Wednesday, October 30, 2013
30-10-2013 : (Day 4)
AIPEU GDS(NFPE) Subject Committee today addressed by Com.R.L.Bhattacharya, Former Dy. Secretary General, NFPE.
The following list of office bearers were elected unanimously :
President : Com. Saifuddin Ahmed - Malda dn.
Vice President : Com. Joydev Kundu - Bankura dn.
: Com. Ashisdas Dutta - Kantai dn.
: Com. Sukumar Bose - South Hoogly dn.
Circle Secretary : Com. Bijoy Gopal Sur - North Hoogly dn.
Asst. Circle Secretary : Com. Animesh Sarkar - Coochbehar dn.
: Com. Thanur Goswami - Dhinajpur dn.
: Com. Ashis Haldar - Burdwan dn.
: Com. Madan Mohan Das - RMS WB dn.
Financial Secretary : Com. Tapan Bharati - South Presidency dn.
Asst. Fin. Secretary : Com. Madhabi Sarkar - South Nadia dn.
Organizing Secretary : Com. Bidyt Roy - North Nadia dn.
: Com. K.P.Sharma - Sikkim dn.
: Com. Nilrathan Chakraborty - Barasat dn.
: Com. Akhil Bandhab Mahato - Purulia dn.
Auditor : Com. Ashis Das.
AIPEU GDS (NFPE) CHQ conveys its heartfelt greetings and congratulations to the comrades and office bearers of WB Circle Union.
AIPEU Gr.C Subject Committee : in Yogyoga Bhawan.
New Delhi, October 29, 2013 (PTI): Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data.
“We are working on an e-mail policy. The policy willapply to all the central and state government employees using NIC. It will come out in about two months time,” J Satyanarayana, Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology told PTI.
The government is expected to route all its official communication through the official website NIC’s email service.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) is drafting a policy on email usage for government offices and departments and the policy is almost ready.
The department is now taking views from other ministries on it.
“E-mail policy of the government of India, as this policy will be called, is almost ready and we are taking views from other ministries on this. Our effort will be to operationalise it by mid or end-December,” DEITY Secretary J Satyanarayana told reporters on the sidelines of a CII summit.
According to official sources, the policy seeks to protect the large amount of critical government data.
It also aims to make it mandatory for government offices to communicate only on the nic.in platform rather than commercial email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.
The policy is expected to cover about 5-6 lakh Central and State government employees for using theemail service provided by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
On investments required for the policy, Satyanarayana said: “We immediately require about Rs. 4-5 crore to ramp up the NIC infrastructure. But, the total investment needed for the full operationability of the e-mail policy could be around Rs. 50-100 crore.”
This will also include integrating the e-mails with cloud so that official data can be saved on a cloud platform, which can then be easily shared with the concerned government ministries and departments, he added.
The development comes close on heels of concerns being raised by a section in the government, especially intelligence agencies, over use of email services, provided by foreign firms (mostly US-based), which have their servers located in overseas locations, making it difficult to track if sensitive government data is being snooped upon.
The move also assumes significance in light of the fallout of the Snowden saga, which contended the US intelligence agencies used a secret data-mining programme to monitor worldwide Internet data to spy on various countries, including India.
Former technical contractor for National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency Edward Snowden had leaked what was allegedly details of a top-secret American mass surveillance programme, which led to countries analysing the safety of their official Internet-supportedcommunication networks.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
29-10-2013 : (Day 3)
Subject Committee :
Venue for AIPEU Gr.C : Yogyoga Bhawan
Subject Committee :
Venue for AIPEU Gr.C : Yogyoga Bhawan
Venue for AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D : Subarnabanik Samaj
Venue for AIPEU GDS (NFPE) : Satyapriya Bhawan (ABAT Hall)
AIPEU GDS(NFPE) subject committee -- today addressed by Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com. Somnath Mukherjee, former Dy. Genl, Secretary., Com. I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D., Com. Samir Bardan, President (CHQ) & Circle Secretary, R-III, Com. Sanjay Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, R-IV., Com.Devbrata Mohanty, Asst. Genl. Secretary, P-IV (CHQ).
AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D subject committee ::
Monday, October 28, 2013
JOINT BIENNIAL CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) - WEST BENGAL CIRCLE
Joint Biennial Circle Conference of AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D., AIPEU GDS (NFPE) unions of West Bengal Circle is commenced from 27-10-2013.
27-10-2013 : (Day 1) Open session
Venue : Mahajati Sadan, Kolkata
Presidium : Com.Tapandas, President, AIPEU Gr.C.,& President P-IV & GDS, WB Circle
Inauguration : Com. Ashim Das Gupta, Former Finance Minister for WB Govt., & Renowned Economist.
Chief Guest : Shri Sanjay Ranjan, Director, Postal Services (CHQ), West Bengal
Leaders attended : Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com.I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU PM&MSE/Gr.D., Com.Pranab Bhattacharya, General Secretary, AIPAOEU, Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com.Pijush Roy, Charman, CoC., Com.R.L.Bhattacharya, Former Dy. Secretary General, NFPE, Com.Sibsankar Roy, Convener, NFPE, Com. Samir Bhattacharjee & Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions of West Bengal Circle & prominent veteran leaders.
Vote of Thanks : Com. Janardhan Majumdar, Circle Secretary, Gr C.
|National Flag Hoisted by Com.R.L.Bhattacharya|
|Floral tributes at Martyr's column|
|Welcome by Reception Committee|
|Inaugural address by Com.Ashim Das Gupta|
|Com.Samir Bhattacharya addressing|
|Shri Sanjay Ranjan , DPS (HQ) addrressing|
|Souvenir released by Hon'ble DPS (HQ)|
28-10-2013 : (Day 2)
A rally conducted with hundreds of delegates & Comrades through the streets of Kolkata from Yogyoga Bhawan to Mahajati Sadan, headed by NFPE leaders.
Subject Committee : AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
Venue : Satyapriya Bhawan (A.B.T.A Hall), Kolkata
Chairperson : Com Saifuddin Ahmed, President, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), WB Circle.
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.
A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.
1 Central Government employees – industrial and non industrial;
2 Personnel belonging to All India services;
3 Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4 Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks belonging to the Postal Department;
5 Personnel of Union Territories;
6 Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8 Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up under Act of Parliament.
B. To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.
C. The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
D. To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees and Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;
E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension
F. To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.
G. To work out the improvements needed to the existing retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
H. To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
VII CPC - TERMS OF REFERENCE - LATEST POSITION
VII-CPC – Terms of reference-
The members of the National Secretariat of the Confederation available at New Delhi met on 23rd Oct. 2013 and again on 24th October, 2013 to discuss and formulate our views on the 7th CPC terms of Reference. On the basis of the discussions, we prepared a draft terms of reference and submitted it for consideration of the Staff Side. The important points we placed in our draft for the consideration of the staff side were:-
(a) The Commission to examine the present structure of pay and allowances and suggest changes.
(b) To give effect to its recommendations from 1.1.2011 i.e. wage revision must be after every five years.
(c) D.A (50%) to be merged with pay with effect from 1.1.2011.
(d) To determine Interim relief taking into account the erosion in the value of wages over the years.
(e) To include GDS within the ambit of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
(f) To revise the retirement benefits and accord pension maintaining parity in quantum in respect of past, present and future pensioners.
(g) To extend the statutory defined benefit pension to those who have entered service after 1.1.2004.
(h) To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM on a priority basis and within a specified time frame.
(i) To provide cashless/hazzle free Medicare to employees and pensioners.
The Government of India had convened a meeting of the Staff side representatives on 24.10.2013 to discuss the terms of reference. The meeting took place at 3.00PM on 24th under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Personnel. Besides the points mentioned above, the staff raised many other matters connected with the setting up of the CPC. viz. the inclusion of labour Representative as a Member of the Commission; the anomalous situation brought about by the Grade pay based MACP Scheme; the requirement of a mechanism to settle the 6th CPC related anomalies; the need to allow the proposals of Cadre Review to be examined by the Government independently without referring it to CPC; to have members in the Commission who have gained expertise to impart to the Commission the nuances and functional requirements of various Departments; to relook at the new Pay Structure brought in by the 6th CPC in the light of the experience between 2008 to 2013 etc. In conclusion the staff side requested the Government to provide it with a draft terms of reference taking into account the views placed by them. It was also proposed by the Staff Side that on exchange of the draft terms of reference prepared by the Staff Side and the Official Side, a meeting with the Secretary, Personnel and Secretary, Expenditure could be arranged to iron out the differences, if any.
The Staff Side met again on 25th at its office and deliberated upon various views presented by different organisations and finalised the draft terms of reference. We shall publish the said draft terms of reference as and when the same is submitted to the Government.
It is obvious that despite the unanimous position taken by all the organisations, the Government may not necessarily agree with many of the basic issues, viz. Date of effect, merger of DA, Interim Relief, Coverage of GDS etc. We appeal to our affiliates/ State COCs to continue the campaign amongst the employees to generate necessary sanctions.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
AIPEU –GDS(NFPE) 2nd Central Working Committee meeting is held today in Kolkata GPO Auditorium, Kolkata.
Before commencement of the meeting, National flag hoisted by Com.Sibsankar Roy, Veteran Leader, , CGE Advisory Committee Member, West Bengal, NFPE flag hoisted by Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) flag by Com. Bijoy Gopal Sur, All India President, GDS NFPE. After that all leaders paid homage to departed comrades and floral tributes.
The CWC meeting Presided by Com.Bijoy Gopal Sur, All India President, AIPEU GDS (NFPE). From the Reception Committee Comrade Shambu Chakraborty invited guests and leaders to the dais. Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Com. Pijush Roy, Secretary, CoC, WB Circle, NFPE, Com. Sibsankar Roy, Veteran Leader, WB, Com.Somnath Mukherjee, Casual Labourer Union President, Com.S.K.Bardan, President (CHQ), R-III., Com.Giriraj Singh. General Secretary, R-III, Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, AIPAOEU, Com. Tapandas Gupta, President, AIPEU Gr.C., WB, Com. Janardhan Majumdar, Circle Secretary, Gr.C., Com. Nirmal C. Dey, Circle Secretary, P-IV., Com. Sanjay Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, R-IV., Com. Gowtham Kundagrami, Circle Secretary, AIPCPCCWF were present.
Com.M.Krishnan inaugurated the CWC meeting and Com.Pijush Roy, Com. Giriraj Singh, Com.Pranab Bhattacharjee addressed in the session.
Subject Committee meeting Chaired by Com.Bijoy Gopal Sur, All India President, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com. Jai Prakash Singh, Working President (CHQ), Com. P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary are also on the dais.
All the Working Committee members participated in the discussion on the agenda and deliberate their speeches in detail. All the members are unanimously resolved the decisions of the CWC meeting.
The CWC meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Com. Sachidanada Bishwas, President, Gr.C., GPO Branch.