Wednesday, June 19, 2013
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) AGITATION PROGRAM ON 25-06-2013
As per the decision of the All India Conference in Chennai, the next (2nd) phase of program of action to stage ....
a day long dharna
in front of all
All the Circle Secretaries & CHQ office bearers of AIPEU-GDS NFPE are requested to mobilize the members from all the divisions in their respective circles to make the program a grand success.
NFPE has already endorsed the program and directed / instructed all the Circle Secretaries & office bearers of affiliated unions to extend solidarity & support the program of action by GDS NFPE and make it successful.
Copy of charter of demands :
1. Departmentalization of Gramin Dak Savaks and all benefits of Departmental employees extended to GDS as recommended by Justice Talwar Committee.
2. Constitute 7th CPC and refer GDS wage revision also to the consideration of Pay Commission; Merger 50% of DA with TRCA for all purposes.
3. Restore the historical prorata wage structure of GDS MD and GDS BPM on par with Postman and Sorting Postman pay scales respectively as recommended by the 6th CPC by rectifying the mistakes committed by the Nataraja Murthy Committee.
4. Withdrew the new GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011 and restore GDS (Conduct & Employment) Rules, 2001.
5. Ensure minimum statutory monthly pension of Rs.3500/- to GDS and grant other retirement benefits like gratuity etc., based on the formula applicable to departmental employees and under Gratuity Act 1972 besides family pension facility to GDS.
6. Enhance the bonus quantum ceiling from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- and end the discrimination.
7. Reduce cash handling norms from Rs.20,000 to 4,000 and also stamp sale norms.
8. Ensure full protection of existing TRCA when there is fall in the work load. TRCA should not be reduced under any circumstances.
9. Remove the outside recruitment quota for Postman Recruitment and 100% Postman vacancies be given to GDS.
10. Remove the 50 points compulsory conditions and provide compassionate appointment for all eligible dependents in the families of deceased GDS.
11. Introduce a medical reimbursement scheme for GDS.
12. Grant full trade union facilities including special casual leave and Foreign Service facilities to GDS Union Representatives.
13. Enhance to 6 months maternity leave to female GDS instead of 3 months and grant child care leave.
14. Grant full transfer facility to GDS and ensure protection of the existing TRCA on transfer.
15. Grant revised TRCA slabs up to 125 points to BPMs based on the workload as on 01.01.2006.
16. Grant three time bound financial up gradations to all GDS on 10th, 20th and 25th year.
17. Grant all advances to GDS at par with Regular departmental employees.
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 per with SB transactions and also cash conveyance from BO to AO and vice versa.
25. Relax 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 need 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 (OMA) @ Rs.500 per month.
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, eligible women GDS working as GDSMC/MD/Pkr will be given opportunity to the posts of GDS BPM when fallen vacant in the name of transfer.
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 all GDS MM posts as MTS.
32. Make an early payment of RPLI incentive and remove the minimum condition and the maximum limit in the grant of NREGS incentive.
Comrades, this is the high time to go for series of struggles to achieve our genuine and long pending demands.
The recommendations of the Committee constituted (Sri Gopinath committee) to modify the negative recommendations of One man committee i.e., Nataraja murthy committee is positive to GDS…........
The recommendations of the Committee constituted (Sri V.P.Singh Committee) for modifying the work load norms for GDS / BPMs is positive….........
The recommendations of the Committee constituted ( Sri Alok Saxena Committee) for evaluation of Bonus ceiling for GDS is positive…......
But the Govt. & department denying to implement the recommendations made by those committees for which they have constituted purposefully.
The GDS becomes the symbol of exploitation since the British regime and in the independent India too. We are further being exploited by the bureaucrats. Our genuine demands are being rejected and neglected in one pretext or the other.
Let us take a firm decision for a continuous struggle till we are declared as Govt. employees by departmentalization.
Let us carry forward our struggles and make all the programs successful.