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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...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

WITH WARM GREETINGS.....


OUR MOST BELOVED, RESPECTFUL, REMARKABLE GENERAL SECRETARY 
COM. K.V.SRIDHARAN (KAYVEEYES), 
A NOTEWORTHY PERSONALITY RETIRED FROM 
THE DEPARTMENT SERVICE AS 
ASST. CHIEF POSTMASTER, CHENNAI GPO 
TODAY THE 31ST MAY 2012.

THE ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (NFPE), CHQ CONVEYS ITS HEARTFELT GREETINGS ON THIS OCCASION FOR HIS HAPPY RETIRED LIFE.

THIS RETIREMENT IS ONLY FOR SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT BUT NOT FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND UNIONS…..I PRAY TO CONTINUE HIS ESTEEMED & PRECIOUS SERVICES TO OUR GDS UNION TILL ALL THE GDS ARE RECOGNIZED AS DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES.

THE NEED AND VITAL ROLE OF Gr.C EMPLOYEES IN THE DEPARTMENT & UNIONS AS WELL IS VERY MUCH ENLIGHTENED DURING HIS REGEME AS GENERAL SECRETARY.

HIS LEGENDARY COMPILATION OF RULINGS IN THE FORM OF “VENTURE”, “HAND BOOK” “GDS CRUSADER” GDS REFRESHER” MONTHLY UPDATION OF “BHARATIYA POST” & HOURLY UPDATION OF “aipeup3chq.com” HOLDING OF “TRADE UNION WORKSHOPS” ……EVER GRATEFUL TO HIS SERVICE ....RENDERED FOR THE STAFF …MADE POSSIBLE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF SIX YEARS ...AMAZINGLY… AND …ONLY EXCEPTIONAL & SIGNIFICANT TO HIM, THOUGH BEING FACED LARGE NUMBER OF COURT CASES, WITH LOTS OF PRESSURE ....HAD NEVER DRAGGED FROM HIS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO ANSWER THE MEMBERS AND OFFICE OF THE UNION.

!!! …NO HESITATION TO SAY……HOWEVER,  WE MISSED A DISTIGUISHED BOSS IN-SERVICE TO LEAD THE POSTAL MOVEMENT WHERE WE ARE AHEAD WITH CHALLENGES BY THE GOVT. AND ITS POLICIES.

DIRECTORATE ORDER ON PAYMENT OF ARREARS TO GDS SUBSTITUTES


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AIPEU Gr.C CHQ'S TOTAL SUPPORT TO AIPEU-GDS(NFPE)


      Associate membership to AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)

The Federal Secretariat held on 21.5.2012 has accorded the status of associate membership to newly formed AIPEU GDS (NFPE). 

The General Secretary has also requested all the Divisional Secretaries/Circle Secretaries seeking their co-operation in formation of branches at all levels.

Since the fresh verification of membership in GDS cadre is offing and notification for that effect may be issued at any time. 

It is reliably learnt that the recognition to the office bearers has not been accorded to the AIPEDE union due to the vertical split in the All India Conference and there is every possibility of another Membership verification at any time. 

It is our prime need to strengthen the organisation which is associated with NFPE and declared to work under the guidance of P3 leadership right from Divisions to All India level.

All Divisional/Circle Secretaries are requested once again to extend full cooperation and unstinting support to the newly formed AIPEU GDS (NFPE).

source:P3CHQ

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) MASS DHARNA AT PARLIAMENT ON 27-07-2012


MASS DHARNA AT PARLIAMENT ON GDS DEMANDS – 27-07-2012

The AIPEU GDS (NFPE) has organized a Massive Dharna before the Parliament demanding departmentalization of GDS on 27.7.2012 followed by "March to Parliament" on 26-07-2012. The comrades are requested  to participate both the programmes and book the return tickets accordingly.


It is informed that the comrades of Delhi Circle desire to arrange a felicitation function to Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary on the eve of his superannuation on 27.07.2012 evening at Delhi.







MARCH TO PARLIAMENT PRALIAMENT ON 26-07-2012


The Federal secretariat endorsed the decision of the Confederation National Executive to organize March to Parliament on 26.7.2012 and one day token strike thereafter.

The Federal Secretariat has fixed the quota target of participation in receipt of our union to the extent of 2000.

All Circle Secretaries are requested to organise the comrades as per the following quota fixed to each circle.

AP -- 100                                              Kerala  -- 50
Assam  -- 25                                        M P  --   100
Bihar    -- 50                                        Maharashtra --  100     
Chhattisgarh --  50                            North East   ---  25
Delhi --  200                                        Orissa    --  100
Gujarat -- 100                                     Punjab  --   200
Haryana  -- 200                                 Rajasthan   --  200
H P -- 100                                           Tamilnadu   --  100
J & K  --  50                                        Uttar Pradesh --  300
Jharkhand  -- 100                            Uttarakhand  --  100
Karnataka -- 100                              West Bengal  --  100

 All Circle Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries are requested to book their Journey tickets in advance so as to reach on 26.7.2012 for participating the rally. NFPE has organized an All India convention on the same day at Delhi on 26.07.2012.

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) MASS DHARNA ON 28-06-2012


THE EXTENDED CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 23-05-2012 AT HYDERABAD RESOLVED TO HOLD DHARNA PROGRAM ON 28-06-2012.
A MASS DHARNA PROGRAM 
AT 
CIRCLE OFFICE / 
REGIONAL OFFICE / 
DIVISIONAL OFFICE 
ON 
28-06-2012 
ON GDS DEMANDS
 A COMPREHENSIVE MEMORANDUM WITH 
CHARTER OF DEMANDS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO CPMG / PMG/ SPOs ON THE SAME DAY AND A COPY THE SAME TO BE POSTED TO SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.

COPY OF MEMORANDUM AND FINAL CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF GDS WILL BE PLACED  IN THE WEBSITES OF NFPE UNIONS DURING THE 1st WEEK OF JUNE AND THE COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO DOWNLOAD THE SAME AND SUBMIT TO THE CONCERNED ON 28-06-2012 POSITIVELY.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

PROGRAM OF ACTION ON GDS DEMANDS GIVEN BY CHQ -AIPEU-GDS(NFPE)



1.   A Draft 32 Points Charter of Demands that has been prepared by the CWC covering all the demands of the three lakhs of GDS employees will be placed in the CHQ website, inviting further suggestions for improvement by the rank and file. The entire attention of our organisation will be focussed to win the above demands through a united movement of Postal Employees under the able guidance of the NFPE.

2.  A Programme of Action starting with a day-long Dharna/Demonstration in front of all the Chief Postmasters General Offices/Postmaster Generals Offices/Divisional Offices  will be organised on 28-06-2012.

3. After participating in the March to Parliament on 26th July, 2012 called for by the Confederation of CG Employees and the All India Convention organised by the NFPE on the same day at New Delhi, a massive Dharna exclusively for the GDS Demands will be organised in front of Parliament on 27.07.2012.

4. A comprehensive Memorandum on GDS Demands and issues will be submitted to the Government and the Department on the day of our Dharna on 27th July, 2012. Further  the memorandum will be submitted to the Govt. through MPs also.

5. Meeting the Honourable MoC&IT at a later date to focus attention on our urgent Demands after the Dharna before the Parliament.

 It is requested to prepare / make all arrangements to conduct the program on 28-06-2012 in all circles and travel arrangements to Delhi for "March to parliament" & NFPE convention on 26-07-12 and "Mass Dharna at Parliament by GDS employees" on 27-07-2012 i.e., two days stay in Delhi and ensure the programs will be grand success with large participation of all NFPE & GDS membership.

Friday, May 25, 2012

1st EXTENDED CENTRAL WORKING COMMITEE MEETING AT HYDERABAD - PHOTOS


1st EXTENDED CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT HYDERABAD


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS [NFPE]
CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi – 110008

Circular No: 2                                                                                                                 Dt.23-05-2012
To
All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries
AIPEU – GDS [NFPE]

1st Extended CWC Meeting of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) at Hyderabad, A.P Circle

Dear Comrades,
The 1st Extended Central Working Committee meeting of our AIPEU GDS[NFPE] was held under the leadership of our CHQ President Comrade Bijoy Gopal Sur on 23.05.2012 at Sundarayya Vighyan Khendra, Hyderabad [AP].  The CWC commenced with the hoisting of NFPE flag and GDS Union flag by Comrades Bijoy Gopal Sur CHQ President and Vijay Krishna Vice President of GDS Union of AP respectively amidst slogans renting the air.
The Reception Committee headed by Comrades K.Ramachandram Convenor Postal Circle Co-ordination Committee, DASV.Prasad, CS P3, SSRA.Prasad ,Assistant Circle Secretary P3 and K.N.Chari Treasurer, GDS Union AP Circle has made excellent arrangements for the conduct of the CWC as well as the accommodation of CWC Members and participants.
Inaugural Session:
The CWC was inaugurated by our beloved Secretary General, NFPE Comrade M.Krishnan. The CWC was attended and addressed by Comrdes K.Ragavendran [Working President of Confederation of CG Employees & Workers]; K.V.Sridharan [General Secretary P3]; Ishwar Singh Dabas [General Secretary P4]; Giriraj Singh [General Secretary R3]; R.Seethalakshmi [Assistant Secretary General NFPE]; P.Mohan [General Secretary Postal Casual Labour Union]; R.Shivannarayana [Deputy GS P3]; Veeramani [AGS P3]; Y.Nagabooshanam [Working President Casual Labour Union]; K.Ramachandram [AGS & Circle Secretary Admn Union]; Sk.Humayun [CHQ President P4]; DASV.Prasad [Circle Secretary P3 AP]; R.J.Madhusudana Rao [Circle Secretary R3 AP]; and Comrade M.Nagavardhana Rao [RJCM Leader AP]. All General Secretaries and other leaders assured total cooperation and solid support to our GDS Union in building a strong organisation for us as well as in unitedly fighting to win the issues of GDS. They guided us to function democratically and with the motto of unity and struggle for advancement of the cause of GDS.
GDS CRUSADER:
During the inaugural session, the first copy of the All India journal of our union “ GDS Crusader” was released by the General Secretary of P4 Union Comrade Ishwar Singh Dabas and was received by Comrade Giriraj Singh General Secretary R3 & Com.V.Vijayakrishna, Circle Vice President, GDS.
Subjects Committee:
All the CWC Members narrated the actual organisational position in their respective Circles. It was observed that the 1st Circle Conference of AIPEU GDS[NFPE] has been successfully held at Kerala Circle. Each Circle position explained by the CWC Members enthused all as it was clear from the deliberations that the GDS are joining our Union en-mass in  many circles and in many divisions in different circles. The CWC also noted the Circles where the process of enrolling membership has not picked up momentum and decided to take appropriate organisational measures including intensive tour by the CHQ Office Bearers to expedite the formation of our union in all circles.
Important Decisions:
The CWC after the inaugural session in which all the above leaders elaborately dealt with the issues of GDS and the task before our GDS Union in resolving them through united organisational measurers and struggles sat in its subjects  committee. All the Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries participated in the discussion on all matters of agenda items.
I.        Union Constitution:
The CWC unanimously adopted a Constitution for the AIPEU GDS [NFPE].
II.      The following important decisions have been taken unanimously on the issues of GDS:
1.       A Draft 32 Points Charter of Demands that has been prepared by the CWC covering all the demands of the three lakhs of GDS employees will be placed in the CHQ website, inviting further suggestions for improvement by the rank and file. The entire attention of our organisation will be focussed to win the above demands through a united movement of Postal Employees under the able guidance of the NFPE.
2.       A Programme of Action starting with a day- long Dharna/Demonstration in front of all the Chief Postmasters General Offices/Postmaster Generals Offices/Divisional Offices  will be organised on 28-06-2012.
3.       After participating in the March to Parliament on 26th July, 2012 called for by the Confederation of CG Employees and the All India Convention organised by the NFPE on the same day at New Delhi, a massive Dharna exclusively for the GDS Demands will be organised in front of Parliament on 27.07.2012.
4.       A comprehensive Memorandum on GDS Demands and issues will be submitted to the Government and the Department on the day of our Dharna on 27th July, 2012. Further  the memorandum will be submitted to the Govt. through MPs also.
5.       Meeting the Honourable MoC&IT at a later date to focus attention on our urgent Demands after the Dharna before the Parliament.
III.    The following decisions have been taken on our Union Organisation:
1.       Conduct the enrolment  of membership to our  union in all circles at the earliest and organise divisional conferences and then Circle Conferences during the months of August, September and October to elect leadership democratically at all levels. The first All India Conference will thereafter be held in Andhra Pradesh in the month of December,2012 / January,2013.
2.       To build a strong subscriber base to our CHQ journal GDS Crusader by collecting the annual subscription of Rs.60/- per member.
IV.    Decisions on Finance of our Union:
The CWC unanimously decided to strengthen the financial position of  our CHQ as an urgent measure and various Circles have been given quota of donations to be completed within a time frame before 15th June, 2012. The CWC noted with thanks that ‘GUDUR NFPE UNIONS’ the home division of our General Secretary have donated a laptop to the GDS General Secretary for efficient functioning.
Comrades,
The new union AIPEU GDS[NFPE] has been necessitated in order to achieve major gains for the GDS through unity with all regular employees unions under the NFPE. We cannot win without uniting with all under the NFPE unlike some who thrive on anti-federation and anti-unity tirades that only weaken the cause of the three lakhs GDS. Trade Union democracy will be the cornerstone of our functioning and unity with all and struggle for emancipation of GDS will be  our direction. Whatever we have achieved had been the result of united struggle by the entirety of the Postal Employees Movement and not the result of any one organisation or individual. Let us understand that very clearly and take a resolve to strengthen our comradely bonds with all organisations and function shoulder to shoulder. Let us go to every GDS in the country and explain the reality in total and build a very strong trade union organisation for the GDS that really wins
With revolutionary greetings,
Comradely Yours,
         
[P.Panduranga Rao]
General Secretary

Encl: GDS Charter of Demands



CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.       Departmentalization of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of all benefits of departmental employees to GDS.
2.       Constitute 7th CPC and refer GDS wage revision also to the consideration of Pay Commission.
3.       Merge 50% DA with TRCA of GDS.
4.       Cancel the new GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011 and restore GDS (Conduct & Employment) Rules.
5.       Ensure minimum statutory monthly pension of Rs.3500/- to GDS and grant other pensionery benefits like gratuity etc., based on the formula applicable to departmental employees and under Gratuity Act 1972. Extend family pension facility to GDS also.
6.       Grant three time bound financial up gradations  to all GDS on 10th, 20th and 25th year.
7.       Enhance the bonus quantum ceiling from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- and end the discrimination.
8.       Reduce cash handling norms from Rs.20,000 to Rs.4,000 and also stamp sale norms.
9.       Ensure full protection of existing TRCA when there is fall in the work load. TRCA should not be reduced under any circumstances.
10.   Remove the 25% outside recruitment quota for Postman Recruitment  and 100% Postman vacancies be given to GDS.
11.   Remove the 50 points compulsory condition for compassionate appointment and provide compassionate appointment to all eligible dependents.
12.   Introduce medical reimbursement scheme for GDS.
13.   Grant full trade union facilities including special casual leave and foreign service facilities to GDS Union representatives.
14.   Grant 6 months maternity leave to female GDS instead of three months.
15.   Grant all advances to GDS at par with regular employees.
16.   Grant full transfer facility to GDS. Grant protection of the existing TRCA on transfer.
17.   Grant revised TRCA slabs upto 125 points to BPMs based on the workload as on 01.01.2006.
18.   Stop combination of duties of GDSMD with that of BPM as it will result in restriction of business hours of BO thereby causing loss of revenue.
19.   Enhance age limit for the departmental examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistant from GDS at par with Postman cadre.
20.   Modify date of superannuation of GDS as the last working day of the month.
21.   Remove the ceiling limit of Rs.50 for cash allowance for conveyance of cash from BO to AO and vice versa.
22.   Grant of LTC and  home town LTC facilities to GDS.
23.   Remove the discrimination in grant of welfare assistance to GDS in respect of prolonged illness, Book awards, educational assistance etc,.
24.   Provide norms for MNREGS work at par with SB transactions and also cash conveyance from BO to AO and vice versa.
25.   Cancel the embargo of fixing of minimum TRCA in respect of new appointees. Minimum should be the entitled TRCA drawn by the earlier incumbent. No fresh statistics to be compiled.
26.   Fix norms for all new items of work entrusted to GDS and until then grant enhanced incentives.
27.   Payment of rent for BO to be borne by the department and till that time grant enhancement of Office Maintenance Allowance.
28.   Redeployment of GDS should not be done beyond 5 kms and full protection of TRCA should be given in case of redeployment from one post to another.
29.   Prompt issuing of SDBS cards to all GDS employees.
30. Grant Children Educational Allowance and small family incentive to all GDS.
31. Fill up all GDS posts in RMS and convert GDS MM posts as MTS.
32. Make early payment of RPLI incentive and remove the minimum condition and maximum
       limit in grant of NREGS incentive.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hunger fast programme in front of Dak Bhawan & CPMG offices deferred



Secretary Department of Posts, informed that discussion with Secretary Generals and General Secretaries NFPE/FNPO will be held at 11AM on 21.05.2012 at Dak Bhawan to take concrete decision on remaining items of the Charter of Demands. More orders issued after the announcement of Hunger Fast programme. Remaining items will be clinched in the 21st meeting. In view of the aboveTHE CENTRAL JCA UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO DEFER THE HUNGER FAST PROGRAMME IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN AND CPMG OFFICES

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

11th Postal Service Staff Welfare Board Meeting



Departmentalization of GDS – Viable


Com. P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE) presented a Memorandum to Hon’ble Minster of Communications Sri. Sachin Pilot, on 16.05.2012, demanding Departmentalization of GDS


The full contents of the memorandum is reproduced hereunder for the consumption of all viewers.





MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO HON’BLE STATE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

With due respects and regards, We the All India Postal Employees Union – GDS (NFPE) is submitting the following issues for your kind and sympathetic consideration and favourable decision in mitigating the genuine demands the downtrodden and poor GDS employees working in the Department of Posts.

1. DEPARTMENTALISATION OF RURAL POST OFFICES AND ALSO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS:
The Supreme Court in its judgement delivered on 22.07.1977 held that the ED employee is not an agent, not a casual labourer, and not a part time worker but he is the holder of civil post outside the regular civil service and therefore declared that Article 311(2) of the constitution of India is attracted.Except conduct and service and application of disciplinary provisions, no other benefits available to the Departmental employees are extended to the ED employees. The question of departmentalisation of ED agents remains pending for long and is denied continuously on one pretext or the other.

In the present set up of the social - economic structure of rural areas, the daily wage for an agricultural labourer has been fixed much above the daily rate of an ED agent. Resultantly, the ED employees are not able to meet the family expenses and have one square meal a day.

The declaration of Justice Talwar that “95.70% joined the Postal Department as ED agents hoping to get full time absorption and only 4.08% took it as a side occupation is the real fact still prevailing and they are solely depending upon their wages for their livelihood”. In rural areas, still many of them are underpaid and lesser in the standard of living while comparing the NREGS beneficiaries.


With the hope of departmentalization at one day, they are prolonging their life with more expectation of their future. Their hopes can be considered by introducing various new services in the rural areas with the cooperation's of the Human resource ministry and other developmental activities.

The Post office alone has such a vast network and infrastructure and it can be fully utilized by providing various new services to rural public through post offices by its own saving bank scheme to distribute the Govt welfare measures as if we are doing under the NREGIS Scheme.

We may attempt with the following to provide more services to public as well as departmentalise all the existing BOs.

1.         The works like pension payment, sale of certificates, direct booking of money orders, SB operations with maintenance of independent ledgers may be assigned to the departmentalized branch office so that the existing branch postmasters will be with entrusted more work.

2.         If the proposal of full computerization of BOs is materialised in the ensuing year as proposed, there is every possibility for  introducing all kinds of bill works like acceptance of Electricity bills, land revenue, panchayat taxes etc., under the business activities of the Postal department or tie up with such governmental organizations.

3.         Large scale expansion of telecom can be explored through the branch offices and acceptance of all telephone bills, mobile bills may be entrusted. The Department of Posts may also consider in taking licences for running telecom services in rural areas with subsidiary rates to cater the requirement of rural public as if in vogue in many foreign countries.

4.         Since all the BOs are proposed to be provided with computers and decided to introduce various new services, it is possible to maintain the following works also in the BOs very efficiently with the manpower available in abundance.

a) Collection, maintenance and modifications of any of the work related to census in rural areas.

b) Maintenance, Verification and preservation of records pertaining to the Citizens identity card issued by the Govt of India directly by the Dept of post.

c) Extension of MG NREGS work through post offices by providing work norms for the work instead of incentive as at present extended.

d) Enhance the working hours for eight hours and introduce various new works at village level with the cooperation of other Govt and public sector organizations.

e) Ensuring that all various new schemes introduced by the Govt as policies will be reached to the village level through our network spread over the nation.

It is pertinent to mention that there are more than 10% of the existing BOS having the work load for more than five hours. In accordance with Marathe time test under para 93 (iv) and para 114 (i) if a single handed post office is having 11 hours’ workload, the second PA can be augmented. On the similar analogy such BOs having more than five hours workload can be straight away departmentalized. Further whenever any vacancy arises in the GDS cadre, the duties can be merged for making the office as a departmental office. The recommendations of the Justice Talwar Committee to freeze the GDS system in order to departmentalize all the existing GDS should be given a due consideration.

In order to departmentalize the GDS, the department should consider for fixing the norms for the following works immediately.

1. Work related to NREGIS payment.
2. Work related to verification of Electrol& Election work.
3. Work related to collecting statistics for census etc.
4. Work related to verification of mobile phone connections of BSNL & others.
5. Work related to acceptance of Electricity bills, water bills & telephone bills.
6. Work related to business activities, social security schemes introduced in various circles.

If time factors for all the work performed by the GDS is formulated, certainly it will pave way for the regularization of many GDS who are actually working for more than six hours but not availed the benefits of departmentalization. We don't want any incentives or perks denying our regularization.

The Honble Minister of Communications & IT Sri Kapil Sibil has sought the department about the feasibility of regularization of all the GDS and to departmentalise all the BOs for which the department has furnished that it will cost some exorbitant amount. We sincerely place our abundant thanks and respects on record to the Minister's desire to departmentalize the GDS and his initiatives but as usual the blocks were placed without really considering the realities and the position existed at field level.

If all the GDS are departmentalized by scrapping the existing GDS system with eight hours work and each official is assigned with various new works to improve the functioning of rural post offices in order to make it more remunerative, that will overcome the financial problem. This vast infrastructure will really be an invaluable asset to the department in this era of e-commerce and e-governance and not at all a liability. If post offices are kept open for more hours by introducing more new items of work, there is every possibility of increasing the workload.

We further express our sincere gratitude to the Hon’ble Minister for the positive steps being initiated by the department with regard to (i) full protection of TRCA (ii) revising the cash handling norms (iii) with drawl of 25% outside recruitment condition in Postman cadre (iv) relaxing the conditions for compassionate appointment (v) parity in bonus ceiling. We hope that positive orders will be issued in all the issues raised by us earlier.

It is humbly requested to kindly consider the above and cause action to departmentalise the rural post offices and improve the rural postal network.

Dated – 16.05.2012

Place – New Delhi



(P.PANDURANGARAO)
GENERAL SECRETARY

Thursday, May 10, 2012

POSTAL SERVICES STAFF WELFARE BOARD MEETING-16-05-2012

The 11th meeting of the PSSWB (Postal Services Staff  Welfare Board) is scheduled to be held on 16-05-2012 under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Minister of State (Communications & IT) in G.P.Roy Committee Room of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

It is learnt that for the first time, an opportunity given to one GDS representative to attend the meeting. Actually the said meeting was scheduled during last year and postponed and now taking place on the date said above.

The option is given to Andhra Pradesh Circle to nominate one GDS representative for the said meeting.

P.PANDURANGARAO, BPM, AKKAGARIPET, PELLAKUR SO, GUDUR(NL) DIVISION (General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has been nominated as a GDS representative from A.P Circle to attend the meeting on 16-05-2012.

Some important items with regard to GDS has been placed in the Agenda to discuss on various welfare measures viz., Enhancement of  Financial Assistance to GDS, Death relief to the family of GDS, Provision and enhancement of Scholarships, Enhancement of Immediate death relief etc.,

Let us hope for the best and favoured proposals decided in a positive way  to the extent possible.

ON GDS DEMANDS - INFORMATION BY P3 CHQ BY ITS GENERAL SECRETARY

GDS Demands

(i)        A D.O. letter has been written by our Secretary to Secretary MOF for consideration of revising Bonus ceiling of Rs. 3500/- to GDS by citing the Cabinet Secretary’s assurance during the strike period and Minister’s assurance. The expected additional expenses have been workout to 52 crores.

(ii)      The Committee constituted for consideration of GDS demands has recommended cash handling as Rs. 10000/- per point instead of Rs. 20000/-. One of the Finance Ministry official was also the member and visited Assam to know the ground level realities. The file has been put up for approval.

(iii)    The Committee has further recommended to include the cash remittance transactions for commutation of workload. The file has been put up to DG for approval.

(iv)     Protection of TRCA – in case of reduction of workload, the BPM will be issued notice to improve the work within one year. In case if not improved, then only the reduction will be effected. Thus, protection of the same TRCA drawn earlier will be provided up to one year. The file has been put up to DG for approval.

(v)       At the time of initial appointment the minimum of TRCA shall be fixed as per the workload existing in the BO and not the minimum slab of TRCA. This was agreed and the file is placed to DG for approval.

(vi)     25% outside recruitment in postman cadre has been dropped. The revised recruitment rules for Postman is under issue.

It is pertinent to note that all the above six items were properly focused and effectively presented and convinced the administration during the conciliation talks held in June 2011 & Jan 2012 by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General and Com. K. V. Sridharan, Leader staff side.

 EXTRACTED FROM : P3 CHQ- GENERAL SECRETARY'S DESK.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING - NFPE



No. PF-01(c)/2012                                                                                        Dated 09th May, 2012
NOTICE
          It is hereby notified that the Federal Secretariat of NFPE will be held at NFPE Office, 1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi 110001 on 21.05.2012 at 05.00 P.M.

          All General Secretaries and All India Office Bearers of NFPE available at Delhi HQ are requested to attend the same as per schedule.

         The Agenda of the Federal Secretariat is mentioned below:
AGENDA
1.      Implementation of Confederation decisions.-26th July, 2012 Parliament March 

2.    Consideration of the application for the grant of Associate membership to newly   
       formed GDS Union.-AIPEU GDS(NFPE).

3.    Review of JCA agitation – regarding.

4.    Any other item with the permission of Chair.

Yours Comradely,
Sd/-
{M. Krishnan}
Secretary General

//COPY//

HUNGER FAST PROGRAM BY JCA ON 21-05-2012


NFPE CIRCULAR

No. PF-1(e)/02/2012                                                                                     Dated: 09th May 2012

To
            All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers.
            All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions.

Sub:    ONE DAY HUNGER FAST ON 21st MAY, 2012.
           
Dear Comrades,

            It has been decided by the JCA of NFPE and FNPO that all the General Secretaries and available All India Office Bearers of both the Federations will sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 21st May 2012. (Monday) from 10.00 A.M. to 05.00 P.M. against non-settlement of agreed items of strike charter of demands.

            Similarly all the Circle Secretaries will sit on hunger fast on the same day i.e. 21.05.2012 in front of all Chief PMG Offices. (Copies of both the letters addressed to Secretary Department of Posts in this regard are enclosed.)

            With revolutionary greetings.


Yours Comradely,
 {M. Krishnan}
Secretary General