REGULATION OF STRIKE PERIOD- REITERATION OF INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED VIDE LETTER NO. 8/27/97 SR (Pt) DATED 23.06.1998.
D.G. Posts No. 8/15/2011-SR dated 1st February, 2012.
As you aware, the Postal Joint Council Action served a notice of Indefinite Strike with effect from 17.01.2012 accompanied by a 25 point Charter of Demands. All the items were discussed in detail in a series of meetings taken by Secretary/Members of the Postal Services Board and minutes of the meeting were sent to you vide communication dated 16.01.2012.
2. In this regard attention is invited to para 24 of the minutes of the meeting dealing with imposing FR-17A against strikers. Instructions on the subject were issued by the Department vide D.O. letter No. 8-27/97-SR (Pt) under the signature of the then Member Development which inter alia states that the provisions of FR-17A in respect of Departmental Employees and Rule 23 of ED Conduct and Service Rules -1964 in respect of EDs (Since substituted by GDS (Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011) may be invoked only in cases of incitement, instances of violence /sabotage etc. The Department is following these instructions in the matter of regulating the strike period/strike situation. It is requested to review the action taken in this regard in the light of the aforesaid instructions, under intimation to this office.
Director SR &Legal