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Monday, January 21, 2008

CHQ LETTER AND CIRCULER


No. GDS/CHQ/5/1/2008
Dated: 14 January, 2008
To,
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries,
All CWC Members A.I.P.E.D.E.U.

Dear Comrades,

We are furnishing hereunder some recent developments concerning the postal employees in general and GDS employees in particular.
Gratuity Act apply to GDS
The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India upheld the Judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court that GDS employees are entitled to payment of Gratuity under payment of Gratuity (Central) Rules 1972. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had upheld that the payment of Gratuity(Central) Rules 1972 apply to the GDS employees as it is more beneficial than the rules for payment of gratuity to GDS employees. The judgement of the Supreme Court has come in Special Leave Appeal No. 21309/2006 dated 7.12.2007. Senior Superintendent of Post Offices Hoshiarpur Vrs Sham Dulari. As per the decision of the CWC we extended all support and cooperation in fighting the case.

We have demanded that orders be issued for implementation of the judgement in respect of G.D.S. employees across the board.


Observe impressive Dharna on 12th February 2008.

There are several issues which are not being resolved, viz orders for implementation of the Supreme Court orders in respect of payment of gratuity, unjustified and arbitrary RPLI targets, combination of duties arbitrarily without any remuneration and provision of necessary forms and stationeries, it has become necessary to wage a struggle. We, therefore, call upon all Branch/Divisional and circle leadership to organize impressive Daharna at this levels to press the demand.

At the end of the day, the following sevingram may be sent to the Hon'ble Minister for Communications & I.T. Electroniketan,6. CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-3. Secretary, Department of Posts, with a copy to CHQ.

Text
To,

1. Hon'ble Minister of Communication & IT.
2. Secretary, Department of Posts, New Delhi-110001.

Demand implementation of Supreme Court orders for payment of gratuity under payment of gratuity (Central) Rules 1972, stop harassment of GDS employees on account of unjustified and arbitrary RPLI targets, stop combination of duties and fill up of all vacant Posts of GDS employees and ensure proper supply of necessary forms and stationeries to BOs.

Signatutre
Name;
Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretary.
Place;
MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION:
The Department is taking up the verification of membership during the current year at any time in January or February -08. All Branch/Divisional secretaries are requested to conduct more meetings, Organisational meets at work spot, organise the comrades to our fold. You may meet each and every individual and take all out efforts to enrol all as our member in your divisions/Branches. All Circle Secretaries are requested to draw a tour programme of all Circle union office bearer to visit each and every Division Braches. We should take up the challenge to ensure cent per cent membership.

GDS Committee
The Memorandum was placed before the CWC in June 2007 and discussions were held over it and it was finalized too. We received some suggestions from A.P. Circle Union and other members after consultation with CWC Members and others, We Submitted 131page Memorandum to GDS Committee on 11.01.2008 and also by e-mail. We have to recall our Struggles. We made series protest for since nearly two years after our Pushkar AIC. CHQ conducted many Dharnas, rallies and Campaign Programmes, National Convention on 23.05.2006, Mach to Parliament on 22nd August, 2007, Two Indefinite strikes Notices from 01.03.2006 and 24.04.2007, and also two one day Strikes on 14th December, 2006 and 30th October, 2007 against the injustice and discrimination were served. But things have not changed. Some assurances are being offered by the Government. We are aware that we have much to do and achieve, and our march ahead is consistent. We learn from every mistake. We get stronger with every struggle. We are aware of the huge task ahead of us. We are aware of the mindframe of the powers-that-be that the employees-especially the E.D. employees are facing serious onslaughts. We are aware that some forces would not like our march ahead and our independent entity for certain reasons. We march more vigorously till we achieving desired results.

Gist of Demands placed before the GDS Committee by our CHQ
CONTENTS
CHAPTER – I
Ø Preamble.
CHAPTER - II
Ø History and present profile of India Post.
Ø Postal Act 1898 – Amendment.
CHAPTER – III
Ø Rural Postal System.
Ø Cost of services.
Ø Social structure of UPU countries – A comparative study.
Ø Postal structure – A comparative study of UPU countries.
Ø Comparison of India Postal Service with the most.
Ø prestigious, G-8 countries.
Ø India’s Geographical characteristics.
Ø The best service with lowest cost.
CHAPTER - IV
Ø Report on quest for postal excellence.
CHAPTER - V
Ø Towards departmentalization of GDS employees.
CHAPTER - VI
Ø Pay structure of GDS employees.
Ø As Group 'D', Postman & PA cadre Bases on 6th CPC.
CHAPTER - VII
Ø Status:
Ø GDS are holders of civil posts.
Ø Background information.
Ø Discrimination continues.
CHAPTER - VIII
Ø Pension, Gratuity and other Retirement benefits/Social security scheme to GDS.
CHAPTER - IX
Ø Dearness Allowance, Merger of 50%DA with pay and other allowances.
Ø Merger of 50%Da with pay.
CHAPTER - X
Ø Productivity Linked Bonus.
Ø Provisional Appointment period. and Substitutes
CHAPTER - XI
Ø Recruitment Rules.
CHAPTER – XII
Ø Conduct & Discipline.
Ø Graded punishment.
Ø Date of Retirement.
Ø Deduction of dues from GDS towards co-operative thrifts and credit Societies.
Ø Limited transfer to Gramin Dak Sevak.
Ø Imparted training to the newly appointed GDS.
Ø Supply of fresh BO Rule book with up dates corrections.
Ø Usage of simple regional language in all correspondence.
Ø Publication of GDS Manual/Volumes in regional language.
Ø Enhancement of allowance for RPLI & other training classes.
CHAPTER - XIII
Ø Promotions:
Ø Assured Career Progression.
Ø DOP (Group D) recruitment rules – 2002.
Ø Career prospects of GDS.
Ø Waive the examination fee.
CHAPTER - XIV
Ø Time factors for new workload.
Ø Time factor for RPLI/PLI in place of commission.
Ø Utilization of ED staff to book Speed Post articles/mail.
Ø Rationalization and optimum utilization GDS man power.
CHAPTER - XV
Ø Uttarakhand Allowance.
Ø Special Duty Allowance.
CHAPTER - XIX
Ø Grant of Naxalist Threat Area Allowance.
CHAPTER - XX
Ø Split Duty Allowances and idle wait for workload and pay.
CHAPTER – XXI
Ø Woman GDS problems:
Ø Grant of maternity leave to woman GDS.
Ø Incentives for promoting small family norms to the GDS.
CHAPTER - XXII
Ø Incentive to sports GDS persons.
Ø Reservation for physically challenged persons.
Ø Treatment for dog bite and snake bite.
CHAPTER - XXIII
Ø Advances:
Ø Grant of Scooter/Motor cycle advance to GDS staff.
Ø Flood advances.
Ø Grant of advance to House Building for GDS who lost………..
CHAPTER - XXIV
Ø Enhancement of conveyance charge for…………..BPM’s.
Ø Insurance facility for retention of cash.
CHAPTER - XXV
Ø Justice Talwar Committee recommendations – action of.
Ø Department of Posts.
CHAPTER – XXVI
Ø Group insurance.
Ø ED Agents Group Insurance Scheme.
CHAPTER - XXVII
Ø Other benefits.
CHAPTER - XXVIII
Ø Full Trade Union Facilities to GDS.
CHAPTER - XXIX
Ø Miscellaneous.
Ø Funeral expenses.
CHAPTER - XXX
Ø Working facilities and facilities for public.
CHAPTER - XXXI
Ø Some suggestions for the improvement of service:
Ø Computerization schemes.
Ø Strengthening the Insurance operations.
Ø Take over of total control of POSB.
Ø Restructuring of Mail conveyance.
Ø No need for separate Business Directorate.
Ø Revenue stamp – become part of Postal stationery.
Ø Sale of stamp papers through Post Office.
Ø Development of Estates in Rural.
Ø NABARD loans through Post Office.
Ø Replace India Postal Orders by Demand Draft.
Ø Public utility – appropriation between Postal & Telecom.
Ø As the Manager of the Electoral Rolls in India.
Ø Merger of PLI & RPLI.
Ø Licensing Department to Postal Services Board.
Ø Accord of autonomy to Postal Services Board.
CHAPTER - XXXII
Ø Conclusion.

Enclosures
Ø The Supreme Court of India 1977 and 2007 Judgments.
Ø Justice Talwar Committee Recommendations.
Ø T.N. High Court Judgement on HRC & CCA, other RTI information.

The Copy of the AIPEDEU GDS Memorandum will be sent to all Branch/Divisional Secretaries by shortly. On receipt of the same, the Branch/Divisional Secretaries are requested to send the cost of the book which is being released at subsidized rate. Further they are requested to make indent for the requirements in bulk so that it will be easy for dispatch. This Memorandum is also translated in Hindi and Hindi Book is also available. You are requested to translate this circular letter in to regional language and give a wide circulation.

5th All India Conference
The 5th All India Conference of the AIPEDEU going to held at PADMADHAR PARK Rewa, M.P. Circle from 24th to 26th Feb, 2008 the notice of which is enclosed herewith. The reception committee will circulate the details of transport routes and other matters direct to the Circle/Divisional/Branch unions.
How to reach - Rewa, M.P. Circle(Venue of All India Conference) just Glance

Rewa, M.P. Circle is connected by train. Nearest Railway Station for those who will come North India via New Delhi is Satna which is about 53 kilometres far away from the venue by Road or train. There are two trains from New Delhi/ Nizamuddin, Junction to Rewa.

(Rewa Express No2428/2427 via Allahabad daily New Delhi at 23.50 hrs. i.e). Arrive at Rewa venue. 15.00 hrs
Anther one train Nizamuddin to Jabalpur (Mahakoshal Express No2190/2189 via jansi daily. Nizamuddin, at 16:10 hrs. i.e) arrive at Satna 06.50

South India side delegates have to utilise the Rail (Bhopal Rewa Rewanchal Express No2187/2188 via Itarsi Days M. W. F. Sa. Bhopal at 22.15 hrs. i.e) arrive at Rewa venue. 08.15 From Bhopal or Itarsi (Bhopal Rewa. Rewanchal Express No2185/2186 via Bina Days Tu. Th. Su. leaving Bhopal at 22.15 hrs. i.e.) arrive at Rewa venue. 08.15
(All South India Circle side Trains Passing via Itarsi and Bhopal only they may Change at Bhopal or Itarsi).

MAKE STRUGGLE A SUCCESS PROGRAMME:
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to give wide publicity among the members. All are further requested to mobilise members for the grand success of struggle programme on 12-02-2008 dharna/Demonstration programme.

Tasks before us: We are facing many odds. With our unity and determination we shall overcome the difficulties.

With warm greetings,
Yours fraternally,
S.S. Mahadevaiah
General Secretary

Friday, January 11, 2008

GDS Memorandum Part-I Download below document.

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CHQ
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MEMORANNDUM TO CHAIRMAN, GDS COMMITTEE.

BY

A.I.P.E.D.EU ON 11/01/2008