Thursday, 3 September 2015

Thanks! Thanks!! Thanks!!!

                  FNPO affiliated unions Divisional /Branch/Circle secretaries are organised successful strike across the country. Though our Federation issued strike notice in the last minute our colleagues made the strike successful  in the base.
                During Verification process our sister unions played all sort of misdeeds in the Branches / Divisions this has resulted in wide gap between sister unions and us.
                Our Federation explains the reasons for participating 2 September 2015 strike to the colleagues through circulars and e mails.   Some of the colleagues are not agreeing with Federation but organized strike well in their Circle/Divisions/Branches. Our Federation conveys its sincere thanks to all our colleagues to made the strike success.
                 According official information the strike Percentage is 70% across the Nation in the India Post.
                   Circle wise percentage will be published soon I once again thank my Circle/Division/ Branch Secretaries for their cooperation.
Yours fraternally,

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

தன்னெழுச்சியுடன் நடைபெற்ற வேலை நிறுத்தம்

         மத்திய அரசின்  தொழிலாளர் எதிர்ப்பு கொள்கைக்கு  எதிராக அனைத்து தேசிய தொழிற்சங்ககள் மற்றும் நமது FNPO சம்மேளனத்தின்  அறைகூவலின் படி இன்று  செப்டம்பர் 2 ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலைநிறுத்தத்தில் தேசம் முழுவதும் பல கோடி மக்கள் தன்னெழுச்சியுடன் பங்கேற்று வருகிறார்கள். குறிப்பாக நமது நெல்லை கோட்டத்தில் சுமார் 95 சதவிகிதம் அஞ்சல் துறை ஊழியர்கள் பங்கேற்று வருகிறார்கள்
     இன்று காலை 1000 மணிக்கு திருநெல்வேலி தலைமை அஞ்சலகத்தின் முன்பு வேலைநிறுத்த ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் நடைபெற்றது. அதில் பெருந்திரளான தோழர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர். 
                      வருகிற அக்டோபர் மாதம் 21 யில் பணிநிறைவு பெறப்போகும்  நமது தேசிய சங்க GDS ஊழியர் தோழர் D.செய்யது  அஹமது கபீர் அவர்கள் எவ்வித பிரதிபலனையும் எதிர்பாராது தேசிய சங்க அறைகூவலுக்கு  இணங்க இப் போராட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டார்கள் அவர்களுக்கு நமது சிரம் தாழ்ந்த வணக்கங்கள் 
குறிப்பு  : தோழர் D.செய்யது  அஹமது கபீர் அவர்கள் படத்தில் வட்டமிட்டு காட்டப்பட்டுள்ளார்.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

பேச்சு வார்த்தை தோல்வி - வேலை நிறுத்தம் நடைபெறும்

The CWC and DWC meetiing of FNPO affilated union was held at Bikaner on 30.08.15 and 31.08.15 

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sep 2 - Strike Notice

Friday, 28 August 2015

Govt assured on Bonus enhancement, wage formula.

Strike on 2nd Sep, 2015: Govt assured on Bonus enhancement, Wages formula and Union agreed to reconsider the proposed strike:

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

27-August-2015 21:05 IST

Inter Ministerial Committee Holds Wider Consultations with Trade Unions on Charter of Demands Appeals to Reconsider Proposed Call for Strike in View of Discussions

The Second meeting of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) continued discussion on 12 Demands Charter of Trade Unions for the second day here today in continuation of discussions held yesterday. The Committee comprises Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, MoS(IC) Labour and Employment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS(IC) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jitendra Singh, MoS DOPT, and Shri Piyush Goel, MoS (IC),Power. During the discussions Trade Unions expressed concern and asked for clarifications on their demands. Addressing their concerns and expectations, the Finance Minister explained policies on which the Government is working and assured that the Government is committed to welfare of labour. Underlining the importance of role of Trade Unions, Shri Jaitely assured the Central Trade Unions that all labour laws reforms will be done with due discussions and tripartite consultations.

In view of the discussions held in conducive and cordial atmosphere, the IMC appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider the proposed call for strike on 2nd September, 2015.The Trade Unions have agreed to consider the appeal.

In view of the suggestions given by Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27th August, 2015, the Government assured the following :

1. Appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable to all employees across the country.

2. For the purposes of bonus the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.

3. The Government is expanding the coverage of social security and working out ways to include construction workers, Aanganwari workers ,ASHA workers and Mid Day Meal workers.

4. Regarding contract workers the Government assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. Moreover, the Government is working out ways so that workers of industries will get sector specific minimum wages.

5. Government has already enhanced minimum pension for EPFO members and every pensioner gets minimum pension of Rs.1000/- per month perpetually.

6. Labour laws reforms will be based on tripartite consultations as already stated by the Prime Minister. The States are also being advised to follow the tripartite process.

7. For strict adherence to labour law enforcement, advisory has been issued to the State/UT Governments and strict monitoring has been initiated by Central Government.

8. For employment generation Mudra Yojana, Make in India, Skill India and National Career Service Portal initiatives have been taken.

9. Abolition of interviews for all primary jobs which do not require any special knowledge/expertise, is being done for transparency and expediting the process of recruitment.

10. Inflation is lowest in the last many years excepting two items onion and pulses. Government is taking necessary steps to contain the higher prices of these two commodities also.

It was further clarified that there is no ban on filling up of vacancies in Government jobs and all concerned Departments are taking necessary action to fill-up these vacancies. It was further assured that the Government is committed to job security, wages security and social security to the workers. The issue of equal wages for equal work for contract workers is an issue requiring wider consultations and a committee will be constituted, if required.

Flash News

Today (27.08.2015) SGFNPO   met Member (PLI), Member (HRD), DDG(Estt), Director staff, Director(Estt), and Director M.V, along with Devandra Kumar Circle Secretary NUR'C'  Delhi Circle.
Out come of the meeting:
1.MMS cadre re-structuring almost finalised.
2.Driver recruitment rule for Gr-1,Gr-2 and Gr-3 approved by law ministry.Hindi translation pending.
3. PA/SA recruitment investingation is going on. It may take time to arrive at a decision.
SG FNPO met Chief PMG and PMG(MM)of West Bengal Circle  on 26/08/2015.
SGFNPO addressed P-4 CWC meeting at  Kolkatta on 25/08/2015.
Details of the above meeting will be published in Sentinel
Source :

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Happy Onam to all.

We hope this Onam  brings in good fortune and overflowing happiness to you and your family

National Union , Tamilnadu.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

7th Pay Commission Gets 4-Month Extension

காலதாமத படுத்த அரசு விரும்புகிறதா ?
1 மாதம் அவகாசம் கேட்ட கமிசன் 
4 மாதம் தாராளமாக தரும் அரசு எதை உணர்த்துகிறது ? 
கால தாமதபடுத்த அரசே விரும்புகிறதா ?

காலை செய்தி 
மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்களுக்கான 7–வது சம்பள கமிஷன் அறிக்கை அடுத்த மாதம் தாக்கல் நீதிபதி ஏ.கே. மாத்தூர் அறிவிப்பு
48 லட்சம் மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்களின் சம்பளத்தையும், 55 லட்சம் ஓய்வூதியதாரர்களின் ஓய்வூதியத்தையும் மாற்றி அமைப்பதற்காக நீதிபதி ஏ.கே. மாத்தூர் தலைமையில் 7–வது சம்பள கமிஷனை முந்தைய மன்மோகன் சிங் அரசு அமைத்தது. 10 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு ஒரு முறை இப்படி சம்பள கமிஷன் அமைப்பது வழக்கமான ஒன்றாகும்.
7–வது சம்பள கமிஷன், தனது பரிந்துரைகளை இறுதி செய்யும் பணியில் ஈடுபட்டுள்ளது.
அறிக்கை தாக்கல் செய்வது தொடர்பாக நீதிபதி ஏ.கே. மாத்தூர், டெல்லியில் நேற்று செய்தி நிறுவனம் ஒன்றிடம் பேசினார். அப்போது அவர், ‘‘7–வது சம்பள கமிஷன் அறிக்கை அடுத்த மாத இறுதியில் அரசிடம் தாக்கல் செய்யப்படும்’’ என கூறினார்.
இந்த சம்பள கமிஷனின் பரிந்துரைகள், அடுத்த ஆண்டு ஜனவரி 1–ந் தேதி முதல் அமலுக்கு வரும்.

 என்கிறது ஒரு செய்தி 

மாலை அரசு அறிவிப்பு 
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday extended the deadline for the Seventh Pay Commission to submit its recommendations by four months.
Earlier, it was reported that the commission, headed by Justice AK Mathur, had sought one-month extension of the deadline.
Appointed by the then UPA government in February 2014, the commission was given 18 months to submit its report. The time allotted for the commission was to expire this month.
The finance ministry estimates the central government's salary bill to rise by nearly 16% to Rs 1.16 lakh crore in the next financial year 2016-17 with the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
The pay commission is likely to recommend hike in government employees' salaries by nearly 40%, according to an analyst at global brokerage firm Credit Suisse.
An official of the commission had said that the recommendations "need to be effective from 1 January 2016, or by April 2016 at the latest".
"It will be the government's prerogative when to implement it. But beyond 1 January 2016, there will be arrears. But then, the government will be subject to criticism. Earlier, they had hidden behind Pay Commissions giving late reports," he had said.

செப்டம்பர் 2 வேலை நிறுத்தம் - தமிழ்மாநில சங்க வேண்டுகோள்

      மத்திய அரசின்  தொழிலாளர் எதிர்ப்பு கொள்கைக்கு  எதிராக அனைத்து தேசிய தொழிற்சங்ககள் மற்றும் நமது சம்மேளனத்தின்  அறைகூவலின் படி நடைபெறும் செப்டம்பர் 2 ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலைநிறுத்தத்தில் பங்கேற்க தமிழ்மாநில சங்கம் வேண்டுகிறது. 
இது  அரசின் தவறான கொள்கை எதிராக தேசிய தொழிலாளர் நலன் சார்ந்த வேலைநிறுத்தம். அதற்காக நமது துறை தலைவரிடம் 17 இம் தேதி ஒரு வேலைநிறுத்த கடிதம் கொடுத்துள்ளோம். எனவே நாமும் செப்டம்பர் 2 அன்று நடைபெறும் வேலை நிறுத்த போராட்டத்தில்  100% பங்கேற்று  முழு வெற்றி பெற அயராது பாடுபட வேண்டுகிறோம். குறிப்பாக நமது FNPO தோழர்கள் அனைவரையும் பங்குபெற செய்ய வேண்டுகிறோம். 
      உங்களின் மேலான ஒத்துழைப்பும் ஆதரவும் இல்லாமல் நாம் செப்டம்பர் 2 - 2015 அன்று வேலை நிறுத்த போராட்டத்தை வெற்றிகரமாக நடத்த முடியாது என்பதை நாம் அறிவோம். ஆகையால் நாம் அனைவரும் ஒன்றுபட்டு வேலைநிறுத்தத்தில் பங்குபெற்று வெற்றிபெற செய்ய நம்முடைய தமிழ்மாநில சங்கம் உங்களிடம் அன்புடன் வேண்டுகிறது. 
        வெல்லட்டும் ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலை நிறுத்தம். எங்கும் 
        முழங்கட்டும் நமது போராட்ட முழக்கங்கள் 
        எட்டட்டும் அரசின் செவிப்பறையை 
        கிட்டட்டும் வெற்றி நமக்கு.

குறிப்பு நமது தமிழ் மாநில சங்கம் சார்பில் போராட்ட சுற்றறிக்கை வெளியிடப்பட்டு உங்களுக்கு அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது. உடனே போராட்ட பணியில் ஈடுபட வேண்டுகிறோம். நமது சகோதர சங்கங்களுடன் இணைந்து உடனடியாக வேண்டுகிறோம்.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Secretary General's appeal to all Secretaries for our future survival.

Appeal to Divisional Secretaries/Circle Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions Importance of 2nd September 2015 Strike
Dear Colleagues,
               You are aware that our Federation and its affiliated unions have issued strike notice on 17-8-2015 to participate in the 2nd September 2015 strike called by national trade union centres.
              Our Federation is aware how our sister unions targeted our members during verification. We received hundreds of complaints from various corners complaining about the sister unions and their atrocities. The Federation is very well aware about the local issues. But we have to think globally and act locally. This is the time to go on strike at the national level. If we choose to stay away from strike on the pretext of local animosity, we will be branded as anti-strikers sister unions are expert to propagate against us in this regard. Majority of innocent members always believe false propaganda of sister unions. We should not give room to them, We mentally satisfied with the demands which are placed by the national trade union centres, especially item No. 5 Minimum wage as Rs. 15000/- for Indian worker. Unless minimum wage is raised, we cannot demand Rs. 26000/- raise for Central Government employees. Like-wise, disinvestment, FDI and anti-labour laws are very important for indian Workers today. In regard to Part II now 7th CPC is going to submit its report in August/September 2015. But till date inclusion of GDS case in the 7th CPC purview has been rejected by the Government twice. This is unfair, unethical and unjust and we cannot accept the stand of the Government/Department. The Department/Government is always showing step-motherly treatment to the GDS employees.
             In Railways, Income Tax Department Central Secretariat and other Central Government establishment, Cadre Restructuring has already been implemented. But in our Department it is still pending including MMS. This is the time to show our anger against the Government/Department. Our Federation therefore requests all our colleagues to go on strike on 2nd September 2015. If the strike becomes successful, it will pave way for settling many issues across the table.
I request all our affiliated unions let us keep aside our differences with the sister unions for the time-being to achieve our main goal from the Government/ Department. Unless we achieve the goal, we will not be respected by the members. Do participate in the strike and make the strike thundering success. This is for our future survival. 
D.Theagarajan SG FNPO

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Internet Banking in India Post

FAQ about Internet Banking in India Post

1. What is Internet banking?

     Internet banking is the easy and most convenient way to transact- anytime, anyplace, at your convenience. Department of Posts offers Internet Banking services to the customers as a part of Core-banking solution.

2. I don't have a computer. Can I use DoP internet banking services?

     You can access DoP internet banking portal from any computer that has internet connectivity. Please make sure that the computer is Malware free. Avoid using internet banking portal at Cyber Café.

3. What are the procedures to access DoP internet banking?

     First of all you need to have an account at a Post office. You also need to register for the Internet banking service with the Post office. The PO branch will collect your application request for DoP internet banking and will be processed in 10 working days. You may need to visit your Post office for collecting your login credentials. During the first login, you need to go through a simple initialization process.
4. I do not have an account with Post office. What should I do?
     You are welcome to open it now. It is very easy to open an account in Post office. Please visit any nearest Post office which is migrated into CBS network and open the account. Avail our facilities once you open an account.

5. I want to register for Internet Banking. What do I do?

     Visit the Post office where you have opened the account. Our officials will guide you with the formalities.

6. Why are the user name and password so cryptic?

     The user name and password are system generated. We have no control over this process. During your first visit to DoP Internet Banking Portal, you must mandatorily change your user name and password.

7. Can I change the user name and password that were assigned to me?

     Yes. It is mandatory for you to change the system generated user name and password when you first logon to DoP Internet Banking Portal. Later at any point of time, you can change your password but not the user name. If needed, user name can be changed but only once.

8. Can I change my password?

     Passwords can be changed any time and any number of times. In fact we recommend that your password should be changed periodically to secure access to your account information.

9. What are the good practices for creating a password?

You are requested to select a word that is not available in an English Dictionary.
  • Do not assign your name, your family or vehicle number as your password as it can be easily guessed.
  • Change your password frequently.
  • Please commit your password to memory. Do not write it down or paste it somewhere.
  • Do not divulge your password to anybody even if they claim to be from Post office

10. What happens if I forget my logon password?

     Click on the 'Forgot password' link in the site and provide the requested information. A new password will be sent to your registered email address.

11. What happens if I forget my Internet banking username?

     If you forget the Internet banking user name, contact your Post office branch and re-register yourself.

12. I am unable to login with the user name and password assigned to me. What should I do?

     The user name and password are cryptic in nature because they are system generated and are case sensitive. When you are typing the user name and password for the first time, ensure that you type the characters as they appear in the document sent to you. If you still encounter problems, log a complaint in the "Complaints" link in the login page or contact your Post office branch immediately.

13. I want to know more about Post office and its services.

     We are glad about the interest you have evinced. Please log in for more details or contact the nearest Post office branch.
Please contact your Post office branch for further queries on Internet Banking services offered by Department of Posts.
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SG FNPO Tour Programme

16/08/2015 – Udagamandalam
17/08/2015 – Coimbatore
20/08/2015 – Tuticorin
23/08/2015 -- Arakonam
25/08/2015  to  26/08/2015  -- Kolkata
27/08/2015 -- New Delhi
28/08/2015 -Chandigarh & Ambala
29/08/2015 – New Delhi
30/08/2015 - Jodhpur
31/08/2015 - Bikaner
01/09/2015 - Jaipur

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Let's see Dos and Don'ts of payments banks

Dos of payments banks

* Has to use the word ‘Payments Bank’ in its name to differentiate from other banks * Accept demand deposits, i.e., current deposits, and savings bank deposits from individuals, small businesses and other entities

* To hold a maximum balance of Rs one lakh per individual customer.

* Will be allowed to set up branches, ATMs, BCs

* Allowed to issue debit cards also offer internet banking

* Can accept a large pool of money to be remitted but at the end of the day the balance should not exceed Rs one lakh

* Can accept remittances to be sent to or receive remittances from multiple banks

* Permitted to handle cross border remittance transactions in the nature of personal payments / remittances on the current account

* Allowed to distribute mutual fund products, insurance products and pension products

* Bank can also undertake utility bill payments

Don’ts of payments banks

* No NRI deposits should be accepted

* Cannot issue credit card

* Not allowed to set up subsidiaries to undertake non-banking financial services activities

* Other financial and non-financial services activities of the promoters should not be mingled with the working of payment banks

வேலைநிறுத்த விளக்க கூட்டம்.

   மத்திய அரசின்  தொழிலாளர் எதிர்ப்பு கொள்கைக்கு  எதிராக அனைத்து தேசிய தொழிற்சங்களின் அறைகூவலின் படி நடைபெறும் செப்டம்பர் 2 ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலைநிறுத்த விளக்க கூட்டம் தூத்துக்குடி தலைமை அஞ்சலகத்தில் நேற்று நடைபெற்றது. 
    அக் கூட்டத்திற்கு தூத்துக்குடி தலைமை அஞ்சலக அதிகாரி 
திரு.இராமச்சந்திரன் அவர்கள் தலைமை தாங்கினார். 
நமது சம்மேளன பொது செயலாளர் திரு.D.தியாகராஜன் அவர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டு போராட்ட விளக்க உரையாற்றினார். 
மேலும் தற்போதைய சூழல் அதில் 7 வது ஊதிய குழுவில் நமது கோரிக்கைகள்,  7 வது ஊதிய குழுவினருடன் நடைபெற்ற பேச்சு வார்த்தையில் காணப்பட்ட சிறப்பு அம்சங்களை விளக்கினார். 
முடிவில் திரு ஜோதிவேல் அவர்கள் நன்றி நவின்றார்.  
இக்கூட்டத்தில் தூத்துக்குடி கோட்ட செயலாளர் திரு.N.J.உதயகுமாரன் 
P4 கோட்ட செயலாளரும் மாநில அமைப்பு செயலாளருமான திரு.A.ஜெயச்சந்திரன் 
திருநெல்வேலி கோட்ட செயலாளர் திரு.S.A.இராம சுப்பிரமணியன் 
திருநெல்வேலி செயலாளர் பொறுப்பு திரு.J.குணா (எ) குணசேகரன் ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.

வெல்லட்டும் ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலை நிறுத்தம்.

         சமிப காலங்களில் பல்வேறு மட்டங்களில் நமது தொழிற்சங்க தோழர்களிடம் இருந்து பெற்ற ஆலோசனை அடிப்படையில் நமது சம்மேளனம் மத்திய அரசின்  தொழிலாளர் எதிர்ப்பு கொள்கைக்கு  எதிராக அனைத்து தேசிய தொழிற்சங்களின் அறைகூவலின் படி நடைபெறும் செப்டம்பர் 2 ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலைநிறுத்தத்தில் பங்கேற்க முடிவு செய்துள்ளது.
மாற்று தொழிற்சங்கத்தினர் சமீபத்திய
உறுப்பினர் சரிபார்ப்பு பணியில், நமது உறுப்பினர் சேர்ப்பில் பாதிப்பு ஏற்படும் வகையில் அனைத்து வகையான யுத்திகளையும் நியாயமற்ற வகையில் பயன்படுத்தினர்.  அப்படிபட்ட அவர்களுடன் இணைந்து வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் கலந்து கொள்வது இயலாத ஒன்றாகிறது. இருந்தபோதிலும் நாமும் இது ஒரு " அரசியல் சார்பு வேலைநிறுத்தம் "  என்று முத்திரை குத்துவதன் மூலம் தவிர்க்க விரும்பவில்லை. இது  அரசின் தவறான கொள்கை எதிராக தேசிய தொழிலாளர் நலன் சார்ந்த வேலைநிறுத்தம். எனவே நாமும் செப்டம்பர் 2 அன்று நடைபெறும் வேலை நிறுத்த போராட்டத்தில்  பங்கேற்க முடிவு செய்துள்ளோம். அதற்காக நமது துறை தலைவரிடம் 17 இம் தேதி ஒரு வேலைநிறுத்த கடிதம் கொடுத்துள்ளோம்.            உங்களின் மேலான ஒத்துழைப்பும் ஆதரவும் இல்லாமல் நாம் செப்டம்பர் 2 - 2015 அன்று வேலை நிறுத்த போராட்டத்தை வெற்றிகரமாக நடத்த முடியாது என்பதை நாம் அறிவோம். ஆகையால் நாம் அனைவரும் ஒன்றுபட்டு வேலைநிறுத்தத்தில் பங்குபெற்று வெற்றிபெற செய்ய நம்முடைய சம்மேளனம் உங்களிடம் அன்புடன் வேண்டுகிறது. 

  வெல்லட்டும் ஒருநாள் அடையாள வேலை நிறுத்தம் - எட்டுத்திக்கும் 
  முழங்கட்டும் நமது போராட்ட முழக்கங்கள்
  அதிரட்டும் அரசின் செவிப்பறையில் விரைவில்
  கிட்டட்டும் வெற்றி நமக்கு.
                      போராட்ட வாழ்த்துகளுடன்...........................
                                                         தேசிய சங்கம் 

குறிப்பு :  தேசிய சங்கத்தின் அனைத்து சகோதர சங்கங்களும் இணைந்து போராட்டம் வெற்றி பெற தனியாக ( NO JCA )  களம் காண வேண்டுகிறோம்.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Aadhaar based Digital Life Certification system for Pensioners – Jeevan Pramaan

Jeevan Pramaan counters are opened at Postoffice.

அஞ்சலகங்களில் ஜீவன் பரமான் கவுண்டர்

Aadhaar based Digital Life Certification system for Pensioners – Jeevan Pramaan

‘Jeevan Pramaan’, the Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system, for Pensioners

The Government has asked banks and Postoffices to achieve weekly targets set for the purpose of enabling “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system for Pensioners so as to cover at least 50% in next 2-3 weeks. Pensioners can approach their paying branches with the PPO, Aadhaar card and bank pass book for trouble-free seeding of Pensioners’ Aadhaar number in their bank account.
Various steps are being taken by the Government to sensitize pensioners and bank branches to link up the Aadhaar number, PPO number and bank account number. All pension disbursing banks observed 1st to 7th August, 2015 as ‘Aadhaar Seeding Week for Pensioners.’ All through the week, priority was given to pensioners visiting the bank branches for seeding Aadhaar number in their bank account. Besides, five camps were organised from 13th to 17th July, 2015 at different locations covering Delhi, NOIDA and Faridabad to facilitate seeding of Aadhaar number in the bank accounts of pensioners. All banks participated in these camps. Facility was also provided by UIDAI for on-the-spot registration for Aadhaar numbers.
Conventionally, pensioners are required to give a Life Certificate to the pension disbursing authority in November, every year – either by presenting themselves before the Branch Manager or by means of a Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer or other designated authorities.
The “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system with an objective to facilitate on-line submission of Life Certificate by pensioners, was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 10th November, 2014. This facility is in addition to the other existing methods of submitting Life Certificates. It is hoped that all pensioners who have Aadhaar numbers will make use of this additional facility of biometric life certification.
With “Jeevan Pramaan” the pensioners and family pensioners need not visit the pension disbursing agency or Gazetted/designated authority for submission of Life Certificates. The Life Certificates may be submitted from personal computers and laptops at home or by visiting a conveniently located Common Service Centre or the nearest branch of any pension disbursing bank. There are about 55,000 branches of pension disbursing banks and 40,000 Common Service Centres throughout the country. Submission of Digital Life Certificate also ensures authenticity of pension payments.

Post Bank of India

Finally DoP got the payments bank licence to become a vehicle of financial inclusion in the country
Postal Department Should Become Vehicle of Financial Inclusion: Ravi Shankar Prasad
NEW DELHI:  Armed with a payments bank licence now, the postal department should gear up to become a vehicle of financial inclusion in the country, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.    
The minister said that the postal department should prepare itself properly and effectively for this opportunity
The payments bank licence will enable the Department of Post (DoP) to offer banking services to the masses through its vast network of 1,54,000 post offices, of which 1,30,000 are in rural areas.    "This is a very proud moment for the postal department. I have been trying since I became minister to energise and make the vast network of the department for financial digital inclusion and e-commerce activity," Mr Prasad told PTI.   
"I am very happy to learn that the postal department has been given a payment banking permission by the RBI. I thank the RBI, governor and his team," Mr Prasad said.
RBI today decided to grant "in-principle" approval to 11 applicants, including DoP, National Securities Depository Ltd and RIL, to set up payments banks.  As per RBI guidelines, payments banks would offer a limited range of products such as demand deposits and remittances. They will not be allowed to undertake lending activities and will initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per individual customer.They will be allowed to issue ATM or debit cards as also other prepaid payment instruments, but not credit cards.
Source: NDTV

Thursday, 20 August 2015

RBI granted in principle approval to set up payment bank to our Department

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has today decided to grant “in-principle” approval to 11 applicants to set up payments banks.
Aditya Birla Nuvo, Airtel M Commerce Services, Cholamandalam Distribution Services, Department of Posts (DoP), Fino PayTech, National Securities Depository, Reliance Industries, Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Tech Mahindra and Vodafone m-pesa were issued license under the Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks issued on November 27, 2014.
The process for selecting the applicants was based on detailed scrutiny by an External Advisory Committee (EAC) under the chairmanship of Dr Nachiket Mor, director, Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. The recommendations of the EAC were an input to an Internal Screening Committee (ISC), consisting of the governor and the four deputy governors.
The ISC prepared a final list of recommendations for the Committee of the Central Board (CCB), after independently scrutinizing all the applications. On August 19, 2015, the CCB went through the applications and approved the announced list of applicants.
In arriving at the final list, the CCB noted that it would be difficult at this stage to forecast the most successful likely model in the emerging business of payments. The CCB further noted that payments banks cannot undertake lending, and therefore believed that the payments bank would not be subject to the same risks as a full service bank.
Going forward, the Reserve Bank intends to use the learning from this licensing round to appropriately revise the guidelines and move to giving licences more regularly, that is, virtually “on tap”. The Reserve Bank believes that some of the entities who did not qualify in this round, could well be successful in future rounds.
The Reserve Bank received 41 applications for payments banks.
The “in-principle” approval granted will be valid for a period of 18 months, during which time the applicants have to comply with the requirements under the Guidelines and fulfill the other conditions as may be stipulated by the Reserve Bank.
On being satisfied that the applicants have complied with the requisite conditions laid down by it as part of “in-principle” approval, the Reserve Bank would consider granting to them a license for commencement of banking business under Section 22(1) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Until a regular license is issued, the applicants cannot undertake any banking business.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

ஏன் இந்த 2nd September போராட்டம் ? - Federation விளக்கம்

      Our Federation decided to participate in the 2nd September strike called by National trade Union centers against the anti labour policy of the Central Government. We have taken this decision last minute based on the feedback and advice received from the various levels. 

     In the recent verification process, the sister federations and their affiliated unions caused damage to our membership by using all sorts of unfair means. They may say there is no rules and regulations in war (Verification of Membership) . We to agree that this a war but even in a war there are codes of conduct to be observed by the both sides. But in this verification process both federations and their affiliated unions targeted only our unions. Unfortunately the Department also supported both federations and their affiliated unions by issuing favorable orders in favor of them in the verification process. This has very much affected the morale of the rank and file of our union.  The behavior and conduct shown by the rank and file of the sister federations towards our rank file spoiled the normalcy. Despite the unsavory incidents it is time for strike to protest against the wrong policy of the Government. our non participation should not be construed that we are supporting the anti-labour policy of the Government. We do not want to skip by branding that this a political strike, of course it is a labour oriented strike.

      We have therefore decided to participate strike on 2nd September. Without cooperation and support of the rank file we are unable to organize the strike on 2nd September 2015 successfully. Therefore our Federation request all our unions Circle secretaries organize strike in your circle, start programs to make the strike thundering success.  Click here to see the strike notice and charter of demands.