Tuesday, 30 August 2011



Sub:       Secretary (P)'s meeting with Postal JCA on 27.06.2011,29.06.2011, 30.06.2011 &               01.07.2011 –item no. 1 dealing with Mail Network Optimization Project-           Constitution of Committee.

Ref:      Directorate letter No. 28-4/2011-D dated   -8-2011 and  16 .08.2011.
No.JCA/AGTN/2011               Dated:  29th August, 2011
                With reference to your above cited letters the following note is submitted.
                The following is the note submitted by our Federation regarding the issues related to MNOP to be discussed in the Committee constituted by the Directorate as a fall out of the negotiations held on June-July, 2011:
  1. The Department has not supplied the original recommendations of the consultancy agency McKinsey on the issue of changes warranted from the existing system of sorting and mail conveyance done by RMS and the rationale behind the changes.
  2. This Federation having access to some RTI materials on related issues is of the opinion that the Postal Board, which is the top policy making body of administration, has not debated in any Board meeting about the recommendations of McKinsey and not reached any consensus decision on their implementation. We learn that such a serious issue involving structural changes of RMS was directly placed in a meeting of Circle Heads where some of the Board Members were also present. The Board Members would not have the opportunity to open their minds on many issues in such a meeting because of the presence of many other officers due to protocol etc.  Even all the Chief PMsG was not apparently participated in that meeting. A meeting of Postal Board would have been the place for the Postal Board Members to discuss their views. We therefore apprehend that the decision taken about implementation of McKinsey recommendations on MNOP was autocratic without backed by the Postal Board decisions to that effect. If our above contention is wrong then this Federation may kindly be supplied with the materials substantiating the claim of the Department.

பணி ஓய்வு பாராட்டு விழா!

Monday, 29 August 2011

மதுரை தோழர் S. ராமமூர்த்தி அவர்களுக்கு அரசுப் பணி நிறைவு பாராட்டு விழா

மதுரை தோழர் S. ராமமூர்த்தி அவர்களுக்கு அரசுப் பணி நிறைவு பாராட்டு விழா

Sunday, 28 August 2011

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Judgement on Reserve Trainee Pool Scheme (RTPS)

High Court of Bombay in its Order, dated 11-06-2010 Treating RTPs with all consequential benefits including seniority and pay fixation

Employees recruited as Postal Assistant in Reserve Trainee Pool Scheme(RTPS) of Postal Department are entitled to be paid the same salary and emoluments per mensem as are being reserved by the Postal Assistant wef the date of their appointment other benefits are subject to their regular absorption in the Postal Department.

Facts: There are 9 Applicants who are Postal Assistant in the Reserve Trainee Pool of Postal Department earlier, they filled an O.A. which was disposed by the Tribunal with a direction to the Respondents to grant the Applicants benefit of regularization, seniority, pay scale, etc. from the initial date they were appointed as P.A. under the reserve Trainee Pool Scheme. That order was passed on the basis of earlier order of Jabalpur Bench of the Tribunal in O.A. NO.82 of 1986,dated 16-12-1986.That order was challenged in High Court which remitted the case back to Tribunal to give separate reasons for regularization ,seniority and salary from the date of their appointment under the Pool Scheme. In view of the above, the earlier order of the Tribunal was reconsidered in the review. But the Applicants were not present. Respondents were heard.

All the nine applicants were appointed as P.A. under the RTP Scheme in 1980.That scheme was withdrawn in 1986. But before that some RTP persons approached the Jabalpur Bench of the Tribunal by the filing T.A. No. 82 of 1986 for the relief which as allowed. That TA was disposed of by Jabalpur Bench. The important point to be noted in the order at para.13 concisely are; (i) To review the policy to stop recruitment/ absorption of person against regular Postal Assistant(ii) None are inducted as P.A. from other wing of Postal Department till the petitioners therein are absorbed against regular posts(iii) No fresh appointment of RTP are made till the policy of recruitment is reserved (iv) The cases of the applicants are considered for absorption on the basis of Circular, dated 30.10.1980 by forming a Screening Committee. Further it was held to keep parity of the RTPs with Postal Assistant in regular posts in regards to salary, etc. The Provision of Circular, dated 30.10.1980 in so far it relates to payment of hourly rates of wages to employees in RTP is discriminatory and violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the constitution. RTP are to be paid the same salary and allowances as was given to Postal Assistants. This order is subject to regular absorption of those RTPs.

The above orders when challenged it was dismissed by Supreme Court also.

The main oreder in T.A. NO.82 of 1986 filed in Jabalpur Bench is the direction of the respondents to treat the Applicants(RTPs) as regular Postal Assistant form the date of their appointment as RTP with all consequential benefits of seniority, pay fixation. They are allowed monetary benefits from the date of filing this O.A.

The Tribunal reconsidered their earlier orders. The Jabalpur Bench in T.A. No.82 of 1986 granted salary and emoluments to be paid to RTPs same as regular P.A. from the date of their appointment. But the Bombay Bench in respect of 9 Applicants herein to treat them as P.A. from the date of their appointment under RTP Scheme with all consequential benefits including seniority and pay fixation. To this extent there is a contradiction in the order of the Bombay Bench.

The Appointment of RTPs herein appointed long back is not disputed. Evidently all the Applicants herein were granted all the consequential benefits from the date of absorption, admitting that the Applicants herein are placed similar to Applicants in O.A. No.82 of 1986.With the above details, the reconsideration of these case as ordered by the High Court of Bombay in its Order, dated 11-06-2010, these OAs are allowed by directing the Respondents to extend the present nine Applicants same relief as granted to the Applicant in T.A. No.82 of 1986 decided by Jaballpur Bench on 16-12-1986 and upheld by Supreme Court by Order, dated 11-05-1988 by dismissing the SLP No. 11313 of 1987 preferred by Union of India against the order of Jabalpur Bench of Tribunal.

Thus all nine OAs are partly allowed in the terms of the above direction.

Courtesy:- Swamys news August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

உயிரணுக்களை அழிக்கும் மடிக்கணணி!

ஆடம் ஆஸ்பார்ன் (Adam Osborne) என்பவரால் 1981 ஆம் ஆண்டு மடிக் கணினி கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டது. ஆரம்பத்தில் மிக கனமாயிருந்து, தற்பொழுது ஒன்றிலிருந்து 1.50 கிலோவிற்குள் வெவ்வேறு மாடல்களில் கிடைக்கிறது. இன்றைய கணினி யுகத்தில் அலுவலகம் செல்வோரும், கல்லூரி மாணவ மாணவிகளும், வியாபார இடங்களிலும் ஆண்களாலும், பெண்களாலும் கணினியும், மடிக் கணினியும் பெருமளவில் பயன்படுத்தப்படுகின்றன. ஆண்களும், பெண்களும் மடிக் கணினியை மடியில் வைத்து தொடர்ந்து பல மணி நேரம், பல நாட்கள் பயன்படுத்துவதால் அவர்களையறியாமல் பாதிக்கப்படுகின்றனர்.

பெண்களை விட ஆண்கள் பெருமளவில் பாதிக்கப்பட வாய்ப்புண்டு. பொதுவாக ஆண்கள் உட்காரும்பொழுது கால்களை சற்று அகலமாக விரித்து உட்காருவது வழக்கம். இது அவர்களின் விதைப் பையையும், (Scrotum and Testicles) விதைக் காய்களையும் தகுந்த வெப்பத்தில் இருக்க உதவுகிறது. மடிக் கணினி உபயோகப்படுத்தும் போது கால்களை சற்று நெருக்கமாக வைத்து கணினியைத் தாங்கி பிடிப்பதால் கால்களுக்கிடையில் வெப்பம் அதிகமாக செல்கிறது. இது விதைப்பையின் வெப்பத்தை வழக்கத்தைவிட சுமார் 2.7 டிகிரி சென்டிகிரேட் அதிகமாக்குகிறது. இதனால் குழந்தை பெறும் தகுதியுள்ள ஆண்களுக்கு உயிரணுக்களின் (Sperm Count) எண்ணிக்கை 10 வருடங்களில் மூன்றில் ஒரு பங்கு குறைய வாய்ப்பிருப்பதாகத் தெரிகிறது.

நீண்ட நாட்கள் மடிக் கணினியை மடியில் வைத்துப் பயன்படுத்துபவர்களுக்கு தொடையின் முன் நடுப்பகுதியில் தோலிலும் அதன் அடியிலும் மாற்றம் ஏற்படுகிறது. மடிக் கணினி உபயோகிக்கும் போது இதன் அடிப்பாகத்தில் பேட்டரியினால் அல்லது மின்சாரத்தினால் இளஞ்சூடு உண்டாகிறது. இதனால் தோலுக்கு அடியில் உள்ள சிறு ரத்தக் குழாய்கள் விரிவடைந்து, தோல் சில நாட்களில் சிவந்தும், சிறு சிறு சிவந்த கோடுகளாகவும் நிற மாற்றத்துடன் காணப்படுகிறது. இது வெளி நாடுகளில் மடிக் கணினி உபயோகப்படுத்தும், இளம் பெண்களுக்கு, குறிப்பாக நாகரிக அரை டிராயர் (Half Trouser) அணிந்து வெளியே செல்பவர்களுக்கு தோல் மாற்றம் மன வருத்தத்தைத் தருகிறது.

இந்த நிற மாற்றத்துடன் கூடிய, சிவந்த தோற்றத்துடனான பாதிப்புக்கு Erythema Ab Igne அல்லது Toasted Skin Syndrome என்று பெயர். இது நீண்ட நாட்கள் மடிக் கணினி உபயோகத்தினால் விட்டு விட்டு ஏற்பட்ட இளஞ்சூட்டினால் வரலாம். வேறு சிலருக்கு வலி நிவாரணத்திற்கு உடலின் மற்ற பாகங்களில் நீண்ட நாட்கள் தரப்படும் வெந்நீர் ஒத்தடப் பைகளின் சூட்டினாலும் அந்தந்த பகுதிகளில் இத்தகைய தோல் மாற்றங்கள் வரலாம். இந்த பாதிப்பை பாதிக்கப்பட்டவரிடம் மருத்துவரின் விசாரிப்பினாலும், பரிட்சித்துப் பார்ப்பதினாலும் கண்டறியலாம்.

எனவே, இளம் வயது பள்ளி, கல்லூரி மாணவர்களும், வேலை மற்றும் தொழில் செய்யும் அனைத்து ஆண்களும் மடியில் கணினி வைத்து பயன்படுத்துவதைக் குறைத்துக் கொள்ள வேண்டும்.

இளம் வயது பையன்களும், இளைஞர்களும், பெண்களும் எங்கெல்லாம் முடியுமோ அங்கெல்லாம் மடிக் கணினியை தாழ்வான மேசைகளில் வைத்து உபயோகப்படுத்தலாம்.

ஆண்கள் மடிக் கணினியின் தவறான பயன்பாட்டினால் ஏற்படக்கூடிய உயிரணுக்கள் குறைவுப் பிரச்னையையும், ஆண், பெண் இருபாலார்க்கும் முன் தொடைப் பகுதியில் ஏற்படக்கூடிய சிகப்பு மற்றும் தோலில் மாற்றம் ஆகியவற்றையும் தவிர்க்க மடிக் கணினியை எச்சரிக்கையாகப் பயன்படுத்துவோம்

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New E-mail ID for CHQ

Dear Comrade,

The CHQ has created a new E-mail ID -
All mails may please be sent to this ID hereafter, Please don’t send any mail to our earlier E-mail ID
Inconvenience caused is regretted.

With greetings,

(K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Modernisation of Department of Posts

Government has approved the ‘IT MODERNIZATION PROJECT’ of Department of Posts for computerization of Post Offices, Mail Offices, Administrative Offices and other field offices. This will involve establishment of required IT infrastructure, development of required software applications with an outlay of Rs.1877.2 crore.

The project has the following salient features:

• It will establish IT infrastructure of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre and networking of all Departmental Post Offices including appropriate connectivity in the Branch Post Offices in the rural area.
• The project envisages development of integrated modular scalable applications for Mail, kBanking, Postal Life Insurance, solutions for Accounts and HR operations of the department.
• The rural post offices will be provided with rural ICT devices with required applications for performing Postal, Savings Bank, Insurance, MGNREGS and Money Order operations.
• Provision has been made for training, change management, capacity building of the employees of the department along with Project Management activity for smooth and timely implementation of the project.
It is planned to network all Departmental Post Offices and Branch Post Offices in the country subject to availability of connectivity and resources under the “India Post Technology Project-2012”.
The departmental Post Offices are proposed to be networked with appropriate connectivity. Branch Post Offices located in rural areas are proposed to be networked using available connectivity at these locations. The rural ICT Devices in the Branch Post Offices will have the capacity to work in both online/offline mode. The IT project is expected to be implemented by 2012-13 subject to the availability of funds.
This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Be aware and Ignore such Messages

Someone hacked our CHQ E-mail and Sending Message

Be aware and Ignore such Messages

Dear Comrades,

Someone hacked our p3 chq E-mail and sending E-mails to all General Secretaries and Circle Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries whom email-ID were saved in the e-mail as if I am away from India, Lost my purse, struggling for settlement of Hotel Bill etc. and send $ 1500.

Our email has not been opened since yesterday. Somebody has blocked to misuse the same perhaps by changing the password.

All are requested not to send any e-mail to Temporarily and also ignore whatever message to have been received from the E-mail ID.

We create a fresh one and inconvenience cause regretted.

(K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

Sir, Post. when the words were music

When did you write your last letter to your loved ones? Can you remember? Oh! Most of you don't know how to write a letter?! Sorry. Go and look up your cupboard for that pretty old letters written by your loved ones. How beautiful it is to read! Rewind you to the past.

Those written on the letter are not just words but spontaneous emotions — feelings as ink and soul as pen, together designed as words. You remember the heartfelt moments forever. It's not like a message displayed on the mobile screen to be deleted. The words make a feathery touch on you when you read them.

How many varieties of letters have been written so far? Letters to the father, mother, brother, sister, friend, husband and wife. How many stories those letters have carried? They contain a welter of emotions — happiness, sadness, love, anger, frustrations and nobility and so on and so forth.

A decade ago, postmen were the heroes of every family. People were waiting for the letter or money order. “Sir, post” — the words made people react enthusiastically. While they read the letter, they felt the nearby presence of the writer. It makes them feel the same whenever they read it. Now, what's the condition of post offices in India? Most of them are ready to call it quits. Mobile phone communication, mailing through internet and the private courier services have contributed to their decline.

More than 40,000 post offices are now in the danger zone. Another information that jolts you is the announcement demanding tax for the savings in the post office. The post office must update its status to compete with the private courier services. In rural areas, even now people trust only the postal service. This is the right time for the government to introduce attractive schemes and facilities to woo back the people. If not, thousands of postal employees and the rural people will be affected.

Rural or urban, parents must encourage children to write letters because most graduates these days do not know how to write an official or formal letter. Hostellers can write letters to their parents or vice versa. Yes, you can talk whenever you want over the phone. But “the words from the heart are more powerful than the words from the mouth, ” as the saying goes.

Letters are meant not just for applications and requisitions; they are a symbol of aesthetic values. Take a paper and try to write a letter by exploring words from your deep heart and send them to your loved ones. See the beautiful response from them, cherish the moment. “Sir, post,” the call of postman will be honey to your ears.

(The writer is a lecturer in physics, PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Melathediyoor, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. His email is:

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Please Keep Healthy Life....

Don't smoke, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and go easy on the alcohol, and you are likely not only to have fewer chronic health problems, but also to live longer, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that concludes neglecting to follow these four healthy behaviors is responsible for much of the illness and death linked to chronic diseases. 

Four Ways to a Healthier Life
  1. Avoid Tobacco:  Keep cigarettes/ jarda, paans in a place where you have to make a real effort to get them for example, another room of the house, places where you don't go to very often, locked in a cupboard etc. Every time you have to smoke/eat jarda/paan, you should have to make a conscious effort, get up, walk and get it.
  • Figure out your "triggers" to smoke, or consume paan/jarda and ways to cope with them. Is it the company of people who smoke/eat jarda/paan? Try in the initial period to be away from smokers/paan eaters/ jarda eaters or rather when they smoke or eat pan/jarda. Do you consume tobacco when you are tense, or when you are working late, to pep you up and to give that extra energy? For that try to put something in the mouth, like chewing gums, sweets, peppermints, lozenges etc. and practice deep breathing.
  • Whenever you have that craving, try deep breathing when either standing or sitting. Having a glass of water and exercising also helps to decrease the craving.
  • When you feel like taking tobacco, think of your children and the effect on their future if you develop any of the dangerous diseases caused by tobacco.
  • Set a stop date.
  • Find a support person.
  • Make plans for your first day without cigarettes/ paan/jarda.
  • Use the 4 Ds when the craving for smoking/tobacco hits you.
    • Do something else.
    1. Delay smoking/tobacco consumption the next cigarette.
    2. Deep breathing.

    • Drink water.
  • Use positive self-talk.
  • Reward yourself.
  • Practice relaxation techniques (yoga, walking, meditation, dancing, music etc.) every day.

2. Limit Alcohol: men should have no more than two drinks a day, women no more than one.Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week (and no more than four units in any one day).
  • Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week (and no more than three units in any one day).
  • Pregnant women. It is known that a lot of alcohol can damage a developing baby. A small amount probably does no harm. However, the exact amount that is safe is not known. Therefore, to play safe, advice from the Department of Health is that pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant should not drink at all. If you do choose to drink when you are pregnant then limit it to one or two units, once or twice a week. And never get drunk.
The more you drink above these limits, the greater the risk of developing serious problems such as: liver disease (cirrhosis or hepatitis); stomach and pancreas disorders; depression; anxiety; sexual difficulties; muscle and heart muscle disease; high blood pressure; damage to nervous tissue; serious accidents; some cancers; obesity (alcohol has many calories). See separate leaflet called 'Alcohol and Sensible Drinking' for more details.

What is a unit of alcohol?

One unit of alcohol is 10 ml (1 cl) by volume, or 8 g by weight, of pure alcohol. For example:
  • One unit of alcohol is about equal to:
    • half a pint of ordinary strength beer, lager or cider (3-4% alcohol by volume), or
    • a small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits (40% alcohol by volume), or
    • a standard pub measure (50 ml) of fortified wine such as sherry or port (20% alcohol by volume)
  • There are one and a half units of alcohol in:
    • a small glass (125 ml) of ordinary strength wine (12% alcohol by volume), or
    • a standard pub measure (35 ml) of spirits (40% alcohol by volume)
But remember, many wines and beers are stronger than the more traditional ordinary strengths. A more accurate way of calculating units is as follows: the percentage alcohol by volume (% abv) of a drink equals the number of units in one litre of that drink. For example:
  • Strong beer at 6% abv has six units in one litre. If you drink half a litre (500 ml) - just under a pint - then you have had three units.
  • Wine at 14% abv has 14 units in one litre. If you drink a quarter of a litre (250 ml) - two small glasses - then you have had three and a half units.

Some other examples

Three pints of beer, three times per week, is at least 18-20 units per week. That is nearly the upper weekly safe limit for a man. However, each drinking session of three pints is at least six units, which is more than the safe limit advised for any one day. Another example: a 750 ml bottle of 12% wine contains nine units. If you drink two bottles of 12% wine over a week, that is 18 units. This is above the upper safe limit for a woman.

Isn't alcohol good for you?

For men aged over 40 and for women past the menopause, it is thought that drinking a small amount of alcohol (1-2 units per day) helps to protect against heart disease and stroke.

3.Improve Your Diet: eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, switch to fat-free and low-fat dairy and seafoods. Cut down on salt and foods high in sodium, saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugar, and refined grains.

4. Exercise: on five days a week or more do at least 150 minutes total of moderate exercise such as brisk walking, or on three days a week or more, do a total of 75 minutes of vigorous exercise such as jogging or race walking (this raises heart rate more than brisk walking).