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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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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS .............. NEXT HEARING OF THE COURT CASE IN PR. CAT, DELHI IS ON 31st July 2019............Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee recommendations are being implemented from 01-07-2018 after the Cabinet approval on 06th June 2018....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today meeting with department

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL  UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(NUGDS)
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Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am
Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.
Union Side : All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.
Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,
Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.
But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.
Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.
The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today’s meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU
P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS
P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS



Monday, July 30, 2018

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Improving the services of Speed Post :: RS - Q & A (30-07-2018)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  COMMUNICATIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  375
ANSWERED ON  20.07.2018

Improving services of Speed Post

375
Shri Sambhaji Chhatrapati
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether the efficiency of most of the private courier agencies in the country is considered better than the Speed Post service of India Posts;

(b) if so, the major factors due to which private courier agencies have gained better creditability;

(c) whether Government has any plans to improve Speed Post services at par with private courier agencies; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?



ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)


(a) & (b) The traffic and revenue of Speed Post has shown continuous growth over the years indicating the trust of the customers in the service. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has also mentioned in its 20th report of 2015 – Union Government, Communications and IT Sector laid in the Parliament, at Chapter-III, “The delivery performance of speed post was better than those of private couriers in major cities, at the tehsil level and at village level.”

The traffic and revenue generated from Speed Post for last three years is as follows :


Year     Traffic(in Crore) Revenue (in Rs.Crore)
2015-16       41.43               1605.25
2016-17       46.31               1783.00
2017-18       46.38               1846.60

(c) & (d) Department of Posts reviews its services and products from time to time in view of the changing needs of the market and customers, industry benchmarks etc. and takes steps to improve service features and introduce new value additions to meet the customer expectations. Some of them are as follows :

• Online track and trace system for Speed Post has been strengthened. Complete end to end status of an article can be tracked on the website of the Department of Posts by logging onto www.indiapost.gov.in. In addition to this, status of an article can also be tracked through mobile application.

• SMS alert has been introduced to provide delivery status of articles to customers.

• Cash-on-delivery facility especially for e-Commerce companies has been provided as a value addition to the Speed Post.

• Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) and National Account Facility have been introduced under Speed Post for contractual customers.

• Apart from delivery through postman, Outsourced Postal Agents scheme has been introduced with a view to extend door step delivery of various kinds of articles and pickup from customer’s premises.

• Mobile phones have been provided to postman for delivery through postman mobile app to capture delivery on real time basis.

• Computerization, infrastructure and site upgradation of sorting and mail processing offices has been carried out.

• Dedicated point to point road transport for fast and secure transmission of Speed Post articles has been introduced.

• Departmental vehicles have been equipped with Geo-positioning-system (GPS) for monitoring their movement on real time basis.

• Nodal Mechanized Delivery Centres for delivery of Speed Post articles have been established in selected cities.

• Quality Monitoring Cells have been established in the circles to monitor mail performance. Centrally, through the Mail Network Optimization Project, the mail movement has been rationalized and is monitored on a regular basis.

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Palamaner Branch : Chittoor Divison (AP Circle) Conference (29-07-2018)

A joint general body meeting of AIPEU Gr.C., P4 & AIPEU-GDS, Palamaner Branch Under Chittoor Division (AP) has been held on 29-07-2018. 

Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS attended and addressed the conference. Com.P.Nagamuni, Ex-President, Gr.C., Chittoor Division  presided the meeting. Com.Sardar, Orgg. Circle Secretary, Gr.C., Com.V.Sudhakarnaidu, Ex-Orgg C/S, Gr.C., Com.C.Narayanareddy, Orgg. Circle Secretary, AIPEU-GDS and many other NFPE leaders of Chittoor, Madanapalle Br.,  also attended and addressed the meeting. An elaborate discussion was taken place in the meeting between leaders and participants on various of issues of GDS and thoroughly clarified.

A new set of office bearers were elected unanimously for the ensuing period for Gr.C., P4 & AIPEU-GDS Unions.




Monday, July 23, 2018

India Post witness rebound in traditional services revenue


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Postal Employees Convention in Chennai (22-07-2018)

A State level convention and seminar have been convened in Chennai on 22-07-2018 under the Presidium of Com. Angel Sathiyanathan, President, Chennai City North Division and Com. V.Parthipan, Vice President, Chennai City Central Division.

The meeting organized by Com.P.Senthilkumar, Divisional Secretary, Gr.C, Chennai City Central Division.

Speakers made deliberations on various subjects, viz.,

Com.P.Sampath, President of an ogranization for eradication of untouchbility.
Topic : Role of Trade Unions against Social evils

Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, AIPEU GrC.,
Topic : Staff problems and role of Unions in Postal department
(In his absence, a message has been read out in the session)

Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS
Topic : 16 days GDS strike & future tasks

Com.J.Ramamoorthy, All India President & Circle Secretary, AIPEU GrC.,
Topic : Introduction of technology and its aftermath in Postal department.

Com.R.B.Suresh, Chairman, CoC, NFPE, Tamilnadu Circle
Topic : NPS, its bad effects & role of Trade Unions.

Com.S.Raghupathy, Secretary, NFPE
Topic : Govt Policies - Politics and role of Trade Unions.

Many other leaders viz., Com.K.Raghavendran, former Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, AIPRPA., Com.K.Manoharan, Working President, NFPE.,  Com.D.Sivagurunadhan, AIPCPCCWF.,  Com.R.Dhanraj, Dy,General Secretary & Circle Secretary, AIPEU-GDS., Com.G.Kannan, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Postman & MTS., Com.Jasmin Jalar Begum, Circle Secretary, AIPESBCOEA., Com.L.Sunderamurthy, Div. Secretary, Gr.C., Chennai City Central Divsion were also present and addressed. And also many other veteran leaders, senior comrades of postal unions were participated. The meeting witnessed by more than 500 delegates and continued upto 5.00pm.
  



Amendment of the Trade Unions Act, 1927 to provide provisions for recognition of Trade Unions






Saturday, July 21, 2018

POSTAL SERVICES :: LS - Q & A (18-07-2018)

Pension to Sports persons

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Pension to Sports persons

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that government gives lifelong pension under the Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sports persons', sports persons who have won medals for the country in the international competitions only and have retired from active sports. In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister said at present, 588 Sports persons are getting pension. The rate of pension has been revised with effect from 1.4.2018. The rate of pension has been doubled of the rates of pension existing earlier.

The revised rates of pension with effect from 1.4.2018 are as under:
S. No.Category of meritorious sportspersonsRate of Pension(Rs./per month)
1Medallists at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games20,000
2Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines16,000
3Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines14,000
4Gold medallists of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games14,000
5Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para Asian Games12,000
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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AIPEU GDS : Meeting in Gudur Division

A general body meeting of AIPEU GDS has been held on 19-07-2018 in Gudur to review the 16 days  GDS strike and the implementation of the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report and other organizational issues.

Com.P.Pandurangarao, G/S, AIPEU GDS attended and addressed the meeting. Shri P.Venkateswararao, Postmaster Gudur HO., Com.K.Sudhakar, President, Gr.C., Com.M.Srinivasarao, Circle Secretary, GDS, Com. K.Chandra sekhar, AGS, P4., Com. R.Govinda nayak, Vice President, SC/ST Welfare Association, Com.J.Hemelatha, Mahila Committee Convener, Gudur Divsion, Com.U.Sampath Kumar, D/S, GDS, Nellore Division were also attended and  addressed.

Com.D.S.B.Purushottam, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU GDS felicitated today by NFPE, Gudur division on his retirement from service on 14-07-2018. A warm welcome to  Shri P.Venkateswararao, Sr. Postmaster;  also felicitated on assuming the charges in Gudur HO. 


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GDS Unions Memorandum copy to submit to Hon'ble Members of Parliament on GDS Committee recommendations

(Draft)

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION(AIGDSU)
CHQ:First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
CHQ: 2151/1, New Patel Raod, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 008
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAK (NUGDS)
CHQ: T-24 Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001   Ph:- 011-23321371
                                                                                                                                   
Dated:………..……….
To

Sri…………………….
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (LokSabha/RajyaSabha)
…………………………….

Respected Sir,

On behalf of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts, we submit the memorandum for your kind consideration and favourable action.

The Government of India constituted One Man Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member to examine the wage structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in November, 2015.

The Committee submitted a report to the Department of Posts in November 2016.

The Union Cabinet has approved the report on 06.06.2018. The major recommendations of the committee were overlooked and neglected by Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts. The committee has been wrongfully manipulated and amended. This manipulation and unjustified amendment of the report of the committee has been given the serious detriment of the GDS employees and has put them to  a cumulative loss of lakhs of rupees.

You are humbly requested to take up these issues in the parliament by using your good offices.

We are submitting the following for your ready reference.

Sl. No.
Recommendations of GDS Committee
Decisions of Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts
1.
The Committee recommends that the Department should introduce a voluntary discharge scheme for the GDS who are willing to leave the post before the discharge age of 65 years. Three types of schemes are recommended.
Not considered
2.
The committee has recommended
Preferring transfer before put off duty.
Not considered
3.
The ceiling of ex gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000/- to 5,00,000/-
Increased from 60,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/- & diluted.
4.
The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/- to
Rs. 5,00,000/-
Not considered.
5.
Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6000/- per child per annum has been recommended.
Not considered.
6.
Composite Allowance:-
Change rent, office maintenance, electricity charges etc., Rs. 1100/- and Rs. 1600/- per month has been recommended for BPMs.
Reduced from Rs.1600/- to Rs. 250/- and Rs. 500/- & diluted.
7.
Composite Allowance for ABPMs X-Class cities Rs. 2400/- Y-Class Cities Rs. 1600/- Z Class Cities Rs. 800/- recommended.
Not considered
8.
Date of Implementation
The Committee recommends that the date of implementation of increase of wages should be effective from 01.01.2016 as in the case of recommendation of 7th CPC for regular Central Government employees.
Implemented from 01-07-2018  & diluted.
9.
Leave accumulation and encashment facility upto 180 days has been recommended.
Not considered
10.
A Financial upgradation has been recommended at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
Not considered

11.
The Limited transfer facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDS. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDS. The Powers of transfer has been delegated to the concerned divisional head.
Not considered.
12.
The GDS Committee recommends following to rationalize the categories of GDS’s. The same approved and other unapproved categories of GDS merged into two categories.
a) Branch Post Masters.
b) Asst. Branch Post Masters  / 
Dak Sevaks.
Orders issued.
13.
The committee has recommended only two working hours (4 hrs& 5 hrs) and two levels of wages scales (level-I and level-2) for BPMs and other GDSs
Orders issued.
14.
New Wage Scales
BPMs 4 hrs work     12000/-
         5 hrs work     14500/-
ABPMs 4 hrs work   10000/-
           5 hrs work   12,000/-
Orders issued
15.
Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for Women GDS’s has been recommended.
Orders issued.
16.
The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%
Orders issued.


                                                                               
Yours faithfully,