Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Dept. issued instructions to fill up the vacancies of Postman, Mail Guard, Multi Tasking Staff as per the Revised Recruitment Rules, 2012 for the vacancy years 2011 & 2012 further issued instructions to issue notification including with the vacancies of 2013 also.
Because of this particular situation the GDSs has lost their opportunity to have the chances to appear the examination for each year i.e., one has to write examination for the vacancies of one/two/three years at a time.
Now the Dept. has reiterated the instructions issued previously on the subject and ordered to conduct the examination for the vacant posts of each year separately thus the eligible GDSs are having the opportunity to write the examination in three times/attempts for the vacancy years of 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Copy of the order:
Government of India
Ministry of Communications &IT
Department of Posts,
Dated 19th October, 2012
1. All Chief Postmasters General,
2. All Postmasters General,
SUB:-HOLDING OF LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR FILLING THE POSTS OF POSTMEN/MAIL GUARD AND MULTI TASKING STAFF AS PER REVISED RECRUITMENT RULES.
I am directed to invite a kind reference to the letter of even number dated 8-10-2012 wherein a detailed schedule was prescribed for holding of LDCE for Postmen/Mail Guard and MTS.
2. Subsequently, the Nodal Branch Staff Section vide letter No. 45-2/2011-SPB-I dated 18-10-2012 issued detailed instructions to the Circles for filling the vacancies by holding separate examinations for each year vacancies and given specific schedule and to complete the process by 30th June 2013.
3. In view of this revised position, the schedule given by DE Section has no more operative and the instructions dated 08-10-2012 is withdrawn with immediate effect. The Circles are requested to follow the guidelines issued by SPB-I section letter No.45-2/2011-SPB.1 dated 18-10-2012 scrupulously.
4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
Assistant Director General (DE)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Circle convention of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) held at Ambala HO, Haryana Circle on 28-10-2012 under the Presidentship of Com.Rajesh Pahilwan, President, AIPEU Gr.C, Haryana Circle.
Com.K.V.Sridharan, Leader, Staffside, JCM Dept. Council., Com. R.Sivannarayana, General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com. Iswar singh Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU PM&MTS/Gr.D., Com. Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary, R-III., Com. P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C (CHQ) were attended and addressed the Convention.
A large attendance of more than 300 GDS comrades from all divisions in the Circle were attended and paid keen attention to the speeches of the leaders. The GDS participants accepted the fact of conducting united struggles with NFPE will alone give fruitful results as experienced from the decades.
Com.Manjit Singh, Leader, Staffside, RJCM, Haryana Circle narrated the present situation of GDS organization and the unity as a need of the hour. Circle Secretary, P-IV is also attended.
Com.Naresh Gupta, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Haryana Circle and his team made good arrangements for successful conduct of the convention.
Com. Sunil Kumar, Hissar Divsion - President
Com.Akshaya Kumar, Ambala division - Circle Secretary
Com.Sukwir Singh, Kurukshetra Dn.- Financial Secretary
and other office bearers were elected unanimously for the AIPEU-GDS (NFPE), Haryana Circle.
The Convention was concluded with the vote of thanks by Com.Jaswir Singh, Circle Secretary, AIP AEA, Haryana Circle.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) PUNJAB CIRCLE UNION FORMED AT KAPURTHALA ON 27-10-2012
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Circle convention has been held at Sugam Palace, Kapurthala town on 27-10-2012 under the Presidentship of Com. Lakshaman singh, President, Gr.c, Punjab circle.
The meeting was witnessed by the participation of nearly 700 GDSs representing from 11 divisions out of 13 divisions in the Circle. The participants expressed their desire and firm commitment to work under NFPE and its leadership and raised slogans for unity of GDS with NFPE.
With the able anchoring of Com.Rishpal singh, R-III Circle Secretary, Punjab Circle, the meeting is so much enlightened and very live.
The convention is addressed by Com.K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU PM&Gr.D/MTS., Com.R.Sivannarayana, Offg.General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.Balwinder singh, Treasurer, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE).
The General Secretary, GDS requested all the comrades of Punjab circle to form Divisional Unions with the cooperation of Gr.C & P-IV Comrades at the earliest and organize effectively in all the branches of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) in Punjab Circle and make the one day strike on 12-12-12 a grand success.
All the leaders appealed to make the one day strike on 12-12-12 a grand success with total participation of NFPE members including GDS comrades.
The meeting is graced with the presence of Com.Jagdish Dhiman, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C.,Com. Gurnam Singh, Treasurer, Gr.C, Punjab Circle, Com.Hazara Ram, Ex-Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., also.
A set of 15 Office bearers were elected unanimously for AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), Punjab Circle.
President : Com. Baljinder Singh (Firozpur)
Vice President : Com. Nirmal Singh (Jalandhar)
: com. Sukhvinder singh (Faridkot)
: Com. Jasbir Dass (Sangrur)
Circle Secretary : Com.Avtar Singh ( Ludhiana-M)
Asst Circle Secretary : Com. Jasbir Singh ( Sangrur)
: Com. Kuldeep Singh (Firozpur)
: Com. Dayal Singh (Kapurthala)
: Com. Ajakumar (Hoshiarpur)
: Com. Balkar Singh (Patiala)
Financial Secretary : Com. Iqbal Singh (Ludhiana – M)
Asst. Fin. Secretary : Com. Malkit Singh (Bhatinda)
Orgg. Cir. Secretary : Com. Tasvir Singh (Ludhiana city)
: Com. Vinod Kumar (Chandigarh)
: Com. Upender singh (Chandigarh)
Auditor : Com. Sarbjit singh ( Ludhiana city)
The Reception committee under the leadership of com.Surjitsingh Gill, Divisional Secretary, Gr.C, Kapurthala with his team Com.Mann singh, Com.Rajinder kumar, Com.Narender singh Josan, Com.Dinesh kumar, Com.Sukesh Kalia, Com.Premkumar, Com.Hansraj (President-P.iv, Com.Sukhvinder singh, Secretary, P-IV, Com.Mulkraj, Com.Rajkiran made excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the convention.
An attempt made by a small group of intruders shouting slogans as ‘NFPE murdabad’ and to disturb the meeting became futile due to non-response of the participants, gathered in hundreds and the disrupters had no other role except to leave the conference hall. There after the slogans rented the air with ‘NFPE zindabad, AIPEU-GDS zindabad’. The meeting was disturbed just for 5 minutes. This shows the disruptiveness of the anti-NFPE group.
AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) CHQ conveys its heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the comrades and office bearers of the Punjab GDS Circle Union and all the organizers of the convention.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thousand lies can never become a truth
nobody can break the unity of postal workers
*lessons of the fragmented strike *
The GDS strike of Mahadeviah group ended on 22.10.2012. In fact it was fizzled out. Eventhough from 16.10.2012 onwards the leaders claimed 100% participation in all circles, the truth was entirely different. Out of 22 circles, in 10 circles it was less than 5% and 6 circles only less than 10% of the Gramin Dak Sevaks went on strike. In the remaining six circles it varied from 12% to 27% of the GDS. All India average of the strike is 18.1% of the total GDS. This is the real picture of the strike. All other claims are false and naked lies. The percentage came down day-by-day and on 22nd the All India average was only 5% of the total of about three lakhs GDS. Thus the strike fizzled out without any settlement. (Those who have doubt about the figures can get it under RTI from all Circles and verify the truth). Senior officers of the Department including Secretary, Department of Posts, Member (Personnel) and Minister Communications and Minister of State for Communications also rejected the request of the leaders for a last minute face-saving settlement.
NFPE has not made any adverse comment or statement against the strike or against the false claim of the leaders regarding All India Strike percentage, eventhough the Mahadevaiah group spread canards against NFPE and its leaders before the strike and also during the strike. If NFPE had put it in its website the actual percentage of the strike in each circle, the strike would have fizzled out in the second day itself. But NFPE never wants to break any strike, whether percentage is less or large. Breaking the strike is not the tradition of NFPE. So we tolerated every malicious attack against NFPE and its leaders till the strike is over. Even now, while exposing the lies and hidden agenda of the Mahadevaiah group, we respect the sentiments of the GDS who participated in the strike without knowing the evil designs of the leadership. We hope that those GDS who are misguided by the leaders, shall join the united struggle of the Central Govt. Employees on 12th December 2012 and also join the united movement of the Postal Employees led by National Federation of Postal Employees.
Everybody knows that the attack against the Postal Employees, whether it is GDS regularization or New Postal Policy 2012, is due to the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government. To fight against these policies, the largest unity of the employees and workers is the need of the hour. Other than united struggle there is no shortcut. When NFPE is trying to build up such a united struggle, unfortunately everytime the Mahadevaiah group is trying to break the unity at any cost. During 2008 when NFPE and all its affiliated unions decided to go on indefinite strike from 06.01.2009, against the retrograde recommendations of the Natarajamurthy Committee, Mahadevaiah gave a call for indefinite strike from 17.12.2008, i.e., 20 days ahead of the joint strike of NFPE. Now again, due to our efforts when all the employees unitedly decided to go on strike on 12th December 2012, in which GDS demand is also one of the main demands, Mahadevaiah gave another sudden indefinite strike call from 16.10.2012. He is playing in the hands of the ruling class and deliberately trying to break the unity among the departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks. The leader is behaving as an agent of the Government and poor GDS are the victims. GDS are not going to be benefited by such sectarian strike. Realising this majority of the GDS refused to join the ill-motivated strike this time.
On 10.05.2012, Sri. Mahadevaiah made following comments in his signed circular, copy of which is available with us:- “The AIPEDEU is the single largest Postal Union, larger than all other Postal organisations, including NFPE...... They are afraid of AIPEDEU” (!!!). When somebody claims that I am bigger than everyone else and all are afraid of me, we can imagine the mindset of such a person. NFPE leaders will never make such egoistic statements. Again in another circular which was circulated among the GDS throughout the country without putting name, the following derogatory and insulting comments are made against the legendary leader of the Postal Trade Union movement Late Com: K.Adinarayana - “Nobody including the great person repeatedly mentioned as the messiah of Postal workers including EDAs could even stir. What was he doing?” Thus it is very clear that the intention of Mahadevaiah is to project himself above all the leaders of the Postal Trade Union movement right from Tarapada to Adinarayana. In fact he was elected in the year 1999 and became the General Secretary of the only recognised Union with the help of Com. Adinarayana and NFPE. But after 1999, there was no gain for GDS, eventhose benefits achieved by NFPE through several years of struggle upto 1999, was taken away by the Government during the tenure of Mahadevaiah. He continued his attack against NFPE. His number one enemy is NFPE. This time the leader thought he can score through making it a fragmented game. He want to avoid larger unity of entire Postal employees (Departmental and GDS) and also he want to avoid NFPE as he thought that if he join the joint struggle with NFPE he cannot become the hero. He wanted to play one-upmanship over NFPE.
Naturally those who loved NFPE said “goodbye” to such a leader who is undemocratic, anti-NFPE, egoistic and decided to form separate GDS Union called AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) declaring themselves that they will work under the banner of NFPE and will be a part and parcel of NFPE. NFPE decided to give associate membership to the new GDS Union led by Com. Panduranga Rao. After formation of the new NFPE GDS Union Gramin Dak Sevaks of majority of the Circles joined the new union enbloc. Remaining circles also GDS stated deserting Mahadevaiah group in a big way and joined NFPE GDS Union. The very existence of the so-called recognised union was challenged due to the mass-scale exodus of the GDS. Even in Karnataka which is the home-circle of the leader, 60% of the GDS joined the new union. (Anybody can collect the strike percentage of Karnataka Circle under RTI and verify the fact). It is at this moment the leader decided to declare a sudden strike from 16.10.2012 for his own existence and to prevent remaining GDS from deserting him. But majority of the GDS realised his hidden agenda and refused to join the ill-motivated strike. That is why the strike fizzled out and ended without any settlement.
NFPE calls upon the entire Postal Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to draw lessons from this fragmented strike and guard against those elements who are trying to break the unity of Postal employees again and again by spreading hatred among Departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks. Let us defeat such forces of destruction and unite together under the banner of our great organisation, National Federation of Postal Employees. Let us strengthen the new GDS Union, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and ensure cent per cent unity among all Postal employees. Let us work unitedly to make the historic strike of 12 December 2012 a grand success.
Remember, we are fighting against the anti-people, anti-working class policies of the Central Government. Only a class oriented militant trade union like NFPE can alone build the unity of the entire Postal Workers and lead such a struggle in the Postal department. Fragmented strike will create disunity and disappointment and will weaken the striking potential of the Postal employees and ultimately the Govt. will take advantage of it. Our enemy is the ruling class and all the toiling masses are our comrades-in-arms in the struggle against the imperialist neo-liberal globalisation policies of the ruling class. Let us not allow anybody to break this unity.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Department sanctioned Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2011 - 2012
for 60 days to the employees in Group"D", Group "C" and Non-Gazetted Group "B"
with the ceiling of Rs.3500/-
Ex gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks for 60 days with the ceiling of Rs.2500/-
Ad hoc payment of Bonus to Casual Labourers who have been conferred to temporary status for 60 days.
Monday, October 15, 2012
ORDERS FOR DRAWL OF BONUS TO POSTAL EMPLOYEES EXPECTING SOON
POSTAL BOARD HAS SENT THE BONUS FILE TO THE HON'BLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR APPROVAL.
REGARDING ENHANCEMENT OF BONUS CEILING TO GDS FROM Rs.2500 TO Rs.3500, AS THE FINANCE HAS AGAIN REJECTED THE PROPOSAL, THE HON'BLE COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER WILL BE TAKEN UP THE CASE WITH FINANCE MINISTER ITSELF AS PER THE ASSURANCE GIVEN TO THE JCA EARLIER.
NFPE SOUTH ZONE TRADE UNION CAMP AT CHENNAI
The South Zone Study Camp conducted by NFPE in Chennai from 13th to 14th October, 2012 in Alamelumanga Kalyana Mandapam,T.Nagar, Chennai – 600 017 has given opportunity to participate Gramin Dak Sevaks represented from AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) also. Nearly 30 GDS officials, including 5 women GDS were also participated in the Study Camp.
The Trade Union Camp for the South Zone viz., Andhra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala commenced on 13th October, 2012 at Chennai . The two days camp commenced with the hoisting of the flag of the Federation and paying floral tribute to the Martyrs Column.
Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General introduced all leaders to the house and requested the General Secretary of Reception Committee & Circle Secretary Postal Accounts Comrade R.B.Suresh to invite the leaders to dais. The first session of the Camp was presided over by Comrade M.Kannaian the Convener of the Postal Circle Co-coordinating Committee of Tamilnadu Circle. Comrade R.B.Suresh General Secretary of the Reception Committee delivered the welcome address.
Class -1 :: (11.00am to 1.00pm)
Subject : “ INDIAN ECONOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION”.
Dr.Venkatesh Athreya renowned economist took the class narrated the harmful policies being implemented since 1980s in the name of LPG in a vivid manner. Comrade J.Ramamurthy Circle Secretary P3 Tamilnadu gave vote of thanks.
Class – 2 :: (4.00pm to 5.30 pm)
Subject : “INDIA – PROBLEMS AND REMEDIES”
Honourable Member of Parliament Comrade P.Rajeev took the class; covered all the basic problems of Indian Economy since Independence and concluded that only the reversal of all policies of Liberalisation will help Indian economy to stabiles. Comrade J.Sreevenkatesh Circle President of P3 Tamilnadu presided over the session. Comrade Dhanraj GDS NFPE CHQ Deputy General Secretary delivered vote of thanks.
Class – 3 :: (6.00 pm to 7.30 pm)
Subject:“ JCM FUNCTIONING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF 12TH DECEMBER STRIKE”.
The third session was presided over by Comrade N.Gopalkrishnan CHQ Working President of P3. Comrade K.Ragavendran Working President of Confederation of CG Employees and Workers took the class and Comrade Kannan Circle President P4 TN Circle delivered vote of thanks.
There were question and answer interactive sessions after every topic. Over all around 200 Delegates attended the TU Camp and they got themselves fully involved in the session by their calm and patience observation and interesting interaction at the end of the sessions.
Class -4 : (9.30 am to 11.00 am)
Subject: “Disciplinary Proceedings”
The second day of the TU Camp of South Zone had three sessions. The first session was a class taken elaborately by Shri. M.C. Nair Retired Senior Superintendent of Post Offices. The session was presided over by Com. Sankar Circle Secretary R3 TN Circle.
Class – 5 ( 11.10 am to 12.15 noon)
Subject: “Staff Rulings and the role of Branch Secretaries”.
In the second session Com.K.V.Sridharan Ex-General Secretary P3 and Leader Staff Side JCM Departmental Council took the class and this session was presided over by Com. J.Ramamurthy Circle Secretary P3 TN Circle.
There was an interactive session on both the above topics and both the faculty members answered all questions.
In the afternoon, an Open Session under the Presidentship of Com. S.Ragupathy Assistant Secretary General NFPE was held. Com. Ragupathy Umashankar Circle Secretary Admn Union TN Circle delivered welcome address.
Secretary General NFPE Com. M. Krishnan elaborately narrated all the developments since two years and in detail covered the aspects of National Postal Policy and declared that through struggles our movement will advance and resist all anti-worker policies.
Comrades Giriraj Singh General Secretary R3; Mohan General Secretary Casual labour union; Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary P4; R.Shivannarayana General Secretary P3 ; P.Suresh General Secretary R4; P.Pandurangarao General Secretary GDS; S.Appanraj General Secretary SBCO; S.Santhoshkumar CHQ President Postal Accounts; and R.Seethalakshmi Assistant Secretary General NFPE addressed.
The Chief Cook Ramanathan was felicitated by the Reception Committee with a shawl presented to him by the Secretary General in appreciation of the great services rendered by the catering service in a very short time. Com.R.B. Suresh General Secretary Reception Committee finally rendered vote of thanks. The feed back collected from the Delegates about the TU Camp will be compiled and published later.
The arrangements, facilities, reception for smooth conduct of Study Camp are well appreciated by one and all & the Reception Committee deserved with heartful thanks.