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Wednesday, 29 July 2015


The Inaugural session of All India Conference of National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-Gazetted Employees was held on 28th  July, 2015  TRIVENDRAM (KERALA)
The Inaugural session of All India Conference of National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-Gazetted Employees was held on 28th  TO 30th July, 2015 in the District Congress Committee Conference Hall.  The session was presided over by Shri Partha Pratim Ghorai, President of the Union. Shri K.Sivadasan, General Secretary of the NUPCWNGE has offered the welcomed leaders and gathering. Shri D.Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO inaugurated the session and Shri T.N.Rahate, President, FNPO has offered his key note address.  Shri O.P.Khanna, General Secretary, National Union of Administrative Staff, Shri P.U.Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS, Shri Johnson Avokkaran, General Convenor, FNPO, Kerala, Shri C.Moideenkutty, Circle Secretary, NUPE P-IV, Shri K.M.Antony, Circle President, NUPE.P.III, Shri K.V.Devan, President, NUPE P-IV have addressed the gathering and blessed the conference for grand success. 
From the Desk of Sivadasan

Monday, 20 July 2015

 A govt servant accused of sexual harassment ‘may also be placed under suspension before or after issue of a chargesheet where his continuance in office will prejudice the investigation’.

In a fresh set of instructions, the Centre has stated that the Complaint Committee examining a sexual harassment complaint will have the power to recommend — as initial relief — a three-month paid leave for the aggrieved woman. It will also have the authority to recommend the transfer of the complainant or the accused to another workplace, the guidelines said.

“The leave will not be deducted from her leave account,” the guidelines said.
The guidelines, issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), also said that a government servant accused of sexual harassment “may also be placed under suspension before or after issue of a chargesheet where his continuance in office will prejudice the investigation” or if there is an apprehension that he may tamper with witnesses or documents.

“Suspension may also be resorted to where continuance of the government servant in office will be against wider public interest, like if there is a public scandal and it is necessary to place the government servant under suspension to demonstrate the policy of the government to deal strictly with officers involved in such scandals. It may be desirable to resort to suspension in case of misdemeanour involving acts of moral turpitude,” the latest guidelines said.
The guidelines also stated that the disciplinary authority is not expected to dispense with the inquiry “lightly, arbitrarily or with ulterior motive or merely because the case against the government servant is weak”.

The guidelines also said that the charged officer has to be given an opportunity to cross-examine all witnesses that appear on behalf of the prosecution. Failure to do so may result in vitiation of the inquiry.

“If the complainant appears as a witness, she would also be examined and cross-examined. The inquiry officer may, however, disallow questions which are offensive, indecent or annoying to the witnesses, including the complainant,” the guidelines stated.

The guidelines further stated that the disciplinary authority may also take action without the inquiry if it concludes that it is not reasonably practicable to hold one. Circumstances where the accused threatens or intimidates witnesses will be considered reasons enough to take action without an inquiry.

The Complaints Committees, set up in all ministries and organisations under them in accordance with the Supreme Court judgement in the Vishakha case, are to be headed by a woman and at least half of its members should be women.

“In case a woman officer of sufficiently senior level is not available in an office, an officer from another office may be appointed. To prevent the possibility of any undue pressure or influence from senior levels, such complaints committees should involve a third party, either an
the issue of sexual harassment,” the government said.

The aggrieved woman or complainant is required to make a complaint within three months of the incident, the guidelines said.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Thursday, 9 July 2015


T-24 ATUL GROVE ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001 – Phone – 01123321378

Ref : 9/NUCivil/37/2015                    Date :  09.07.2015

Ms.Kaveri Banerji
Department of Posts
New Delhi-110001.


Subject : Issues of Civil Wing Employees

          Kindly refer to my letter No.9/NU Civil/35/2015 dated 18.05.2015 on the subject cited above.  We have taken up number of items vide this letter as my federations affiliated union General Secretary’s grievances were neither solved properly nor a communication was received by him from the Civil Wing Administration.  It is a disregard to trade union facility provided by the Government to a recognized union.  In this connection it is regretted to say that my letter also met out the same fate as my General Secretary’s letters since we have received neither an acknowledgement nor item wise reply till today from any quarters even though one and half months have passed.  It is, therefore, requested to intervene personally with the Civil Wing Administration and direct them to provide proper trade union facilities to my affiliated union.

          With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

F. No. 11012/17/2013-Fstt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated July 3rd 2015


Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 — Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T O.M. of even no. dated 2nd January, 2014 regarding consolidated instructions on suspension and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015 the Apex Court has directed as follows:

We, therefore, direct that the currency of Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/ Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/ employee;

2. It is noted that in many cases charge sheets are not issued despite clear prima facie evidence of misconduct on the ground that the matter is under investigation by an investigating agency like Central Bureau of Investigation etc. In the aforesaid judgement the Hon’ble Supreme Court has superseded the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance.

3. In this connection, attention is invited to this Department G.M. No. 35014/1/81- Estt.A dated 9.11.1982 which contained the guidelines for timely issue of charge-sheet to Charged officer and to say that these instructions lay down, inter-alia, that where a Government servant is placed under suspension on the ground of “Contemplated” disciplinary proceedings, the existing instructions provide that every effort would be made to finalise the charges, against the Government servant within three months of the date of suspension. If these instructions are strictly adhered to, a Government servant who is placed under suspension on the ground of contemplated disciplinary proceedings will become aware of the reasons for his suspension without much loss of time. The reasons for suspension should be communicated to the Government servant concerned at the earliest, so that he may be in a position to effectively exercise the right of appeal available to him under Rule 23 (i) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, if he so desires. The time-limit of forty five days for submission of appeal should be counted from the date on which the reasons for suspension arc communicated.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned officials for compliance.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)