Postal employees threaten to go on indefinite strike

Postal employees threaten to go on indefinite strike 

Rourkela, Mar 29 (PTI) All India Postal Employees Union - postmen, MSE and group "D" staff- has threatened to go on an indefinite nationwide strike in support of their demands. 

The union has been demanding appointment of staffs, implementation of proper pension scheme, opposing the idea of one delivery point and one post office system of the government, Union General Secretary M Krishnan told reporters here today. 

The members of the union would launch a demonstration infront of the Dak Bhawan, New Delhi to apprise the demands, Krishnan said. 

Meanwhile, he said the union would also submit its memorandum to the government. 

"We have been demanding for years now but nobody is listening. The postal employees are worst sufferer in the present situation," he added. 

"The staff strength has been reduced considerably while the work load has been increasing day by day. 

Source: PTI 

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2011.


No.PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1 RBE No.40/2011
New Delhi, dated 25.3.2011
The GMs/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)

      Sub. :-       Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2011.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.09.2010 (S.No.PC-VI/227, RBE No.139/2010) on this subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary for March, 2011 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Koshy Thomas) 
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II 

Central govt offices to remain closed on April 13

In view of the forthcoming Assembly elections, Central government offices in Tamil Nadu will remain closed on April 13, the day of the polls.

As per the DoPT OM No12/14/99 dated 10—10—2001 all the Central Government offices shall remain closed on April 13, a release from Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee said.

The day following the day of the elections, April 14, has also been declared a holiday in view of Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, the statement added.

Tamil Nadu along with Puducherry and Kerala goes to polls on April 13.


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