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Monday, October 31, 2016





CREDITING OF ENHANCED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE TO THE PENSIONERS ACCOUNT BY BANKS: CPAO ORDER   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

ISSUE OF PENSIONERS IDENTITY CARD TO PENSIONERS WITH NATIONAL EMBLEM -REG.(Click the link below to view)


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LESSONS OF THE GDS BONUS STRUGGLE

LESSONS OF THE GDS BONUS STRUGGLE
M. Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation & Ex.SG, NFPE.
                      The Govt. of India had issued the orders for payment of enhanced bonus to all Central Govt. Employees on 29-10-2016.  The bonus calculation ceiling is raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- from 01-04-2014.  Accordingly the bonus payment to all regular employees for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 was paid with arrears at the enhanced rate of Rs.7,000/- in August 2016.  Unfortunately the Postal Board refused to issue enhanced bonus ceiling in respect of about three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.  It referred the case to Gramin Dak Sevaks Committee for recommendations. 
                   The previous GDS Committee headed by Shri Nataraja Murthy had made a retrograde recommendation in its report.  As per that recommendation the productivity of GDS is only 50% of the regular employees and hence it recommended only 50% bonus paid to regular employees to GDS.  At that time the bonus calculation ceiling was Rs.3,500/-.  As per Nataraja Murthy Committee, the GDS are eligible for Rs.1,750/- calculation ceiling only.  Hence the Postal Board refused to extend the enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.3,500/- for GDS.  Against this stand NFPE and AIPEU-GDS along with Postal Joint Council of Action including FNPO and NUGDS conducted series of agitational programmes including strike.  Postal JCA discussed the case with the then Minister of Communications also.  Finance Ministry rejected the case for enhancement of bonus to 3,500/- three times inspite of favourable recommendations from Minister, Communications. Finally, after prolonged struggle the Finance Ministry  approved the enhancement and orders for grant of bonus at the rate of Rs.3,500/- was issued for Gramin Dak Sevaks also. 
                   This time, the Chairman of the GDS Committee, Shri Kamalesh Chandra, took a different stand.  The Committee recommended the enhanced bonus of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also.  It stated that the overall revenue generated by GDS Post offices and the overall expenditure for running the GDS Post offices is almost equal.  The actual deficit on account of GDS is only 200 crores, whereas the total deficit of Postal department is more than 6000 crors.  That means the loss on account of GDS is very meagre when compared to the loss incurred for running the departmental post offices, RMS and Administrative Offices.  Hence, Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee made a favourable recommendation to Postal Board to grant enhanced bonus to GDS at the rate of Rs.7,000/-.  Postal Board sent the file to Finance Ministry for approval.  The Finance Ministry after detailed study, gave approval and Department of Posts issued orders on 27-10-2016.
Role played by NFPE & AIPEU - GDS:
                   NFPE and AIPEU-GDS under the leadership of Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, gave call for agitational programmes along with FNPO & NUGDS, protesting against the discrimination shown towards GDS and demanding enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 also demanding payment of revised wages to all casual, part-time, contingent employees from 01-01-2006.  It conducted nationwide protest demonstrations and mass dharna in front of all Circle/Regional and Divisional Offices.  It declared indefinite hunger fast in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhavan, New Delhi) from 3rd November 2016 and two days strike on 9th &10th November, 2016.  Notice for the two days strike was served to the Secretary, Department of Posts on 20-10-2016.  Intensive campaign was undertaken throughout the country and the response from employees was overwhelming.
Departmental Employees and GDS unity is exhibited:
                   In 1984, first time in the history of Postal Trade Union movement the Postmen,Group D & EDAs Union (NFPE) under the leadership of late Com. Adinarayana, the legendary leader, gave a call for nation-wide one day strike on 19th September 1984 exclusively for one demand ie; the demand of the Extra Departmental employees.  Again after 32 years NFPE & AIPEU-GDS along with FNPO & NUGDS took a historic decision to go for two days nation- wide strike on 2016 November 9th & 10th, both by departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks, exclusively for the demands of most down-trodden section of GDS and Casual Labourers.  No other demand of departmental employees was added to the charter of demands.  We proved that NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA always stood with the GDS and Casual Labourers and the departmental employees declared that GDS and Casual Labourers are our own family members and we will not tolerate any discrimination and shall go for  two days strike for GDS and Casual Labourers.  This is really an inspiring experience. 
Role of recognised GDS Union:
                   The recognised GDS Union of Shri S.S.Mahadevaiah, earlier used to declare that I will go for indefinite strike only as no purpose will be served by one day or two days strike.  He has written many write-ups and circulars earlier criticising NFPE & AIPEU-GDS for one day or two day’s strike.  The same leader, who earlier said that I don’t believe in one day or two days strike, this time was afraid of the NDA Government and decided to go for two days strike on 25th & 26th October 2016.  He has not made any campaign other than giving strike notice.  His list of new office bearers elected in the belated last  All India Conference was pending before the Directorate for approval. He was afraid of loosing recognition, if he goes on strike.  The Department of Posts has clearly informed him about the consequences of the strike.  After discussion with Department he surrendered and agreed to withdraw the strike and his strike call was withdrawn on 24-10-2016 itself, even before the approval of the Finance Ministry.  The leader who used to criticise others for deferring the strike earlier, has ran away from the battle field half way, fearing withdrawal of recognition.  Thus the real face of the recognised union leader was exposed before the entire postal employees.  NFPE has already reminded him earlier itself that- '' you can make fools some GDS for sometimes but cannot make fool all GDS for all time”.  Sri Mahadevaiah is afraid of facing membership verification also and is requesting  the department every time for extension.
NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA stand-
        Departmental held discussion with NFPE, AIPEU-GDS, FNPO& NUGDS.  They have also cautioned the leaders on the consequences of the strike.  But, unlike Shri Mahadevaiah who ran away from battle field fearing de-recognition NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA took a  bold stand and declared that we will not  withdraw the strike unless and until orders for payment of enhanced bonus is issued by Department and we are ready to face any victimisation.  It also demanded issuing of instructions regarding casual labourer wages.  Finally department issued GDS bonus orders on 27-10-2016.  It has already issued orders for payment of Casual Labour wages from 01-01-2006 and agreed to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs for implementation.
GDS Committee and role of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS
        Government has appointed a separate GDS committee under the Chairmanship  of Retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamlesh Chandra.  Our demand for inclusion of GDS also under the purview of 7th CPC was not accepted by the NDA Government  NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has submitted a detailed memorandum to GDS Committee.  A delegation of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has met the Chairman, GDS Committee three times and tendered oral evidence.  Our main demand is grant of Civil Servant Status and grant of all benefits of departmental employees to GDS.  The GDS Committee has  informed that it will submit it’s  recommendations to Government in November 2016 .  If the recommendations are against the interest of the GDS, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will definitely go for struggle including strike along with postal JCA. 
        The recognised GDS Union of Shri Mahadevaiah could  not settle any of the demands  of GDS during the last more than 15 years.  He don’t believe in the unity of GDS and departmental employees.  He is treating the departmental employees and their recognised federations ( NFPE & FNPO) as the enemy of GDS.  He is also against the united movement of Central Government Employees and Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers.
                   In the above circumstances it is the duty of every GDS employee to strengthen NFPE and APIEU-GDS.  It is proved that only a United Struggle of departmental employees and GDS can settle the genuine demands of GDS employees.  Realising this fact, all the GDS are requested to vote for AIPEU-GDS, by submitting the authorisation letters (declaration forms) in favour of AIPEU-GDS, which is an Associate Member of NFPE, in the coming membership verification. 
Role of Confederation and JCM (National Council) Staff Side:
                   The Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers extended full support and solidarity to the strike call of NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA for enhancement of bonus ceiling to 7000 and called upon all other Central Govt. employees  (other than Postal employees) to conduct solidarity demonstrations on the days of the two day strike on 9th &10th November 2016.  The Confederation took initiative to raise the issue in the JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting held on 25-10-2016 along with the JCM staff side.  The GDS Bonus issue was discussed in the JCM with Govt. and demanded immediate settlement. 
Congratulations and Salute to All:
                   No doubt, the GDS bonus ceiling enhancement is as great victory for NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA including FNPO and NUGDS.  The departmental employees and GDS who unitedly conducted the struggle till victory, deserves congratulations.  The unity of departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks should be further strengthened and those who are trying to break the unity should be isolated.  Coming days are very crucial and may demands more united and militant struggles.  Let us once again declare that “Unity is for struggle and struggle for Unity”.
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LANDMARK JUDGMENT BY SUPREME COURT FOR PAYMENT OF “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” TO THE DAILY WAGE EMPLOYEES, ADHOC APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES APPOINTED ON CASUAL BASIS, CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the payscale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. We will be representing to the Govt. To implement this Judgment and issue a common order in this regard. Full judgement is reproduced below:

Friday, October 28, 2016



SAY NO TO CRACKERS

HAPPY    DIWALI




A great achievement of NFPE & Postal JCA (NFPE-FNPO & AIPEU-GDS - NUGDS) for Gramin Dak Sevaks

ORDERS OF ENHANCED CEILING
OF BONUS @ RS 7000/- FOR GDS
ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF POST

NFPE & Postal JCA always stand for the cause of GDS.

GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT ORDER ISSUED . 

SHINING VICTORY FOR NFPE , AIPEU GDS AND POSTAL JCA INCLUDING FNPO & NUGDS . 

RECOGNISED GDS UNION's GENERAL SECRETARY SHRI MAHADEVAIAH WITHDRAWN THE STRIKE DECISION EVEN BEFORE ORDERS ARE ISSUED. 

NFPE & AIPEU -GDS , POSTAL JCA INCLUDING FNPO & NUGDS SERVED TWO DAYS STRIKE NOTICE ON 20.10.2016 AND TOOK A FIRM STAND THAT WE WILL NOT WITHDRAW THE STRIKE DECISION TILL ORDERS ARE ISSUED . 

SECRETARY , DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HELD DISCUSSION WITH US AND REQUESTED TO WITHDRAW THE STRIKE DECISION . 

WE REFUSED TO WITHDRAW . SHRI MAHADEVAIAH WITHDRAWN THE STRIKE DECISION ON 24.10.2016 ITSELF WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE DECISION OF THE FINANCE MINISTRY AND GOVT AND RAN AWAY FROM THE BATTLEFIELD HALF WAY FEARING WITHDRAWL OF RECOGNITION FACILITIES.

CONFEDERATION & JCM STAFF SIDE EXTENDED FULL SUPPORT AND DISCUSSED THE CASE IN THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON 25.10.2016.. 

COPY OF ORDER PUBLISHED HERE UNDER. 

Yours fratennally 

R.N.PARASHAR

Thursday, October 27, 2016

CABINET APPROVES RELEASE OF AN INSTALMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS DUE FROM 01.07.2016 
            The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

            The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.

PIB: 27.10.2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016



Kiran Parmar - A RMS employee and a member of Indian Kabaddi Team which won the 2016 World Cup


Thirty-one-year-old Kiran Parmar from Ahmedabad is a member of Indian Kabaddi team which won The Kabaddi World Cup, 2016. But Kiran’s is not a regular story. What makes his journey special is how he overcame various obstacles to achieve this feat.Kiran is a resident of Jamalpur area in Ahmedabad. He started playing at a fairly young age, and at 16, represented his schools in national tournament. But success didn’t come easy.His father, Lakshmanbhai Mafatlal Parmar, was a national-level kabaddi player who had to take up sewage cleaning to feed his family of five. Lakshmanbhai works at Nikol, Naroda, where he cleans the local society drains, and now manages a group of cleaners. He is just three years away from his retirement.Kiran’s first break came when he was selected to represent his school at a national tournament in 2001. That got him an admission to the Sports Authority of India’s hostel. “My son has achieved what I dreamed for myself. I always told him not to lose focus, keep playing and luck will follow,” says Lakshmanbhai.In 2007, Kiran secured a job with Railway Mail Service (RMS), Bhavnagar. When that left him with hardly any time to practice, he got a transfer to his hometown Ahmedabad and has since been working at the RMS, Kalupur. Meanwhile in 2008, Kiran married the love of his life, Kusum, a former national kabaddi player. She was recognised as the Best Player of Gujarat in 2003 in the national-level Kabaddi Tournament in J& K.“I catch up with practise two hours in the morning near the river front and an hour and a half in the evening. The Indian Kabaddi Federation selected me for the Pro Kabaddi League after I represented the RMS speed post kabaddi team at the nationals,” says Kiran, who never had to look back since.Kiran at play Kiran is a defender and raider. He was part of the winning side Hyderabadi Horses in Karnataka Premier League in 2011. He has also been part of the Ahmedabad Kabaddi team, which has been winning at state level since 2010.He played for Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League in 2014. Kiran only played a single season for Bengaluru Bulls as he suffered an injury that season.
All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C` CHQ congratulates Com. Kiran for his achivements


Tuesday, October 25, 2016



IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE 7TH CPC-OPTION REGARDING COMMUTATION OF ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF PENSION (Click the link to view the order)

http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/office_memorandum_24102016.pdf



IMPORTANT

ALL AFFILIATES & C-O-CS – YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

         CONFEDERATION – NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
As already intimated in the last circular, the National Executive Committee meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at New Delhi on 16th December 2016 (next day of Parliament March) at 10 AM. Venue: MP’s Club Opp. NFPE office, North Avenue. All National Secretariat Members, Chief Executives of Affiliated organisations (with minimum 500 membership) and General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to attend the meetingWITHOUT FAIL. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.


(M. KRISHNAN)
SECRETARY GENERAL

1ST MEETING OF THE NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN’S COMMITTEE ON CONFEDERATION

1st meeting of the newly elected Women’s Sub Committee of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held on 15th December 2016 (on the day of Parliament March) at 4 PM at NFPE office (1st Floor, North Avenue Post office, building, Near Ram Manohar Lohiya (RML Hospital). All Women’s Committee members are requested to attend the meeting in time. List of Women’s Committee Members published below. All Affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to inform the Women’s Committee members (nominated by them) and ensure their participation in the meeting.


USH BONEPPALLI                                R. SEETHALAKSHMI                             M. KRISHNAN
Chairperson                                        Convenor                                             Secretary General
Mob: 08985971009                             Mob: 09868114355                             Mob: 09447068125


CONFEDERATION – WOMEN’S SUB COMMITTEE

1.      Chairperson                      :           Com. Usha Bonepalli, ITEF (Hyderabad)
2.      Vice Chairperson               :           Com. Monisha Mazumder, Ptg & Stationary (West Bengal)
3.      Vice Chair person              :           Com. K. N. Jayashree Raj, Audit & Accounts (Bangalore)
4.      Convenor                           :           Com. R. Seethalakshmi, NFPE (Delhi)
5.      Joint Convenor                  :           Com. Gita Bhattacharjee, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Delhi)
6.      Joint Convenor                  :           Com. Saritha Divakaran, Atomic Energy (Mumbai)

COMMITTEE MEMEBERS

7.      Com. A. Manjula, ITEF (AP)
8.      Com. P. Anju, ITEF (Kerala)
9.      Com. Reba Gupta, ITEF (West Bengal)
10.  Com. Mompal, ITEF (Delhi)
11.  Com. Neelu Gautam, ITEF (Uttar Pradesh)
12.  Com. Lalita Surendran, ITEF (Mumbai)
13.  Com. Bandana Bhattacharjee, Audit & Accounts (Assam)
14.  Com. Jaya Jyothy, Audit & Accounts (Chennai)
15.  Com. Rekha Narsikar, Audit & Accounts (Nagpur)
16.  Com. Aparajitha Roy Chowdhary, Civil Accounts (West Bengal)
17.  Com. Barnali Dolui, Civil Accounts (West Bengal)
18.  Com. Kamalesh Kumari, Civil Accounts (Delhi)
19.  Com. Madhuri Sharma, Atomic Energy (Mumbai)
20.  Com. Nirmala Pandagle, Atomic Energy (Mumbai)
21.  Com. Rupali Mohite, Atomic Energy (Mumbai)
22.  Com. Swati Roy Bera, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (West Bengal)
23.  Com. Shalini Bhardwaj, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Punjab)
24.  Com. M. R. Chaitra, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Karnataka)
25.  Com. D. Sarala Bai, AIPEU Group ‘c’ (Karnataka)
26.  Com. C. Lilly, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Kerala)
27.  Com. Rosamma Thomas, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Kerala)
28.  Com. P. Rema, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Kerala)
29.  Com. Angel Sathyanathan, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Tamilnadu)
30.  Com Ashalatha Devi, Passport Employees Association (Kochi)
31.  Com. Anita Thakur, Postmen & MTS Union (West Bengal)
32.  Com. Tripti Mitra, Postmen & MTS Union (West Bengal)
33.  Com. G. Jamuna, Postmen & MTS Union (Kerala)
34.  Com. A. S. Baby, Sree Chitra Institute Staff Union (Trivandrum)
35.  Com. Mariamma K. E., Sree Chitra Institute Staff Union (Trivandrum)
36.  Com. M. Nalini, RMS. & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ (Hyderabad)
37.  Com. N. Anuradha, RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ (Bangalore)
38.  Com. Stephya Babu, RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ (Kerala)
39.  Com. Aruna C. Pachapur, RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ (Bangalore)
40.  Com. Shakuntala Namdeo, RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ (Indore)
41.  Com. Meera Vithal Kamble, RMS & MMS EU Mail Guard MTS (Mumbai)
42.  Com. T. Bakyavathy, Pondicherry State Govt. Employees Association (Pondicherry)
43.  Com. Swapna Rani, ISRO, NRSA Employees Union (Department of Space) (Hyderabad)
44.  Com. Manishi Chaudhary, Postal Accounts Employees Association (Telangana)
45.  Com. M. Rajalakshmi, Postal Accounts Employees Association (Telangana)
46.  Com. S. Jyothi Naidu, IBM Employees Association (Nagpur)
47.  Com. Kanij Gauri, Ground Water Board Employees Association (Rajasthan)
48.  Com. H. G. Sumithra, AIPEU-GDS (Karnataka)
49.  Com. A. Janaki, AIPEU-GDS (Kerala)
50.  Com. Shyamala Gopu, ICMR Employees Association (Tamilnadu)

51.  Com. Jasmine Jalal Begum, SBCO Employees Association (Tamilnadu)

MASS DHARNA OBSERVED ON 20.10.2016

IN FRONT OF DIVISIONAL/REGIONAL/CIRCLE OFFICES

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Friday, October 21, 2016



REVISION OF BONUS PAYABLE TO CASUAL LABOURERS - SECRETARY, JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE WRITES TO GOVERNMENT

AUTONOMOUS BODIES - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE IN RESPECT OF EMPLOYEES WORKING IN AUTONOMOUS BODIES - JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE SECRETARY WRITES TO GOVERNMENT

MEETING ON GDS BONUS ISSUE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

 

          A meeting on GDS bonus issue was convened by the Member (P) Shri A.K. Dash in his Chamber in the evening of 19.10.2016 with PJCA leaders Secretary Generals and Presidents of NFPE & FNPO attended the meeting.

 

          Member (P) told that the case of enhancement of bonus ceiling is being pursued by the Secretary Post. He has met with Finance Secretary personally and requested to expedite the matter.  Minister (C) has also written letter to Finance Minister to grant enhanced bonus to GDS. He assured that it will be approved by Finance Ministry soon. He appealed to defer the agitational  programmes  including  2 days  Strike on 9th &10th November,2016 . He assured to issue orders for casual labourers wage revision also.

 

          But we told clearly that until and unless the orders for enhanced Bonus are received, our programmes as notified will continue.

 

          We have received encouraging reports of Dharna /Demonstrations held today i.e. 20.10.2016 throughout the country. Government and Department is coming under pressure.

 


          Please maintain the tempo and make all efforts to make 2 day Strike on 9th & 10thNovember, 2016 a grand success to achieve the demands.


MEETING ON ALLOWANCES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

                             

          A meeting on allowances was held on 19.10.2016 at G.P. Roy Committee Room, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri B.V. Sudhakar , Secretary  Department of Posts. Member (P) Shri A.K. Dash and DDG Estt. Shri S.K. Dashora and other officers were present.

            From Staff Side Secretary General NFPE, President NFPE, Secretary General FNPO, President FNPO and some other General Secretaries attended.

 


          The Note submitted by PJCA was well taken by the Department and mostly the views of Secretary were positive on the demands on allowances presented by us according to note. (Note was published earlier in website.) We hope positive outcome.

STRIKE NOTICE SERVED