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CHQ CONGRATULATES ALL GDS COMRADES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE INDEFINITE STRIKE HATSOFF!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

MAKE INDEFINITE STRIKE A THUNDERING SUCCESS

07th OCT,2009 INDEFINITE STRIKE MAY CREATE HISTORYAS PREPERATIONS ARE ON FOR TOTAL STRIKE IN THE POSTAL.
 
For the first time in the postal movement, the entire postal staff would go on strike for the sake of 3 lakh GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS  who are awaiting their long pending pay revision and other facilities.  
 
Reports reaching the CHQ show that the frustrated GDS may take extreme steps for JUSTICE, for justice is denied time and again.
 
IN KARNATAKA A MASSIVE MEETING AND PADAYATRA IS ORGANISED ON 2ND AT DHARWAD AT 1100 HOURS.
 
Similar programme of protests, demonstrations and meetings are being organised till 7th Oct,2009.
 
Comrades, Make all out efforts to see that THE INDEFINITE STRIKE IS TOTAL AND A THUNDERING SUCCESS!
 
JCA AND GDS Union leaders will be on tour and the information may be taken over phone and web for coordinating please.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

GET READY FOR 7TH OCTOBER 2009 INDEFINTE STRIKE

TODAY STRIKE NOTICE SERVED BY JCA&CHQ
 
ORGANISE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 07.10.2009
 

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYOEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

 

JCA/2009                                            Dated 22nd September 2009

 

To

The Director General 

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan

New Delhi – 110001

 

NOTICE

Sir / Madam,

 

In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal / RMS / MMS / Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks will go on indefinite strike from 07.10.2009. The demands for acceptance on which the employees embark upon this Indefinite Strike are detailed in the Charter of Demands enclosed.

 

 

 

  D.Theagarajan                                                   K.Ragavendran

Secretary General                                               Secretary General

FNPO                                                                    NFPE

 

 

                           D.Kishan Rao                                                       K.V.Sridharan

 General Secretary P3 FNPO                              General Secretary P3 NFPE

 

 

                           T.N.Rahate                                                       Ishwar Singh Dabas

 General Secretary P4 FNPO                              General Secretary P4 NFPE

 

 

                          D.Theagarajan                                                       Giriraj Singh

 General Secretary R3 FNPO                                 General Secretary R3 NFPE

 

 

                        A.H.Siddiqui                                                                  P.Suresh

         General Secretary R4 FNPO                                General Secretary R4 NFPE

 

 

                     P.U.Muraleedharan                                                     S.P.Mukherjee

                   General Secretary NUGDS                              General Secretary Admn NFPE

 

                                                                                                     

             P.Rajanayagam
General Secretary PostalA/Cs        NFPE
 
                                                                                    S.S.Mahadevaiah

                                                                     General Secretary AIPEDEU

 

 

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

 

  1. Approve and implement immediately the GDS Pay Commission with the modifications sought by the Staff Side; and

 

  1. Remove the discrimination against the GDS on the issue of grant of Bonus Ceiling.  

Monday, September 21, 2009

GET READY FOR 7TH OCTOBER 2009 INDEFINTE STRIKE

TODAY JCA MET AND DECIDE FOR INDEFINTE STRIKE FROM 7TH  OCTOBER 2009

 

TOMMORROW STRIKE NOTICE WILL SERVE

 

Our demands are very minimum, most justified.

 

NO FURTHER PROGRESS KEEP PREPARATIONS AND MAKE STRIKE ROARING SUCCESS
 
 
DETAIL WILL FOLLOW.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

UTTER DISCRIMINATION INTOLERABLE!

UTTER DISCRIMINATION INTOLERABLE!

IT IS VERY BAD TO TREAT THE G.D.S IN SUCH INHUMAN MANNER WHEN ALL OTHER CENTRAL GOVT. STAFF HAVE GOT THEIR FULL ARREARS AND BENEFITS
(6TH CPC for all other C.G.Staff was implemented within 6 months, ours is taking more than a year!)

BE PREPARED FOR DIRECT ACTION, WE DEMAND JUSTICE BEFORE PUBLIC

COMRADES, WE HAVE NO OTHER WAY BUT TO RESORT TO LAST RECOURSE!

Dear Comrades,

It is too much of the administration and the Govt. to delay the issue of important issue like Pay Commission where the well paid colleagues got their due long back.  Are we not human beings?  Natural law demands that the weak and the oppressed need protection.
Harassment, ill treatment and shame is the order of the day in the department for GDS who is toiling for the public good.  The word SERVICE has no meaning.

JCA with GDS unions will meet on 21.09.2009 and decide future course of action in the given circumstances.  THERE WOULD BE NO ACTION OTHER THAN DIRECT ACTION.

GET READY TO PLUNGE INTO ACTION ON RECEIPT OF COMMUNICATION OVER PHONE OR THROUGH MEDIA.


WE ARE NOT BEGGERS, WE ARE THE SALT OF THIS EARTH/DEPT

Thursday, September 17, 2009

GDS PAY COMMISSION LATEST NEWS

TODAY CABINET  NOT CLEARED GDS ISSUE CONVEY TO ALL.
 
PLEASE WAIT FURTHER DETAIL


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FLASH

 
CABINET APPROVAL OF G.DS. ISSUES AT THE FINAL STAGE!
 
It is reported that Madam Secretary has taken GDS file to the Minister today for final brief for tomorrow's Cabinet meeting. 
 

 

TODAY THE ELECTION COMMISSION CLEARED THE FILE AND THE TOMORROW'S CABINET IS LIKELY TO APPROVE THE PROPOSALS OF THE DEPATMENT.  LET US HOPE FOR THE BETTER AS WE HAVE ALREADY ADVANCED OUR SUGGESTIONS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE G.D.S EMPLOYEES. 

 

 

WE SINCERELY THANK THE COMRADES AND LEADERS WHO HAVE MADE THE J.C..A PROGRAMME A GRAND SUCCESS. 

 

Dear Comrades,

 

We are very happy about the overwelhming response for the call given by the JCA consisting GDS unions.  Reports reaching the CHQ reveal that GDS employees have participated in the programme with more zeal and enthusiasm and departmental employees too extended maximum support and cooperation for grand sucess of the programme.

 

PLEASE KEEP THE TEMPO AND AWAIT FURTHER CALL AFTER GETTING FURTHER REPORTS.



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Monday, September 14, 2009

All are requested observe Relay Dharna.

All are requested observe Relay Dharna for 3 Days from 14.09.2009 to 16.09.2009 and make grand success.



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Friday, September 11, 2009

DISCRIMINATION FOR POSTAL GDS EMPLOYEES

 

DISCRIMINATION FOR POSTAL GDS EMPLOYEES

 

DISCRIMINATION CONTINUES PLB FOR 2008-2009 FOR POSTAL RELEASED CELING 2500/- FOR G.D.S

 

AGAINST THE DISCRIMINATION 

 

 

CIRCLES / DIVISIONS / BRANCHES ARE CALLED UPON TO PROTEST LOCALLY AND SEND FAX / TELEGRAMS TO HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS/SECRETARY DOP TOMORROW ONWARDS 

 

TEXT OF FAX:

 

DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN REGULAR AND GDS ON PAYMENT OF PLB BONUS AAA GRANT BONUS CEILING ENHANCEMENT OF 3500/- TO GDS ALSO IMMEDIATELY

 

Dear Comrades!   Government wants to behave like a step mother -   The ceiling of bonus from 2500/= to 3500/- only for Regular Employees. This will be gross discrimination - Discrimination against the Postal GDS   as we are all given only 2500/- ceiling. For Postal GDS Employees this is clear step motherly treatment that could not be tolerated.

 
 
BONUS  ORDERS 2008/2009
 
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

KEEP PREPARATIONS AND MAKE STRUGGLE SUCCESS

ORGANISE THE RAJBHAWAN RALLY IN ALL STATE CAPITALS/DISTRICT

 

 

WE RECEIVED THE NEWS INFORMATIONS FROM KANYAKUMARI TO KASHMIR EVERYWHERE PREPARING FOR MAKING STRUGGLE PROGRAMME SUCCESS.

 



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Monday, September 7, 2009

GDS FILE IS FINALLY REACHED CABINE.

GDS FILE IS FINALLY REACHED CABINET (SUBMITTED ON 02.09.2009)AWAIT FURTHER NEWS SOON.

 

OBSERVE ONE DAY MARCH TO RAJBHAWAN/DISTRICT COLLECTORS ON 10.09.2009 AND SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM. WITHOUT FAIL  ITs J.C.A. CALL ALSO.

 

COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE A PRINT OUT OF THE APPROPRIATE COPY- SEPARATE COPY FOR GOVERNORS OR COLLECTORS IS AVAILABLE - SUBMIT THE MEMORANDUM AND INFORM HEADQUARTERS ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME

 

 

 

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HONOURABLE GOVERNOR OF ………………………. ON 10.09.2009 BY THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

 

 

To

 

Shri………………………….

His Excellency the Honourable Governor of ………………………………….

Raj Bhawan

………………………..

 

Or

 

To

 

Shri………………………….

Respected Collector of ………………………………….

 

………………………..

 

 

 

Respected Sir,

 

The Postal Employees of ………………………… Circle on conducting a rally in the State Capital today as per the call of the All India Postal Joint Council of Action are submitting this Memorandum to you with a fervent appeal for your kind intervention by sending this Memorandum to the Government of India for immediate acceptance and implementation of the pay commission for three lakhs Gramin Dak Sewaks in the Department of Posts.

 

The Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sewaks were excluded by the Government of India from the purview of 6th Central Pay Commission but the Government had appointed a separate Committee headed by Shri. Nataraja Murti, a retired Postal Services Board Member to look into the wage revision issues of Gramin Dak Sewaks. That Committee had submitted its recommendations as early as in the month of November 2008. The Government of India is yet to accept and implement the recommendations of the above Committee with the modifications suggested by the unions even though the entirety of Central Government Employees has been granted with new pay scales as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission one year before. Central Government has completely neglected 3 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks while implementing 6th Central Pay Commission report. This grave injustice towards rural section is vehemently opposed by the unions.

 

Some sections of the Postal Employees in general and the Gramin Dak Sewaks in particular have embarked on a three days all India strike in the month of December 2008 to impress upon the Government to implement the recommendations with justified modifications. However even today there is no action for implementing the recommendations and the inordinate delay has caused extreme mental agony and disillusionment amongst the three lakhs of Gramin Dak Sewaks, who are the backbone of the Postal Department in the rural India. We are demanding therefore the immediate acceptance by Union Cabinet and release of orders for implementation of GDS pay commission recommendations incorporating the valid suggestions from the unions. Since the implementation is very much delayed, we urge for payment of entire arrears in one single installment unlike the case of Central Government Employees under 6th CPC. The Government of India should behave like a model employer and therefore we request your kind intervention with the Government of India to cause removal of all discrimination towards GDS employees' on issues like Bonus ceiling, irrational application of reduction of pay, allowances etc. 

 

 

The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of the National Federation of Postal Employees, Federation of National Postal Organisations, All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union and the National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks has therefore been forced to embark upon a nationwide Programme of Action and in accordance with the decisions we the Postal Employees of ………………….. Circle are submitting this Memorandum to your Excellency seeking your kind intervention to advise the Government of India to implement the GDS Committee recommendations without any further delay, positively before 16thSeptember 2009 in order to avoid the entirety of Postal Employees, both regular and Gramin Dak Sewaks, going on a direct industrial action.

 

We request your Excellency to kindly forward our Memorandum to the Honourable Prime Minister of India and kindly use your good offices with the Government of India for immediate implementation of GDS Pay Commission recommendations for three lakhs of downtrodden Gramin Dak Sewaks working under the Department of Posts.

 

Thanking you Sir,

 

 

Signature…………………………………….

 

Designation ………………………………….



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Friday, September 4, 2009

Meeting with Ho'ble Chair Person Smt. Sonia Gandhi

Meeting with Smt, Sonia Gandhi, Chair Person, UPA Government and Congress President, On 1st September 2009,
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Meeting with Ho'ble Chair Person Smt. Sonia Gandhi

Meeting with Ho'ble Chair Person Smt. Sonia Gandhi UPA government Implementation of Pay Commission for GDS

Many members of Parliament have come forward to our help. In mean time a delegation Honble member of Parliament Shri, Oscar Fernandes, Shri, Sachin Meega, President, Chikkamangalore District, IYC, S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, GDS Union, and others met Smt, Sonia Gandhi, Chair Person, UPA Government and Congress President, On 1st September 2009, we submitted memorandum and also requested kind intervention for early settlement and justice to GDS Staff, Madam Gandhi respond positively.

GDS/CHQ/41/1/2009 Dated: 01-09-2009

Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji,
Hon’ble Chairman,
United Progressive Alliance,
No.11 Janpath,
New Delhi -110 001
MEMORANDUM – SOS!
Respected Madam,

We enclose a copy of a memorandum already
submitted to the Govt, Ministers, MPs, Officers etc., craving for justice, justice and justice. We have been exploited over a long period even before India ’s independence. At last, with a ray of hope we implore before you for needful action to mitigate the hardship of this section of the society.
It is at a crucial moment we are meeting you when our demands are being considered by the union cabinet and therefore this request for timely intervention please.
You may be surprised if you look at the saga of discrimination, rather injustice meted out to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are the key nerve of the net work of the postal department, especially the rural net work. All schemes of your esteemed Govt. are success by our sincere and dedicated work. We have procured crores and crores in the business of Rural Postal Life Insurance and today it is the rural GDS is the hope of the FUTURE POSTAL DEPARTMENT! It is not an exaggeration.
You are well aware that administrative expenditure in all spheres is increasing alarmingly. Major portion of the revenue is being eaten by the officers, the white elephants. We are struggling for a simple life on the other hand the hard earned public money is being spent recklessly and lavishly. Please have a glance at this area to assure LIFE LINE to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
MINIMUM DEMANDS WE HAVE PLACED BEFORE YOU
We work for the same Central Govt., postal, but yet to be considered as treated as Central Staff. We are craving for SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND NATURAL JUSTICE NOW AND WE FERVENTLY APPEAL TO YOU THAT UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP PLEASE TAKE PAINS TO WIPE OUT THE TEARS OF THIS NEGLECTED SECTION. The main section, Central Staff (because it involves officers – bureaucracy!) already managed better pay and perks and it is we who are waiting for a fair deal madam.

In the present situation the views of the workers’ representatives are not taken properly which is cause for industrial unrest often. GDS are the subject matter of discrimination, insults and injustice. To cite, our valid demands for EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, BONUS, PENSION AND ALL OTHER FACILITIES HAVE BEEN DENIED WITHOUT REASONS.
Under the above circumstances it is high time that you would come to our rescue by your kind intervention and for such help of yours we shall be ever grateful to you madam.
With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary





MEMORANDUM ON PAY & ALLOWANCES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS IN THE LIGHT OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF 6TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

The Postal services are provided by two sets of employees: (1) In urban areas by the full time Departmental Employees and (2)in rural areas by employees known as GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (G.D.S.) who are put on duty for shorter period. Presently the duties of these GDS employees are between three hours to five hours. These Gramin Dak Sevaks were earlier called Extra Departmental Agents (EDAs). They function according to the same rules as govern the working procedure of the departmental employees and almost similar conduct and disciplines rules are also applicable. Only service conditions are different viz no pension; no constitutional gratuity; no leave similar to departmental employees and no allowances except the dearness allowance.

2. These GDS employees, over the period, have undertaken several schemes of the government like payment of NREGS wages, payment of old age pension apart from other small savings schemes and value-added services. These employees serve the "Common Man" in the village and are the commonest of the common people. The Hon'ble Supreme Court has held the EDAs as holders of Civil Post i.e Civil Servants.

3. To give a brief back ground, it is worth mentioning that when the 5th Central Pay Commission was appointed, a pay Committee for EDAs under the Chairmanship of Justice Charanjit Talwar, a retired Judge of Delhi High Court was appointed. Justice Talwar Committee broadly recommended pay-scale for the EDAs proportionate to their duty hours with the pay-scales of the departmental employees. Justice Talwar Committee also recommended payment of all allowances like house rent allowances, Children education allowances etc. Justice Talwar Committee also recommended pension and gratuity for the EDAs. It recommended pay fixation in the new scale which totally matched the pay fixation of the Departmental employees. However, the Government gave effect to the recommendations on pay and allowances only.
4. When the 6th CPC was appointed, the employees persistently requested that the issues pertaining to the GDS employees be referred to the 6th CPC or a pay committee under a retired High Court Judge be appointed, However, the department of Posts appointed a one man committee under the Chairmanship of a retired bureaucrat of the Department of Posts. The said committee in a most arbitrary way has tried to override the benefits already available to the GDS employees and has tried to over do the decision of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India by suggesting charge is the nomenclature of the Conduct Rules from "GDS Employees (Conduct & Appointment) Rules" to " GDS employees (Conduct & Engagement) Rules
5. In view of the policy already accepted by the Government the Pay scale or pay band (including Grade pay) of the GDS employees with relation to the 6the CPC recommendations of the corresponding category of the departmental employees have Justifiable to be as follows.
(i) Pay 3-4 hrs. 4-5 hrs.

GDS SPM 6000
GDS BPM 4800 6000

GDS Mail Deliverer 4000 6000
GDS Mail Peon etc 3500 4500

(ii) Increment: 3% percent.

(iii) Allowances:

The allowances such as HRA, Bad Climate allowance, Transport allowance, Children Education allowance etc are totally justified to be granted on principles of equal justice.
(iv) Pension & Gratuity. At par with other Departmental employees.
(v) The Committee has recommended curtailment of Postal services in rural areas to below three hours. This requires to be rejected in interest of Postal services to the rural population.
(vi) Bonus: This Committee has also given a damaging and arbitrary recommendation regarding fixing lower maximum pay limit for calculating bonus to GDS which is at present Rs. 3500/-. This is totally unjust provocative and vindictive. This requires to be scrapped and states-quo maintained.
(vii) Trade Union facilities: Proper Trade union facilities to run the affairs of the union are justified.
(viii) Fixation in new pay band: at par with departmental employees.