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Friday, August 1, 2014


Friday, August 1, 2014

POSTAL JCA DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME PROTESTING AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POSTAL BOARD


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Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE and General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS Group ‘C’ attended Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA) on invitation and had interaction with IPS probationers on 1stAugust 2014. He explained the role played by NFPE in the Postal Department and also replied about 30 questions raised by the IPS probationers. Details will be published later.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

EDITORIAL

Friday 1 August 2014
Editorial POSTAL LIFE

CIVIL STATUS TO GDS

          A reply to a question in LOK SABHA on 14th July 2014, the Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT and Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad Jee said that the GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS are not regular Government Employees. They are part time workers and are governed by a separate set of Conduct and Engagement Rules. They do not form part of the regular civil service. They are engaged for only 3 to 5 hours daily work. It is mandatory for them to have an independent source of livelihood before being engaged as GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS and explained as Government already given so many welfare schemes like SDB (Service Discharge Benefit Scheme), exgratia gratuity etc

With due respect and regards we appeal and urge our Hon’ble Communication Minister who are the Minister also for Law & Justice to not to deny the “JUSTICE’ to 2.73 Lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks down trodden and poor employees working in the department of posts
 In the present set up of the social, economic structure of rural areas, the daily wages for an agricultural labourers has been fixed much above the daily rate of a GDS. Resultantly, the GDS employees are not able to meet the family expenses and have one square meal a day.

The declaration of Justice Talwar Committee that ’95.70 % joined the Postal Department as ED agents hoping to get full time absorption and only 4.08 % took it as a side occupation” is the real fact still prevailing and they are solely depending upon their wages for their livelihood” in rural areas, still many of them are underpaid and lesser in the standard of living while comparing the MNREGS beneficiaries.

Notwithstanding our genuine claim to declare the GDS as holder of civil posts and dispen the class within the class which is in violation of Article 14 &16 of the Union Constitution, we wish to put forth the feasibilities of such departmentalization of GDS and improve the service with the existing infrastructure in an effective manner.

With the hope of departmentalization at the one day, the GDS are prolonging their life with more expectation of their future. Their hopes can be considered by introducing various new services in the rural areas with the cooperation’s of the Human resource ministry and by introducing various social and developmental activities.

The Post Office alone has such a vast network and infrastructure and it can be fully utilized by providing various new services to rural public through post office by its own saving bank scheme to distribute the Govt. welfare measures as if we are doing under the MGNREGS Scheme e.g 1. the work like pension payment 2. sale of  cash certificate (Government bonds)3. Introducing all kinds of bill services and commercial activities in the rural areas like acceptance of electricity bills, Land Revenue, Panchayat taxes etc. under business activities of Postal Department or tie with such governmental organizations. This would result to enhance the working hours for eight hours and introduce various new works at village level with the cooperation of other government and public sector organization. If time factors for all the work performed by the GDS is formulated certainly it will pave way for the regularization of many GDS actually working for more than six hours but not avaled the benefit of the departmentalization. We do not want any incentive are perks denying our regularization. There is nothing wrong to entrust the work of part time contingent in the case of departmentalization of the Branch Offices. 

If all the GDS are departmentalized by scraping  the existing GDS system with eight hours work and each official assigned with various new works to improve the functioning of rural Post Offices in order to make it more remunerative and will overcome the financial problems of the department. This vast infrastructure will really be an invaluable asset to the department in this era of e-commerce and e-governance not at all a liability. If Post Offices are kept open for more hours by introducing more new work as suggested above there is every possibility for increasing the workload generating extra revenue for the department. By considering all above facts and cause action for departmentalization of rural Post Offices for improvement of rural postal net work it Justified.
            
Friday, August 1, 2014


EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER

“WE SHALL OVERCOME”
OBSERVE “WEST BENGAL SOLIDARITY DAY” ON 27.08.2014

The National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has given a nationwide call to observe “West Bengal Solidarity Day” on 27th August 2014 to express full support and solidarity with the struggle of the people and working class of West Bengal including Central Government employees, for restoration of democratic rights.
                        
Trade Union movements and its workers all over West Bengal are perpetually subjected to violent attack by the hooligans abetted by the leaders of ruling party of the state. Such attacks are often accompanied by repression of state police force. Central Government Employees movement being part of Trade Union movement is also bearing the brunt of the wrath of ruling class and state administration.

In 2011 when a union backed by the ruling political party tried to capture a Union office of Confederation affiliate at Nizam Palace, Kolkata, by force, leadership of C-O-C West Bengal (State union of Confederation) rushed to the venue to protest. A few employees who are the members of parallel union, supported by hundred of outsiders of ruling party, attacked our comrades with iron rods and bamboo sticks. Secretary of Confederation affiliate, i.e; CPWD workers Union and one activist of the union suffered multiple injuries including head injuries. They had to be admitted in intensive care unit of a hospital and after untiring efforts of some doctors their lives could be saved. Four C-O-C members were also severely beaten up. General Secretary of the C-O-C was also not spared. Police framed cases against our comrades under charges of rioting, carrying deadly weapons, causing injury etc. However, with the firmness of the Union activists Union office could be retained.

Beginning with this, there have been innumerable incidents of attacks and intimidation. No strike at the call of Central Trade Unions or Confederation could be observed without violent attacks. Postal employees in the districts are worst sufferers. Employees living near post office are forcefully brought to work place by police and the cadres of ruling party. In one case after police broke open the door of a post office at Belghoria, North 24 Parganas, which was closed due to 100% strike, lady Asst. Postmaster was ordered to work. As she refused to break strike she was badly beaten up in broad day light.

Our comrades, especially Gramin Dak Sevaks in villages are compelled to leave their houses as they are supports of left forces and carrying red flags of their union. Attacks were made on the Conferences of Postal Union and Pensioners Associations in various places including Kolkata. The displaced comrades could not attend office and are forced to go on leave. Some of the GDS had to face disciplinary action for continuing on leave beyond 180 days.

Now-a-days local political leaders are intervening in administrative matters like transfer and posting etc. Many Divisional Superintendents are meekly following the orders of ruling political party leaders in this matter. Further, at the instance of such leaders, NFPE members are proceeded against in some cases as subsidiary offenders while primary accused are helped to find escape-route.

During the last two days strike at the call of Confederation, outsiders carrying flags of ruling political parties attacked striking employees at Geological Survey of India Head Quarter and Ayakar Bhawan (Income Tax office) at the heart of the city.

Recently some followers of ruling party working in Botanical survey of India office, failed to get recognition of their union as they could not muster the support of more than five percent of employees. This enraged the political leadership and the followers of one Minister of West Bengal Government who is regularly raiding the Botanical Garden at Howrah District to intimidate the employees illegally entered the Garden and torn flags of BSI Employees Associations and fixed their political party’s flag in the office premises, threatening and abusing our employees.

During the previous one day strike of Confederation and two days strike of Central Trade Unions attacks were launched by ruling party hooligans at Barrackpore, Kalyani, Contai, Tamluk and few other places where striking Postal comrades were manhandled. In Barrackpore sub Post office the Sub Postmaster was made to wear a garland of shoes and abused. The same was propagated through electronic media in order to defame not only that particular comrade but also all strikers. Comrades who are manhandled during strike cannot file police case as they were afraid of being arrested by police on false charges.

Administration especially in Postal Department taking advantage of the situation are harassing and issuing charge sheets against NFPE activists. The Appellate authorities also suo-moto review the penalties and impose severe punishments. Three comrades are awarded compulsory retirement. Those three cases were for launching demonstrations. Attempts are being made to change union by way of intimidation and threats by supporters of ruling party. Inspite of it, most of the new recruits are enrolling in our union only due to the sustained effort of our comrades. Ruling party leaders are intervening in the internal affairs of the Postal Administration to get our leaders transferred out of station. The common employees, especially lady employees are being transferred to inconvenient places and after putting them in trouble the transfer orders are reversed if the employees join unions supported by ruling party.

It is in the above background Confederation has taken a decision to extend full support and solidarity to West Bengal comrades. NFPE calls upon All India/Circle/Divisional Unions to implement the call in true spirit all over the country. Let us tell our West Bengal comrades that they are not alone and the entire Postal fraternally is with them.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Monday, July 28, 2014


GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS CHEATED BY RECOGNISED GDS UNION

Who is trying to create confusion among GDS Fraternity by spreading false news and false propaganda?

Where is the “Respectful Agreement” of Recognised GDS Union of Mahadevaiah?

Mahadevaiah’s recognised GDS Union claimed that he has signed a “Respectful Agreement with Department by agreeing for separate committee for GDS. Thus with the permission and approval of Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union, Government excluded GDS from 7th CPC.

NFPE, FNPO and JCM Staff side Demanded inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Mahadevaiah wrote to the Department not to allow NFPE & FNPO to take up GDS case. 

Thus Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union alone is responsible for Government’s refusal to include GDS under 7th CPC and Grant of Civil Servant Status.

Mahadevaiah is now telling that he will organize agitiational programmes for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. 

After signing “Respectful Agreement” agreeing for separate committee what is the need for playing another Drama for inclusion in 7th CPC . 

Who is cheating the GDS? Who is creating confusion among GDS? 

Who is spreading False News? 

Recognised GDS Union has lost its credibility.

AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) IS THE ONLY GDS UNION FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF GDS JOINTLY WITH NFPE


(P. Pandurangarao)
General Secretary
AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
RAMZAN MUBARAK ----

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Wednesday, July 30, 2014


7 CPC-- Visit Bengaluru between 25th to 27th August 2014

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th August and 27th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in . The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.
IMPLEMENTAION OF APEX COURT ORDER in r/o PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HEIRARCHY - JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT WP (C) 3608-2014
OA 864-2014 of CAT Principal Bench was decided on 12.03.2014, NCERT appealed to Delhi High Court against it. Now Delhi High Court had dismissed the appeal on 14.07.2014. To see Judgment.

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MEMORANDUM (PART-III) ON SECTIONAL DEMANDS OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES EMPLOYEES BELONGING TO GR- ’C’ & MTS (GROUP-C) CADRES ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION SUBMITTED THE MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CPC

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Sunday, July 27, 2014


DA MERGER & INTERIM RELIEF- CONFEDERATION WRITES TO SECRETARY JCM STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

 Central Headquarters 

1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.

     Dated :  23.07.2014
Com. Shiv Gopal Misra,
Secretary,
Staff Side, National Council, JCM
13 C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.

Dear Comrade,

  Sub: Memorandum of Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.

            The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers places on record its appreciation over the efforts of the Staff Side,  JCM,  National Council in preparing and submitting the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has received the widest acceptance and admiration of the Central Government employees. Since the last date for submitting the Department-specific memorandum has been got extended by your efforts uptill 31st July, 2014, the first phase of our endeavour and interaction with the 7th CPC will come to a conclusion in a few days’ time.

       I have been directed by the National Secretariat of the Confederation which met on 17thJuly, 2014 to solicit your kind reference to the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on behalf of all Federations, Unions, Associations on Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.  We are of the view that the Staff Side, in pursuance of the said memorandum, must seek an audience with the Pay Commission immediately to know the course of action the Commission would like to take in the matter.  We must also seek an appointment with the honourable Finance Minister thereafter so as to ensure that a decision on our demands is taken by the Government without any further delay.  We hope we need not emphasise the fact that the Central Government employees do expect financial benefit on this score as the erosion in the real value of wages as on date is phenomenal. 

  We shall be grateful if you will indicate to us your line of approach in the matter.

  Thanking you and with greetings,
Yours fraternally,


M. Krishnan
Secretary General.


Copy to
     1.Com. Raghaviah, Leader Staff Side, National Council, JCM 
     2. Com. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation.