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Monday, September 21, 2020

 REMEMBERING THE GREAT ONE DAY

STRIKE OF 19TH SEPTEMBER, 1968 

I consider it as my solemn duty to be associated with the webinar organised to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of the great one day strike of Central Government employees that took place on 19th September, 1968. The Government had considered the strike as a rebellion or a revolt against a democratically elected system. Whatever they could do to terrorise, oppress and subjugate by brutal power, they did – but it could not dent the determination of the employees. 17comrades lost their life in that struggle indicating how the Government of the day had been dastardly in their approach towards the strike of the employees, which happened, having failed to receive a reasonable response from the Government over their just, genuine and indisputable demand for the grant of Minimum wage, which proposition had been accepted by the Government earlier in the tripartite meeting.  The name of Pathankot, Bikaner, I.P. Estate in Delhi will always be a painful memory in the annals of that great strike action. Thousands of comrades lost their job.   Many were terminated and innumerable comrades were proceeded against.  Several comrades were dragged into criminal cases, which lingered on for years together. 

It is through such sacrifices, a great edifice was built.  Confederation became the voice of lakhs of Central Government employees.  It became the single platform to articulate the demands, negotiate and settle issues.  It united all employees and workers of all departments of the Government of India. Confederation became the forum to initiate struggles and carry it to its logical end.

The 1968 one day strike had a great prologue and a much greater epilogue.  The 1960 indefinite strike of the Central Government employees and the 1974 strike in which the Railways workers were the predominant participants, are recorded as the bitter struggles of civilian employees of India.  No strike had created such a tremendous impact over the society.  It compelled the Governments and the employers in general to effect a change in their attitude.  The Government set up a permanent negotiating forum called JCM.

The 1968 strike will also be remembered for another historical feat. Kerala was the only State in the country then ruled by a communist Government.  It openly defied the directive of the Government of India and refused  to take recourse to repressive measures to suppress the movement.  The then Chief Minister of Kerala, com. EMS. declared that his government would not take any police action against the striking workers, as he firmly believed that strike is an inalienable right of every worker. Com. EMS was threatened of dismissal of his Government but the rulers at the centre did not dare to do.

The 1960,1968 and 1974  strike actions were not mere pages in the struggle history of our movement but glittering stepping stones cemented by blood and sacrifice of our predecessors. We must on this day, though painfully realise that the basic issue that motivated and enthused the rank and file was the demand for a decent wage system based on the minimum wage formula, which the country had promised to the working class.  That demand continues to be our demand unrealised till today basically due to the inability of waging a united struggle of all Central Government employees.  Today is the day for us to remind ourselves of that unaccomplished task and take inspiration from the fact that the 1968 strike paved way later for the cost indexation of our wages in the form of Dearness allowance for employees and dearness relief for pensioners.

The post 1968 period witnessed political upheavals of an exponential nature. The declaration of emergency and consequent  suspension of all fundamental rights; the losing of power for INC at the centre, the experience of coalition  governance, the collapse of the economy, the emergence of communal forces through the spread of hatred; the disappearance of scientific temper from the society; the attack on secularism;  the attack on constitutional institutions,  capture of State power by creating communal frenzy  and above all the intensification   of neo liberal economic policies, the corporate  ascendancy  over governance, the growth of crony capitalism etc. are a few that compels mention.

Whenever the political power is concentrated on a single party having brute majority in the Parliament, the common man had suffered.  The rights are curtailed.  Legislations which are clearly anti-people in character would be made without deliberations.  Most of the labour welfare legislations presently in the statute book of the country have been withdrawn or replaced.  Ever since the new liberal economic policies were ushered in, there had been concerted efforts on the part of the Central Trade Unions to unite and fight.  Today barring the BMS, the trade union wing of the ruling party, all Central Trade unions have  come together to fight the continuing onslaught.  Confederation of CGEs and workers had been and continue to be the partners along with the Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations in this venture.  Innumerable strike actions were organised by the Indian working class since 1991.  Confederation was part and parcel in all these struggles.  But still, the unity of Central Govt. employees is  a mirage.  There had been no negotiation worth the name even on a vital issue like wage revision after the 7th CPC recommendations.  The Government has refused to make any correction to the blatant mistakes in the computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC. There had been no consultation when the dearness allowance was freezed and denied in April, 2020 taking advantage of the Covid 19 situation.   Never before such arbitrary decision has been taken by the Government in the matter of dearness allowance compensation.  The Joint consultative machinery, which was set up with the avowed objective of avoiding the civil servants going on strike has been almost dismantled.  Its meetings are not held and no consultation is made on any issue.  The efficacy of our organisation in the face of these onslaughts has undoubtedly dwindled.  The unity of the Central Government employees, which  gave militancy to  the movement in 1968 has disappeared. This is not to say that the Confederation had been complacent or is complacent today.  It is only to emphasise that our activities are not sufficient enough.

In 1960s and 1970s, we have been raising the slogans against the monopoly capital. The Indian industrial scene in those days were dominated by two houses, viz. Tatas and Birlas.  Today when the entire country is gobbled up by Adani and Ambani, we must painfully realise that it did not figure even in our slogans.  19thSeptember, when we salute  our martyrs, when we commemorate that great struggle,  when we feel gratified of our achievement of cost indexed wage structure, when we remember with gratitude the sacrifices of our  predecessors, it must also be an occasion to ponder over the present state of affairs, make introspection and do things tangible enough to encourage the younger comrades to tread the path of struggles and ensure a better tom KKK

                                                                         KKN KUTTY

                                                                     VICE PRESIDENT

                                                CONFEDERATION OF CGE & WORKERS

Thursday, September 17, 2020

 CLARIFICATION ON PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF WITNESSES AT THE TIME OF ACCEPTANCE OF DECEASED CLAIM CASE (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=4779

 Promotion/Posting/Transfer in SAG Grade 

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=4781

 PROMOTION/POSTING/TRANSFER OF HAG OFFICERS  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=4778

 A Condolence Meeting of Com. R Seetha Laxmi Ex. Dy. Secretary Generak of NFPE &  General Secretary P-4 (NFPE) was held in P-4 CHQ under the Presidentship of Com Manohar Lal on 15 Sept 2020  which was addressed by Coms R N Parashar, Secretary General of Confd  &  NFPE , Giri Raj Singh Ex President NFPE & GS R-3, K P Singh AGS R-3, I S Dabas Ex. GS P-4 ,DB Mohanty GS P-4 , Ramesh Dabas Treasurer P-4 CHQ , Raj Kumar C/S P-4 Delhi Circle , Shiv Lal Ex C/S , J C Mehra Ex DS P-3 and other leaders addressed and appreciated the services rendered by Com. R Setha Laxmi



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Federal Executive NOTICE

Delivery of Ordinary Mail

Ordinary mail is delivered to the addressee or authorized agent at the Post Office or at the given address or in the Mail Box or the Post Box or Bag.
In storied buildings, ordinary mail of the following classes:

  • Letter (Envelope), Inland Letter Card, Post Card and Aerogram
  • Book, Pattern and Sample Packet
  • Acknowledgement Card and Registered Newspaper 
will be delivered at the address only on the ground floor of the building. For other addresses in storied buildings, Mail Box should be provided on the ground floor at a place acceptable to the Post Office, with the address superscribed on it, for delivery of these classes of mail.

Persons at the same address may provide separate Mail Boxes, with the name and address superscribed on the Box.

Two or more addresses may have a common Box with the addresses superscribed on it.

Mail of sizes that do not admit of delivery into Mail Box. Parcel, and unpaid or insufficiently paid mail will continue to be delivered at the address.

Intimations for mail, to be receipted on delivery, may be delivered through Mail Box.

Monday, September 14, 2020

EXTENSION OF PERIOD FOR SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE FROM OCTOBER 2020 TILL DECEMBER 2020 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)
PRESS NEWS
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

INDIA POST LAUNCHES FIVE STAR VILLAGES SCHEME TO ENSURE 100% RURAL COVERAGE OF POSTAL SCHEMES
GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS TO LEAD PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON POSTAL SERVICES

SCHEME TO BE IMPLEMENTED NATION-WIDE, BASED ON MAHARASHTRA EXPERIENCE: SANJAY DHOTRE

Posted On: 10 SEP 2020 4:18PM by PIB Mumbai
Mumbai, 10 September 2020

The Department of Posts has launched a scheme called Five Star Villages, to ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of the country. The scheme seeks to bridge the gaps in public awareness and reach of postal products and services, especially in interior villages. All postal products and services will be made available and marketed and publicized at village level, under the Five Star Villages scheme. Branch offices will function as one-stop shop to cater all post office - related needs of villagers. The schemes covered under the Five Star scheme include: i) Savings Bank accounts, Recurrent Deposit Accounts, NSC / KVP certificates, ii) Sukanya Samridhi Accounts/ PPF Accounts, iii) Funded Post Office Savings Account linked India Post Payments Bank Accounts, iv) Postal Life Insurance Policy/Rural Postal Life Insurance Policy and v) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Account / Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Account.

If a village attains universal coverage for four schemes from the above list, then that village gets four-star status; if a village completes three schemes, then that village get three-star status and so on.
Launching the scheme, the Union Minister of State for Communications, Shri Sanjay Dhotre said that the scheme is being launched on pilot basis in Maharashtra; based on the experience here, it will be implemented nation-wide. “Postman and Postal Department are a vital part of the ordinary citizen's life. India Post has been serving the people in an extraordinary way in the difficult situation which has emerged due to COVID-19, by bringing them medicines and financial assistance. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi not only brought schemes, but has been ensuring their effective implementation as well. The Postal Department has been playing a major role in the implementation of Government schemes, leveraging the immense strength of its vast network. Postal schemes are known for providing highly secured deposits, they provide higher return of interest with low risk.” The Minister said that the way to realize the goal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat is through collaborative efforts such as this, wherein various schemes have been brought together under one umbrella, with the goal of providing financial inclusion.

The entire state of Maharashtra will be covered under the scheme. To begin with, two rural districts / areas for each region have been identified: Akola and Washim in Nagpur Region; Parbhani and Hingoli in Aurangabad Region; Solapur and Pandharpur in Pune Region; Kolhapur and Sangli in Goa Region; and Malegaon and Palghar in Navi Mumbai Region. A total of 50 villages in each district will be covered during the current financial year 2020-2021. Regional offices will identify the villages to be covered.
Scheme Implementation Team
The scheme will be implemented by a team of five Gramin Dak Sevaks who will be assigned a village for marketing of all products, savings and insurance schemes of the Department of Posts. This team will be headed by the Branch Post Master of the concerned Branch Office. Mail overseer will keep personal watch on progress of team on daily basis. The teams will be led and monitored by concerned Divisional Head, Assistant Superintendents Posts and Inspector Posts.
Campaign
The team of Gramin Dak Sevaks will conduct door-to-door awareness campaign on all schemes, covering all eligible villagers. Wide publicity will be given by displaying the information on notice board of Branch Office. Prominent places of targeted villages like Panchayat Offices, schools, village dispensaries, bus depots, markets will also be used for advertising and pamphlets will be distributed. Small melas will be organized, considering COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Training and Monitoring
Required training and infrastructure, covering all schemes, would be provided to all branch offices in identified villages. The scheme progress and target achievement will be closely monitored at Circle, Regional and Divisional levels. Monthly progress will be reviewed by the Chief Post Master General.

The Chief Post Master General of Maharashtra Circle and Goa State, Shri Harish Chandra Agrawal assured the Minister that Maharashtra will provide a fine example in successful implementation of Five Star Villages Scheme, paving the way for the national roll-out of the scheme later. Director General (Posts), Shri Vineet Pandey; and Postmaster General, Mumbai Region, Ms Swati Pandey also attended the online launch.       DJM/RT/DR (Release ID: 1653010) 

45TH REGIONAL LEVEL DAK ADALAT ON 28.09.2020 AT 11:00 - GOA

Posted On: 11 SEP 2020 2:55PM by PIB Mumbai

 Postal Services form an integral part of the socio economic life of the country, touching the lives of virtually every citizen.  While the Department of Posts strives its best to render the service to the fullest satisfaction of its customers, communication gaps and service faults do occasionally happen, giving rise to grievances and complaints.  In order to redress such grievances/complaints in an effective manner, the Department periodically organizes Adalats where the functionaries of the Department meet the aggrieved customers, gather details about their complaints and try to settle them at the earliest.

The Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji 403001 will be holding the 45th Regional Level Dak Adalat on 28.09.2020 at 11:00 Hrs in the Office of the Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji 403001.

Complaints/Grievances regarding Postal Services pertaining to the Goa Region, which have not been settled within 6 weeks will be entertained in the Dak Adalat. The complaints relating to Mails, Speed Post, Counter Services, Savings Banks and non-payment of money orders will be considered. Complaint raised should contain details like the dates, names and designations of the officers to whom original complaint was addressed etc. Interested customers may send their complaint regarding postal services in duplicate to Shri K.Balaraju, Secretary, Dak Adalat & Asstt Director Postal Services, O/o Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji 403001.  Last date for receipt of complaint is 18.09.2020
PIB GOA/PK (RELEASE ID: 1653295) 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

National Federation of Postal Employees endorse the call of Confederation and Central Trade Unions to organize protest demonstration on 23rd September 2020 against anti worker, anti people destructive policies of the government of India.
           Please go through the Circulars of Confederation and Central Trade Unions and publicize among all classes of workers and employees to conduct protest demonstrations at all work places during lunch hours on 23rd September-2020 after observing all Covid-19 related norms.
                R N Parashar
               Secretary General NFPE
 No. Confd./Circular-2020                                                  Dated : 11th September,2020
CIRCULAR
To
            All National Secretariat Members,
            All General Secretaries of COCs,
            All Chief Executives of All Constituent Organizations
Dear Comrades,
We send herewith the circular letter from the Central Trade Unions dated 9th September  2020, which is self- explanatory.   As could be seen there-form, the Central Trade Unions have decided to organise a demonstration on 23rd September, 2020 against the anti worker destructive polices of the Government of India. 
Over the very many incidents that have taken place in the country, it appears that the Government has decided to take advantage of the corona Covid 19 pandemic in the country to push through some of the objectionable policies which affects the working class in general and the Central Government employees in particular. 
(a)  The dearness allowance due from 1.1.2020 to 1.07.2021 has not only been freezed but has been decided to be denied to the employees and pensioners.
(b)  The restructuring of the Banking sector reducing the presence of the PSU banks in the country
(c)  Closure of defence production establishments
(d)  Privatisation of coal mines; air ports;
(e)  Privatisation of the oldest governmental establishment of Railways; its production units and maintenance.
(f)   Direction giving unfettered powers to the bureaucracy to enforce the provisions of FR 56-J to retrench the services of senior employees;
(g)  The enlargement of NPS;
(h)  The new recruiting procedures as against the regional recruitment demanded by the employees organisations etc.
Besides all these, the Government has now chosen the two organisations  affiliated to the Confederation, i.e. NFPE and ITEF for selected attack.  In both the cases, the recognition granted to these federation are sought to be withdrawn on flimsy, untenable grounds.  The ITEF apprehends that the new scheme is bound to result in large scale redundancy and consequent retrenchment or redeployment.  In the case of NFPE,  the re-recognition is stated to be possible only if they amend certain provisions of the constitution of its affiliated Associations.  Similarly the Government had been sitting on the proposal of recognition submitted by many unions and Federation of Central Government employees, giving room for the bureaucracy to do whatever they like in administering these departmental organisations. 
Apart from the above attacks, the Government has not been responding to innumerable representations the Confederation had been making in respect of providing treatment to the Central Government employees who are afflicted with the deadly virus corona covid 19.  While the private hospitals are allowed to charge exorbitantly  the government reimburses only a paltry amount to these unfortunate employees. 
It is, therefore, highly necessary that we form part of the struggle of the working people in the country against these policies.  We request all affiliates, cocs, and State Committees to take steps to ensure the maximum participation of  the members in the programme slated for 23rd September, 2020.  The affiliates may kindly prepare pamphlets encompassing all the above issues and enlisting the specific matters concerning their organisation and members.   The State Committees may please prepare leaflets in vernacular and try to reach out as many members as possible. 

With greetings,
                                                                               Yours fraternally,
                                                           
R.N. Parashar
                                                            Secretary General
                                               Confederation of CGE & Workers

Friday, September 11, 2020

Addressing Guidelines By India Post To Avoid Delay Of Mails

Most Important : Use Correct PIN Code.  
✔️ Place it right...

✉️ Write the address of the addressee on the front side and sender’s address on the back side of an envelope.

​👓 Make it easy to read...

📄 Print or type clearly with a pen so the address is legible from an arm’s length away. Avoid periods, commas or other punctuation.​

How to address an envelop 🤔

👉 Address of the addressee shall be written on front side and sender’s address on back side on an envelope.

👉 Minimum 15mm blank space shall be kept from left, bottom and right side of envelope.

👉 Logo and name of the senders company can be written on top left corner and stamps or frank impression on top right corner having gap of minimum 10mm from address block of recipient.

👉 Address block of addressee shall have minimum gap of 40 mm from top.

👉 Stamps or Frank impressions shall be affixed in maximum area of 74 mm.

👉 15mm shall be left for bar code printing at the bottom of envelope and there should be 5 mm quiet space around 2D barcode.

👉 The sender’s logo size should not exceed 25 x 50 mm in size and the 2D barcode should have minimum size 18 x 18 mm.

👉 The size of printed bar code along with quiet zone should be kept minimum 60 mm in length and 10 mm in breadth in a window of envelope and should be clearly visible.

👉 A quiet zone of ​​minimum 10 mm on all sides of address block must be maintained if advertisement is printed on privately manufactured envelope or inland letter card. ​​​