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ARTICLE10-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE RS.40/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-2/-, CHQ RS. 10/-,CIRCLE RS.10/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.18/- PER MEMBER FROM FEBRUARY-2014

Friday, April 29, 2016

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                               e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                    website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-01(e)/2016                                                                             Dated: 28th April, 2016

CIRCULAR
To

            All General Secretaries /NFPE Office Bearers
            All Circle /Divisional & Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

1.         Xth   Federal Council NFPE.

            Xth Federal Council of NFPE is scheduled to be held on 7th,8th & 9th September,2016 at Guwahati (Assam) Regional Co-ordination committee of Assam and NE has started  preparations. Reception Committee has been formed as below:

1.Shri Indibar Dewri Retired IPOs & Eminent Intellectual-Chairman
2.Com. M.R. Das , Ex. Convenor RCC of P&T Employees,  Assam & NE Circle                   –Working Chairman.
3. Com.D.K. Deb Nath- Convenor RCC Assam & NE- General Secretary.
4.Bishnu Ram Raha -Treasurer

            Notice for Federal Council will be issued separately. Federal Executive will also  be  held in the F/N of 7th September,2016 at Guwahati. Federal Councilors will be paid TA & TA by their respective CHQs as decided in last Federal Executive. No Delegate Fee will be paid to Reception Committee for Federal Councilors. However visitors/observers will have to pay Rs.1500/- as Delegate Fee as fixed by the Reception Committee.

            All General Secretaries are requested to direct Federal Councilors to book to & fro tickets to avoid inconvenience.

2.         Confederation: National Conference.

            Diamond Jubilee National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will be held at Chennai on 16th, 17th & 18th August-2016

            All India Women Convention of Confederation will also be held during National Conference. All General Secretaries are requested to decide the names of Women Comrades to participate in the Women Convention. Their TA/DA will be paid by the respective CHQs.

3.         Celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Confederation.
            This is the Diamond Jubilee year of Confederation as it was formed in the year 1956 by our great leader Dada B.N. Ghosh Ex. Secretary General-NFPTE. All are requested to celebrate Diamond Jubilee in each Circle by organizing a grand programme.


4.         Confederation Trade Union Education Camp at Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

            All India Trade Union Education Camp will be organized at Dehradun on 24th & 25thMay-2016.NFPE has already allotted quota to affiliates. All General Secretaries are requested to decide delegates as per quota and direct them to book to & fro tickets. Delegate Fee has been fixed as Rs.600/-

5.         May-Day Ist May-2016.

            May Day on 1st May-2016 should be observed at all work place.

6.         All India General Strikes.

            The National Convention of Workers under the banner of All Central Trade Unions (except BMS)  and All Independent Federations have decided to organize One Day All India General Strike  on2nd September on common demands  against the anti-people economic policies of NDA Government Mobilize all to participate in the  strike.

7.         Indefinite Strike from 11th July-2016 on 7th C.P.C. related issues.

            National Joint Council of Action has decided to organize Indefinite Strike from 11th July, 2016. Notice for which will be issued on 9th June-2016. Please mobilize all Postal, RMS and GDS employees to participate in strike and make it grand success.

8.         GDS Membership verification.

            GDS membership verification is likely to be announced by the Department of Posts very soon All General Secretaries are requested to direct all Circle, Divisional and Branch  Secretaries  to extend maximum co-operation  and full support to enroll maximum no. of members in favour of All India Postal Employees Union-GDS and make it as No.1.

9.         GDS Committee.

            GDS Committee to review the service conditions and wage of GDS employees under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra Retired Member , Postal services Board  has started function. Memorandum to GDS Committee  have been submitted by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS. GDS Committee has fixed date as on 26th May 2016 for oral evidence NFPE with AIPEU GDS-NFPE will present the case  before GDS Committee effectively.

10.       Retirement of Smt. Kavery Banerjee-Secretary, Department of Post.
Smt. Kavery Banerjee, Secretary, Department of Post is going to retire on 30th April-2016 on superannuation. During her period the relations between administration and staff have remained very co-ordial. Mostly problems got solved with negotiations and she never gave opportunity to staff side to go on agitation. NFPE HQ extends greetings and best wishes for her peaceful and healthy retired life.

            With revolutionary greetings.
           
Comradely yours,
                                                                                                                       
(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary Genera

Thursday, April 28, 2016


CHQ WRITE TO DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO   BE HELD IN THE YEAR 2016

No P-IV/CHQ/DE/2016                  Dated 04th April 2016

               With reference to your offices letter No A-34012/01/2016-DE dated 08th March 2016 on the subject matter, it is intimated that there is no schedule of LGO examination for promotion to PA/SA among the schedule published in your letter.  In this connection it is requested that schedule of LGO examination may please be published immediately as the eligible candidates from GDS, Postmen and MTS cadres are awaiting eagerly.  They will feel disappointed if the schedule of LGO for promotion to PA/SA is not published immediately. However there are number of posts of PA/SA are lying vacant to fill up.

               An early action is requested.                                         
 CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
DATED - 27.04.2016
CIRCULAR

1.       CONFEDERATION ALL INDIA CONFERENCE PRE-PONED TO 2016 AUGUST 16TH,17TH&18TH
Diamond Jubilee year National Conference of the Confederation of Central government Employees & Workers will be held at Chennai on  16th,17th&18th August 2016. Confederation was formed on 16.08.1956. The conference is pre-poned from 26th, 27th & 28th August to 16th, 17th & 18th, as the All India general Strike is on 2nd September 2016. The above dates are final. Notice for the National Conference will be issued shortly.

All India women’s convention of the confederation will also be held along with the National Conference.
All affiliated organisations of the Confederation, All C-O-C’s and all CHQ office bearers and Women’s subcommittee members are requested to decide the names of Delegates/Visitors attending National Conference and  All India Women’s convention, well in advance and book their up and down travel tickets without any delay. Last minute, it will be very difficult to get confirmed tickets.

2.       CELEBRATE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF CONFEDERATION IN ALL STATES BY THE C-O-Cs IN A BEFITTING MANNER BY ORGANIZING AT LEAST ONE PROGRAMME BY EACH C-O-C.
Confederation was formed in the year 1956. The idea was mooted by Com. B N Ghosh, then Secretary General of NFPTE. There were many demands of the Central government Employees which were of a general nature concerning all the Central Government Employees. It was felt by Com B N Ghosh that an organization of all Central Government Employees is required for wider unity and struggle. As such he approached all the Unions and Federations in the central government establishments. Railway and defense federations did not show much interest. However other central government employees organisations showed much enthusiasm.

A joint meeting of all the willing Unions/Federations was held at New Delhi on 16th August 1956 presided by Shri Sarangdhar Das, Member of Parliament. Detailed discussion took place and “Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers” was formed. Nath Pai, Member of Parliament, was elected as Chairman and S Madhusoodhanan of Civil Aviation was elected as Secretary General. Rest is history. In the formation meeting on 16th August 1956 only ten organizations participated. The number of affiliates went on increasing year by year and as on date Confederation is having 112 affiliated organizations.

All the C-O-Cs are requested to celebrate the diamond jubilee in most befitting manner by organizing at least one program by each C-O-C. Senior leaders may be honored in the function.

3.       ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP – 24TH & 25TH MAY 2016- DEHRADUN (UTTARAKHAND)
As already notified, the All India Trade Union Education Camp - 2016 of Confederation will be held at Dehradun on 24th & 25th May 2016. The last two camps held at Mumbai (2014) & Bangalore (2015) was a grand success. The COC Dehradun is actively involved in making all the arrangements for successful conducting of the camp. Detailed circular regarding classes, venue, food, accommodation, climate, contact phone numbers etc will be published shortly. Delegate fee per head is fixed as Rs.600/- (Rs Six hundred only).

All the affiliated organisations and C-OC’s are once again requested to depute the given number of delegates to the camp. The Quota fixed is furnished below.

Name of the affiliated C-O-C’s and the quota of delegates
NFPE – 60, ITEF – 20, Audit & Accounts -10, Atomic energy – 10, Civil Accounts-10
All other affiliated organisations -3 each.
COC West Bengal -20, COC Kerala-15, COC Karnataka-10, COC Tamilnadu-15, COC Andhra-10
COC Delhi-15, All other COCs- 3 each

Please instruct the delegates to book their travel tickets immediately.

4.       OBSERVE MAY DAY JOINTLY WITH OTHER FRATERNAL ORGANISATIONS:
2016 May 1st may be observed as May Day at all important centers jointly with other fraternal organisations. The importance of the International Workers Day and the need to strengthen the unity of working class by building up class-oriented militant struggle against the imperialist neo liberal globalization policies may be explained to the workers

5.       ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE :
The national convention of workers at Mavilanka Hall,  New Delhi on 30.03.2016 under the banner of all Central Trade Unions(except BMS) and other Federations/Unions/Associations has decided to organize one day ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE  on 2nd September 2016 against the anti - people anti- labor policies of the NDA Govt. The national Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers call upon all its affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs to conduct intensive campaign and preparations for ensuring maximum participation of Central government Employees in the general strike. All affiliated organisations are requested to issue their own separate circulars to their lower units instructing them to participate in the strike. Central Government Employees are the worst victims of the neo liberal policies of the NDA Government and hence it is our duty to make the strike a grand success.

6.       GET READY FOR INDEFENITE STRIKE FROM 2016 JULY 11TH ON 7TH CPC RELATED CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOEES DEMANDS.
The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has decided to serve indefinite strike notice to the Govt on 9th June 2016 and to commence indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, if the Govt fails to come to a negotiated settlement on 7th CPC related issues with the JCM National Council Staff Side. In the discussion held on 1st March 2016 with the empowered committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary, the Government has not disclosed its mind on any of the demands including minimum wage. Thereafter no discussion took place. NJCA has given enough time as requested by the Government by postponing the strike to July 11th. 7th CPC report was submitted to Govt on 19th November 2015 and almost five months are over now. The developments that are taking place in the country shows that Modi Govt is becoming more and more and more aggressive towards the workers and common people. Unless we go for an indefinite strike, the Govt may not modify the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC. Confederation National Secretariat calls up on all its affiliates and C-O-C’s to continue the campaign and prepare the rank and file membership to go for indefinite strike from July 11th. All affiliates should serve the strike notice on June 9th to their respective Departmental heads. Copy of the strike notice should be sent to all lower units without fail. Branch/Units of some of the affiliates of confederation has complained that their All India leadership has not issued any circular or instructions to them to participate in the strike. Without getting instructions from higher bodies they are reluctant to participate in the strike. Hence it is once again requested to all affiliates of Confederation that:-
(1)    Clear instructions may be issued to all lower units now itself to participate in the July 11th indefinite strike.
(2)    Copy of the strike notice served to the Departmental head on  9th June 2016 should be sent to all lower units

With May Day Greetings

Yours fraternally


(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

JOINT STATEMENT BY CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS DENOUNCING UNILATERAL REDUCTION IN EPF INTEREST RATE ON EPF.
Com. Sitaram Yechury, MP (Rajya Sabha) & Leader, CPI (M) Group writes to Chairman, Gramin Dak Sewak Committee.

EPFO AMENDMENTS: GOVERNMENT SHOULD LEARN THE LESSONS

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GRANT OF GRADE PAY OF RS.1800/- TO GROUP ‘D’ /MTS WHO RETIRED /EXPIRED FROM SERVICE AFTER 29.08.2008, WITHOUT HAVING BEEN IMPARTED TRAINING.
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Sub: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- to Group ‘D’ /MTS who retired /expired from service after 29.08.2008, without having been imparted training.

D.G. Posts O.M. No.1-20/2008-PCC (Pt) dated 08.04.2016.

            Reference have been received in this Directorate seeking guidelines as to how to determine the Grade Pay of those non-matriculate  Group-D employees who retired or dies in harness after the  notification of Revised Pay Rule,2008 but before  being imparted the requisite training to be eligible  for grant  of Grade Pay of rs.1800/- in Pay Band-1.

2.         The matter was referred to DGP&T/Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 250446/15 dated 29.01.2016 has clarified the issue as under:

“ In this regard , it is clarified that if a non-matriculate Group-D employees  appointed  prior to 1/1/2006, died in harness or retired  before  being imparted  the required training as per training programme issued by D/o Posts vide its letter no. I-55/2009-Trg dated 06.04.2009  due to delay attributable to administrative  reasons and not  due to factors attributable to him, he may be granted  the Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- if the retrained  non-matriculate  Group-D employees have been  given the Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-“

3.         In view of the above, it is therefore requested to take further necessary action to regulate the Grade Pay of all affected Group-D employees who died or retired after implementation of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 but before being imparted the requisite training accordingly

4.         This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

                                                        Sd/-
                                                          (R.L. Patel)
                                                             Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)