Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

No. PF/ JCA/12/2015                                                                Dated: 8th  April, 2015

          The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Strike notice dated 06.04.2015 by PJCA – Submission of revised charter
          of demands- reg.

Ref : DG Posts letter F No o8/07/2014- SR  dated 12th February 2015


The PJCA had reviewed the progress on the reply given by the department on the items of Strike Charter of Demands in the meeting held on 5.2.2015 in Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. Even though the progress is not satisfactory, the reply on some of the items in the earlier Charter of demands is accepted. PJCA has recorded disagreement on the remaining items and hence we are submitting herewith the revised charter of demands containing 26 demands which is enclosed herewith.
DA: Revised Charter of Demands
 Yours faithfully,

     (D.THEAGARAJAN)                                                    (R.N. PARASHAR)
Secretary General FNPO                                           Secretary General   NFPE


1.  No Corporatization and privatization in Postal Services.

2. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay   Commission. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.

     3.  Regularise the services of Casual, Parttime, Contingent Employees and Remove the cut off date

4.  Grant of merger of 100% DA with pay with effect from 01.01.2014 for all purposes, including GDS.

5.  Grant of 25% pay as Interim Relief (IR) with effect from 01.01.2014 to all employees including GDS.

6.  Scrap the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and include all employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004 under the old statutory pension scheme.

7. Remove 5% condition for compassionate appointment and grant appointment in all deserving cases as in the case of Railways. Remove the minimum 50 points condition for GDS compassionate appointment.

8.  Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including drivers Artisans , Assistant Managers, Managers and Senior Managers in MMS & GDS.
     (a)    By direct recruitment
     (b)   By holding DPC and granting promotions
     (c)    By conducting departmental promotional examination.
     (d) Replace all condemned vehicles in MMS

9. Implement cadre restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
10 . Settle issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
     (a)    Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations
     (b)   Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with general line promotions to identical posts.
     (c)    Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that time adhoc-promotion may be granted.
     (d)   Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintainance of Circle Gradation list etc.

11. Reimburse full mileage allowance to System Administrators and fix duty hours and responsibilities of System Administrators. Create separate cadre for System Administrators.
12. Grant of Cash handling allowance to Treasurers in Post offices at par with cashiers in RMS & Administrative offices.

13. Counting of Special allowance granted to PO & RMS Accountants for pay fixation on promotions as the promotional post involves higher responsibilities.

14. Settle all issues related to IT Moderinisation Project – computerization, Core Banking Solution, Core Insurance Solution etc.

     (a)    Replace out dated computers and peripherals with new ones.
     (b)   Increase network capabilities and Bandwidth.
     (c)    Set right the Users credential problems in leave arrangements etc.
     (d)   Stop hasty “Go live” of CBS, CIS till cleansing of data pucca.
     (e)    Provide all assistance and stop harassment in the Implementation of CBS & CIS
     (f)      Grant enhanced financial powers to Head Postmasters
     15. Prompt and regular holding of JCM, Departmental Council meeting, Periodical meeting with Secretary Department of Posts, Sports Board meeting and Welfare Board meeting. Ensure representation of recognised Federations in Sports Board and Welfare Board by calling for nominations.

16. Ensure full protection of existing allowance (TRCA) of GDS employees and introduce Medical Reimbursement Scheme to GDS. Existing monthly emoluments (TRCA) drawn by the GDS should not be reduced under any circumstances. Revision of cash handling norms.

17. (a)   All Circle offices/Regional offices/DPLI office, Kolkata must be allowed to function as Circle Processing Centres (CPCs) while implementing Core Insurance Solutions (CIS) through McCamish for steady growth of PLI/RPLI Business
     (b) Stop diversion of 615 posts (576 posts of PAs from C.O.s and 39 posts of PAs from APS PLI CELL) ordered vide Department of Posts, Establishment Division No. 43-47/2013-PE-II dated the 9th June, 2014.
  (c)   Stop harassment and victimization of staff of Circle Administrative offices
     in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI.

18. Allot sufficient funds to circles for carrying out constructions, Repairs and Maintenance of Departmental buildings/Postal Staff quarters and RMS Rest houses.

19. Make substitute arrangement in all vacant Postmen/ Mail Guard and MTS Posts. Wherever GDS are not available, outsiders should be allowed to work as substitutes.

20. Modify the orders dated 22/5/1979 regarding existing time factor given for delivery of articles taking in to account the actual time required for door to door delivery.

21. Open L1 offices as recommended by CPMG AP Circle eg: Guntakal RMS .

22. Powers for writing APARs of SBCO staff may be delegated to AO (SBCO) instead of Divisional heads and stop imposing the work of SB Branch on SBCO.

23. Prompt supply of good quality uniform and kit items and change of old specification.

24. Stop vindictive actions of GM (Finance) Postal Accounts Chennai. More than hundred Postal Accounts employees are charge sheeted. GM (Finance) even refused to heed the instructions of DDG (PAF).

25. Review of marks of JAO (P) Part-II examination held in December 2012 in r/o SC/ST candidates. As the exam was conducted on the basis of old Recruitment Rules i.e JAO and the said posts are Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) review may be held.

26. Revise the Postmen /MailGuards /MTS Recruitment Rules. Stop open market recruitment. Restore Seniority quota promotion.

Union Minister for Communications and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on April 2, inaugurated the first ATM at Department of Posts, in General Post Office premises, Bangalore. It is the first an ATM will go live in Karnataka Postal Circle.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the need of the hour was for the Department of Posts to think a little out of box. “The Department of Posts should be ready to meet the three benchmarks – ensuring delivery of letters (post), money orders and parcels on time. It has to utilise its wide network for better performance and revenue,’’ Prasad said.

Praising MS Ramanujam, chief post master general, for taking measures to provide an ATM and other services in Karnataka Postal Circle, the minister said that the Department of Posts should make an attempt to increase revenue. “You have done a good job of associating with Department of Tourism which has agreed to find a sponsor for maintaining the heritage building of Postal Department on Museum Road,’’ he said.
 The following are features of the ATM service:
  • The Department of Posts will issue ATM cards free of cost
  • Card holders can transact from any DOP ATMs in the country
  • Instant ATM cards will be issued at the Post Offices
  • Personalised cards will be issued within 15 to 20 days
  • The ATM will function from 8 am to 8 pm
  • The service will be available only for post office account holders

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