...................................... (Associate Member of National Federation of Postal Employees) ......................,.................
......... An organisation born with the ideals of Trade Union democracy and Unity & United struggle for the emancipation of GDS..
NFPE LEADERS DISCUSSION WITH SECRETARY, DEPT. OF POSTS TODAY
DISCUSSION WITH SECRETARY,
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
Today Com. M. Krishnan,
Secretary General, NFPE held discussion with Secretary, Department of Posts.
Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary, P3 (CHQ) and Com. Balwinder Singh,
Financial Secretary, P3 (CHQ) were also present. Mainly two issues were discussed.
Modernisation Project & Recruitment
Regarding GDS issue
Secretary, Department of Posts said that as already informed to the
Federations, inclusion under the purview of 7thPay Commission can be considered and decided by
Govt. (DOP&T) only. Hence whether GDS shall be included under 7thCPC or separate committee is to be appointed is
to be decided by the Government. Secretary, Department of Posts can only refer
the matter to Government and cannot take any decision in this matter.
that accepting any other separate committee (Whether Judicial or Retired
equal to accepting the argument of the Government and Department that “GDS are
not Civil Servants and hence they cannot be included in the 7th Pay Commission”.
The JCM Staff side, National Council has already
taken a stand that GDS should be included under the purview of 7thPay Commission itself. Further Confederation of
Central Government Employees & Workers & NFPE have conducted a two days
strike for inclusion of GDS under 7thCPC. FNPO also conducted two days strike on the
No Unions/Federations in the Postal Department or in the National
Council JCM has demanded a separate committee for GDS, whether Judicial or
Bureaucratic. Accepting any other Committee will be equal to accepting the
stand of the Government that GDS are not Civil Servants.
When NFPE &
AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) have challenged the stand of the Government that “GDS are not
civil servants” in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and when the Delhi High Court has
already issued notice to the Department, accepting a separate Committee and
thereby accepting the stand of the Government that GDS are not civil servants
and hence cannot be included in the 7thCPC will be suicidal at this point of time, as
far as GDS are concerned.
We made our position very clear. If the UPA
Government is not ready to accept our stand, we will place our demand before
the next Government and go for indefinite strike. Hence our decision for
indefinite strike after election stands.
IT Modernisation Project
While extending our
cooperation for the implementation of the project, we brought the difficulties
being faced by the employees due to the hasty implementation of CBS,
malfunctioning of some software etc. for immediate redressal. Secretary, Posts,
informed that 10200 recruitment in PA cadre is going to take place and assured
that the difficulties pointed out by the staff side will be taken care of and