Tuesday, 19 August 2014


A great achievement for National Association of Postal Employees Punjab Circle as new body formed at Faridkot Division on 17.08.2014 against the monopoly and harassment of single union for last so many years.

On this occasion Circle President Sh.Saurabh Mittal, Sh.Harpal Maluka, Sr,Vice President Pb. Circle, Sh.Dharam Pal Singh Divisional Secry NAPE C Jalandhar Division, Sh.Davinder Singh Divisional Secry NAPE C Bathinda Dn, Sh.Chandan Kalra, Vice President Pb.Circle and Sh. Gurvinder Pal Singh Kundi, Asst.Fin. Secry Pb. Circle were present.

Sh.Boota Singh, Postmaster Faridkot HO was elected as Divisional President, Sh.Raj Kumar SPM Muktsar Ktchy was elected as Divisional Secretary and Sh.Chamkour Singh, P.A Faridkot HO was elected as Treasurer unanimously.

NAPE C Jalandhar Division congratulate newly elected body of NAPE C Faridkot Division

Friday, 8 August 2014

Expected DA July 2014 – Finally it concludes at 7%

As anticipated by all, the expected DA from July 2014 concluded at 7%.

With the announcement of the AICPI(IW) points for the month of June, the calculation of the additional dearness allowance for central government employees and pensioners from July onwards have ended. The percentage of Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to be paid from July 2014 will be increased by 7%.

Based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, in order to meet the rising expenses of essential commodities and inflation, dearness allowance is given twice every year to the central government employees – from January to June and from July to December – calculated on the basis of the All India Consumer Price Index of Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100.

The most recently released AICPIN points for the month of June have increased by two and now stands at 246. Since the AICPIN points have increased by two, the dearness allowance percentage arrived at 107.25, is to be calculated, after ignoring the decimal points, as 7%. This will be officially announced by the Central Government after approval of Unionn Cabinet committee in the month of September. 

The last two installments, 10% dearness allowance was being paid to the employees. Many wonder why it has come down to 7% this time. There are two main reasons for this, one is AICPIN points, and another is the method of calculating DA. One has to also keep in mind the fact that dearness allowance of 10% was also given based on the same calculations.

The fact is, the next two additional dearness allowances (Expected DA from January 2015, and expected DA from July 2015) are not likely to cross 5%.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Bi-Monthly Union meeting held with Worthy PMG Punjab Region on 18.07.2014 in the chamber of Worthy PMG Punjab Region Chandigarh.

Following members were present from Admin Staff:

Ms.Sukhwinder Kaur, PMG Punjab Region
Ms.Meenakshi Yadav, DPS, Punjab Region
Sh.Inderjit Sharma, A.D Staff
Sh.R.K.Joshi, A.D Mails

Following members were present from FNPO Staff Side:

Sh.Saurabh Mittal, Circle President, NAPE C Punjab
Sh.Baljinder Singh, Circle Secretary NAPE C Punjab
Sh.Dharam Pal Singh, Divisional Secretary NAPE C Jalandhar
Sh.Harpal Singh Maluka, Vice President NAPE C Punjab
Sh.Ajmer Singh, Circle President NUPE P-IV
Sh.Surinder Sethi, Circle Secretary NUPE P-IV

Following items were the discussed during the meeting:

1.Replacement of faulty UPS batteries in many computerised post offices of Jalandhar Division:
Reply :  Requirement of UPS batteries and estimated funds required has been intimated to Circle Office and Circle Office further took the matter with Directorate for allotment of funds.

2.Provision of inverters and batteries at Sub Post Offices where Genset is not available:
Reply: Requirement of funds for Rs.1 Lakh has been received from Jalandhar Division and Sr.A.O Budget was requested to allot necessary funds to Jalandhar Division.