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......... AIPEU GDS (NFPE)IS DECIDED TO CONDUCT ALL ITS STRUGGLE PROGRAMMES UNDER THE BANNER OF POSTAL JCA .......... NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE)SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CPC ON 23-07-2014........ COPY CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE PAGE OF 02-08-2014 OF THIS BLOG..........

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......... NFPE & GDS (NFPE) filed a case in Supreme Court 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 .. 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 on 08-02-2015...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

AIPEU GDS (NFPE) - AP CIRCLE COUNCIL MEETING - SURYAPET

AIPEU GDS (NFPE) Circle Council meeting of A.P circle is being held in IMA Trust Building, Suryapet on 20th & 21st September 2014.

Com.R.Sivannarayana, All India President, AIPEU Gr.C inagurated the seesion. Com.P.Pandurangarao,, General Secretary, GDS (NFPE) invited as Chiefguest. 

The Council meeting presided by Com.K.Manohar, Circle President, AIPEU GDS (NFPE).

Branch Divisional Secretaries and Representatives of the GDS (NFPE) union attended from 60 branches of the Circle.










GDS COURT CASE IN DELHI HIGHT - 19-09-2014

GDS COURT CASE - NEXT HEARING ON 08-02-2015


GDS case came up for hearing in Delhi High Court on 19/09/2014. 

Court adjourned the case for next hearing by 08-02-2015. 

Govt. filed counter affidavit. 

Additional reply statement will be filed by NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) shortly. 

We hope that argument will start in the next sitting.

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MEETING WITH JCA LEADERS ON CHARTER OF DEMANDS - POSTPONED

JCA LEADERS MEETING WHICH WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD WITH MEMBER (O) DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ON 18th SEPTEMBER 2014 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. 

NEXT DATE WILL BE INTIMATED LATER.


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FELICITATION TO COM.M.KRISHNAN - TRIVENDRUM - 18-09-2014








AIPEU GDS (NFPE) COUNCIL MEETING - KERALA CIRCLE - 18-09-2014




 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Government considers closing some loss-making state firms like BSNL, MTNL, Air India - NEWS

Government considers closing some loss-making state firms like BSNL, MTNL, Air India


NEW DELHI: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions.

After two decades of halting privatisations, the central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from generating nuclear power to making condoms.

Some of them, including Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Steel Authority of India are successful, but there are dozens more that have been bleeding cash for decades and kept afloat by budgetary support each year.

On Tuesday, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has called a meeting of top officials to consider what to do with the 10 firms that make the biggest losses. They had a combined net loss of Rs 245 billion ($4 billion) in 2012/13.

The list includes Bharat Sanchar Nigam, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam, Air India, Hindustan Photofilms and Hindustan Fertilisers Corporation, according to a note prepared by the Department of Public Enterprises.

Officials at the department have drawn up proposals to close some.

They include Hindustan Photofilms, a company set up in 1960 to make film rolls and take on the likes of Kodak but declared a sick company in 1996 and recommended for closure by the department in 2003 on the grounds that it could not compete with private players.

The company, based in the southern town of Ottacamund in the Nilgiri hills, went to court and won a stay order on any further proceedings that could lead to its closure.

In 2010 the firm proposed a recovery plan but the government has been sitting on it, with no decision having been made since about the company's future. In the meantime the company's accumulated losses have piled up to 82.32 billion rupees, about 40 times its paid-up capital.

"There is no future for this company in the current environment. It is a fit case for winding down," said a government official at the Department of Public Enterprises, which is overseeing the privatisation of state firms. The official did not wish to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.

The department will be making a presentation at Tuesday's meeting.

The government is also considering a proposal to wind down the watch-making division of HMT Machine Tool Limited after years of losses that have forced it to borrow from the government to pay wages.

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Trade unions are opposed to any moves to shut down state firms and the Bharatiya Mazadoor Sangh (BMS), a body affiliated to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said it would work with other unions to block the move.

"We are co-ordinating with all central trade unions on the matter. We are fortunate that all trade unions are on the same page when it comes to these issues," said Vrijesh Upadhyaya, general secretary of the BMS.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration, which took office in May pledging to reignite growth, has embarked on a cautious course of shedding stakes in state firms although it has eschewed big moves.

The government increased its privatisation target for its fiscal year 2014/15 budget to 630 billion rupees from the interim budget's target of 480 billion. The target is nearly four times larger than total government divestments in the past four years.

Officials said the government was also looking for ways to revive some of the sick companies through capital infusion, joint ventures and by bringing in new management.


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