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........ Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO - AIPEUGDS & NUGDS) launched phased manner programme on 23 charter of demands ....... All are requested to participate en masse and make all agitation programmes a grand success..... .......

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

NFPE CIRCULAR

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                          e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981          website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com


No.PF-01(e/2018                                                                                Date: 29th June  2018
CIRCULAR
To
          All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers
          All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions.

          Dear Comrade,

                      The Govt. of India is not at all sympathetic towards settlement of long pending of genuine grievances of Central Govt. employees. The entire  working class and farmers are on struggle path.  Three lac GDS employees were also compelled to go on strike for 16 days. None of the 7th CPC demands has been settled. The assurance given by the group of ministers for revision of minimum wage and fitment factor has not been fulfilled and now Finance Minister had given reply in the Parliament that “No Change in minimum pay and fitment formula is at present under consideration of the Government”.

                      Employees who joined service on or after 1-1-2004 have been put under New Pension Scheme which can be called as No Pension Scheme. The employees who joined on or after 1-1-2004 are getting meager pension @Rs 1000/- or 2000/- per month. As on 30-04-2018, 17,58,144  employees are covered under N.P.S Govt. is not ready to give guarantee of 50% pension of last pay drawn.

                      Six lac posts were declared lying vacant by 7th CPC up to 31.03.2016. After that lacs & lacs posts have fallen vacant after retirement of officials every month .

                      Large scale Outsourcing, Privatization and Contractorization has  become the order of the day. Large scale privatization, outsourcing and disinvestment is in full swing in Railway and Defence.

                      Besides all the things there is well planned move to attack on trade union rights by way of labour laws reforms.

                      Keeping in view the above facts and so many other things related to the interest of workers a National Convention was organized by the confederation of central Govt. Employees and workers on 10th June 2018 at Hyderabad.
         
          NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CONFEDERATION:-

        National Convention of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers was held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 . The Convention besides other programmes which are mentioned below declared one day strike on15-11-2018 for settlement of 10 points charter of demands keeping scrapping of New Pension Scheme as it’s top priority. All India State Govt. Employees Federation has also declared one day strike on the same date i.e. 15-11-2018

THE PROGRAMME OF ACTION IS MENTIONED AS BELOW:-

1)      To issue separate Circulars along with the Resolution and declaration, charter of demands and programme of action to all their Units without fail.
2)      To translate the above documents into local languages and issue printed notices pamphlets and posters. (Hindi Version also published below).
3)      Give wide publicity through print and electronic media, social media and also through Union websites.
4)      To convene immediate meetings of the All India/State/District Managing bodies and chalk out programmes for effective implementation of the campaign programmes and one day strike on 15-11-2018.
5)      Ensure maximum participation of rank and file membership in all the campaign programmes and also in the one day strike.
6)      Mobilise and ensure participation of maximum employees as per quota fixed in the MASS RALLY at New Delhi on 5th September 2018.  Instruct all those who are participating in the Delhi Rally to book their up and down travel tickets immediately.
7)      Chalk out separate departmental wise campaign programmes of each affiliated organisations.

PROGRAMME OF ACTION
(Approved by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)

I.      2018 July 1st to August 14th
        State/District level conventions.
2.     2018 August 15th to 31st
        Submission of memorandum to all MPs, MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. seeking their intervention for settlement of demands. (Draft copy of the memorandum will be exhibited in confederation website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com after 31st July 2018)
3.     21st August 2018 - Tuesday
        Mass dharna at all District headquarters.
4.     5th September 2018 - Wednesday
        Mass rally at New Delhi. (Quota of employees to be mobilised and participated in the Mass Rally by each affiliate and C-O-C will be published seperately within two days).
5.     10th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Serving of strike notice at all levels with mass demonstrations.
6.     17th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Raj Bhavan March at all State Headquarters or March to an important Central Govt. office situated in the state capital.
7.     3rd October to 10th November  2018
        State/District wise Compaign  programme of National leaders of confederation and its affiliates. (seperate circular will be issued mentioning places and name of leaders)
8.     2nd November 2018 - Friday
        Mass Hunger Fast at all levels.
9.     15th November 2018 - Thursday
        Nationwide one day strike.

        In addition to the above compaign  programmes each affiliate of NFPE should chalk out their own union wise compaign programmes covering all states.

2018 NOVEMBER 15TH NATION WIDE ONE DAY STRIKE OF
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES
10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

(adopted by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)

1.    Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme. Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme to all employees.

2.     Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, Option-I for pensioners and anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

3.     Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment plan as per  May 2001 orders of former NDA Government.

        4.     (a)   Regularisatin of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra committee report.

             (b)   Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.

5.     Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.

6.     Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop FDI and privatisation of Railways and Defence department.

7.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.

8.     Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointment.

9.     Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B&C employees. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time-frame.

      10.   (a)   Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM scheme at all levels.

            (b)   Withdraw the draconian FR-56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS Pension Rules 1972.

If necessary, affiliates can add their own departmental wise issues as PART-II of the charter of demands.

MASS RALLY AT NEW DELHI ON 05TH SEPTEMBER 2018 :

                     It has been decided in the National convention of confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 that a mass rally will be organized at New Delhi on 5th Sept- 2018 along with Public sector employees, State Govt Employees and other Mass Organizations.

                               Confederation has been allotted quota of 10000 employees for participation, out of which NFPE has been allotted quota of 5000  participants, which is allotted to each affiliated union as under.

                               P-III-1500,                   P-IV-1500,                              R-III-500,         R-IV-500,
                               Admin – 200,             Postal Acctts – 200,             SBCO-100,
                               GDS – 1000,               Casual labourer – 100

                   All affiliates are requested to allot quota to each circle union and request all participants to book their to and fro journey in advance to avoid inconvenience .

                               All affiliates will make stay arrangements for their Comrades.
                              
                               With revolutionary greetings.

                  

                                                                                                                               Yours Fraternally
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                    R.N Parashar
                                                                                                                               (Secretary General)
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Deduction of TDS in respect of Senior Citizens who have invested in Sr.Citizen Savings Scheme

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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To
All CHQ office bearers & Mahila Committee Members
All Circle Secretaries 
All Branch / Divisional Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

You are well aware that orders on the implementation of  the recommendations of GDS Committee viz., wage revision, allowances, drawal of arrears, Maternity leave, Severance Amount, SDBS etc., released during the last two/three days. Still many more orders have to be released on the recommendations of GDS Committee.

Lots of discussion is effectively going on among the GDS and well-wishers of our GDS employees. But discussion should be made in an analytical and scientific way. Then only conclusion can be formulated.

All CHQ office bearers, Circle/Branch/Divisional Secretaries are requested to hold meetings / conventions to make discussion on the recommendations of the Committee and the respective orders being released for the same.

It is informed that some circles are already convened meetings during next month. Our Union's Central Working Committee meeting is already scheduled on 4th September. It is noticed that other GDS unions are also convened their CWC meetings.

Our CHQ is expressing its dissatisfaction & disappointment over the dilution and deviation of some of the recommendations. The true spirit of the positive recommendations of the GDS Committee has not been appeared in the orders.

After perusal of the opinions of Circles and their conclusions, in consultation with higher bodies and other GDS Unions future course of action will be decided.

All are requested to give top priority on the subject and report to CHQ at the earliest.

Fraternally yours,

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
(M)09849466595
aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com








Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GDS PAY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS :: MATERNITY LEAVE FOR FEMALE GDS

Date effect from : 01-07-2018
Leave period : 180 days ( less than two surviving children)
Leave period : 45 days ( miscarriage/abortion)



GDS PAY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS : ORDERS ON EX-GRATIA GRATUITY - SEVERANCE AMOUNT & SDBS


Date effect : 01-07-2018

Ex-gratia Gratuity named as 'GDS Gratuity'
Maximum of Rs.1,50,000/-

Severance Amount : 
@ Rs.4000/- from 01-01-2016
Maximum ceiling Rs.1,50,000/-

Service Discharge Benefit Scheme:
Monthly contribution @ Rs.300/- (for both sides)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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2018 NOVEMBER 15TH NATION WIDE ONE DAY STRIKE

2018 NOVEMBER 15TH NATION WIDE ONE DAY STRIKE OF
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES
CONFEDERATION - PROGRAMME OF ACTION
(approved by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
I.      2018 July 1st to August 14th
        State/District level conventions.
2.     2018 August 15th to 31st
        Submission of memorandum to all MPs, MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. seeking their intervention for settlement of demands. (Draft copy of the memorandum will be exhibited in confederation website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com after 31st July 2018)
3.     21st August 2018 - Tuesday
        Mass dharna at all District headquarters.
4.     5th September 2018 - Wednesday
        Mass rally at New Delhi. (Quota of employees to be mobilised and participated in the Mass Rally by each affiliate and C-O-C will be published seperately within two days).
5.     10th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Serving of strike notice at all levels with mass demonstrations.
6.     17th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Raj Bhavan March at all State Headquarters or March to an important Central Govt. office situated in the state capital.
7.     3rd October to 10th November  2018
        State/District wise Compaign  programme of National leaders of confederation and its affiliates. (seperate circular will be issued mentioning places and name of leaders)
8.     2nd November 2018 - Friday
        Mass Hunger Fast at all levels.
9.     15th November 2018 - Thursday
        Nationwide one day strike.
        In addition to the above compaign  programmes each affiliate of confederation should chalk out their own department wise compaign programmes covering all states.
2018 NOVEMBER 15TH NATION WIDE ONE DAY STRIKE OF
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES
10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
(adopted by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
1.     Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme. Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme to all employees.
2.     Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, Option-I for pensioners and anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
3.     Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment plan as per  May 2001 orders of former NDA Government.
4.     (a)   Regularisatin of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra committee report.
        (b)   Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.
5.     Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
6.     Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop FDI and privatisation of Railways and Defence department.
7.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
8.     Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointment.
9.     Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B&C employees. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time-frame.
10.   (a)   Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM scheme at all levels.
        (b)   Withdraw the draconian FR-56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS Pension Rules 1972.
If necessary, affiliates can add their own departmental wise issues as PART-II of the charter of demands.    

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NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
DECLARED FOUR MONTHS INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AND
ONE DAY NATION WIDE STRIKE ON 15-11-2018
*   SCRAP NEW CONTRIBUTORY PENSION  SCHEME AND RESTORE OLD DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEME TO ALL EMPLOYEES.
*  SETTLE 10 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION.
      STATE GOVT EMPLOYEES & TEACHERS ALSO DECLARED ONE DAY NATIONWIDE STRIKE ON 15-11-2018
" DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES
      DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR, ANTI-PEOPLE RULING CLASS POLITICS.''
Dear Comrades,
                   Attacks on workers and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day.  Entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path.  The successful famers struggle in Maharashtra and sixteen days indefinite strike of three lakhs Postal Gramin Dak Sevaks are the latest mass struggle.
                   None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled.  The increase in pay of 14.28% was the lowest and worst in the history of pay revision of Central Government employees.  The assurance given by the group of senior Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government in the wake of impending indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 regarding increase in  minimum wage and fitment formula is in paper evenafter a lapse of 24 months.  Now the  Finance  Minister had replied in the Parliament that - “no change in minimum pay and fitment formula is at present under consideration of the Government”.
                   Employees who joined service on or after 01-01-2004 are retiring with a mergre pension of Rs.1000/- to Rs.2000/-per month only under the NPS scheme. In effect "New pension system'' has become "No pension system''.  As per RTI reply out of 32 lakhs Central Government employees, as on 30-04-2018, 17,58,144 employees are covered under NPS. Uncertainity is looming large over their retirement life. Everymonth 10 % of their salary (including DA) is deducted under NPS, but as per PFRDA  Act - "there shall not be any  implicit or explicit assurance of benefit, except market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscriber.” 7th CPC after hearing various stake holders of NPS has given the following directive to the Government - "almost a  whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004 are unhappy with the New Pension Scheme, Government should take a call to look into their complaint.''  Eventhough Government has appointed a committee for streamlining NPS, the committee was not mandated to examine and recommend ''scraping of NPS” or ''minimum guaranteed pension'' ie; 50% of the last pay drawn.  Staffside has placed the above demands before the committee.  Report of the committee, submitted one year back, is not yet published.  In  short the discontenment among the NPS employees is growing day by day and it may burst out at any time if the Government refuses to revert back to the old defined benefit pension system.
                   Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Government has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, MACP promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, option-I for pensioners - Govt is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks are compelled to go on indefinite strike for 16 days foe getting their legitimate wage revision approved by the cabinet. Their demand for regularisation, Civil servant status and implementation of other positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee are still pending.  Exploitation of casual and contract workers continue.  Equal pay for equal work is denied.
                   Large scale outsourcing and privatisation has become the order of the day. Foreign Direct Investment and privatisation of Railways and Defence and large scale outsourcing of the work done by Defence Civilian employees are in full swing. Government declared about 200 defence products manufactued by Defence employees as ''non-core'' items and gave orders to private multinational companies for their supply, rendering thousands of Defence employees jobless in Govt owned 41ordnance factories. 12 out of  17 Government of India presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Majority of the Autonomous body employees and pensioners are yet to get their rightful 7th CPC revised pay and pension due to stringent conditions imposed by Finance Ministry.  Compassionate appointment has become a mirage.
                   Trade Union rights and facilities are curtailed and denied.  Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension  Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimise employees. Government sponsored unions are given undue patronage.  Recognition and trade union facilities of fighting organisations are withdrawn and their leaders are transferred to far-off places.
                   It is in this background, the National Convention of Central Government Employees held at Hyderabad on 10.06.2018 has decided to fight out these retrograde policies of the Central Government by mobilising entire Central Government employees.  Four months intensive campaign throughout the country will be organised culminating in nation wide one day strike on 15-11-2018.  National leaders of Central Trade Unions (INTUC, AITUC, CITU) has addressed the National Convention and assured their full support and solidarity to the struggle of Central Government employees.
                   All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has also decided to go on one day nation wide strike on 15-11-2018, raising the demands - Scrap NPS and stop outsourcing. Com.A.Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF declared their decision while addressing the National Convention.
                   We are aware that the policies pursued by the NDA Government including non-settlement of genuine demands of Central Govt. employees, is directly linked to the politics of those who are in power at the Centre and hence if Government is not ready to change its retrograge policies we have no alternative but to vote out those who are at the helm of affairs.  Those who betrayed 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs pensioners have to pay the price for it.  16 days historic indefinite strike of Gramin Dak Sevaks is an eye-opener to all.  There is no short-cut for realising our justified demands from a totally negative and unwilling Government.
                   The Resolution and declaration adopted by the National Convention, Charter of Demands and Programme of action are enclosed herewith. All affiliated organisations and State/District level C-O-Cs are requested to
1)      to issue separate Circulars along with the Resolution and declaration, charter of demands and programme of action to all their Units without fail.
2)      to translate the above documents into local languages and issue printed notices pamphets and posters. (Hindi Version also published below).
3)      Give wide publicity through print and electronic media, social media and also through Union websites.
4)      to convene immediate meetings of the All India/State/District Managing bodies and chalk out programmes for effective implementation of the campaign programmes and one day strike on 15-11-2018.
5)      Ensure maximum participation of rank and file membership in all the campaign programmes and also in the one day strike.
6)      Mobilise and ensure participation of maximum employees as per quota fixed in the MASS RALLY at New Delhi on 5th September 2018.  Instruct all those who are participating in the Delhi Rally to book their up and down travel tickets immediately.
7)      Chalk out separate departmental wise campaign programmes of each affiliated organisations.
          Fraternally yours,

          M.Krishnan,
          Secretary General
          Confederation.
          Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
            Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com