HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO ALL MEMBERS

Monday, October 31, 2011

RMS `F` & RMS `L` DIVISIONS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE

No. R-III/25/8/2011 Dated 31.10-2011

To
Secretary

Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,

New Delhi- 110 116


Subject:- Abolition of F-28 & L-26 Sections.

Respected Madam,

It has been intimated by the Circle Secretary Maharastra Circle that CPMG Maharastra Circle Mumbai has issued orders for abolition of F-28 and L-26 sections. Both sections have been abolished without any discussion with the staff side and without going through the importance of these section. A detail on the utility of F-28 sections has already been intimated to Directorate vide this Union letter of even number dated 16-08-2011.

Action of CPMG Maharastra Circle is totally against the agreements/assurances given by the Directorate that no section will be abolished/merged without taking the staff side into confidence and having a detailed discussion on the subject.

To protest against the abolition of these sections, the staff of RMS `F` Division and RMS `L` Division has gone on indefinite strike with effect from to-day (31-10-2011).

We would request you to kindly intervene into the matter and direct the CPMG Maharastra Circle to withdraw the orders for the abolition of these sections immediately otherwise this strike may spread to whole Maharastra Circle and administration will be responsible for it.

With Regards.

Yours sincerely,

(Giri Raj Singh)

General Secretary

Thursday, October 27, 2011

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OF SPEED POST CENTRES/SORTING HUBS


Subject:- Administrative Control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting Hubs.

D.G.Posts No. 6-5/2011-D Dated 20-10-2011

The matter relating to the administrative control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting Hubs falling under existing Postal or RMS division was raised by the staff side and was under consideration of this Directorate.

It has been decided that the issues of administrative control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting hubs in terms of placing under the administrative jurisdiction of Senior Superintendent/Superintendent of a Postal or RMS Division of a Postal or RMs Division maybe decided by the CPMG concerned taking into account local needs, administrative convenience and effective monitoring

CONDEMNED VEHICLES


Replacement of condemned vehicles

D.G. Posts No. 15-2/2010-MV Dated 19th October, 2011

Reference is invited to your letter No. R-III/25/160 (a)/4/2011 dated 11.10.2011 addressed to Member (O) on the above subject.

The Department has replaced no. of vehicles during the last five years and also purchased new vehicles meant for MMS after obtaining approval from Ministry of Finance in relaxation of ban for procurement of vehicles as per detail given below:-

No. of vehicles replaced

No. of additional vehicles purchased

2006-07

93

16 three wheelers

2007-08

83

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2008-09

62

20

2009-10

150

30

2010-11

190

09



CHQ CIRCULAR

No. R-III/52/43 Dated 24-10-2011

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Central Working Committee Meeting of All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C` was held at Chandigarh under the Presidentship of Com. D.K.Rahate from 18th to 19th October, 2011. Two minutes mourn was observed to pay homage to comrades and people who died during this period.

Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General inaugurated the CWC meeting on 18-10-2011 at 10.30 AM and spoke elaborately on Strike Charter of Demands agreement, attack on RMS, MNOP, NSPCs, L_1, L2 first class mail hubs, PFRDA bill, Postal Act, closure of 9797 Post Offices, attack on Postal Employees, March to Parliament on 25th November, 2011, signature campaign against PFRDA Bill and other issues. Com. P.Suresh General Secretary R_IV Com. Rajinder Prasad Ex AGS R-III addressed the CWC meeting.

Com. Giri Raj Singh General Secretary R-III presented an organizational report covering all the issues related to the RMS/MMS/Postal Employees in general and report on settlement of Strike Charter of Demands in particular and progress thereafter, all incidents and events which took place during the period after the last CWC held at Hajipur. All Circle Secretaries except H.P., J&K and Chhattisgarh attended the CWC.

Com. C.C.Pillai Ex S.G. NFPE & G/S R-III inaugurated the Open Session on 18-10-2011 at 15.00 hrs. and elaborately discussed the issues related to C.G. Employees, Postal /RMS/MMS Employees, attack on Postal /RMS/MMS, NSPCs, L-1,L-2 first class mail hubs, PFRDA Bill, impact of neoliberal economic policies on the workers and general policies as a whole.

Coms. R.N. Prashar Assistant Secretary General, H.S. Gularia Circle Secretary P-III HP circle, Manjeet Singh Circle Secretary Admn. Union Haryana Circle, Ex General Secretary Amn., chairman Co-Operative Bank, Y.Nagabhushanam Ex Vice President CHQ R-III addressed the Open Session.

Shri Ravinder Pal Singh Maiyer Chandigarh and Chairman Reception Committee delivered welcome speech. All the members were honoured by General Secretary Reception Committee and his team by presenting momentos.

Com. Surinder Pal Ex Circle Secretary R-III Punjab Circle offered formal vote of thanks. The meeting was concluded after Presidential address by Com. D.K.Rahate.

The CWC has viewed with grave concern the move of the Postal Services Board to implement the first class mails hub system (L-1, L-2) recommended by the Mckinsey consultancy for processing of first class mails, inspite of the fact that Speed Post hub system implemented earlier has resulted in heavy delay in transmission , processing and delivery of Speed Post articles and unanimously adopted the following resolutions:

1. The Department of Posts has appointed the multi-national consultancy called Mckinsey for Mail Network Optimization Project (MNOP). Before implementing the recommendations of the consultancy no effort was made to take the staff side into confidence and no discussion was held with the recognized Unions/Federations to elicit their view points on the recommendations. Further the information gathered under RTI revealed that the Mckinsey recommendations on MNOP are not even placed before the Postal Services Board and not discussed in the Postal Board at any time.

2. The Department unilaterally issued orders for implementations of speed post hub system for processing speed post articles with effect from November, 2010, dispensing with the then existed efficient and time tested system. The repeated request the staff side to discuss such an important issue with the staff side before implementation and to keep the implementation in abeyance till such time , was turned down and Department went ahead with the hasty and unscientific implementation in a most mechanical manner. Thus speedpost hub system implemented as per the Mckinsey recommendation resulted in heavy delay in transmission, Processing and delivery of Speed Post articles and everywhere unnecessary back routing is taking place . The experience for the last ten months clearly established that the speed post hub system is a total failure and it is high time that the entire experiment should be dropped and reverted back to the earlier system.

3. Even after the total failure of the speed post hub system, the Postal Board is not ready to accept the reality. Instead the Directorate issued instructions to the Chief Postmasters General to go ahead with the implementation of second phase of MNOP recommendations of Mckinsey i.e. implementation of hub system for first class mail including registered articles called L1, L2. Again the genuine concern and protest of the staffside was not taken into consideration. Staffside was left with no alternative but to organize trade union action. The Central Postal Joint council of Action (JCA) comprising National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National Postal Organisation (FNPO) and GDS Unions organized series of agitational programmes and finally served notice for indefinite strike from 5th July, 2011.

4. It is only at this juncture, the Postal Service Board initiated dialogue with the staffside and after protracted discussions it was assured by Secretary, Department of Posts that the already implemented speedpost hub system and the proposed hub system for the first class mails (L1, L2) will be reviewed by a committee headed by Member (Operations) Postal Services Board in which the Secretary General of NFPE and FNPO will be members. Hither to three sittings of the committee took pace. Regarding the already implemented speedpost hub system the staffside has submitted detailed report pertaining to each circle listing out several specific cases of abnormal delay in transmission , processing and delivery due to the unscientific and unrealisitic and mechanical implementation of the hubs system. As the Department is not in favour of dropping the failed experiment to revert back to the earlier system, the staff side has submitted proposal for opening of more intra circle hubs un each circle to minimize the delay due to back routing. Further the staffside demanded transfer of control of all those speed post hubs which are under the control of postal superintendents to the RMS side. Even though Chair person of the Committee has assured that serious consideration will be given to the proposal submitted by the staffside and each case will be examined on its merit, so far no positive action is reported from the any circle. The position regarding speed post hubs remained the same and public mails are subjected to abnormal and avoidable delay.

5. Before discussing the proposal for implementation of first class mails hub system (L1,l2), the staff side requested the chairperson of the MNOP Committee to make available the copies of full recommendation of Mckinsey consultancy on MNOP. In spite of repeated request of the staff side has not supplied it till date. The staff side unanimously opposed the implementation of the L1, L2 system on the following counts:

(i) The already implemented speed post hubs has resulted in abnormal delay to public mail and is total failure. The proposed L1, L2 is a replica of the speedpost hub system. If it is implemented first class mails will also be subjected to heavy delay resulting in further erosion of public faith in the Postal Services which in turn will effect the existence of the department and its employees.

(ii) Implementation of recommendation of Mckinsey for first class mail will lead to large sale merger/closure of divisions and sorting mail offices in all the metros and major cities . Such a reorganization will definitely result in large scale dislocation of employees and staff may become surplus due to tightening of norms as suggested by Mckinsey people who have visited some metros and offered their views to the staff. The proposed reorganization will effect service conditions and promotional prospects of RMS employees. Our experience at Hyderabad and Bangalore where the department is forcefully implementing the Mckinsey recommendation, has proved the above apprehension as true.

(iii) In non metro stations also within one or two years there is very possibility of closure of L2 offices as the hidden agenda of the Mckinsey recommended MNOP is to reduce overall number of Sorting Offices to below 100 (One hundred). Ultimately the Mail Network Optimisation project (MNOP) may turn into a Mail Network Liquidation Project (MNLP) .

6. Under the above circumstances this CWC is of the unanimous view that

(i) The already implemented speedpost hub system should be discontinued and reverted back to the earlier system. If it is not possible the proposal submitted by the staffside for opening of more intra circle hubs in each circle and also to change the control of the hubs from Postal side to RMS wing should be accepted in Toto.

(ii) The proposed hub system for first class mail (L1, L2) should not be implemented under any circumstances.

(iii) Induction of technology in the mail processing and improving the quality is unavoidable but it should not be at the cost of the efficiency of the postal services and the interest of the staff should not be adversely effected.

7. This CWC further resolves that inspite of the genuine concerns expressed by the staffside and our opposition , if the Department go ahead with implementation of the first class mail hub system (L1, L2), the entire RMS employees shall go on indefinite strike from the date of implementation of the unscientific , anti people and anti employee Mckinsey recommendations on first class mails (L1, L2). This CWC resolves to request the central JCA leadership to make all possible efforts to make the strike a joint strike of all the Postal & RMS employees and also to the seek solidarity and support of the entire /Central Govt. Employees and the working class of the country and also seek the intervention of the of people`s representatives from all walks of life.

RESOLUTION-1I

The CWC meeting resolved to implement the assurances given during the discussions of the deferred 5th July, 2011 strike regarding Sped Post hubs. Change of administrative control of all Speed Post hubs to RMS Superintendent and opening of more intra circle hubs to avoid back routing and delay to the mails has not been implemented. So This CWC request to change the administrative control of all Speed Post hubs to RMS and to open more intra Circle Speed Post hubs in all circles.

RESOLUTION-III

COUNTING OF RTP SERVICES:- The CWC meetings resolved to request to implement the assurance given by Department regarding counting of RTP Services for the purpose of MACP.

RESOLUTION-IV

CADRE REVIEW:- CWC meeting resolved to demand to complete the process of cadre review without any further delay. The meeting also viewed with concern in the delay happened in conducting the meeting and finalising the proposal even though t cadre restructuring was completed in other departments as recommended by the VIth CPC.

RESOLUTION :- V

FILLING UP OF LSG, HSG-II AND HSG-I POSTS:- CWC meeting view with concern the delay in approval of the Revised Recruitment Rules of HSG-I and also the lapses in filling up the LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts in various circles. CWC meting request to complete the process in a time bound manner and also LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts may be filled up without delay.

RESOLUTION –VI

COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT:- CWC request to lift the 5% ceiling for compassionate appointment.

RESOLUTION –VII

FILLING UP OF MMS DRIVER POSTS AND STRENGTHENING OF MMS:- CWC request to fill up all the residual vacancies of MMS drivers from 2001 onward and request to strengthen MMS by improving departmental MMS in place of all private MMS introduced for the conveyance of Speed Post/ logistics etc.

RESOLUTION –VIII

PFRDA BILL:- CWC resolved to join all the struggles decided by the Joint Convention of CGE and Workers , AISGEF, BSNLEU, etc. held at New Delhi on 22-07-2011 including strike action against PFRDA bill.

RESOLUTION -IX

PRICE RISE , CORRUPTION AND NEO LIBERAL POLICIES OF THE UPS -II GOVT.:- CWC decided to support the agitation called by the Joint movement of the Central Trade Unions against the neo liberal Policies of the UPA-II Govt., Price rise and corruption.

RESOLUTION –X

OSA RATE:- Anomaly in the revision of OSA rate.

MNOP COMMITTEE MEETING:- The MNOP Committee meetig was held under the Chairmanship of Mrs. Manjula Prashar Member (O) on 27-9-2011, 10-10-2011, 11-10-2011 and 21-10-2011. Com. M. Krishanan Secretary General NFPE and D. Theagarajan Secreary General FNPO attended the meeting. Secretary General has submitted a note on NSPCs & L-1, L-2 first class mail hubs and the circle wise proposals for improvement of the SPC Hubs system as sent by the Circle Secretaries by e-mail to the Chairman of the Committee. The Staff Side categorically made it clear that they are totally against the implementation of first class mail hubs ( L-I, L-2) as it will adversaly affect the efficiency of the mails sector and will lead to large scale closure /merger of sorting offices and Division in addition to dislocation of staff. The Official Side argued that the MNOP is for the best interest of the Department and employees. There was no consensus arrived and the meeting ended in disagreement.

Central JCA meeting on MNOP was held on 29-09-2011 decided to oppose implementation of L-1, L-2 andalso decided to prepare for another industrial action if the department go ahead with implementation of l-1, l-2 inspite of our opposition.

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING:- National Secretariat Meeting of Confederation was held at Bangalore under the Prsidentship of Com. S.K.Vyas, President. The meeting seriously reviewed (i) the preparations of the signature campaign and March to Parliament on 25th November, 2011(ii) the implementation of calls given by the Confederation on Charter of Demands. The meeting decided to convene the National Council of Confederation to chalk out future course of action including date for one day strike, in pursuance of the decisions of the Mumbai National Council meeting. The National Council meeting will be held on 16th December, 2011 at Kochi , Kerela.

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT:- It has been decided by the Steering Committee of Central and State Government Employees and Teachers Organisation on PFRDA Bill to organize March to Parliament on 25th November, 2011. Confederation has allotted quota to NFPE as 7500 delegates, NFPE has allotted a quota to R-III as 700 delegates

Circle wise quota of delegates of R-III to participate in Parliament March to be held on 25th November, 2011 is as under:-

AP-20, ASSAM-10, BIHAR-30, CHHATTISGARH-10, DELHI-130, GUJRAT-20, H.P.-10, HARYANA-50, J&K-10, JHARKHAND-15, KARNATAKA-15, KERELA-10, MP-50, MAHARASTRA-50, ORISSA-10, PUNJAB-50, RAJASTHAN-70, TAMILNADU-30, WEST BENGAL-20, U.P.-125

All Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure cent per cent participation from the Circles concened.

AIPSBCO EMPLOYYES ASSOCIATION CWC:- Central Working Committee meeting of AIPSBCO Emp. Association was held in NFPE office New Delhi on 20-10-2011. Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General NFPE inaugurated the CWC meeting. Coms. I.S. Dabas G/S P-IV, R.N.Prashar, Asstt. S/G NFPE .; Giri Raj Singh G/S R-III and other leaders addressed the CWC meeting.

BONUS & D.A. :- 60 days Bonus and 7% DA orders has been issued and published in RMS Worker, November, 2011 issue.

All Branch/Divisional Secretaries are to ensure remittance of `quota` to CHQ regularly. Circle Secretaries are to monitor the remittance without default. Special Donation fo Rs.100/- from arrears of Pay has to be remitted to CHQ by the branches who did not remit the amount so far.. Circle/Divisional Secretaries are to take responsibility to implement the decision of CWC Hyderabad whcih has been reiterated in Delhi CWC, Hajipur CWC and Chandigarh CWC also.

All Circle Secretaries are requested to translate this circular into regional language .

With warm greetings,

Yours comradely,

(Giri Raj Singh) General Secretary

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HAPPY DEEPAWALI TO ALL VIEWRS

FOR ATTENTION OF ALL CIRCLE SECRETAIES R-III (NFPE)

Circle wise quota of Delegates to participate in Parliament March to be held on 25th November, 2011


AP-20, ASSAM-10, BIHAR-30, CHHATTISGARH-10, DELHI-130, GUJRAT-20, H.P.-10, HARYANA-50, J&K-10, JHARKHAND-15, KARNATAKA-15, KERELA-10, MP-50, MAHARASTRA-50, ORISSA-10, PUNJAB-50, RAJASTHAN-70, TAMILNADU-30, WEST BENGAL-20, U.P.-125


FOR ATTENTION OF ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF NFPE UNIONS

CIRCLE WISE QUOTA OF DELEGATES TO PARTICIPATE IN PARLIAMENT MARCH TO BE HELD ON 25TH NOVEMBER,2011:

AP-200, Assam-25, Bihar-200, Chhattisgarh-50, Delhi-500, Gujarat-100, HP-100, Haryana-300, J&K-50, Jharkhand-50, Karnataka-50, Kerala-50, MP-200, Maharashtra-100, North East-25, Orrisa-50, Punjab-300, Rajasthan-400, Tamil Nadu-200, U.P.-1000, Uttarakhand-50, West Bengal-500

Please ensure cent percent participation from the Circles concerned.

NOTE: ACCOMMODATION BOOKED AT ARYA SAMAJ MANDIR, AT KAROLBAGH, NEW DELHI

Monday, October 24, 2011


FOR ATTENTION OF ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF NFPE UNIONS

CIRCLE WISE QUOTA OF DELEGATES TO PARTICIPATE IN PARLIAMENT MARCH TO BE HELD ON 25TH NOVEMBER,2011:

AP-200, Assam-25, Bihar-200, Chhattisgarh-50, Delhi-500, Gujarat-100, HP-100, Haryana-300, J&K-50, Jharkhand-50, Karnataka-50, Kerala-50, MP-200, Maharashtra-100, North East-25, Orrisa-50, Punjab-300, Rajasthan-400, Tamil Nadu-200, U.P.-1000, Uttarakhand-50, West Bengal-500

Please ensure cent percent participation from the Circles concerned.

NOTE: ACCOMMODATION BOOKED AT ARYA SAMAJ MANDIR, AT KAROLBAGH, NEW DELHI


MNOP COMMITTEE MEETING 21.10.2011

NO PROGRESS

The fourth sitting of the MNOP Committee meeting held today at 3 PM under the chairpersonship of Mrs. Manjula Prashar, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE and Sri. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO attended.

The Staff side categorically made it clear that they are totally against implementation of first class mails hubs (L1, L2) as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the mails sector and will lead to large scale closure/merger of offices in addition to dislocation of staff. The official side argued that the MNOP is for the best interest of the department and employees.

AS NO CONSENSUS COULD BE ARRIVED THE MEETING ENDED IN DISAGREEMENT.

D. Theagarajan

Secretary General, FNPO

M. Krishnan

Secretary General, NFPE

DECISIONS OF NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF

CONFEDERATION HELD AT BANGALORE

CIRCULAR No. 21 Dated 23rd October, 2011

Dear Comrades,

The National Secretariat of the Confederation met at Bangalore yesterday, ie 22nd October 2011. Due to indisposition, Com KKN Kutty, Secretary General could not attend the meeting. Com SK Vyas, President, presided.

The meeting reviewed i) the preparations for the signature campaign and the March to Parliament on 25th November 2011 and ii) the implementation of calls given by the Confederation on the Charter of Demands. The assessment of the meeting is given below.

1. The Signature campaign on the memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister has picked up, but there is a need to constant monitoring so that the target is completed by 15th November 2011. The meeting, therefore, decided to entrust the charge to the Secretariat members as given below.

1. Tamil Nadu/Pondichery-Coms.K Ragavendran,

Mani Achari & M Duraipandian,

2. Karnataka – Com Seethalakshmi

3. Andhra Pradesh – Com SK Vyas

4. Mumbai – Coms. RP Singh & KV Jayaraj

5. Rest of Maharashtra - Com Ashok Salunkhe

& PK Das

6. Orissa& Assam – Com N Somaiah

7. Uttar Pradesh – Coms Giriraj Singh

& M. S. Raja

8. Madhya Pradesh – Com I. S. Dabas

9. Delhi – Com V Bhattacharjee

10. Bihar & WB – Com Piyush Roy

11. Chhattisgarh – Com M. S. Raja

12. Gujarat – Com M. S. Raja

13. Punjab & Haryana – Com RN Parashar

14. NE Region – Com. Piyush Roy

2. We will be able to meet the target of the mobilisation of 10000 for the March to Parliament on 25th November 2011.

3. The NE members-in-charge may ensure that the convention is completed by 15th November 2011 in all such stations where it is yet not over.

4. On programmes on Charter Demands formulated by National Council of Confederation at its Mumbai meeting it was felt that the momentum is yet to pick up, even though programmes have been carried out in majority of stations.

It was therefore decided to convene the National Council (ie Secretariat members, Chief Executives of affiliates and General Secretaries of State COCs) of Confederation to chalk out future course of action including date for one day strike, in pursuance of the decisions of the Mumbai National Council meeting.

The National Council meeting will be held on 16th December 2011 at Kochi, Kerala. Notice would be issued separately.

5. Com Krishnan, General Secretary, Kerala – where 6-5 lakh signature has already been collected under the banner of Steering Committee – will give brief note on their activity which shall be a model for other COCs to follow.

The Karnataka State Committee of Confederation had organised a well attended Convention on charter of demands in the afternoon session.



CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

CIRCULAR NO. 20 Dated 20th October,2011

To

All affiliates and through them to the respective

Circle/State/District/Division/Branch/Unit leaders;

The State/District Committees of Confederation;

Dear Comrades,

Movement against PFRDA Bill;

We send herewith copy of the letter from the Convenor of the Steering Committee, which of course is self explanatory. The Steering Committee as you know came into existence as per the decision taken at the National Convention held at New Delhi to launch programmes of action against the proposed PRFDA Bill. In order to establish mass contact with the public at large to elicit their support for the eventual struggles ahead, the convention had decided to organise a mass signature campaign. The campaign was to be unleashed in all States after organising State Convention; March to the Governor's office etc. The draft for the signature campaign had also been circulated to be got printed by the respective affiliates/state Committees. The signature campaign was meant to elicit the support of the people for our demand that the Government scraps the bill which has been presented to the Parliament for deliberation and adoption. We hope that the petition on which signatures are to be obtained might have been got printed and circulated amongst mass of the employees. We request you to monitor the progress in this regard as we have decided to obtain at least 10 million signatures in the petition to be submitted to the Honourable Speaker on 25th November, 2011. Needles it is to emphasise that without obtaining the support of the people the struggle against the bill might be difficult to succeed.

The programme slated for 25th November is to organise a massive procession and rally before the Parliament and submit the petition with 10 million signatures to the Honourable Speaker, Lok Sabha. The demonstration must be massive, massive and magnificient enough to receive the requisite attention of the media and the public as also to elicit the attention of the Honourable members of the Parliament. We must take efforts to bring to the kind notice of the honourable members of Parliament of the need to compel the Government to withdraw the ill advised Bill or the same is voted out. To ensure that, a powerful and strong movement has to be brought about outside the Parliament. We must bring to the notice of our members the fact that once the bill is made into law by the Parliament, it would open the gates for sever attack on the present defined benefit pension scheme. The Govt. Will be armed with the powers to tinker with the existing pension affecting adversely the entitlement of pension of the serving employees and Pensioners. Our members who are recruited after. 1.1.2004 have already been excluded from the pension benefit by the Government through an executive fiat. It is our bounden duty to fight for them and ensure that they are covered by the defined benefit pension scheme.

The signature campaign and the March to Parliament, if organised with dedication will raise the public opinion against the bill and will pave the way for it annulment. We appeal to you to do everything possible to make the programme of 25th November, 2011 a grand success and ensure that the old age security in the form of pension of Govt. Employees is not allowed to be snatched away to benefit the rich corporate houses and stock market manipulators. The Steering Committee has decided to organise a two hour demonstration at all work-spots on the date on which the Parliament takes the bill for consideration. We expect the bill to come up for deliberation in the ensuing winter session of the Parliament.

With greetings and with the fervent belief that you will intensify the mobilisation for making the signature campaign and march to Parliament programme slated for 25th November, 2011 greatly successful by the participation of the largest number of Central Govt. Employees.

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-

K.K.N.KUTTY

Secretary General.

COMMUTED LEAVE TO A GOVERNMENT SERVANT WHO HAS OPTED OUT OF CGHS FACILITIES AND IS AVAILING THE MEDICAL FACILITY PROVIDED BY THE EMPLOYER OF HIS / HER SPOUSE - CLARIFICATION.

No.13015/1/2011-Estt. ( Leave)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel. P.O. and Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi. the 19th October, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Commuted Leave to a Government Servant who has opted out of CGHS facilities and is availing the medical facility provided by the employer of his / her spouse - clarification.

This Department has been receiving references from various Ministries Departments seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Commuted Leave on the basis of medical certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse. The matter has been considered in the light of clarification given by the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare. It is clarified that leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals / Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases. Hindi version will follow.

sd/- (Zoya C.B.) Under Secretary

to Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in