at the Postal Department informed that the government has  taken up a project to incorporate e-centers in 249 post offices in the two divisions to facilitate various e-services to people that will also create spaces for entrepreneurship in the sector.

 Currently, 2,590 entrepreneurs have been engaged in providing the e-service through the e-centers already existing in the post offices in 22 districts under the divisions. Tahmina Akter, an entrepreneur from Nelahpur village of Rupsha Upazila in Khulna, told this correspondentthat how this entrepreneurship has changed her life.

 She used to work as a postmaster of the village post office. It was much difficult for her to manage her family with the poor salary, she said, but is earning Tk 15,000-20,000 per month after the conversion of the post office into an e-center.

Like Tahmina, a good number of educated youngsters have turned the wheel of fortune up. All of them are not necessarily employees of the Postal Department.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Congratulations to the members of Postal JCA

US Postal Service has no intention of discontinuing Forever Diwali stamp

 Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Oct 21, 2016

The stamp design, unveiled by the US Postal Service (USPS), is a photograph featuring a traditional oil lamp lit in a sparkling gold background. (Picture courtesy: USPS website) 
The US Postal Service (USPS) has rejected reports will discontinue the “forever” Diwali stamp if there aren’t enough sales.

“The Postal Service is excited about celebrating the festival of Diwali on a Forever stamp and has no plans to remove them from sale,” Mark Saunders of the corporate communications division of USPS headquarters, told Indian American Times.

Some Indian American organizations, in mass emails addressed to the community, had claimed the stamp, issued earlier this month, would be discontinued.

Saunders reiterated the record-breaking popularity of the stamp, saying, “Due to the popularity of the stamp some Post Offices may have temporarily sold out. The easiest way to purchase the stamps is online at and then click the buy stamps icon and scroll down to the Diwali stamp.”

Indian American organizations and individuals, including Maryland-based social activist Mayur Mody, had urged members of the community to order the stamp and use it to send Diwali and New Year cards. They had claimed that the stamp would be discontinued if it does not sell enough.

On October 5, the USPS commemorated Diwali by issuing the stamp and holding a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony at the Indian consulate in New York. This was the first stamp to also commemorate Hinduism.

The stamp bears a picture of a ‘diya’ or Diwali lamp. The diya was photographed by Sally Andersen-Bruce, the stamp was designed by Greg Breeding, and William J Gicker of the postal service was the project’s art director.

Ranju Batra, an Indian American, spearheaded the Diwali Stamp Project for years.

USPS vice president of mail entry and payment technology Pritha Mehra had said, “We hope these stamps will light up millions of cards and letters as they make their journey through the mailstream.”

Indian Americans first began working for a Diwali stamp 16 years ago, according to MR Rangaswami, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has been involved in the project.
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Inauguration of Varanasi Postal Region by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on 24-10-2016


Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisations to extend full support and solidarity to the Postal employees strike and Conduct demonstrations on 9th & 10th in front of important Postal/RMS offices.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
E-mail: -


All Standing Committee Members
of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM

I am directed to enclosed herewith a letter No. 30-4/2016-IC dated 21.10.2016 from
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) for your kind information please

And your kind attention is invited to this office mail dated 11.10.2016 now it has been decided to hold Internal Meeting of the
Standing Committee members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM at 11.30 AM in place of 3.30 PM on 24th October 2016 in JCM Office.

You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting on the date and time mentioned above.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

(Shiv Gopal Mishra)

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from 31st October to 5th November, 2016 - Taking of Integrity Pledge


Observance of Rastriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31st October, 2016


Friday, October 21, 2016

C O, Bhubaneswar asks Divisional Heads for submission of relevant documnets of eligible Grade - I PMs for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade - II

Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) presses for implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations

 Itanagar | Thursday, Oct 20 2016

Works in Arunachal govt offices disrupted as employees on stir
 Functioning of the state government offices and schools across the hilly state of Arunachal Pradesh was today affected as the state government employees started a two-day pens and tools down strike in protest against government's failure to fulfill their charter of demands.

The strike, launched by Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), a conglomeration of several state government employees' associations, to press for implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, disrupted the functioning of almost all government establishments, including state civil secretariat, educational institutions and the offices of resident and deputy resident commissioners located in different parts of the country.

Though the government employees turned up for their work places - offices and schools - but all abstained from doing their duties, except for registering their attendance, according to CoSAAP general secretary G Riba.

The strike was almost total in the State, Riba claimed, adding that works in about 90 per cent of government establishments were affected today whereas only a few employees had reported for work. At some government schools, where examinations were held today, teachers performed their duties by wearing black badges.

The CoSAAP has been demanding the state government to implement the 7th central pay commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016, raise the employees' retirement age up to 60 years. Its other demands included grant of transport & children's education allowances, withdrawal of NOC system in matters of promotion and retirement, payment of adhoc bonus to non-gazetted employees due from 2005-06.

The employees' apex body said that instead of responding to the demands, the government was trying to buy time by constituting one more Committee forcing CoSAAP to launch the two-day agitation.
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Haryana's Committee on 7th Pay Commission submits report to CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A Committee constituted by the government to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission and decisions of the central government submitted its report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today.

The Committee, comprising Chief Secretary D S Dhesi as Chairman and Additional Chief Secretaries Rajan Gupta and P Raghavendra Rao, Principal Secretary Anurag Rastogi and Special Secretary Brar as members, was constituted vide notifications dated August 8 and October 10, 2016.

Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu and Chief Secretary Dhesi presented the report of the Committee to the Chief Minister here, an official spokesman said.

The Committee had, since its constitution, deliberated on various issues relevant to pay revision and also heard and examined more than 200 representations from various employee Associations, Unions, groups and individuals.

The Committee submitted its report to the Government today, within the prescribed timeframe. Its recommendations would now be examined by the government and appropriate orders would be issued in due course, the spokesman said.

The revised pay structure would be applicable to the State Government employees with effect from January 1, 2016.

The 6th Central Pay Commission due from January 1,2006 was implemented by Central Government in September, 2008 and the State Government had implemented it in January, 2009. The 7th Central Pay Commission due from January 1, 2016 has been implemented by the Government of India in July, 2016.
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Revision to the composition of the Transfer and Placement Committee for the officers working in the SAG of IPoS, Group ''A'

Attack on staff: NFPE stages march

A march organised by the NFPE at Vendar town on Thursday to register its protest against the attack on a woman postmaster. 

Postal employees under the banner of the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) organised a march through Vendar town near Kottarakara on Thursday to register their protest against the attack on the woman postmaster (WPM) of the Vendar post office and the failure of the police to take action on the complaint lodged by the WPM.

A statement from the NFPE said that the incident took place earlier this week. A man arrived at the post office to take possession of a registered letter that was not in his name. He also did not have any authorisation letter from the person in whose name the registered letter had arrived. On these grounds the WPM refused handing over the letter to the man who arrived.

This led to the man losing his cool and in the process he prevented the WPM from discharging her duties and allegedly attacked her before leaving the scene.

The NFPE leaders allege that though a formal complaint was lodged by the WPM with the local police there has been no follow-up action so far. This had compelled postal employees to organise a protest march through Vendar on Thursday evening.

A dharna held after the march was inaugurated by the State convener of the NFPE women’s cell, C. Lilly. NFPE leaders Mathews Mathew, S. Rajendrababu and K. Gopalakrishan Nair among other spoke.
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