Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Projected Pay Structure after 7th Pay Commission - A reference only.

To view the projected Pay Structure after 7th Pay commission

NFPE protests recruitment ban announced by Central Govt.

Demonstration held in front of Palakkad Head Post Office

7th Pay Commission

Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been raising this demand before the Government right from 2011 onwards and has conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March and one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012.

While welcoming the decision of the Government, we are disappointed to note that our demand for five years wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2011 and merger of DA has not been considered favourably by the Government. When the public sector employees are given five years wage revision and the erosion in real wages has reached an all time high due to steep price rise, grant of five year wage revision to Central Government employees is fully justified. Similarly every time the Government appointed pay commission merger of DA was also granted. This time Government has not acceded the demand for merger of DA with pay now. Thus by appointing pay commission employees will not be getting any financial benefit now. The demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC and grant of merger of DA to GDS is also pending.

In view of the above, the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers urge upon the Government to consider the above demands also favourably failing which the confederation shall be constrained go for further agitational programmes.

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


FLASH NEWS .... !!!!

GDS bonus ceiling for Rs.3500- has been approved by the Cabinet today. The bonus is sanctioned with prospective effect i.e., from this year itself.

PIB News:

Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks 

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- same as that prescribed for the regular departmental employees. The decision would be applicable with prospective effect that is from the accounting year 2012-13 payable in 2013-14.

The increase in bonus calculation ceiling will restore the long established parity between regular departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks on the issue of payment of bonus. This decision will benefit 2.63 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts, who play a very vital role in providing postal, financial and insurance services in the rural, hilly and tribal areas of the country. 


Monday, September 23, 2013


Top 10 Online Shopping Sites in India – Best Indian Online Shopping Websites

Here is real average for each ranked site (last Updated 15th March 2013)

Flipkart-4.84,  ebay- 4.88, 5.32, 5.39,  Myntra-5.45, Homeshop18- 5.82,Yebhi-5.88 , Snapdeal-5.93, Pepperfry-5.99 , 6.10,

(1) – Score(4.84) -You can not only buy books online through Flipkart, but also mobile phones & mobile accessories, laptops, computer accessories, cameras, movies, music, televisions, refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing-machines, MP3 players and products from a host of other categories. After takeover of now flipkart is largest  player of e-commerce of India.

(2)  -Score(4.88) After almost 6month of dominating at number 1 ebay has come down at number two on list. is the Indian version of the popular online shopping portal – world’s online marketplace. Ebay has a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses. Ebay offers used and fresh items with a wide network of international shipping.

(3) - Score(5.32) is owned by ibibo from books to clothes they sell you everything and after buying they have become more bigger. Tradus offers the Online Shopping in India to buy Books, Mobiles, Cameras, Watches, Apparel, Home Appliances, Ipods & Many More at Lowest Price & Free shipping although their refunding process takes more than expected time and they don’t ship all over India but still at no 3 on our list.
(4) score (5.39)- Shopclues is famous for their heavily discounted Jaw Dropping deals. Shopclues is one of the best online stores that offers a wide variety of cameras, Computer accessories, Mobile, Gift, Jewellery, Cosmetics, toys, clothes, books and bag. Their Jaw Dropping deal has become most liked deal of 2012.

 (5) :- score (5.45) is leading online retailer of lifestyle and fashion products. Myntra offers T-shirts, Shoes, watches and more at discounted price.
 (6) -Score(5.82) here you find large range appliances, kitchen, cameras, mobiles, laptops, site, indian, gifts, apparel, buy, online, gifts. and more, HomeShop18 is a venture of theNetwork18 Group, India’s fastest growing media and entertainment Group. Network18 operates India’s leading business news television channels – CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz. HomeShop18 has also launched India’s first 24 hour Home Shopping TV channel. The company has its headquarters in Noida, UP. The website has received the ‘Best shopping site” award from PC World Magazine in 2008
 (7) Score(5.88)  Yebhi is India Largest Shopping Destination for your Wardrobe. Shop for shoes, apparels, jewelery, Bags and more. No matter yebhi rules in Apparel catagory and if you want to buy clothes or shoes online this is best site, Their deals become more lucrative with discount coupons, Now they are also selling mobiles at good price.

 (8) -Score(5.93)  SnapDeal offers everything from local daily deals on restaurants, spas, travel to online products deals. They offer you best price with free shipping.

 (9) :- score (5.99)-Pepperfry is one of leading Indian website in selling lifestyle products ranging from men and womens clothing, home decor, jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, furnitures, bags and accessories.

 (10) -Score(6.10) India’s Online Shopping Platform offers Buy Mobile Phones, Books, Apparel, Jewellery, Cameras, Watches, Send Gifts to India, New/ Used Cars & Bikes in India a report says 40 lakh visits per month by Indians on this site

Apart from Top 10 Indian e-commerce sites here we have listed 10 more sites based on suggestion of our readers which can make place in top 10 lists.

11) World leader in e-commerce market recently started operation in india, Now Indians can buy Books, CDS and Electronic at cheaper price from For limited time they offering free shipping.
 (12)  -Score(5.39) is owned and operated by Future Bazaar India Ltd futurebazaar offers you wide range with good price The people of behind this company are same from bigbazaar, pantaloon and ezone
 13) :- India’s largest store for Kids selling 70000+ items from 400+ top International and Indian brands.

 (14) :- has a wide array of products that range from electronic items to products related to health & beauty, home appliances, fashion, music, movies and games.

(15) Jabong Fashion & Lifestyle Store offers you great discount on all listed product.They offers wide range of products from Apparel to Home needs.
(16) Koovs offers best offers in dining, luxury, technology, entertainment, utilities, health care, fashion, travel & adventure and plenty more.

 (17) :- Bestylish is one stop destination for all your footwear shopping, they have good range with good price.
(18) :- Now not only Photo gifts but also you can buy Camera, Mobile, ‚ Accessories and more from zoomin with discounted rate.

(19) :- Hushbabies is Indias one-stop shopping source for baby products. from fun, bright bedding and furniture to gear,apparel, toys, baby care, cleaning products, and more. We bring you 100s of world class brands with 1000s of items to choose from

(20) is a one stop destination for your personal care essentials. It offers products from top Indian and international brands. Some of the most reputed brands available on include Lakme, Sally Hansen, Lotus Herbals, Maybelline, L’Oreal, H2O+, Garnier, Revlon, Olay, Lux, Dove, Park Avenue, Organic Surge, Palmer’s. offers the widest range to chose from, boasting of over 5000+ products.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Item for monthly meeting September 2013

NFPE writes to SSP on BPMs issue ......

The BPMs of our division have reported that the Sub divisional heads have asked them to produce residential certificates immediately.   The action of the Sub Divisional heads is perhaps as per the direction of the SSP.

 We wonder what provokes our SSP to call for such a certificate all of a sudden. You have already completed all the formalities at the time of appointment.The BPMS of our division now believe that this is an onslaught on them. The poor BPMs along with other GDS staff have strived hard in canvassing business in the previous financial year, which made the division number one in RPLI business. They have tried their level best in improving the delivery performance and all other activities dictated by the Divisional administration. It is a fact that without the wholehearted cooperation and involvement, we may not be able to accomplish the impending business targets in our division.

The action of the administration to harass the poor GDS staff unnecessarily is highly deplorable. In no other postal division in our circle, there is such a harassment of GDS staff.Therefore, the BPMS of our Division have assembled and registered their strong protest against the proposed action.

We, as the major service union in our division, endorse the feelings of the GDS staff and request the administration of Palakkad Postal Division to kindly drop the proposal.
Yours faithfully,

K. S .Unnikrishnan                  M.Velayudhan                 A.Kesavanunni
Divisional secretary GDS            Divisional secretary P3      Divisional secretary P4

10% Hike in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 approved by Govt

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.7.2013 

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent. 

Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

Source : PIB ( Release ID :99506)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

SEPTEMBER 19 - HISTORIC 1968 STRIKE - A tribute to the martyrs ...

Com.Govindan Master , (former NFPE President)  , who took part  in the strike, delivers the Key note address in front of Palakkad HPO and reminded the importance of the historic strike in 1968. It was on this same day of September 19, forty five years before, seventeen CG employees who were fighting for the need based minimum wages were mercilessly killed . The strike precipitated more energy and enthusiasm for the working class in fighting for their justified demands in the later years..