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......... NFPE & GDS (NFPE) filed a case in Supreme Court [WP (C) 1003 of 2013] praying : Implementation of 1977 judgement and declare GDS are civil servants & scrap the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011 as they are invalid and unconstitutional .... Supreme Court directed the case to Delhi High Court [WP (C) 168 of 2014].... first hearing was on 13-01-2014 and pleased to serve notice to Govt. & Department .... next hearing on 07-05-2014 ......Dept. given 6 weeks time & next hearing on 19-09-2014 ... Govt. filed counter affidavit .... next hearing is listed for 4th February 2015.......The case is transferred to Pr.CAT, Delhi .. next hearing on 08-05-2015 ...... next hearing on 09-07-2015.............

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

India sheds a tear for `people`s president` APJ Abdul Kalam:

7-Day Mourning Declared

No Holiday for Union Govt Schools, Offices

New Delhi: The office of the President of India had assumed a new meaning in the hearts of billions of Indians from year 2002 to 2007 – the Kalam years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kalam was the people's president. His endearing nature and undying commitment to see India progress and prosper had turned him into one of the most popular personalities of our times.

One of his biggest passion was to interact with students to instil in them a fire to succeed in life. His personal life story starting from a poverty-ridden childhood, to a struggle to get education, and his contribution to India's missile technology was and will always remain a source of inspiration for the country.

Dr Kalam was as well versed with the Koran as he was with the Bhagvad Gita – a secular Indian in the true sense. The common man of India is in grief today.

Social Media Abuzz With Rumors, 

No Holiday For Schools, Colleges On Tuesday

In view of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s sudden death on Monday, Social media is abuzz with the rumors of government order for schools to be closed on Tuesday as mark of respect. Many schools have already sent advisory that the school would remain closed on Tuesday, but there was no official declaration of any holiday by the Union government. Karnataka was among the first states to declare a holiday tomorrow for all schools and government offices, where Dr Kalam was a resident throughout his 40-years career as a DRDO scientist and holds special image among the science fraternity. 

No state holiday for schools, colleges today, 
says Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde

Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde has said that the union government has confirmed that there will be no state holiday for schools and colleges on Tuesday, following the death of ex-President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.  

The government has declared a national mourning period of 7 days, Union Home Secretary LC Goyal had earlier said.

This is a drastic departure from convention. Protocol allows for 7 days mourning only in the event of death of a sitting President. The government's declaration therefore speaks of the standing of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in the minds of the people as well as in political circles.

7-Day Mourning Declared, 
No Holiday for Union Govt Schools, Offices
Karnataka Declares Holiday 

The government has declared a seven-day mourning following the death of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but no holiday was declared on Tuesday for schools or government offices in view of the protocol that stipulates only 3-day mourning and no holiday, barring Karnataka which was home to him for over 40 years.

In view of the admiration for the former president among the people, the Centre has decided to make it a 7-day mourning that is reserved only in the event of the death of a sitting president.

The government has cleared that the schools and offices will remain open but some state governments have declared a holiday such as Karnataka, where Dr Kalam was a resident throughout his career as a DRDO scientist and holds special image among the science fraternity.

What DoPT's Order says in this regard? 

HOLIDAYS: The existing system of holidays will continue.  No holiday shall, however, be declared in the event of death of any person other than the incumbent President of India or the incumbent Prime Minister of India.  Suitable orders in this regard have already been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs vide OM No. 3/2/97-Public dated 21.11.1997.Full text of OM reproduced below:-

Government’s instructions on reduction in number of Casual Leave: DoPT OM

No. 12/9/94-JCA 
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
North Block, New Delhi
January 14, 1998


SUBJECT:- Reduction in Casual Leave entitlement and various recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission in respect of number of holiday/working week etc. 
 In the light of the various recommendations of Fifty Central Pay Commission contained in Chapter 118 of the Report relating to Hours of Work and Holidays etc., the following decisions have been taken by the Government.

2. WORKING WEEK: It has been decided to continue the five-day-week working system introduced since June-1985 in the civil administrative offices of Government of India. Departments whose functions are pre-dominantly marked by public dealings or of commercial nature and at present are functioning on 5-day-week basis, will review the existing arrangements and switch over to 6-day-week wherever feasible. Action taken in this regard will be reported to this Ministry within the next four months.

3. HOLIDAYS: The existing system of holidays will continue. No holiday shall, however, be declared in the event of death of any person other than the incumbent President of India or the incumbent Prime Minister of India. Suitable orders in this regard have already been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs vide OM No. 3/2/97-Public dated 21.11.1997.

4. CASUAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT: It has also been decided to reduce with effect from Ist January, 1998 the number of days of Casual Leave for Central Government employees from the existing 12 days to 8 days in a year. Various Departments may also effect corresponding reduction with effect from Ist January, 1998 where the Casual Leave entitlement for certain categories is higher than 12 under intimation to this Ministry.

5. All Ministries/Departments may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned under their administrative control and ensure compliance with these instructions. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President and above all an inspiring individual. Rest in peace Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam Passes away

A big salute to the Missile Man

News : Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam Passed Away : 

Former Indian President Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam) Passed Away today. He was reportedly collapsed on stage while giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong and immediately rushed to hospital. Doctors say he suffered from a cardiac arrest.

Dr Kalam was born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931 to a boatman. He played a pivotal role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the test by India in 1974. He was known as 'Missile Man India' for ensuring the success of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). 

For his achievements, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna, and then he became the 11th President of India in 2002. 

He was THE BEST and the ONLY president of India who inspired youth. 

His life itself is a motivational lesson for the modern youth. 

APJ Abdl Kalam : Timeline of Important Dates : 

1931 : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October. 
1954: Graduated from Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli. 
1955: Enrolled at the Madras Institute of Technology to study aerospace engineering. 
1960: Joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a chief scientist. 
1969: Was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). 
1981 : Honored with Padma Bhushan 
1990 : Honored with Padma Vibhushan 
1992-1999: Served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of Defence Research and Development Organisation. 
1997 : Honored with Bharat Ratna 
1997 : Honored with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 
2002-2007: Served as the 11th President of India. 
2015 : Passed Away on 27th July. 

Famous Books by Abdul Kalam :

Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology (1988) 
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998) 
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999) 
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2002) 
The Luminous Sparks (2004) 
Mission India (2005) 
Inspiring Thoughts (2007) 
Indomitable Spirit (2007) 
Envisioning an Empowered Nation (2010) 
You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond (2011) 
Turning Points: A journey through challenges (2012) 
Target 3 Billion (2011) 
My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions (2013) 
A Manifesto for Change: A Sequel to India 2020 (2014) 
Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji (2015)


2nd September 2015 - Strike campaign meeting - Hyderabad

Nationwide one day strike call given by Central Trade Unions & Federations, on 2nd September 2015, supported by CCGEW, NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) leaders on strike tour from 27-07-2015.

As per the schedule, today in Hyderabad, a large gathering of Postal Employees infront of Circle Office was addressed by Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIP AEA & Com.P.Pandurangarao.

Circle Coordination Committee Convener, Com.K.Ramachandram organized the meeting. Com.D.Narasimhamurthy, Com.Balaswamy, AIPAEA, and leaders of AIPAOEU, Com.L.Kishansingh, AIP SBCOEA were present and addressed the meeting.


A joint general body meeting of AIPEU Gr.C., P4 & GDS, Chittoor division  has been held on 26-07-2015. Com.S.Narasimhulu, Circle Vice President, GDS (NFPE), Com.D.Mohanrao, Circle Vice President, Gr.C., Com.Ch.Vidyasagar, Circle Secretary, P4 attended and addressed the meeting.

A new set of office bearers were elected for the Divisional unions for the ensuing period.

It is reported that more than 150 GDS members joined in AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and formed the divisional organizing body for Chittoor Division.

President : Com.K.Ravi, BPM, Katappagaripalli, Bangarupalam SO
Secretary : Com.R.Mohan Rajareddy, BPM, Thodathara, Aragonda SO
Treasurer: Com.Vijaya, GDSMP, Chittoor HO

CHQ conveys heartfelt greetings and congratulations to the NFPE members of Chittoor division for their support and cooperation for AIPEU GDS (NFPE).


It is reported by the Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE) Com.Chandra Narayan Chaudhary, the Divisional organizing body for AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Saharsa Divsion, Bihar Circle formed on 26-07-2015. (Details will be published latter)

CHQ conveys heartfelt greetings and congratulations to the NFPE comrades of Saharsa Divsion.