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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AIPEU-GDS CALLS UPON ALL GDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENSUING 11-07-2016 INDEFINITE STRIKE


Dear Comrades,

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising Postal, Railway & Defence organizations are decided to serve strike notice to the Govt on 9th June 2016 to organize the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 on 7th Central Pay Commission related issues.

AIPEU-GDS CHQ requesting all the  CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Divisional & Branch Secretaries to serve the strike notice on 09-06-2016 at all levels along with NFPE unions to participate in the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016.

In case of GDS also, the 7th CPC had made adverse comments even though the CPC has not taken up the issues of GDS in to their purview.

The adverse comments on GDS issue in the report of 7th CPC :

Para - 3.70: Gramin Dak Sevaks : Examination of the existing classification of expenditure provisions of the Department of Posts reveals that expenditure on personnel in respect of Pay and Allowances of regular Central Government personnel serving in the department as well as that of Gramin Dak sevaks are clubbed together under the head “salaries”. Since Gramin Dak Sevaks are not reckoned as Central Government personnel, expenditure on pay and allowances of this category of personnel should be distinct from regular Central government personnel

The Commission accordingly recommends that the Department of Posts budget and account for remuneration of Gramin Dak Sevaks under a head distinct from ‘salaries’ as they are not reckoned as Central Government employees.

Para  - 11.8.48 :  A demand has been made before the Commission for treating Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) as civil servants at par with other regular employees for all purposes.

Analysis and Recommendations

Para - 11.8.49 :   The Commission has carefully considered the demand and noted the following: 

a.   GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural areas. 

b.   As per the RRs, the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is Class X. 

c.   GDS are required to be on duty only for 4-5 hours a day under the terms and conditions of their service. 

d.   The GDS are remunerated with Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the pattern of pay scales for regular government employees, plus DA on pro-rata basis. 

e.   A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS, to sustain himself and his family. 

Para - 11.8.50 :  Government of India has so far held that the GDS is outside the Civil Service of the Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government employees. The Supreme Court judgement also states that GDS are only holders of civil posts but not civilian employees.


The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS. 

The above comments made on GDS are reflecting the policy of the Govt that the GDS should be remained as GDS and has no provision or consideration to accord CIVIL SERVANT STATUS.

The ambition of every GDS is to get "Civil Servant Status".  For the cause of this issue, every GDS would get ready for any kind of sacrifice.

Now this is the right time to participate in the indefinite strike along with all Central Govt organizations to ratify the adverse comments on the GDS.

AIPEU-GDS CHQ to call upon all Gramin Dak Sevaks to participate in the indefinite strike from 11-07-2016 and make it a grand success.

==P.Pandurangarao
    General Secretary