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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Dear comrades GS
The opinion of our members expressed in the GB held during this month regarding long-pending arbitration award is published 

Arbitration award case of Pay Parity 1-1-1986. It is a matter of displeasure that much water has flown down since last 25 years.  Nothing seems to be worked out.  It is our opinion that only JAC/CHQ/JCM can make productive efforts for implementation of pay parity from 1.1.86.  JAC should use its good offices to settle the matter. (ANNEXURE enclosed)
            As per the JCM constitution the Govt. of India has declared the arbitration award in favour of Audit and Accounts employees w.e.f. 1/1/1986. Till date Govt. of India has not implemented the same with the idea that it will be get nullified with the parliament sanction. However, in spite of so many years neither the award has implemented nor rejected by the process of parliamentary procedure. By both the way the time has been barred to take the route of rejection by parliament. This is very much clear as per the rules and procedure and business provision of the parliamentary proceedings. As such, there remains no justification on the part of the Govt. to submit the case to parliament for rejection of this arbitration award.
            In the light of the above, it seems to be a fit case to approach the CAT/court for implementation of arbitration award. Hence the CHQ may suggest the JCA of Audit and Accounts organization to seek the legal remedy which will have a strong ground to meet this long pending demand. This seems to be only alternative course left, because of organizational efforts have not been above to convince the Govt and also there is a total justification to succeed this demand positively.
(i). Violation of JCM constitution in respect of arbitration award
(ii). Violation of time limit for implementation of awards.
(iii). Time barred case for rejection of award by the parliament.
(iv). Against the rules of parliamentary business and procedures for rejection by the parliament under the cause of limitation of time barred case.
(v). Strong and in principle agreement for implementation by the various ministerial heads i.e., DOPT/Finance wings under different ministerial heads including favourable consideration by the Prime Minister of India.
(vi). Justification of higher scales from various pay commissions right from 1/1/1973 onwards by the involved official side proposals especially CAG of India under IA&AD.

            Hence the CHQ may suggest the JAC/A&AO to make efforts to seek legal remedy on the All India basis under its banner.


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Washer man's Donkey: Management moral story

Once upon a time a Washer man was bringing up two donkeys. Let us say Donkey-A and Donkey-B. 
Donkey-A felt it was very energetic and could do better than the other. It always tried to pull the washer man's attraction over it by taking more load and walking fast in front of him.  
Innocent Donkey-B is normal, so it will walk normal, irrespective of the washer man's presence. 
After a period of time, Washer man started pressurizing Donkey-B to be like Donkey-A. But Donkey-B unable to walk fast and got continuous punishment from washer man. It was crying and told personally to Donkey-A "Dear friend, only we two are here, why to compete with each other. We can carry equal load at normal speed." That made Donkey-A all the more energetic and next day it told to washer man that it can carry more load and even it can run fast too. Obviously happier washer man looked at Donkey-B, his BP raised and he started kicking Donkey-B. 
Next day with smile, Donkey-A carried more load and started running fast. But it was breath taking for Donkey-B and it couldn't act that way. But the washerman was frustrated, so he harassed Donkey-B terribly, and finally it fell down hopelessly. Then Donkey-A felt itself as a super and happily started carrying more load with great speed. But now the load of the Donkey-B is also being carried by Donkey-A., and still it has to run fast. 
For some period it did, finally due to fatigue it got tired and started feeling the pain. But washerman expected more from Donkey-A. It also tried best, but couldn't cope up with his owners demand. The Washerman got angry with Donkey-A also and started harassing to take more load. Donkey-A was crying for long time and then tried its best. But it couldn't meet the owner's satisfaction.  
Finally the day came when due to frustration the washerman killed Donkey-A and went for searching some other donkeys. It’s an endless story.

The moral of the story in corporate life is:

"Think all colleagues are same and that everyone is capable. Always share the Load equally. Don't ever act smart in front of your Boss and never try for getting over-credit. Don't feel happy when your colleague is under pressure." And most importantly, Never Work Hard, Work Cleverly. "Success is a journey not a destination!"

Saturday, 5 October 2013



File No. 26-04/2013-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 4 th October, 2013
  1. All Chief Postmasters General,
  2. All Postmasters General
  3. Deputy Director General (PAF), Postal Dte.
  4. All General Managers (Finance)
  5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
  6. Director, RAKNPA/ Directors of All PTCs.

Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2012-2013.


                   I am directed to convey the sanction 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`/ MTS, 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 allowances/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period/year.

            1.1        The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated in the paras below.

                  2.          REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

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 Departmental Employees includes 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 Five hundred 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  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.

2.5              Those employees who have  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.Three Thousand 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)

        3.2      The 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.
        3.3      If 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.

        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.
        3.5      In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, 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) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.


4.1       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 labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/-  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 disbursedS 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
            8.                  Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged
Assistant Director General (Estt)

Friday, 4 October 2013


          All General Secretaries NFPE & FNPO



M. Krishnan & D. Theagarajan Secretary Generals NFPE & FNPO