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Thursday, May 31, 2018

GDS March to Sanchar Bhawan programme on 01-06-2018 - photos & videos

GDS WILL NOT SURRENDER THEIR PRESTIGE & SELF RESPECT
MARCH TO SANCHAR BHAWAN PROGRAMME 
IN DELHI MADE A RESOUND BY THOUSANDS OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

March to Sanchar Bhawan Programme in Delhi (Parliament Street) uttered with shoutings and slogans of thousands of Gramin Dak Sevaks today. Hundreds of GDS from each Circle near by Delhi viz., Haryana, Pubjab, Rajasthan, J&K, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand participated in the programme.

A massive rally conducted by the thousands of participants and leaders was forcibly stopped by a team of para military forces and blocked it. There after protest meeting was held in the Parliament Street. 

Com.T.K.Chandeni, Secretary, AITUC., Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, Shri Sripal, National Secretary, INTUC., Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of CG Employees & Workers, Com.Giriraj sing, President, NFPE, Com.D.B.Mohanty, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen & MTS., Com.P.Suresh, General Secretary, R4., Com.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS., Com.S.S.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, AIGDSU., Com.P.U.Mualidharan, General Secretary, NUGDS., Com.Virendrasharma, All India President, AIPEU-GDS., Com.Sulochana Sharma, Mahila Committee Member (CHQ), AIPEU-GDS, addressed the meeting.

Many of the Circle Secretaries, active Comrades represented from the Divisions were also addressed and directed the GDS CHQs not to withdraw the indefinite strike till our justified demand is reached.

The General Secretaries of GDS Unions offered thanks to the Trade Union Leaders and participant GDS comrades for the Dharna Programme.




Strike continues! Prime Minister goes foreign!


The honourable Prime Minister has gone on official visit to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore! In India there is more than 90% GDS on strike for 9th day! Unable to sort out an issue  of his own government employees on indefinite strike is expected to sort out national and bilateral issues in foreign countries!! May be some Corporates interests require his immediate attention that warranted a foreign trip! We earlier projected the existing condition on par with buffalows  enjoying the rains when GDS go on strike! Now, there seems nothing excess in conceptualising the inaction of government like that!

 GDS are rural face of India Post; GDS are the backbone of inclusiveness of rural population; GDS are the vital force for the government's digital India moves; Importance of GDS was categorically stressed by Kamlesh Chandra Committee; But the Central Government is least bothered about the discontentment of these large section of work force!

Media focus - Public support - gathering Parliament Members effective intervention are absolutely essential. Postal movement is closer to all theoretically! What is the hurdle in practically taking up this task to heart and approach these important sections to strengthen the strike? Please galvanize! Government is to be brought into senses!!
- KR GS AIPRPA


PJCA
Postal Joint Council of Action(PJCA) comprising NFPE & FNPO,  appeals to the entire rank and file of NFPE & FNPO to extend all solidarity, help and Cooperation for success of GDS Strike.

          Make the following Programmes a grand success.

1. On dated 31-05-2018
          Hunger Fast on 31-05-2018 (from 10 Am to 5 Pm) at all work places.
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2. On dated 01-06-2018
          March to Sanchar Bhavan, Office of Communication Minister
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R.N Parashar                                                                D.K Kishan Rao
Secretary General                                                       Secretary General
NFPE                                                                                       FNPO

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Rural post offices across the country shut, Modi govt turns a blind eye





NATIONAL HERALD 
VIKRANT JHA
Rural post offices across the country shut, Modi govt turns a blind eye
Postal employees in Mananthavady in Wayanad in Kerala sit on an indefinite strike demanding regularisation as government employees. Rural postal employees across the country have been protesting for eight days

Rural postal employees across the country have been protesting for eight days, but the Narendra Modi-led central government seems to have turned a blind eye to their concerns

In a show of unity across the country, more than 2,70,000 postal employees in rural areas have been protesting across the country since May 22, demanding regularisation as government employees and implementation of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee reforms submitted in November 2016, but the government seems unperturbed by the indefinite strike or their demands.
The protest by Gramin Dak Sevaks’ (GDS) on Tuesday reached its eighth day, but “nothing concrete” has been done by the Narendra Modi-government, alleged All India Postal Employees Union—Gramin Dak Sevak (AIPEU-GDS). The strike has led to the shut down of more than 1,29,000 post offices across the country and the postal employees have declared an indefinite strike until their demands are met.
Gramin Dak Sevaks are extra-departmental agents recruited by the postal department to serve in rural areas. They have been demanding pay and facilities at par with regular postal department employees for years.
The Union Government had constituted a one-man Kamlesh Chandra Committee in the Seventh Pay Commission to study the wage structure of the rural postal employees and review and suggest changes in existing wage structures, facilities and other social security benefits provided to them.
The committee, had in its report, recommended the minimum wage of the rural postal officers be made ₹10,000 and a maximum of ₹35,480, the abolition of the 50 years age limit, an annual hike of 3% and a children’s education allowance of Rs 6,000 per annum. They had introduced a risk and hardship allowance of ₹500 per month for those working in the special areas. The Committee had increased the ex-gratia gratuity to ₹5,00,000 from ₹60,000, while also suggesting that the scope of the Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) scheme should include immediate family members.
“The government has been offering nothing to us. So, we are going to continue with the indefinite protest,” says P Pandurangarao, the General Secretary of AIPEU-GDS.
The government has been stating that they require at least three months to implement the suggested reforms. “But when they have done nothing in the past 18 months, we have no confidence in them anymore and that’s why we have demanded it in writing,” says Pandurangarao. “But they have refused,” added Pandurangarao.
“Even though we are government employees, our life is worse than daily-wage labourers,” says Pandurangarao, adding “we get no subsidies, no benefits and have no choice but to survive with a meagre salary. The government does not even provide us with basic facilities such as a house for an office or the electricity bill. It’s the head Post Master’s responsibility to arrange for a place for the ‘Dak Ghar’ (Post Office)”
Although GDS’ are central government employees, they are considered temporary employees which deprives them of various benefits such as the retirement benefit, pensions, etc. “After working for 35 to 40 years, we are given a meager retirement benefit of Rs.1,00,000. Our  per day salary is not more than Rs.300 and every year we get an increment of  Rs.50 to Rs.60. We get no other benefits,” Pandurangarao says. “How is it possible for us to survive like this,” he asks.
All India working president of AIPEU-GDS, Virendra Sharma says, “There have been at least five rounds of talks, but nothing conclusive has come out of it. Our demand is simple; implement the reforms suggested by the Committee constituted by you (the government). The protests have affected lives in rural India and we don’t wish to continue, but the government is simply not ready to listen.”
“On June 1, we will protest outside the Ministry of Communications’ office in New Delhi. We will not give in even if they turn a blind eye to us, they (the government) will have to listen to us,” says Sharma. 
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

All General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and Divisional/Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to make all solidarity programmes in support of GDS Strike including one day Hunger Fast at all work places on 31st May 2018 and March to Sanchar Bhawan, Communication Minister' office on 1st June 2018 a grand success. 

All nearby circles and Divisions are requested to participate in large number.

R. N. Parashar
Secretary General
NFPE

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001
                               HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE
ORGANIZE ONE DAY HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF MAJOR POST OFFICES ON 31st MAY 2018, THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 5 PM

JOIN THE SANCHAR BHAWAN MARCH (MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER’S OFFICE NEW DELHI) IN LARGE NUMBERS ON 1st JUNE 2018 AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware the indefinite strike of GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BEDEU) entered the 8th day today. All India strike percentage is 96%. Five rounds of discussions held with Secretary, Department of Posts, Additional Director General, Posts and conciliation meetings of Regional Labour Commissioner failed due to the adamant and negative attitude of the Government and Department. As per the call of NFPE and all affiliates of NFPE, departmental employees in Postal department organised black badge campaign and protest demonstration as solidarity support to the GDS strike. In five states (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) departmental employees also organised solidarity strike eventhough in four states (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) they have withdrawn the solidarity strike on the fourth day due to compelling reason. In Kerala departmental employees of NFPE and FNPO are continuing their strike. In all states including those states where the departmental employees have withdrawn the solidarity strike, 100% GDS employees are continuing their strike.

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.
 
As the strike is continuing Confederation National Secretariat and NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to organize mass hunger fast in front of major Post office/RMS offices on 31st May 2018 Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is also decided to mobilise maximum number of employees from Delhi and nearby states in the Sanchar Bhawan March already announced by the striking GDS Unions on 1st June 2018 Friday at 10:30 AM.

All affiliates and State/District Level Coordinating Committees of Confederation and NFPE are requested to organize the above mentioned programmes in an effective manner with biggest participation of employees.

Yours fraternally,
 
(M. Krishnan)                                                          (R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General                                          Secretary General
Confederation                                               NFPE
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APPEAL

No. 08-09/2017-SR Government of lndia Ministry of Communications Department of Posts - Dak Bhawan, New Oelhi Dated : 28th May, 2018

            Gramin Dak Sevaks play a pivotal role in the functioning of the Department, especially in the rural areas of the country in providing postal services to the people at large. Department of Posts is privileged to deliver mail parcel, money orders, banking, insurance, retail services and social welfare pension payments with speed and reliability in every nook and corner of the country.  The Department rs also delivering e-commerce articles in tier-3 cities and rural areas of the country.

2.            As you are aware, with the rise of digital communications like Whatsapp and e-mail, we are left with almost negligible personal mails to deliver. The progressive use of payments through accounts, welfare money orders have declined drastically in various States. At this stage, we need to reorganize ourselves so as to meet ihis challenge.

3. As the Department is going through a phase of positive transformation and several critical projects such as IPPB, RICT [Digital Advancement of Rural post Office For A New lndia (DARPAN) etc. are underway, the on-going indefinite strike called by GDS, Postmen and MTS Unions will result in loss of goodwill of the Department and its employees among the people. Moreover, the said on-going indefinite strike will help our competitors to attain more business, which will entail revenue loss to the Department. Just to share data, our Department in the financial year 2017-18 incurred a deficit of Rs. 12413.61 crore and we are trying to perform better this year.

4. Everybody including the highest authorities appreciate the importance of services rendered by Gramin Dak Sevaks in rural areas and have expressed that at various forums. With such positive feeling towards GDS, ldo not think that their reasonable expectations will in any way be overlooked.

5. Department of Posts, after due process, has already submitted the recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee for consideration and approval of the competent authority. ln this connection, efforts are being made for getting the approval expedited and, optimistically speaking, we are likely to get a quick decision on this soon, say at least in a month's time. Thereafter, we will implement it without any further delay.

6. lt is, therefore, appealed that the on-going indefinite strike called by GDS, Postmen and MTS may be called off forthwith in public interest.

(A.N. Nanda)
Secretary (Posts)

All Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSI. Department of Posts.

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Department of Posts called four striking unions viz., AIPEU Postmen and MTS for discussion on strike demands. Including GDS Demands. 
Date : 28-05-2018  Time : 04.00pm

            Debabrata Mohanty
General Secretary
AIPEU-P4


ONE OF THE MAN STRIKE DEMANDS SETTLED
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMEN AND MTS
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)

17/3D, Type III, P&T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-10001
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Com. Balkrishan H Chalke                                                                     Com. Debabrata Mohanty
President CHQ                                                                                          General Secretary
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ONE OF THE MAIN STRIKE DEMANDS SETTLED
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT OF AIPEU POSTMEN AND MTS (NFPE) UNION
Rs.3050/-PAY SCALE GRANTED FROM 01-01-1996 - ORDERS ISSUED.

As all of you are aware, after 5th CPC, Com.K.Adinarayana, Ex-SG, P4 faught for higher pay scale of Rs.3050- (LDC Scale) for Postmen. Finally Com.   Inderjit Gupta, Home Minister, who was the Head of the Group of Ministers who held discussion with Staff Side, agreed for grant of two advance increments for Postmen. Later Finance Ministry diluted the assurance by limiting the two advance increments to only entry pay scale of newly appointed Postmen. Struggle for grant of Rs.3050/- scale continued under the leadership of Com.  Adi and later Com.Des Raj Sharma.

Finally before the 1998 indefinite strike orders granting Rs.3050/- (LDC Scale) for Postmen is issued. But again Finance Ministry played the game and the Rs.3050/- scale was given effect  from  10-1997 only Instead of 01-01-1996.

Against this injustice P-4 CHQ filed case in the Principle Bench of CAT, New Delhi. Com. I.S. Dabas & Com. R.Seethalakshmi Ex-GSs, P--4 took the following action. CAT gave favourable  judgement.  But Department went on appeal to High Court. High Court upheld the argument of the department and P4 CHQ lost the case in the High Court.

Against this P-4 CHQ filed appeal (Special Leave Petition) in the Supreme Court. Finally Supreme Court delivered favourable judgement on 0-7-05-2015. The Department tried its best to delay the implementation of judgement. Along with GDS strike demand, P-4 CHQ gave strike notice with GDS & P-4 demands also. After our strike notice, the department issued orders on 23-05-2018 for implementing Rs.3050/- scale to Postmen staff from 01-01-1996 itself.

It is a great victory of the P-4 Union. P-4 CHQ congratulates the P-4 Comrades who stood with the CHQ in the struggle and also in the legal battle. Without struggle, no success shall come. Without strong militant organization, no struggle is possible.

 Debabrata Mohanty
General Secretary
M.b. 9437072066



Friday, May 25, 2018

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CIRCULAR
No.PF/GDS/STRIKE-2018                                                                     Date: 25th May 2018
To
            All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers
            All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions.

Dear Comrade,
           
            As you are aware that the entire GDS employees of the Department of Post are on Indefinite Strike since 22.05.2018. All GDS unions i.e. AIPEUGDS, AIGDSU,NUGDS have joined together. BPEF-GDS Union is also on strike since 14.05.2018.

            NFPE has already declared solidarity and all types of help and co-operation to make GDS strike total success. In some Circles i.e. Kerala, Bengal, Tamilnadu, AP&Telangana GDS, regular employees have also joined strike as solidarity strike.

            In Kerala, Bengal and Tamilnadu regular employees strike still continue.

            Four rounds of discussions have already taken place between Administration and GDS unions.

            As no fruitful result has came out of the negotiations, therefore, all GDS unions have decided to continue their strike till the achievement of their demands i.e. implementation of Kamelesh Chandra Committee report and membership verification.
           
            Further GDS unions have declared the following programme of action:

1.   Massive Rally at all Circle Head Quarters and submission of memorandum to  Governors on date 28.05.2018.

2.        Mass Dharna in front of Communications Minister’s office at Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi on 1st June 2018.
           
            NFPE has already declared massive demonstration at all work places daily during lunch hours and wearing of Black Badges daily to protest inordinate delay in implementation of GDS Committee Report.

            W as NFPE appeal to the entire leadership and membership of all NFPE affiliated unions to make all the programmes as mentioned above a grand success.

            We appeal particularly to the Comrades of nearby Circles and Divisions to participate in large number on 01.06.2018 in Massive Dharna in front of Communications Minister’s Office, Sanchar Bhawan, Patel Chowk , New Delhi.

            With revolutionary greetings                                            Yours Comradely

                                                                                                         R.N. Parashar
                                                                                     Secretary General NFPE