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Saturday, March 27, 2010

CHQ CIRCULER

No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2010 Dated: 26-03-2010

To,

All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries &
All India Office Bearer of AIPEDEU

Dear Comrades,


The 6th All India Conference of this union was successfully held at Amritsar, Punjab Circle from 21th to 23th March, 2010 under the presidentship of Com. D. N. Giri, All India President of the union. The Conference had lively discussions on the subjects of importance that concern the GDS employees. More than 2000 Postal employees were participated. Suitable resolutions and decisions have been adopted by the Conference unanimously.


1. The sentiments of the members were conveyed during discussions in very clear and loud terms. The message should have been well received by the powers that be. The feelings of the general members will serve as our guide in shaping and formulating our course of action.


2. The Open Session was held on 21th March, 2010 with Com D. N. Giri in Chair. The Open Session was inaugurated by Com. G.L. Dhar, Secretary AITUC and was addressed by Com. K. Raghavendran, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P-III, Com,P. Suresh, General Secretary, R-IV, Com. B.G. Tamhankar, Ex. President, A.I.P.E.U. Group 'C', Union, Com. R.N. Choudhry Ex.Genral Secretary P-III, Com. G.S. Asiwal, General Secretary, Com. D.P.Diwakar, Senior N.F.P.E leader, Com.H.S.Gularia, Circle Secretary P3, Himachal Pradesh, Com.Gulab Singh, former Circle President P4,Punjab, Com.Garg, COC leader Amritsar,Com.Lakwindar Pal Singh,Chairman Reception Committee and CS,GDS Union and several other leaders.and Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, A.I.P.E.D.E.U. A galaxy of leaders and high dignitaries graced the conference, who were the chief guests of the open session, expressed their sentiments in very clear terms recognizing the services of the GDS in maintaining and running the communication services to the over whelming majority of the people who live in the rural areas. They assured all help and cooperation in finding a solution to the problems of the GDS employees. The Open Session was conducted by Com. Darshan Garg, Reception Committee.

3. Cultural Programme:- On 22nd evening, Punjabi traditional songs and dance was organized by the organizers. Comrade spectators instantly joined and exhibited their talent in cultural programme in Hindi, Assami, Marathi etc. The Reception committee had arranged programme for more than two hours and most of the Delegates and Visitors enjoyed much the lively cultural programme.

4. Ms.Achala Bhatnagar, DDG,PLI, Shri.Potdar,General Manager,PLI, Directorate,Shri.R.P.Sharma,SSPOs, Amritsar, Shri.Negi, Senior Postmaster, Amritsar, Shri.Vikas Sharma, ASPOs,(Hq) and Shri.Kuljeet singh etc., have participated in the subject committee. Com.S.S.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary has briefed the officers how the GDS are working hard without rest and recreations. Further constructive suggestions on workload, incentive etc., were given to the General Secretary.

5. Amritsar, the historical place is situated in WAGA border region and is a place of pilgrimage. The famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, Jallian wala Bagh and other places added colour to the delegates who have come from all parts of the country. It was a calm city and the atmosphere was congenial for GDS employees to discuss their problems. The Reception Committee had made magnificent arrangements for smooth conduct of the functions. We extend our sincere thanks to the Reception Committee. Com. Lakwender Pal Singh Circle Secretary, Harjiender Singh Chairman, Reception Committee and General Secretary, Asian club, Com. Karm Singh, Circle President, E.D. Union, Com. Gulab Singh Ex. Circle President, P-IV, Com. Jegwender Singh Rayeta, AC/S, GDS Union, Com. Ramesh, Circle Tr. E.D. Union, Com. The contributions of Com. Lakwender Pal Singh and Hrijender Singh his Team Reception Committee were of high value.

6. Comrades, the dangers lurking on the ED employees do not require to be elaborated. We are facing all sorts of onslaughts from all corners. At this juncture any activity that disrupts the unity and democratic institutions of the ED employees is only unfortunate and against the collective interests of the whole lot of the most neglected and exploited class of employees known as ED or Gramin Dak Sevaks. We hope that the members of this largest and mighty organisation will receive the message of complete unity in its correct spirit.

The elections were unanimously and peacefully held following have been elected as office-bearers for the next session.

President : Com.D.N. Giri, BPM Sivani Rasalpur S.O.Nandgaon, Dist. Amravati,Dn. (Maharashtra).
Working Presidents : Com. M. Rajangam, BPM Kumanan Tholu B.O Kadmalai Kundu S.O. Theni Dn. (Tamil Nadu).
: Com.V. Murukan, EDDA Cheramangalan P.O. Palakkad Dn. (Kerala)
Vice Presidents : Com. B.M. Jadeja, BPM Ribda B.O. Gondal Division (Gujarat).
: Com.Subhash Prasad Sahu, BPM Sahu Palbatta, (via)Naugachia, Dist. Bhagalpur (Bihar).
: Com. Mahandhra Pratap Singh, BPM Nadam B.O. Rewa Division,(M.P. Circle).
General Secretary : Com.S.S. Mahadevaiah, GDSMD Doorvani Nagar P.O. Bangalore East Dn. Bangalore-16 (Karnataka).
Assistant General : Com. Narain Chowdhary, GDSMD Golva PO, Bilaspur,Chattisgarh.
: Com. Datta Ram, BPM Chalola B.O. Una Division Secretaries (Himachal Pradesh).
: Com.Bejoy Gopal Sur, GDS MD, Manuspur North Hoogly, (West Bengal)
: Com.P. Panduranga Rao BPM.Akkagaripet B.O. Pellakur S.O. Gudur Dn. A.P.Circle.
Treasurer : Com. Rajendra Diwakar, EDMC Ganj P.O. Ajmer (Rajasthan Circle).
Asst. Treasurer : Com.Lakwindar Pal Singh, GDSMP, Amritsar (Punjab).
Organising : Com. Pramod Kr. Singh BPM Tando (Sirathu),Kanshamba, Allahabad Division, (U.P.)
Secretaries : Com.Dhiraj Kumar Chaliha, BPM,Mangala Nagar BO,Mangaldai(Darrang) Assam-784125

Special Invitees : 1. Com.Madan Mohan Singh,BPM,Hazaribagh Division,Jarkhand.
2. Com. Nirmal Singh,GDSMP, Cuttack North, Orissa
3.Com.Chandra Bhan Mehra, BPM, Loha Ghat, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
4.Com.B.V.Rao, BPM, Tenali Division, AP.
5,Com.Paranthaman,GDSMM,Chennai Sorting Division.Tamilnadu.
6. Com. W. Ibohalbi Singh, P.O. Wangoi Bazar, Imphal Manipur N.E. Circle


7. Comrades, I on behalf of the newly elected office-bearers as also on my personal behalf hereby extend heartily thanks and gratitude to all members for having reposed their confidence in us; and assure that we shall leave no stone unturned to render the best of our services to secure better conditions for the E.D. employees. We are aware that a great responsibility lies on us and are confident that we shall discharge the responsibilities with sincerity and honesty.

8. Policy and programme:-The 6th All India Conference decides to populise our basic demands through organization Massive campaign throughout the country urging immediate Settlement.
1. Undue delay in granting Grant of Status, Pension/Social Security, Medical, ACP, HRA,SDA, Transport Allowance and other items.
2. Denial of Full Trade Union Facilities like re-constitution of Departmental ED/GDS committee, Regional JCM to GDS and grant of special leave, beyond 180 days, for the Chief Executive of the All India Union of the AIPEDEU, which is the only recognised union for GDS as per new recognition Rules.
3. Special Pay to those who perform duty beyond 5 hours or adequate Compensation.
4. Time factor and Commission at par with insurance Companies/Sectors for the PLI, RPLI and new business.
5. Gratuity as per Gratuity Act, 1972 vide recent Supreme Court judgment (vide case of GDS in Punjab Circle )
6. Irrational point system in connection with the cash handling should be modified as per the suggestion given by the union.
7. There are many unscientific and unreasonable recommendations by the Natarajamuthi committee. No such recommendation should be implemented for the adverse consequences of the GDS who are already exploited a lot. If any such measure is taken to implement them the AIPEDEU in co ordination with NFPE/Confederation/JCA will be forced to resort to serious trade union action.

9.Legal Recourse: The AIC has approved our proposals to take legal recourse in the matters where discrimination is going on constantly.

10Larger Unity: The Secretary General, NFPE, Com.K.Raghavendran, Com.K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary AIPEU Group C, Com.P.Suresh, General Secretary AIPEU R-IV and all other leaders stressed need for larger unity among NFPE and AIPEDEU. AIPEDEU has been for such unity always and endorsed the view for joint struggles and Unity.
11.VERIFICATION MEMBERSHIP:- All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to take all out efforts to see that during present re-verification AIPEDEU emerges as single largest union, the only organization striving hard for the uplift of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Para 39(i) of the constitution may be read as under:
The monthly subscription shall be allocated between the Branch/Divisional/Circle and All
India Unions in the following proportion:

All India Union Rs. 2.50 (2+50 Np Federation/confederation found through CHQ)
Circle UnioN Rs. 2.00
Branch/Division Union Rs. 5.50
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Total= Rs.10/-

12. We once again reiterate our resolve to put in all might in betterment of the conditions of the GDS employees. We are confident that we shall receive unique support of our members in our endeavor. With your support we shall fight and march forward to create a win-win situation for the so-long exploited GDS Comrades.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


(S.S. MAHADEVAIAH)
General Secretary

Thursday, March 25, 2010

letter

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WE STAND UNITED 
 
 The message of 6th All India Conference of AIPEDEU in Amritsar [Punjab] from 21.03.2010 to 23.03.2010.

 

Open Session of the AIC was presided over CHQ President Comrade D.N.Giri and was inaugurated by Comrade G.L.Dhar,Secretary, AITUC. Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah General Secretary anchored the Open Session. The Open Session was addressed by Comrade K.Ragavendran [Secretary General NFPE]; Comrade K.V.Sridharan [General Secretary P3]; Comrade P.Suresh [General Secretary R4]; Comrade B.G.Tamhankar [Former NFPE President]; Comrade R.N.Chaudhary [Former General Secretary P3]; Comrade G.S.Aisiwal, former Circle Secretary P3, Com.D.P.Diwakar,Senior leader, Rajasthan, Com.H.S.Gularia, Circle Secretary P3, Himachal Pradesh, Com.Gulab Singh, former Circle President P4,Punjab, Com.Garg, COC leader Amritsar,Com.Lakwindar Pal Singh,Chairman Reception Committee and CS,GDS Union and several other leaders.

 

THE HISTORIC CONFERENCE CONVEYED THE MESSAGE OF UNITY AMONG N.F.P.E AND THE AIPEDEU.  All the leaders stressed the need for total unity and fraternity.  Many Resolutions have been adopted on various issues confronting the GDS. 

 

 

            The following office-bearers were elected unanimously:-

 

President                              Com.D.N. Giri, BPM Sivani Rasalpur BO,Nandgaon, Dist. Amravati,Dn. (Maharashtra).

Working Presidents            Com. M. Rajangam, BPM Kumanan Tholu B.O,Kadmalai Kundu S.O. Theni Dn. (Tamil Nadu)
                                               Com.V. Murukan, EDDA Cheramangalan P.O.Palakkad Dn. (Kerala)

VicePresidents                    Com.B.M.Jadeja,BPM,Ribda B.O. GondalDivision (Gujarat).

                                               Com.SubhashPrasad Sahu, BPM Sahu Palbatta,via Naugachia, Dist. Bhagalpur (Bihar)
                                               Com. Mahandhra Pratap Singh, BPM Nadam B.O. Rewa Division,(M.P. Circle).

General Secretary               Com.S.S. Mahadevaiah, GDSMD Doorvani Nagar P.O. Bangalore East Dn. Bangalore-16 (Karnataka).

Asst.General Secretaries   Com. Narain Chowdhary, GDSMD Golva PO, Bilaspur,Chattisgarh.
                                               Com. Datta Ram, BPM Chalola B.O. Una Division (Himachal Pradesh).                                    
                                               Com.Bejoy Gopal Sur, GDS MD, Manuspur North Hoogly, (West Bengal)

                                               Com.P. Panduranga Rao BPM.Akkagaripet B.O. Pellakur S.O.Gudur Dn. A.P.Circle.

Treasurer                              Com. Rajendra Diwakar, EDMC Ganj P.O. Ajmer Dn.(Rajasthan Circle).

Asst. Treasurer                    Com.Lakwindar Pal Singh, GDSMP, Amritsar  (Punjab).

Org. Secretaries                  Com. Pramod Kr. Singh  BPM Tando (Sirathu),Kanshamba, Allahabad Division, (U.P.)

                                               Com.Dhiraj Kumar Chaliha, BPM,Mangala Nagar BO, Mangaldai(Darrang) Assam-784125            

 

Special Invitees                   1. Com.Madan Mohan Singh,BPM,Hazaribagh Division,Jarkhand.

                                               2. Com. Nirmal Singh,GDSMP, Cuttack North, Orissa                     
                                               3.Com.Chandra Bhan Mehra, BPM, Loha Ghat, Pithoragarh,Uttarakhand

                                               4.Com.B.V.Rao, BPM, Tenali Division, AP.

                                               5,Com.Paranthaman,GDSMM,Chennai Sorting Division.Tamilnadu.

                                               

6th AIC at AMRITSAR (PUNJAB)



































































Friday, March 19, 2010

welcome to ALL INDIA CONFERENCE

Warm welcome to ALL Delegates, Visitors and Guests to the 6th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPEDEU.
 
  CWC on 20.03.2010
 
 OPEN SESSION ON 21-03-2010
 
    -S.S.MAHADEVAIAH, General Secretary and Reception Committee for AIC.

Monday, March 8, 2010

CHQ Letter to Department of Post

 

 

GDS/CHQ/41/1/2010                             Dated: 19-02-2010

To

 

The Secretary,

Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan,

New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub:-  Incentive structure for different types of work 

          performed in BOs.

 

Ref:-  Your letter No. 01-14/2008-RB dated 18-01-2010

 

Sir,

 

        The Scheme of NRGS is a regular type of work and is not going to be withdrawn in the foreseeable future, especially because of the popularity it has gained and also because the government has also prominently been advancing it as a flagship programme. This being the case the introduction of incentive for a permanent type of work denotes of ad-hocism and denial to the staff of their rightful work denominators for fixation of allowances.

 

Since we donot agree with the concept of incentive, we are not discussing the merits of the incentive formula.

                      

Similarly, the PLI has assumed the character of permancy and is being managed by grant of incentive. This is against the principled basis of calculation of work and again denotes adhocism.

 

Similar is the case for all work that is or is sought to be managed on incentive basis.

 

We, therefore, request you kindly to withdraw incentive scheme which works to the deterent of the staff and to evolve due work calculation in cousultation with the staff side so that justice is doue properly to the staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   (S.S. Mahadevaiah)

                                                                                                                                                                                    General Secretary

GDS/CHQ/41/1/2010                                              Dated: 19-02-2010

 

To

 

The Secretary,

Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001

 

Subject:- Revision of norms for cash handling for work-load

 assessment of BPMs.

 

Ref:- Your letter No. 5-1/2007-WS-1(PT) dated 11.01.2010

 

Sir,

 

                The comments sent vide your office letter under reference which is with reference our letter of even No. dated 24.12.2009 does not address our concern properly. We would discuss the reply Para-wise:-

                            

We have not challenged the he need for revision of the standard in to as such our concern lies in the twenty fold increase in the amount to be handled for earning one point. We have suggested that the norms should be revised to Rs.5000 cash handled for one point of work. This is because the basic principle for treating the Branch offices on different footing from other Post offices exists even to day where cash is handled in bits and small coins or G.C. notes of small denomination. We are not aware as to which B.O. was or which BOs were taken up for studies; but we are still confident that the norms are abnormally harsh. As a matter of fact, before the revision was considered our views and imperical experience should have been obtained. Since the standard is abnormally harsh it affects the BPMs very adversely because the same is unrealistic and impractible.

 

We, therefore, request you kindly to keep the revised standard of cash handling in abeyance and take steps for evolving a realistic and practical standard keeping our views into consideration.

 

We had pointed out that in view of the multiplication of work at Branch offices and introduction of several new schemes and products, the accounts maintenance has become more cumbersome and the 14 points allotted for the purpose need to be raised to 28 points. A practical view of this has got to be taken. Now it is not correct to say that counting of the remittance received or made is covered by the said 14 points. These 14 points are allotted for preparing accounts, different bags, slips and closing and sealing as also time sprat in opening and closing of the PO. It is not correct to say that these 14 points cover counting/verification of remittance received from/made to account office. This issue merits reconsideration.

  

We, therefore, request you kindly to reconsider the issue to raise the 14 points to 28 points and to include the amount of remittance made/received as cash handled.

 

We hope these issues will receive your consideration based on merit and practicability.                                                                                                             

 
 
   Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                  
 (S.S.Mahadevaiah)
 General Secretary

 

 

GDS/CHQ/41/1/2010                                            Dated: 24-02-2010

 

To

 

The Secretary,

Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001

 

 

Subject:-   Introduction of RSBY (Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojna) for

                GDS employees.

 

Ref:          Your office letter no 6-10.2009-PE-II dated 13-01-2010

 

Sir,

 

        While we welcome the scheme as an important step towards provision of health care to the GDS employees, we feel that slight improvement in the scheme would be really more helpful and beneficial to the beneficiaries of the scheme. It needs not be emphasised that the GDS employees work in village areas where hospitals with in-door facilities are very littler or at places even not available. There are health centers which provide only out door treatment. Keeping these facts in view, we offer the following suggestions for incorporation in the scheme before the department sings the agreement with the Insurance company:-

 

1.           It is mentioned that GDS having one yeas or more service shall be covered under the scheme. We feel that this condition may be deleted and all GDS employees should be covered under the scheme.

 

2.           As per the terms mentioned, the scheme will cover only serving employees and on discharge/retirement the GDS can continue to avail the facility on his owncost. In this connection a reference is invited to the recommendations of Nataraja Murti Committee on the subject. The recommendation is that the GDS employee and his family should continue to be covered under the scheme at Govt. cost. We sincerely feel and suggest that this recommendation be implemented to ensure that the GDS employees and his family members continue to be covered under the scheme even after discharge/retirement without any cost to the GDS.

 

3.           It is mentioned that the scheme will cover all health problems but OPD treatment is not covered. As we have mentioned above, in the rural areas mostly OPD treatment only is available and there are many diseases almost all diseases where prolonged treatment is provided on OPD treatment. For example we can take any disease say: T.B., heart disease orthopedic treatment or pre-natal or postnatal health cases where prolonged treatment is required. The same is provided by OPD treatment only. In order to make the scheme more meaningful and beneficial, we very emphatically suggest that the scheme should be made cover OPD treatment also.

 

4.        It is mentioned that the amount of travel expenses is inclusive in the

total coverage of Rs.30,000/-. We feel that this affects the treatment cost. We, therefore, suggest that the travel cost should be over and above the coverage amount of Rs.30,000/-

 

  We hope that our suggestions will duly be considered and necessary amendments in the scheme as suggested above may be caused to be carried out.

                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                   Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                                     
(S.S. Mahadeviah)
General Secretary

 

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS IN EVERY CIRCLE / DIVISION / BRANCH ON 2.3.2010

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS IN EVERY CIRCLE / DIVISION / BRANCH ON 2.3.2010

ALL INDIA POSTAL JCA CALL

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS

IN CIRCLE / DIVISIONAL / BRANCH LEVEL

ON 2.3.2010

 

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT IN NEW DELHI AT 2.00 P.M. ON 2.3.2010

 

SAME DAY HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CIRCLE / DIVISIONAL / BRANCH LEVEL AND SEND BY SPEED POST THE LETTER WRITTEN TO HON'BLE MOC&IT BY ALL INDIA POSTAL JCA

 

HUNDREDS OF SPEED POST LETTERS SHOULD GO TO HON'BLE MOC & IT FROM OUR CIRCLES / DIVISIONS / BRANCHES - CIRCLE, DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE TO ENSURE THIS TASK - POSTAL JCA EXPECTS THAT ALL ORGANISATIONS WOULD RESPOND MAGNIFICENTLY AND FULFULL THIS TASK WITHOUT FAIL.