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......... .....FROM 06-05-2015 INDEFINITE STRIKE BY POSTAL JCA ..... POSTAL JCA (NFPE & FNPO) WITH AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS STRUGGLE PROGRAMME 0N CHARTER OF DEMANDS ....DEMANDING INCLUSION OF GDS IN THE AMBIT OF 7th CPC AND DEPARTMENTALIZATION OF BOs & REGULARIZATION OF GDS .......... MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS .....

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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.......

Saturday, April 25, 2015

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES TO GO FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6th MAY 2015
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WE ARE DEMANDING INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7thCPC
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WE ARE OPPOSING SEPARATE COMMITTEE FOR GDS

RECOMMENDATIONS OF JUSTICE CHARANJIT TALWAR COMMITTEE FOR GDS (REPORT SUBMITED TO GOVT ON 30-04-1997)

.......... in its Report Chapter-IX para-1.1 “It is therefore recommended that when ever it required to review the service conditions and wage structure of the employees of Department of Posts, ED Agents be bracketed along with departmental employees. There is no need to set up a separate Committee or Commission for the Extra Departmental Agents”


RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FOURTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN JUSTICE (RETD) SHRI SINGHAL OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA 

“‘the matter is beyond controversy after the decision of Supreme Court of India in Gokulanda Das’s case where it has been declared that ‘an Extra Departmental Agent is not a casual worker but holds a post under the administrative control of the State and that while such a post is outside the regular civil service, there is no doubt that it is a post under the ‘State’. In view of this pronouncement we are unable to accept the contention that “extra departmental employees are outside the purview of the terms of reference of our Commission”

STAND TAKEN BY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS IN DO LETTER No.17-13/2014-GDS dated 17-02-2014 ADDRESSED TO DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING – 

“The demand for inclusion in 7th CPC based on the definition of the expression ‘Central Govt. Employees adopted by 4th Central Pay Commission in para 1.11 of the report “as all persons in the Civil Services of the Central Government or holding Civil Posts under the Government and paid out of the consolidated fund of India” and its observations in para 1.17 & 1.18  - besides Apex Court’s judgement dated 22-04-1977 in the matter of Superintendent of Post Offices Vs. P.K.Rajamma regarding Gramin Dak Sevak services (earlier called Extra Departmental Agents) as holders of the civil post outside the regular civil service”….. 4th Central Pay Commission has categorically stated in para 1.10 that the expression ‘Central Govt Employees’ has not been defined in the Constitution or any other Law. It thus seems appropriate, if this term is duly defined based on which a final view over the inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks with in the purview of 7th CPC becomes possible”

Now it is learnt that the ‘ inclusion of GDS in the purview of 7th CPC’ rejected by MoF.

DoP Proposed to constitute a separate committee for GDS.

With this again we are going to face the dark age of another span of 10 years.

Besides --

Government and Postal board are totally negative and insensitive towards the demands of five lakhs Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Casual, Part-Time Contingent employees.

EVERY DEMAND IS EITHER 
REJECTED OR INDEFINITELY DELAYED
Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sewaks under 7thCentral Pay Commission and grant of civil servant status
Rejected. Government decided to appoint separate committee.
Casual Labour regularistaion
No progress
Cadre restructuring of Postal, RMS, MMS, Admin, Postal Accounts employees
Long pending in the Directorate. No improvement.
Merger of DA with Pay
Rejected by Government
Grant of Interim Relief
Rejected by Government
Date of effect of 7th CPC from 01.01.2014
Government not ready to give any direction to 7thCPC.
Scrap New Pension Scheme.
Rejected by Government
Remove 5% ceiling for compassionate appointments
Government not ready to remove the condition.
GDS Medical reimbursement scheme
Pending for last six years
MACP anomalies including promotees case
Rejected inspite of several CAT/Court Judgment
Postmaster Cadre related issues including permission to write IP/PS Group ‘B’ exam and parity with LSG, HSG-II regarding service length for promotion.
Still pending. Attitude of the Department is totally negative.
System Administration case
Rejected. Not ready to consider the demands on its merits.
RTP service regularization
Rejected. Inspite of CAT orders not ready to issue general order
SBCO related issues
Rejected on flimsy grounds.
Postmen related issues
No progress
Parity in cash handling allowance
Rejected.
Counting of Accountants special Allowance for pay fixation on promotion
Rejected.
Computer and Technology related several issues
No progress. Situation worsening day by day. Employees are suffering. Public agitated
Harassment of staff on account of CBS & CIS
Still continuing
Allotment of funds for sanctioning all pending Medical, TA, OTA and RPLI/PLI incentives
No progress. Bills pending for months together
Overtime allowance revision
Pending for 27years
Circle processing centers (CPO) of PLI/RPLI at CO/ROs and stop redeployment of posts
Rejected
Sunday, Holiday compulsory working
Still continuing in certain circles
Office Building and staff quarters cases
No progress. Situation worsening. Staff are suffering
MNOP related issues
Suggestion of staff side rejected
Quality of uniforms, Chapplas and kit-items
No improvement
Chennai Postal Accounts victimization
Still pending
Stop Postmen/MTS open market outside recruitment
Still pending. No progress
Filling up of all vacant posts including canteen employees
Slow progress
Creation of justified new posts
Total Ban imposed on creation of new posts
Prompt convening of Monthly meeting, Bi-monthly/four monthly meetings, JCM Regional Council meeting, JCM Departmental Council meeting, Formal meeting with Secretary (Posts)
Periodicity is not maintained. In many divisions. Circles no meeting is held for months together
Prompt holding of Departmental promotion committees (CPCs)
No progress


Let us fight for the right cause of GDS   … unitedly …. To erase the ambiguity over GDS by the Dept & Govt.

Friday, April 24, 2015

PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 28-04-2015


India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government

'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states.
The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in the name from 'India' to 'Bharat'. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra also issued notice to all state governments and union territories on the PIL which called for restraining the Centre from using the name of India for any government purposes and in official papers.
The petition filed by Niranjan Bhatwal, claiming to be a social activist from Maharashtra, said that even the non- government organisations and corporates should be directed to use 'Bharat' for all official and unofficial purposes.

The PIL said in the Constituent Assembly, the prominent suggestions for naming the country were "Bharat, Hindustan, Hind and Bharatbhumi or Bharatvarsh and names of that kind".

Among the various questions raised in the PIL were whether insertion of India in Article 1 of the Constitution was just for reference, in order to repeal the Government of India Act 1935, and the Indian Independence Act 1947, wherein this country had been referred to as India, and sought to be repealed by Article 395 of the Constitution? Further, it asked whether insertion of 'India' was mere referential for de-jure recognition of the country by countries of other parts of the world for diplomatic purposes.
The PIL also said whether Hindi language excerpts of Article 1 Clause 1 of the Constitution denotes the same meaning, as it denotes in the English language of the Constitution in relation to establish the name of the country.

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Govt Sets Up Bureaucratic Committee To Examine Official Secrets Act, RTI Act

New Delhi: Government today constituted a three-member bureaucratic committee to go into implications of the Official Secrets Act and the RTI Act as demands mounted for declassification of files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The first meeting of the panel, which consists of Secretaries of Home, Law and Personnel, will take place tomorrow, official sources said today.
Sources said the constitution of the panel and the meeting tomorrow have nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Bose.
However, the government’s move came amidst growing demands for declassification of nearly 90 files which are yet to be made public. Interestingly, a grandnephew of Bose, Surya Kumar Bose, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin yesterday and requested him declassify all files related to events since his death or disappearance in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.
The issue of Netaji related files came to the fore last week when a controversy broke out following reports that his family was kept under surveillance by the Intelligence Bureau for 20 years, much of it during the tenure of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sources said among nearly 90 classified files relating to Bose, around 27 are with the Ministry of External Affairs while rest with the Prime Minister’s Office.
There is no file related to the freedom fighter with the Home Ministry as all have already been declassified and handed over to the National Archives.
The committee will examine certain provisions of the Official Secret Act and the Right to Information Act and whether and how much old official files could be declassified, sources said.

PTI

POSTAL INDEFINITE POSTAL STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2015

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS – REVISION OF WAGES AND SERVICE CONDITIONS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN 7TH CPC. 

WE DON’T WANT SEPARATE COMMITTEE. 

JOIN INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM  6TH MAY 2015, AT THE CALL OF CENTRAL POSTAL JCA ( NFPE, FNPO & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS)

AIPEU GDS (NFPE) DIVISIONAL CONFERENCES - WEST BENGAL CIRCLE


SOUTH HOOGHLY Dn.:

Gr-C, Postmen & MTS/Gr-D and GDS(NFPE) in  South Hooghly Divn. The joint opening session was held at Serampore High School and inaugurated by Com. Smarajit Roy Chowdhury, ex-General Secretary, State Coordination Committee. 170 delegates from P-III, 96 delegates from P-IV and 258 delegates from GDS attended in the conference.Circle Secretary and All India President of the union Com. Bijoy Gopal Sur delivered his speech.  

SOUTH PRESIDENCY Dn.:

Postmen & MTS/Gr-D and GDS(NFPE) unions in South Presidency Division have been held on 19.04.2015. The Conferences were held at Dak Andolan Bhavan, Baruipur. 508 delegates from GDS(NFPE) union and 50 delegates from P-IV union attended the conference. Com. Nirmal Dey, C.S., P-IV, was present and inaugurated the conference. Com. Ashis Bharati, Dist. Secretary CGCC, was present. From GDS Circle Union Com. Nilratan Chakraborty was present. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 28-04-2015

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT
DELHI CHALO!
28TH  APRIL 2015
FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT.
CLARION CALL OF JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE
FOR SETTLEMENT OF TEN POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
INDEFINITE STRIKE IF DEMANDS ARE NOT SETTLED BY GOVT.

RAILWAY FEDERATIONS, DEFENCE FEDERATIONS AND CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS WILL SPEARHEAD THE NATIONWIDE STRUGGLE.

ALL AFFILIATES OF CONFEDERATION AND ALL STATE COMMITTEES (C-O-CS) ARE ONCE AGAIN REQUESTED TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYEES IN THE RALLY AS PER QUOTA ALREADY FIXED AND CIRCULATED.  PLEASE BRING FLAGS, BANNERS AND PLAYCARDS ALSO.

COME IN THOUSANDS TO MAKE THE RALLY THE BIGGEST RALLY IN THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES.  LET US DEMONSTRATE THE ANGER, PROTEST AND DETERMINATION OF THIRTY LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES IN FRONT OF NARENDRA MODI GOVERNMENT.