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Thursday, May 25, 2017

ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT
AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
Central Head Quarters, New Delhi – 110001

CIRCULAR DATED – 24.05.2017

“AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL”

INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF CHIEF PMG OFFICE, TAMILNADU CIRCLE, CHENNAI
FROM 27.06.2017, TUESDAY ONWARDS

FOR THE CAUSE OF MOST DOWN-TRODDEN SECTION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

Demanding revision of wages of all Casual, Part-time, Contingent and daily rated mazdoors with effect from 01.01.2006 and again from 01.01.2016, as per the clear and unambiguous orders of the Postal Directorate extending the pro-rate minimum pay benefits of 6th CPC and 7th CPC.

Com. M. Krishnan, National President, Casual Labour Federation & Secretary General, Confederation (Standing Committee Member, National Council, JCM) will sit on indefinite hunger fast alongwith other CHQ office bearers with the full support and cooperation of Circle Co-ordinating Committee of Postal and RMS Unions (NFPE) Tamilnadu Circle.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware in Tamilnadu Postal Circle, the Circle and Divisional authorities are not ready to implement the orders of the Postal Directorate revising the wages of Casual, Part-time, Contingent and daily rated mazdoors issued consequent on revision of minimum pay by 6th and 7th CPC with effect from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016. All effort made by our Tamilnadu state unit with the help of NFPE Circle Unions could not yield the desired result and hundreds of low-paid casual labourers are suffering.

The Central Working Committee meeting of Casual Labour Federation held at Hyderabad on 22.04.2017, has decided to organize indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office, Chennai deamanding immediate revision of wages of casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors of Tamilnadu Postal Circle in consultation and with the active support and cooperation of NFPE Tamilnadu Circle Unions.

Accordingly, it is decided to commence the indefinite hunger fast on 27th June 2017 in front of Chief PMG office, Chennai. CHQ office bearers of Casual Labour Federation under the leadership of Com. M. Krishnan, National President shall sit on indefinite hunger fast. The Circle Coordinating Committee of NFPE Unions, Tamilnadu Circle, has decided to extend full support and cooperation to the struggle. Tamilnadu state unit of the Casual Labour Federation shall mobilise maximum number of Casual Labourers on all days of the hunger fast, infront of the Chief PMG office, along with the active support and participation of NFPE Unions.

Notice of the indefinite hunger fast will be served to the Chief PMG during the first week of June 2017.

Let us join hands together for the cause of the most exploited and marginalized section of Postal employees. Let us not forget, that “an injury to one is an injury to all”. We don’t want the mercy of the Postal bureaucrats, we want our right and we shall fight and we shall get it. We are ready for a do-or-die battle.

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION WORKSHOP OF CASUAL LABOUR FEDERATION

As per the decision of the Central Working Committee, the All India Workshop of All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent and contract workers Federation will be held at New Delhi (venue will be intimated later) on 13.08.2017 Sunday.Maximum participation of delegates from all Circles should be ensured. (Minimum five delegates should participate from each circle) The workshop will begin at 10 AM on 13.08.2017 and will continue till 5 PM. Food and accommodation will be provided. Delegate fee Rs.300 per delegate. (Accommodation will be provided from 12.08.2017 afternoon to 14.08.2017 morning 10 AM). On 14.08.2017 there will be a one day Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi).

ONE DAY DHARNA IN FRONT OF POSTAL DIRECTORATE (DAK BHAWAN) ON 14.08.2017 MONDAY, NEW DELHI

All delegates who are attending the All India Workshop on 13.08.2017 shall sit on one day dharna in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhawan) on 14.08.2017 Monday from 10 AM to 2 PM, demanding immediate settlement of the demands raised in the Charter of demands submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts.

Eventhough, we could compel the Postal Board to issue orders revising the wages from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016 as per 6th CPC and 7th CPC minimum pay, other demands are not settled. Postal Board has given in writing the item wise Action Taken Report on the Charter of demands of the Casual Labour Federation. We will be submitting another letter to Secretary, Department of Posts, seeking further improvement on each pending demands.

NFPE, Central Head Quarters and all affiliated Unions/Associations of NFPE has assured full support and cooperation for implementing the above decisions of the AIPCPCCWF.



M. Krishnan                      Y. Nagabhushanam                                  P. Mohan
President                         Working President                                    General Secretary
AIPCPCCWF                 AIPCPCCWF                                          AIPCPCCWF



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


CIRCULAR DATED 24.05.2017

INTENSIFY STRUGGLE AGAINST NPS
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
AND
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
JOINTLY ORGANIZE
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS
ON 10th June 2017 Saturday

Time – 2 PM to 6 PM

Venue:   MPCU SHAH AUDITORIUM, CLUB ROAD, LUDLOW CASTLE, CIVIL LINES, DELHI – 110054 (Near Civil Lines Metro Station)
About 1000 delegates from all affiliates/states will participate.
As per the decision of the joint meeting of Confederation and AISGEF, it is decided to organize a National Convention on NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) at New Delhi on 10th June 2017 at MPCU Shah Auditorium from 2 PM to 6 PM. The main intention of the National Convention is to intensify the struggle against the NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) and also against large scale outsourcing of Government functions. Eventhough initially the convention is organized by Confederation and AISGEF only, many other like-minded organisations in many public sector undertakings like Banks, Insurance, BSNL, Pensioners organisations etc. shall join the struggle in future and efforts are on to make it a bigger platform and biggest movement against the NPS and outsourcing which are imposed as a part of policy offensives of those Governments implementing neo-liberal reforms.


Out of 1000 delegates AISGEF will mobilise 650 and Confederation 350. All affiliates organisations and C-O-Cs of Confederation shall mobilise delegates from all states. Major organisations shall mobilise maximum (NFPE – 100, ITEF-50, Audit-20, Civil Accounts-20, Atomic Energy-10, Ground Water Board-20, others – 5 each, C-O-Cs-Delhi – 50 others – 5 each). Please start the mobilization and campaigning now onwards to ensure participation of delegates as per the above quota from all organisation and also from all states.

Detailed future course of programme of action will be announced in the Resolution to be adopted in the National Convention. As almost 40 to 50% of the Central an State Government employees comes under the purview of NPS, efforts may be made to reach out to all those younger generation employees and to ensure their full participation in the struggle programmes to be announced by the National Convention.

NEXT PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAMME ON 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
IN FRONT OF ALL MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
(During lunch hour or any convenient time to be decided locally)
ON 22nd JUNE 2017, THURSDAY

As already reported the entire Central Government employees and pensioners are very much aggrieved and agitated over the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the NDA Government against their genuine and legitimate demands. Their anger and protest was visible in the 16thMarch 2017 one day strike and also in the mass dharna organized in front of Finance Minister’s office and other state/District Centres on 23.05.2017. As the dominant organisations in the NJCA and also JCM National Council Staff Side are not ready for reviving the deferred indefinite strike, the entire employees and pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are looking at Confederation as the only organisation of hope which is sincere to their cause.


As the next phase of our agitation, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to organize HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22.06.2017, Thursday, in front of all major Central Government offices at all major Centres. The time can be either lunch hour on any other convenient time fixed locally. Leaders of all fraternal organisations who are supporting our cause may also be invited to be a part of the human chain.

Maximum participation of employees and pensioners may be ensured in the programme. The draft pledge (Oath) to be taken by the participants of the human chain (which may be announced by one leader through sound amplifier and repeated by all participants) will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly. The same may be translated to local language and printed copies distributed to all participants of the human chain. Big and long banners are to be exhibited in front of the human chain with name of Confederation and demands prominently written on it. If possible a meeting of all participants may be arranged after the pledge (after the human chain) and leaders may address such meetings. Maximum publicity should be given through print and electronic media and also social media.
 
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
PROCEDURAL ACTIONS FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-1.1.2016 RETIREES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN PURSUANCE OF THE OM OF DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED 12.05.2017-REGARDING (Click the link below to view)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23rd MAY 2017


MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS


ABOUT 3000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS RALLIED IN FRONT OF NORTH BLOCK, THE CENTRE OF GOVERNANCE OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
AN OUTBURST OF PROTEST, ANGER, RESENTMENT AND DISCONTENTMENT AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT



The mass dharna organized in front of Union Finance Minister’s office at North Block, New Delhi was a thundering success. Inspite of repeated intervention of the police authorities and also denial of police permission in the last minute, employees and pensioners poured in thousands from all parts of the country and defeated the attempt of the authorities to prevent the Confederation from conducting the dharna at the declared venue, North Block, the centre of governance of Govt. of India. About 3000 employees and pensioners participated. As South Block and North Block are highly protected security zone in Delhi, during the last more than 15 years, no agitational programme could be organized near South/North Block. The dharna participants included employees from various affiliates of Confederation, Central Government Pensioners Associations, Autonomous body employees and pensioners. As a mark of solidarity and support of Central Secretariat employees, the leaders of Central Secretaries Employees Associations also participated in the mass dharna. The demands raised in the 21 point charter of demands of Confederation submitted to Government during the 16th May 2017 strike was highlighted. The demands included honour assurance given by the Group of Minister’s on 30.06.2016 to NJCA leaders, Increase minimum wage and fitment formula, grant revised allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance from 01.01.2016, Implement option-I parity recommended by 7th Pay Commission for pre-2016 pensioners, Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS and grant Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, Regularise casual, Part-time, contingent, daily-rated and contract workers and grant equal pay for equal work, implement pay revision of Autonomous body employees and grant revised pension and Dearness Relief to Autonomous body pensioners, withdraw stringent conditions imposed on MACP promotions, Scrap PFRDA Act and withdraw NPS, stop outsourcing, Fill up all vacant posts, remove 5% condition on compassionate appointments, upgradation of pay scale of LDC/UDC, parity in pay to stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial staff in subordinate offices and in all organized accounts cadres with that of Central Secretariat staff etc.

The mass dharna programme was presided by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation. Coms: M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Asok Kumar Kanojia, President, ITEF, Tapas Bose, President, Audit & Accounts Associations, R. Seethalkshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee, M. K. Kaushik, Ghanashyam, Central Secretariat Employees Association, Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Srikrishna Sharma, Central Government Pensioners Association, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & COC Delhi addressed the huge gathering. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association & General Secretary, COC Delhi welcomed the dharna participants and Com. Geetha Bhattacharjee, National Secretariat member, offered vote of thanks. The mass dharna commenced at 11 AM and concluded at 2.30 PM. Slogans condemning the betrayal of the Group of Ministers were shouted. 
The successful mass dharna once again proved that it is Confederation and Confederation alone is dare enough to fight against the betrayal of the NDA Government and also against all injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners. The unprecedented success of the 16th March 2017 one day strike and the 23rd May 2017 mass dharna programme is a clear message to the Government that Confederation shall not rest, till the genuine and justified demands of the Central Government employees and Pensioners are settled.
Let us march forward to our next programme i.e; HUMAN CHAIN of Central Government Employees and Pensioners in all major cities in front of all important offices on 22nd June 2017.
Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
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PHOTOS OF DHARNA AT FINANCE MINISTER`S OFFICE ON 23-05-2017























Monday, May 22, 2017

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS DECLARE

GDS MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER’S OFFICE (SANCHAR BHAWAN) ON 27TH JULY 2017 THURSDAY 11AM AT NEW DELHI

About 5000 Gramin Dak Sevaks will march to Sanchar Bhawan (Communications Minister’s office) demanding:

1.  Immediate implementation of Positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS. Grant Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks.

2.  Conduct GDS membership verification immediately as more than five year is over since last verification. Stop patronizing Govt. sponsored unions.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, the Kamalesh Chandra Committee on GDS has submitted its report to Government on 24.11.2016. Now six months are over. The report is still pending in the Postal Board. After the approval of Postal Board the report is to be approved by Communications Minister, Department of Personnel, Law Ministry, Finance Ministry and finally Cabinet.

Government is trying to delay the implementation of the report indefinitely. It will take another one year, as per the existing file movement at Directorate. The recognised GDS Union has miserably failed and called off the indefinite strike without any settlement. Both recognised GDS Union and BMS union are indirectly supporting the Government’s plan to delay the GDS committee report and are cheating the GDS employees. NFPE and AIPEU-GDS cannot allow this situation to go unchallenged.

Similarly GDS membership verification process is also indefinitely delayed, after calling for application from the unions/Association. Already five years are over after the last membership verification. The recognised GDS Union is afraid of membership verification and has given a letter to the Postal Board to postpone the membership verification. BMS Union also don’t want verification as they will not get recognition. Thus, both recognised GDS Union and BMS Union are playing with the Government and they cannot conduct any serious agitational programmes against the Government. Only NFPE & AIPEU-GDS can fight against the negative attitude of the NDA Government.

NFPE & AIPEU – GDS has decided to organize serious agitaitonal programmes on the above two GDS demands culminating in strike. Before declaring the strike date, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has decided to organize a massive GDS March to the Communication’s Minister’s office (Sanchar Bhawan) on 27th July 2017 at 11 AM. About 5000 Gramin Dak Sevaks from all the Circles (States) will participate in the historic Sanchar Bhawan March.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (CHQ) calls upon the entire Postal employees, especially Gramin Dak Sevaks, to mobile maximum number of employees and make the Sanchar Bhawan March a thundering success.

We shall not rest, till GDS employees demands are settled.

Fraternally yours,

  
(R. N. Parashar)                                                                               (P. Panduranga Rao)
Secretary General                                                                            General Secretary
NFPE                                                                                                 AIPEU-GDS

VENUE OF THE MASS DHARNA ON 23rd MAY 2017

Mass Dharna will be organised in front of Finance Minister''s office on 23rd May 2017 under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. For details please the circular published below. Venue of the DHARNA is Tikona Park , North Block , New Delhi adjacent to the Finance Ministry office, Opposite Gate Number 14 and Post office . All are requested to reach the North Block through road from Gurdwara Rakabgang side. All City buses terminating at Central Secretariat shall drop the DHARNA participants at North Block which is not more than fifty (50) meters from DHARNA spot. Nearest Metro station is Central Secretariat which is barely one kilometer away away from DHARNA spot. A walk from the metro station keeping the Parliament building on the left - hand side shall lead to the DHARNA spot. DHARNA will start at 12 noon. All participants are requested to reach the DHARNA spot at 11.30 AM itself. Please see Confederation website www.confederationhq.blogspot.com for authentic and up to date information. Don't believe rumours. Some pro -Govt agencies are spreading false news again and again to create confusion.
 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Two months after NIE expose, India Post scraps hiring examination

MADURAI: Two months after Express exposed the scam in an examination conducted by India Post for recruitment of Postmen and Mail Guards for Tamil Nadu postal circle, the department scrapped the test on Thursday.

  “The competent authority has cancelled the Postman/Mailguard Direct Recruitment Examination for the vacancy year 2015-16 held on 11.12.2016,” said the Tamil Nadu postal circle website (dopchennai.in).

“Candidates across the State knew that there had been some malpractice in the examination once the results were published. They were shocked,” R Karuppasamy, a candidate, told Express. And though several candidates asked the Postal department about it through RTI applications, they were merely informed that the authorities were conducting an inquiry into the matter. No details were revealed.

“Many young people prepare hard for competitive exams hoping to get a good job in the government. The scam, through which candidates from Haryana scored high marks in Tamil, shattered their dreams,” he said. “The department should conduct a take appropriate action against those involved. The action should be transparent so that such malpractices are not be repeated,” he added. 

The exam was conducted on December 11, 2016. 

The recruitment test for the posts of Postman and Mail Guard in Postal and Railway Mail Service divisions in Tamil Nadu Circle was conducted on December 11 last year. The eligibility for the job is a pass in the Class X. The examination, with multiple choice questions, was for 100 marks, including 25 for General Knowledge, 25 for Mathematics, 25 for English and 25 for Tamil.

When the results were published on March 14, it was found that candidates from Haryana had secured the top marks — more than 20 out of 25 even in Tamil.

The suspicious candidates said the portal for the test, which should show the results, was blocked. Following this, candidates from Madurai sought an inquiry into the issue. A petition was submitted to the district administration demanding re-examination.

DMK working president M K Stalin sent a representation to Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha demanding an impartial inquiry into the irregularities in conducting the examination.