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Monday, June 21, 2010

LAUNCHING NEW ADVANCED WEB SITE

WELCOME

 

HEARTY WECOME TO THE WORLD OF

RURAL POSTAL EMPLOYEES / GRAMIN DAK SEVAK,

 

All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees' Union

Central Headquarters – New Delhi

 

LAUNCHES

 

 

ADVANCED WEB SITE

 

http://www.rpehq.com

 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE

 

8TH FEDERAL COUNCIL OF NFPE

 

 

INAUGURATED BY:

 

Com.K.Ragavendran, Secretary General, NFPE

 

On 21.06.2010

 

 

 

                                        S.S.Mahadevaiah

  General Secretary

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

J.C.A Tour Programme

All India Postal Joint Council of Action released its Strike Campaign Tour Programme
 
Postal JCA of NFPE - FNPO - & - GDS UNIONS has released its All India Strike Campaign Tour Programme today - The entire list of leaders belonging to NFPE - FNPO - AIPEDEU - NUGDS and the  dates of their attending each and every Circle is available in the Scribd.com website -All Circle Secretaries and Divisional and Branch Secretaries belonging to both the Federations and GDS Unions are requested to immediately start all preparations for successfully holding the Strike Campaign Meetings in a very grand manner with all enthusiasm. The Strike Tour Meetings should be attended with full mobilization of employees to hear the leaders of All India Postal JCA about the reasons and necessity to organise the indefinite strike and Non-cooperation Programme. Comrades and Colleagues can download the full details of the Campaign Programme by clicking on the Link Below:
 
 

Rs. 2000/- recovery form GDS employees in the month of May in

GDS/CHQ/42/06/2010                                                               Dated: 16.06.2010

 

To,

 

Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy,

Secretary,

Department of Posts,

Dak Bhavan,

New Delhi 110001

 

Madam,

 

Subject: - Rs. 2000/- recovery form GDS employees in the month of May in

                 Kurnool and Nandyal Divisions in Andhra Pradesh Circle.

 

 

The central Administrative Tribunal Hyderabad bench, Hyderabad in its final judgment against OA No 287 of 2009 ordered on 22-03-2010 that the applicants i.e GDS officials are entitled for the grant of ad-hoc bonus for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08 as per the revised calculation ceiling mentioned in the order dated 10-10-2008 and that the respondents are not entitled to recover the amounts already paid to the applicants on that basis.

 

Unfortunately SPO’s Kurnool and Nandyal Divisions of Andhra Pradesh made Rs. 2000/- recovery from nearly 500 GDS officials. You are humbly requests to intervene and do justice to the poor GDS officials.

 

 

Thanking you,

                                                Yours faithfully

 

 

(S.S. Mahadevaiah)

General Secretary

 

Enclosed:- Judgment copy of CAT Hyderabad bench against OA No. 287 of 2007 date of order 22-03-2020

 


Thursday, June 10, 2010

2nd instalment arrears

Happy to announce that 2nd installment of arrears, 60% for GDS, orders released today.  All Circle and Divisional Secretaries to see that arrears are paid to GDS at the earliest.  Circular has already been despatched.
 
 
Please Download below link for order.
 

60% II INSTALMENT ARREARS ORDER RELEASED

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS 60%II INSTALMENT ARREARS RELEASED TODAY

CHQ CIRCULER

No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2010                                                                                   Dated: 09-06-2010

 

To,

All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries &

All India Office Bearer of AIPEDEU

    
Dear Comrades,

 

We are furnishing hereunder some recent developments concerning the postal employees in general and GDS employees in particular.

 

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 13.07.2010

 

The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of National Federation of Postal Employees, Federation of National Postal Organisations and All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union has decided to launch Indefinite STRIKE w.e.f 13th July 2010.  Strike notice was served to Government on 4th June,2010 and copy of the notice is enclosed.  Long pending demands, Attacks on Postal services and harassment denying justice INTOLERABLE.  So, no other way but to go on direct action.

 

 KEEP GUN POWDER DRY:

All Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize members of this mighty Union. In order to realize our long pending demands viz., Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

 

Retirement benefits like ex-gratia and severance amount which were enhanced as recommended by the GDS Committee should be paid w.e.f. 1.1.2006 since all retirement benefits to regular employees on the recommendations of 6th CPC were implemented not from a prospective date but from 1.1.2006. Comprehensive schemes for departmentalisation of GDS by allocating proper work norms for PLI/RPLI, NREGS, Pension MOs and Bill Payments etc to enhance the work hours of GDS for facilitating departmentalisation should be worked out. Now with the large scale of expansion of PLI/RPLI as well as NREGS work coming up in a big way, there shall be change of approach towards GDS System to comprehensively departmentalise them. Grant of Pension, Grant of all benefits, Grant of Trade Union facilities, Grant of Welfare measurers etc to GDS shall be considered. The discrimination perpetrated in the name of GDS Committee to deny the parity on the matter of PLB Ceiling of 3500/- should be removed.  The unscientific tightening of BPM work norms by enhancing the quantum of cash handling to 20,000/- per point should be modified.

JCA FINALISED TOUR PROGRAMME:

Extensive tour with Postal JCA in the circles by CHQ/Circle union representatives and of the Division by Divisional union representatives should be undertaken and members should be educated about the issues/development.  As regards the issues pertaining to the members of this union, much matter has been provided in several issues of the union journal- Rural Postal employees.

 

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ARREARS DUE:

Payment of II installment of arrears (60%) payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks: The CHQ Demanded to the Department to second installment of arrears is due to be paid to the GDS employees for which the poor GDS officials are waiting for.  The parliament has already made budget provisions for 2010-11.  This is high time that much delayed dues of the neglected class is paid at the earliest. Needless to mention here that the Gramin Dak Sevaks are been working hard for all round development of this great department.

 

 

Re-verification Process is proceeding as scheduled - Completed

Recovery of subscription starts from 31.05.2010. All formalities have been completed in respect of re-verification of membership.  Divisional and Circle Secretaries need to collect figures from the respective divisions and circles for fair comparison with the departmental figures.  This is very important issue. Circle Secretaries should send the figures to CHQ EARLY so that we can demand early publication of the result followed by T.U facilities.

 

REMIT QUOTA:-

 You are earnestly requested to remit the quota positively. We may remind you that the receipt of quota at the CHQ is not commensurate with the membership. All are requested to remit Quota to Circle @ Rs 2/- and All India @ Rs. 2.50/- per member.

 

CLEAR DONATIONS SOUGHT BY THE CHQ FOR BUILDING AND LEGAL REMEDY:

All Circle and Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to comply with the request of the CHQ, majority of Branches not responded yet.  Rs.200/- per member may be collected in the next payment of arrears payable shortly.

 

GDS CHQ CONSTRUCTED NEW OWN WEB SITE!

 

CHQ takes interest to get registration of OWN WEB SITE.  Formalities will be completed shortly and members and readers can have easy access/browse.

 

WEB ADDRESS;              www.rpehq.com

 

Appeal

The CHQ calls upon All the CWC Members/Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries and active members to make the indefinite strike from 13.07.2010 a programme of resounding success. It is requested to arrange press conference and other publicity to popularise our demand. A report may also be sent to the CHQ.

 

We request you kindly to translate this circular letter in local language and circulate among the staff. This fact may be explained to the membership through group meetings and general body meetings.

 

With struggle greetings,

Yours fraternally,

 

 

                                      (S.S. Mahadevaiah)                                                                                             

                                       General Secretary

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Postal JCA STRIKE NOTICE SERVED

TODAY  ON 04-06-2010  The Postal JCA notice for Indifinet Strike from 13-07-2010 was served. All are requested to start prepration further GDS CHQ & POSTAL JCA  will issue detailed circular.

S.S. Mahadevaiah

General Secretary

Thursday, June 3, 2010

GDS CHQ NEWS

GDS/CHQ/41/2/2010                                           Dated: 28.05.2010

 

Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy,

Secretary,

Department of Posts,

Dak Bhavan,

New Delhi 110001

 

 

Madam,

 

Sub; Payment of II installment of arrears (60%) payable to Gramin

Dak Sevaks reg.

………………

 

Second installment of arrears is due to be paid to the GDS employees for which the poor GDS officials are waiting for.  The parliament has already made budget provisions for 2010-11. 

 

This is high time that much delayed dues of the neglected class is paid at the earliest for which we shall be highly grateful.  Needless to mention here that the Gramin Dak Sevaks have been working hard for all round development of this great department.

 

Hence it is once again requested to bestow your personal interest and cause to issue early orders for payment of II installment of arrears to GDS. 

 

Thanking you,

 

                                                Yours faithfully,

       

                                            (S.S. Mahadevaiah)

                                             General Secretary.

 

 

 

 

GDS/CHQ/4/2/2010                                             Dated: 03.06.2010

 

To

Shri. Subhash Chander

Director (SR & Legal)

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan

New Delhi – 110001

 

Sir,

 

Sub:    Recommendations of Nataraja Murti Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks in the

matter of recognition of service associations and grant of trade union facilities – Views thereon.

 

Ref:     Your letter No.4-1/2007-SR Dated 14th May, 2010

 

 

Our comments on the specific recommendations of Nataraja Murti Committee are submitted hereunder. However, we are of the strong opinion that the matters related to trade union facilities were not the part of 'terms of reference' allotted by the Government to the GDS Committee and therefore there is no binding on the Government / Department of Posts on such recommendations, especially if such recommendations are in variance of any Statutory Rules in existence on the matter of Recognition of Unions / Associations for GDS. Our comments are therefore submitted with this factor in mind. 

 

Para No.

Recommendations of GDS Committee

Comment of our Federation / Union

19.5.1

A channel of correspondence to effectively address the problem of GDS at Divisional, Regional, Circle and Directorate level needs to be ensured.

Effective Channels of correspondence for GDS already exist at the level of Division, Region and Circle. Such a channel is absent only at the level of the Directorate since the stoppage of Committee meetings. To restart the Committee meetings and ensuring its periodicity would fill up the gap at that all India level for GDS.

19.5.2

Formal meetings to discuss unresolved issues through correspondence be held once in three months at Divisional level, once in four months at Regional level and once in six months at Circle and Directorate level.

Formal meetings are already taking place monthly at Divisional level and Bi-monthly meetings at the level of Regions and Four-monthly meetings at the level of the Circle. The recommendation of the GDS Committee is diluting the existing arrangement, which is retrograde and not acceptable to us. The Directorate level Committee Meetings once in four months instead of once in 6 months would be the better option for effectively discussing unresolved issues.

19.5.3

The cost of a substitute wherever it is necessary to engage be met from the Department up to 2 members of periodical meetings subject to the provision that the combination of the duties is not feasible.

The cost of engaging the substitutes for three GDS Union Office Bearers at the Divisional level meetings and two GDS Union Office Bearers at all other higher levels must be met by the Department.

19.5.4

The present periodicity of holding All India Conference may be reviewed to 3 years with a grace period of six months.

This recommendation is out of limit for the GDS Committee since holding the AIC at a particular periodicity is left to the concerned organisations in tune with their bye-laws and constitutions. More over suggesting for a longer duration gap is an undemocratic approach.

19.5.5.

Formal regular meetings with Recognized GDS Unions once in six months at Directorate level and Member [P], as Chairman, the participation of concerned Dy. Directors General with Director [SR] as the convener be conducted. The unresolved issues in six monthly meeting with Member (P) if any may be placed before Secretary Posts for perusal and action as deemed necessary.

The periodicity of Committee Meetings at Directorate level shall be once in 4 months and not once in 6 months. The Member [P] is proposed as the Chairman of the said meetings, but that may terminate or reduce the interactions between the Secretary [P] and the GDS Union. We therefore propose to restore the earlier arrangement of GDS Committee with Secretary [P] as the Chairman.

19.5.6

The Department may consider amending the existing Rule 4(d)(i) of EDAs [RSA] Rule, 1995 for the purpose of recognizing second association. The existing percentage of 15% of membership may be revised to 30,000 verifiable membership.

This recommendation is out of limit of GDS Committee. The provisions of EDA [RA] Rules 1995 were finalized on par with the CCS RSA Rules, 1993 with regard to the percentage of membership required for recognising first as well as second union / association. There is no need for effecting any change in this Rule. If no union or association is in a position to register even 15% of verifiable membership then there is no need for a second union, since there is no void existing in the presence of a first recognised union registering more than 35% membership that can ventilate all problems of GDS cadre.

 

                   Thanking you,

                                                                    Yours faithfully, 

 

                                           

                                                                                    (S.S. Mahadevaiah)

                                                                                                      General Secretary

 

 

 

 

POSTAL JCA WILL SUBMIT THIS STRIKE NOTICE TO DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ON 4.6.2010 - CIRCLE UNIONS AND DIVISIONAL / BRANCH UNIONS ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE DOWN A COPY OF THE SAME AND SUBMIT IT AT THEIR RESPECTIVE LEVEL ON 4th JUNE, 2010 BY ORGANISING EFFECTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AS ALREADY CALLED BY

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION.

 

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

 

JCA/2010                                                                                                Dated 4th June, 2010

 

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 13.07.2010. The demands for acceptance of which the employees embark upon this indefinite strike are detailed in the Charter of Demands enclosed.

 

Sd/-               Sd/-

K.Ragavendran                    D.Theagarajan

Secretary General NFPE       Secretary General FNPO

 

Sd/-                                                                                                     Sd/

K.V.Sridharan                                                                                   Kishanrao

      General Secretary P3 NFPE               General Secretary P3 FNPO

                                                  

      Sd/                         Sd/-

 Ishwar Singh Dabas               T.N.Rahate

          General Secretary P4 [NFPE]             General Secretary P4 [FNPO]

 

          Sd/-                        Sd/-

           Giri Raj Singh                 D.Theagarajan

            General Secretary R3 NFPE               General Secretary R3 FNPO

 

      Sd/-                      Sd/-

          P.Suresh                    A.H.Siddique

          General Secretary R4 NFPE               General Secretary R4 FNPO

 

    Sd/-                           Sd/-

Pranab Bhattacharjee                   O.P.Kanna          

          General Secretary Admn NFPE                General Secretary Admn FNPO

   

            Sd/-                   Sd/-

                  P.Rajanayagam                P.U.Muraleedharan

        General Secretary AIPAEA NFPE           General Secretary NUGDS

                                 

 

Sd/-

                                                                                            S.S.Mahadevaiah

                                                                          General Secretary AIPEDEU

 

 

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

 

1.       Drop the move to outsource any function of the DoP including on the recommendations of McKinsey – Cancel the decision to close down 'C' Class Post Offices – Cancel the orders for down gradation of EDSOs into ED BOs  and closure of EDBOs - Roll back steps of privatisation of speed post processing and mail conveyance and data entry work.

2.       Stop violations in the Agreements on Status Quo of RMS & MMS as well as the merger of RMS with less than 10,000 mails – Create scientific norms for the work in CRC, Speed Post, Logistics and EPP – Cancel the orders for replacing the General Line HSG-I by ASPOs in Mail Offices.

3.       Holding of JCM Departmental Council meetings; Periodical Meetings with Federations; Sending of the issue of discrimination of pay scales between the Telecom TBOP/BCR and Postal TBOP/BCR w.e.f. 1.1.1996 to Board of Arbitration; and Holding of GDS Committee Meetings periodically with GDS Unions.

4.       Stop harassment of staff under Project Arrow – No extraction of work against Rules – No extraction of work beyond 8 Hours – No drafting of staff on duty and for Training etc on Sundays and Holidays – No harassment in the name of 100% Delivery – Withdrawal of all Punishments awarded to Postmen for minor non-delivery of articles.

5.       Fill up all vacant posts: [a] Undertake reassessment of vacancies in PA/SA cadre to rectify mistaken calculation of vacancies in all circles; [b] Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres in Department of Posts [Postal, RMS, MMS, Admn, DPLI, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing etc] as on 31.12.2009; [c] Allow local recruitment as one time measure in Postal Accounts similar to 1997 at Sundernagar. 

6.       Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in PA/SA Cadre; [b] Withdrawal of unilateral orders on piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters' cadre until comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre is completed; [c] Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of LDC, Sorters & DEOs in Postal Accounts by amalgamation into a single Accounts Assistants cadre in the pay of Pb-1 with 2400 GP; [d] Comprehensive Cadre restructuring in PA CO cadre in CO/RO/DPLI; [e] Comprehensive cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre in SBCO; and [f] Comprehensive cadre restructuring of Postmen/Mailguard/Multi Task Staff.

7.       Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

8.       Grant of Parity in Pay Scale [PB-1 with GP 2400/-] for MMS Drivers on par with Drivers of Parliament Secretariat – Recruitment of adequate number of Drivers – Sanction of OSA for the long distance logistics van drivers of MMS – Technology training to Work Shop staff and grant of Data Entry Operators scale of pay to Work Shop Staff.

9.       Implement Supreme Court Orders for revision of wages from 1.1.2006 [6th CPC wages] to all RRR Candidates, Casual Labourers, Contingent staff, GDS Substitutes etc – Grant Temporary Status to eligible Full Time Status Casual labourers; Convert Part Time into Full Time; Absorb Full Time, Part Time, contingent in vacant GDS Posts.

10.   Fill up all vacancies of Postmen and Mailguards - Roll back the unscientific scheme of Single Postman Beat System – Modify certain unscientific work norms of Postmen / MTS finalised by Work Study Unit - Enhance the Postman Double Duty Allowance as per the recommendations of 6th CPC.

11.   Remove all local anomalies in MACP Scheme like application of benchmark for the period prior to introduction of MACP Scheme; Grant MACP on 'Average' benchmark like Department of Railways; Denial of MACP for acts of denial of regular promotion earlier to introduction of MACP; Denial to grant PB-2 while upgradation to Grade Pay 4200 and above to Group 'C' Officials etc.

12.   Creation of System Administrators Cadre with higher pay scales and absorption of all System Administrators in the new cadre during initial composition – Uniform Norms for System Administrators including work hours, number of systems, distance factor – Financial compensation for special and extra work performed by System Administrators.

13.   Early finalisation of Recruitment Rules for upgraded Group 'C' in PB-1 with 1800 GP – Ensure present system of absorption of GDS and TS CLS in Group 'D' posts into the new RR without insisting for the educational qualification – Filling up all the posts of Multi Tasking Staff without any delay.

14.   Amalgamation of Group 'C' Accounts Cadres of DoP and DoT.

15.   Roll back of the Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work – Augment required staff strength in PLI branch of CO/RO/DPLI –Maintain centralized accounting system through the Office of DPLI Kolkata – Fill up the vacant posts of COs/ROs/DPLI Kolkata to manage huge shortage;

16.   Parity of scale of pay of Ministerial Cadre in Postal Civil Wing on par with the Postal Assistants and upgradation of posts of Works Clerk Grade –II/Grade-I/Head Clerk – Filling up of all vacant posts of technical as well as ministerial posts – Creation of one Civil Wing Circle for each Postal Circle.

17.   Regularise the HSG-I, HSG-II, LSG arrangements and grant Officiating Pay & Allowances to all Officials holding the posts.

 

 

GDS CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

 

Retirement benefits like ex-gratia and severance amount which were enhanced as recommended by the GDS Committee should be paid w.e.f. 1.1.2006 since all retirement benefits to regular employees on the recommendations of 6th CPC were implemented not from a prospective date but from 1.1.2006. Comprehensive schemes for departmentalisation of GDS by allocating proper work norms for PLI/RPLI, NREGS, Pension MOs and Bill Payments etc to enhance the work hours of GDS for facilitating departmentalisation should be worked out. Now with the large scale of expansion of PLI/RPLI as well as NREGS work coming up in a big way, there shall be change of approach towards GDS System to comprehensively departmentalise them. Grant of Pension, Grant of all benefits, Grant of Trade Union facilities, Grant of Welfare measurers etc to GDS shall be considered. The discrimination perpetrated in the name of GDS Committee to deny the parity on the matter of PLB Ceiling of 3500/- should be removed.  The unscientific tightening of BPM work norms by enhancing the quantum of cash handling to 20,000/- per point should be modified.