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Friday, May 26, 2017



ALLOTMENT OF GPF ACCOUNT NUMBERS TO CASUAL LABOURERS WITH TEMPORARY STATUS : CLARIFICATION BY DOP

 

No. 01-07/2016-SPB-1
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Dated: 22 May, 2017
To,

            1. All CPMsG
            2. All PMsG
            3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy, Ghaziabad
            4. All Directors, PTC
            5. All Directors, Postal Accounts 6. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
            7. Heads of all other Administrative Offices.
Subject: Regarding allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status.

Sir,
            Reference is invited to Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I of even No. dated 12.09.2016 vide which clarifications in respect of Casual Labourers with temporary status were issued. The Directorate has received references from Postal Circles seeking clarification as to whether GPF account numbers should be allotted to Temporary Status Casual Labourers covered under the Scheme formulated vide Directorate’s letter No. 45-95/87-SPB-I dated 12.04.1991.

2.         In this regard, it is clarified that Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I dated 22.07.2016 restores the provisions of the scheme as it existed prior to this Department’s letter no. 45-6/2005-SPB-I dated 02.09.2005. Since, the benefit of GPF was available to temporary status Casual Labourers prior to 02.09.2005, GPF account numbers may be allotted to such Casual Labourers for the purpose of contribution in GPF including those Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have not been regularized as yet. In this context, provisions of above said letter, dated 12.09.2016 may also be taken into consideration.
Yours faithfully,

(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Extension of 7th CPC benefits and grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners of Autonomous/Statutory bodies under Administrative Control of Department of Commerce.

REMUNERATION TO BE PAID TO THE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ENGAGED AS SUBSTITUTES IN SHORT-TERM VACANCIES OF POSTMEN, MAILGAURD AND MTS.

         National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981               website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

Ref: PF/NFPE/GDS                                                                                         Dated – 25.05.2017

To,
            The Secretary
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi – 110001
           
Sub: -  Remuneration to be paid to the GraminDakSevaks engaged as substitutes in short-term vacancies of Postmen, Mailgaurd and MTS.

Ref: -   Directorate’s Memo No. 7-9/2016-PCC dated 26.04.2017.

Sir,
            Your kind attention is drawn to para-3 of the above referred OM dated 26.04.2017.

            Para – 3 – “In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport Allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.”

            The words, “in future “appearing at the beginning of the above para creates an impression that enhanced substitute wage is eligible from date of issue of the orders only, whereas the words “with effect from 01.01.2016” appearing in the last line of the same para gives an impression that the revised substitute wage should be paid from 01.01.2016.

            As the minimum pay of the Postmen, Mailguard and MTS is revised with effect from 01.01.2016, the substitutes shall be paid the revised wages with effect from 01.01.2016 itself on the principle of equal pay for equal work. But the framing of the para – 3 has created confusion as the meaning of the whole para is ambiguous. As a result many lower level authorities had refused to pay revised substitute wages with effect from 01.01.2016.

            It is requested to issue necessary clarification removing the ambiguity appearing in para- 3 of the OM.
Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Copy to: -

All General Secretaries/Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT
AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
Central Head Quarters, New Delhi – 110001
 


CIRCULAR DATED – 24.05.2017

“AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL”

INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF CHIEF PMG OFFICE, TAMILNADU CIRCLE, CHENNAI
FROM 27.06.2017, TUESDAY ONWARDS

FOR THE CAUSE OF MOST DOWN-TRODDEN SECTION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

Demanding revision of wages of all Casual, Part-time, Contingent and daily rated mazdoors with effect from 01.01.2006 and again from 01.01.2016, as per the clear and unambiguous orders of the Postal Directorate extending the pro-rate minimum pay benefits of 6th CPC and 7th CPC.

Com. M. Krishnan, National President, Casual Labour Federation & Secretary General, Confederation (Standing Committee Member, National Council, JCM) will sit on indefinite hunger fast alongwith other CHQ office bearers with the full support and cooperation of Circle Co-ordinating Committee of Postal and RMS Unions (NFPE) Tamilnadu Circle.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware in Tamilnadu Postal Circle, the Circle and Divisional authorities are not ready to implement the orders of the Postal Directorate revising the wages of Casual, Part-time, Contingent and daily rated mazdoors issued consequent on revision of minimum pay by 6th and 7th CPC with effect from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016. All effort made by our Tamilnadu state unit with the help of NFPE Circle Unions could not yield the desired result and hundreds of low-paid casual labourers are suffering.

The Central Working Committee meeting of Casual Labour Federation held at Hyderabad on 22.04.2017, has decided to organize indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office, Chennai deamanding immediate revision of wages of casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors of Tamilnadu Postal Circle in consultation and with the active support and cooperation of NFPE Tamilnadu Circle Unions.

Accordingly, it is decided to commence the indefinite hunger fast on 27th June 2017 in front of Chief PMG office, Chennai. CHQ office bearers of Casual Labour Federation under the leadership of Com. M. Krishnan, National President shall sit on indefinite hunger fast. The Circle Coordinating Committee of NFPE Unions, Tamilnadu Circle, has decided to extend full support and cooperation to the struggle. Tamilnadu state unit of the Casual Labour Federation shall mobilise maximum number of Casual Labourers on all days of the hunger fast, infront of the Chief PMG office, along with the active support and participation of NFPE Unions.

Notice of the indefinite hunger fast will be served to the Chief PMG during the first week of June 2017.

Let us join hands together for the cause of the most exploited and marginalized section of Postal employees. Let us not forget, that “an injury to one is an injury to all”. We don’t want the mercy of the Postal bureaucrats, we want our right and we shall fight and we shall get it. We are ready for a do-or-die battle.

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION WORKSHOP OF CASUAL LABOUR FEDERATION

As per the decision of the Central Working Committee, the All India Workshop of All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent and contract workers Federation will be held at New Delhi (venue will be intimated later) on 13.08.2017 Sunday. Maximum participation of delegates from all Circles should be ensured. (Minimum five delegates should participate from each circle) The workshop will begin at 10 AM on 13.08.2017 and will continue till 5 PM. Food and accommodation will be provided. Delegate fee Rs.300 per delegate. (Accommodation will be provided from 12.08.2017 afternoon to 14.08.2017 morning 10 AM). On 14.08.2017 there will be a one day Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi).

ONE DAY DHARNA IN FRONT OF POSTAL DIRECTORATE (DAK BHAWAN) ON 14.08.2017 MONDAY, NEW DELHI

All delegates who are attending the All India Workshop on 13.08.2017 shall sit on one day dharna in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhawan) on 14.08.2017 Monday from 10 AM to 2 PM, demanding immediate settlement of the demands raised in the Charter of demands submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts.

Eventhough, we could compel the Postal Board to issue orders revising the wages from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016 as per 6th CPC and 7th CPC minimum pay, other demands are not settled. Postal Board has given in writing the item wise Action Taken Report on the Charter of demands of the Casual Labour Federation. We will be submitting another letter to Secretary, Department of Posts, seeking further improvement on each pending demands.

NFPE, Central Head Quarters and all affiliated Unions/Associations of NFPE has assured full support and cooperation for implementing the above decisions of the AIPCPCCWF.



M. Krishnan                             Y. Nagabhushanam                                         P. Mohan
President                                 Working President                                          General Secretary
AIPCPCCWF                             AIPCPCCWF                                                     AIPCPCCWF


PLEASE BOOK YOUR TRAVEL TICKET NOW ITSELF FOR 13.08.2017 AND 14.08.2017 DELHI PROGRAMME AS TRAIN RESERVATION STARTS FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE


ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART-TIME, CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
Central Head Quarters:
2151/1, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Patel Road, New Delhi – 110008
 


No. CL/GENL/2016-19                                                                 Dated 25.05.2017

To,

Shri. M. Sampath
Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle,
Anna Road, Chennai – 600002
(Tamilnadu)

Sir,

Sub:- Denial of revised wages with effect from 01.01.2006 to the Casual, Part-time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors working in various offices of Tamilnadu Postal Circle – Notice for indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office from 27th June 2016-regarding.

1.    Your kind intervention is requested to redress the following genuine grievances of the most-exploited and low-paid poor Casual Labourers working in various offices of Tamilnadu Postal Circle. They are mostly unorganized and marginalized and hence your goodself alone can do justice to them.

2.    Department of Posts issued orders on 22.01.2015 (ie. Two years back) for payment of revised wages to Casual, Part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors working in the Postal department with effect from 01.01.2006, consequent on revision of minimum pay of Central Government employees by the Government as per the recommendations of 6th CPC.

3.    On receipt of the Directorate orders some Chief Postmaster Generals (Kerala, Andhra etc.) sought clarifications on two points (1) who is a causal labourer and (2) to whom Directorate orders are applicable.

4.    Directorate issued detailed clarifications as follows:
Point No.1 – who is a Casual Labourer?
Clarification vide Directorate order No. 45-24/86-SPB-I dated 17.05.2009 re-circulated in OM 2-53/2011-PCC dated 17.06.2016.
“It is hereby clarified that all daily wagers working in Post offices or RMS offices or in Administrative offices or PSD’s/MMS under different designations (Mazdoors, Casual Labourers, contingent paid staff, daily wager, daily rated mazdoors, oursiders) are to be trealed as Casual labourers. Those casual labourers who are engaged for a period of eight (8) hours duty a day should be described as “full time casual labourers” and those who are engaged for a period less than eight hours a day should be described as “part-time casual labourers”. All other designations should be discontinued.”

Point No. 2 – To whom Directorate orders dated 22.01.2015 are applicable.
Clarification – “The Spirit of this Directorate’s OM dated 22.01.2015 is to allow revised remuneration to such full-time, part-time casual labourers, who have physically worked or who continue to work as such in that Capacity, with no ambiguity whatsoever.”

5.    The above two clarificatory orders issued by the Directorate set at rest all the doubts regarding payment of revised wages to causal labourers with effect from 01.01.2006. Accordingly almost all the Circles started paying revised wages to casual labourers.

6.   But, we regret to inform you that, evenafter a lapse of two years the above orders are not yet implemented in Tamilnadu Circle for reasons best known to the administration and the eligible revised wages and arrears from 01.01.2006 are not yet paid to the poor causal labourers.

7.    Further, Directorate has already issued orders, again revising the wages of causal, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors with effect from 01.01.2016, consequent on revision of minimum pay of Central Government employees by the Government vide Directorate OM No. 7-10/2016-PCC dated 31.03.2017. This revision was also not made applicable in Tamilnadu Circle.

8.    The above issue was discussed several times in the past by the Unions/Associations with the Circle administration. But the issue still remains unsettled and the causal labourers are deprived of their legitimate right for revised wages. The Central Working Committee meeting of the All India Postal, Casual, Part-time, contingent and contract workers Federation held at Hyderabad on 22.04.2017, viewed with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Tamilnadu Circle administration and decided to organise serious agitational programmes for redressal of the genuine grievances of Casual Labourers of Tamilnadu Circle demanding-
       (i)   Immediate revision of wages of all Casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors as per Directorate orders cited above with effect from 01.01.2006 and again from 01.01.2016
        (ii)  Immediate payment of eligible arrears as per above cited Directorate orders to all Casual, part-time, contingent and daily rates mazdoors.

9.   Accordingly, notice is hereby given to the Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle, that the leaders of the All India Postal Casual, part-time, contingent and contract workers Federation shall commence indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office Tamilnadu Circle with effect from 27.06.2017, Tuesday from 10 AM alongwith the members of the Federation.

10. We earnestly hope that the Circle administration shall come forward to negotiate and settle the above mentioned genuine and legitimate demands of the Casual labourers without precipitating the issues further. We sincerely want to avoid a confrontation with the Circles administration. We like to make it clear in case of our demands are not settled before 27.06.2017, the Circle administration alone shall be responsible for the consequences arising out the indefinite hunger fast.
Awaiting positive action

Yours faithfully,


            (P. Mohan)                                                                                  (M. Krishnan)
            General Secretary                                                                       President &
                                                                                                                Member, Standing Committee
                                                                                                                National Council JCM

Thursday, May 25, 2017



CIRCULAR DATED 24.05.2017
INTENSIFY STRUGGLE AGAINST NPS
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

AND

ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
JOINTLY ORGANIZE
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS
ON 10th June 2017 Saturday


Time – 2 PM to 6 PM
Venue:   MPCU SHAH AUDITORIUM, CLUB ROAD, LUDLOW CASTLE, CIVIL LINES, DELHI – 110054 (Near Civil Lines Metro Station)

About 1000 delegates from all affiliates/states will participate.
As per the decision of the joint meeting of Confederation and AISGEF, it is decided to organize a National Convention on NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) at New Delhi on 10th June 2017 at MPCU Shah Auditorium from 2 PM to 6 PM. The main intention of the National Convention is to intensify the struggle against the NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) and also against large scale outsourcing of Government functions. Eventhough initially the convention is organized by Confederation and AISGEF only, many other like-minded organisations in many public sector undertakings like Banks, Insurance, BSNL, Pensioners organisations etc. shall join the struggle in future and efforts are on to make it a bigger platform and biggest movement against the NPS and outsourcing which are imposed as a part of policy offensives of those Governments implementing neo-liberal reforms.


Out of 1000 delegates AISGEF will mobilise 650 and Confederation 350. All affiliates organisations and C-O-Cs of Confederation shall mobilise delegates from all states. Major organisations shall mobilise maximum (NFPE – 100, ITEF-50, Audit-20, Civil Accounts-20, Atomic Energy-10, Ground Water Board-20, others – 5 each, C-O-Cs-Delhi – 50 others – 5 each). Please start the mobilization and campaigning now onwards to ensure participation of delegates as per the above quota from all organisation and also from all states.


Detailed future course of programme of action will be announced in the Resolution to be adopted in the National Convention. As almost 40 to 50% of the Central an State Government employees comes under the purview of NPS, efforts may be made to reach out to all those younger generation employees and to ensure their full participation in the struggle programmes to be announced by the National Convention.
NEXT PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAMME ON 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

IN FRONT OF ALL MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY


(During lunch hour or any convenient time to be decided locally)

ON 22nd JUNE 2017, THURSDAY

As already reported the entire Central Government employees and pensioners are very much aggrieved and agitated over the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the NDA Government against their genuine and legitimate demands. Their anger and protest was visible in the 16th March 2017 one day strike and also in the mass dharna organized in front of Finance Minister’s office and other state/District Centres on 23.05.2017. As the dominant organisations in the NJCA and also JCM National Council Staff Side are not ready for reviving the deferred indefinite strike, the entire employees and pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are looking at Confederation as the only organisation of hope which is sincere to their cause.


As the next phase of our agitation, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to organize HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22.06.2017, Thursday, in front of all major Central Government offices at all major Centres. The time can be either lunch hour on any other convenient time fixed locally. Leaders of all fraternal organisations who are supporting our cause may also be invited to be a part of the human chain.

Maximum participation of employees and pensioners may be ensured in the programme. The draft pledge (Oath) to be taken by the participants of the human chain (which may be announced by one leader through sound amplifier and repeated by all participants) will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly. The same may be translated to local language and printed copies distributed to all participants of the human chain. Big and long banners are to be exhibited in front of the human chain with name of Confederation and demands prominently written on it. If possible a meeting of all participants may be arranged after the pledge (after the human chain) and leaders may address such meetings. Maximum publicity should be given through print and electronic media and also social media.
  

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Confederation

Mob &Whatsapp – 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PROCEDURAL ACTIONS FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-1.1.2016 RETIREES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN PURSUANCE OF THE OM OF DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED 12.05.2017-REGARDING (Click the link below to view)


23rd MAY 2017

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

ABOUT 3000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS RALLIED IN FRONT OF NORTH BLOCK, THE CENTRE OF GOVERNANCE OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
AN OUTBURST OF PROTEST, ANGER, RESENTMENT AND DISCONTENTMENT AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT



The mass dharna organized in front of Union Finance Minister’s office at North Block, New Delhi was a thundering success. Inspite of repeated intervention of the police authorities and also denial of police permission in the last minute, employees and pensioners poured in thousands from all parts of the country and defeated the attempt of the authorities to prevent the Confederation from conducting the dharna at the declared venue, North Block, the centre of governance of Govt. of India. About 3000 employees and pensioners participated. As South Block and North Block are highly protected security zone in Delhi, during the last more than 15 years, no agitational programme could be organized near South/North Block. The dharna participants included employees from various affiliates of Confederation, Central Government Pensioners Associations, Autonomous body employees and pensioners. As a mark of solidarity and support of Central Secretariat employees, the leaders of Central Secretaries Employees Associations also participated in the mass dharna. The demands raised in the 21 point charter of demands of Confederation submitted to Government during the 16th May 2017 strike was highlighted. The demands included honour assurance given by the Group of Minister’s on 30.06.2016 to NJCA leaders, Increase minimum wage and fitment formula, grant revised allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance from 01.01.2016, Implement option-I parity recommended by 7th Pay Commission for pre-2016 pensioners, Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS and grant Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, Regularise casual, Part-time, contingent, daily-rated and contract workers and grant equal pay for equal work, implement pay revision of Autonomous body employees and grant revised pension and Dearness Relief to Autonomous body pensioners, withdraw stringent conditions imposed on MACP promotions, Scrap PFRDA Act and withdraw NPS, stop outsourcing, Fill up all vacant posts, remove 5% condition on compassionate appointments, upgradation of pay scale of LDC/UDC, parity in pay to stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial staff in subordinate offices and in all organized accounts cadres with that of Central Secretariat staff etc.

The mass dharna programme was presided by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation. Coms: M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Asok Kumar Kanojia, President, ITEF, Tapas Bose, President, Audit & Accounts Associations, R. Seethalkshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee, M. K. Kaushik, Ghanashyam, Central Secretariat Employees Association, Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Srikrishna Sharma, Central Government Pensioners Association, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & COC Delhi addressed the huge gathering. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association & General Secretary, COC Delhi welcomed the dharna participants and Com. Geetha Bhattacharjee, National Secretariat member, offered vote of thanks. The mass dharna commenced at 11 AM and concluded at 2.30 PM. Slogans condemning the betrayal of the Group of Ministers were shouted. 
The successful mass dharna once again proved that it is Confederation and Confederation alone is dare enough to fight against the betrayal of the NDA Government and also against all injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners. The unprecedented success of the 16th March 2017 one day strike and the 23rd May 2017 mass dharna programme is a clear message to the Government that Confederation shall not rest, till the genuine and justified demands of the Central Government employees and Pensioners are settled.
Let us march forward to our next programme i.e; HUMAN CHAIN of Central Government Employees and Pensioners in all major cities in front of all important offices on 22nd June 2017.
Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whastapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

PHOTOS OF DHARNA AT FINANCE MINISTER`S OFFICE ON 23-05-2017























Monday, May 22, 2017


                   Sad demise

Smt R.Suhashini, SA, 29 yrs, RMS ‘MA’ Division, HRO Madurai suddenly died on 14/03/2017 due to lungs infection during child birth at Sri Ramachandra medical college hospital,Porur, Chennai. She is survived by her husband,one and half year old baby and the new born infant of 8 months protected in incubator. It is pathetic that her father died of massive heart attack only in January 2017 leaving her mother and young brother, an engineering student. Com r.suhashini , was a staunch member of our union during her service cut short by fate. She took part in all the  strikes and other programmes of our union enthusiastically. 

All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C` CHQ expresses its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of comrade R.SUHASHINI.


VENUE OF THE MASS DHARNA ON 23rd MAY 2017


Mass Dharna will be organised in front of Finance Minister''s office on23rd May 2017 under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. For details please the circular published below. Venue of the DHARNA is Tikona Park , North Block , New Delhi adjacent to the Finance Ministry office, Opposite Gate Number 14 and Post office . All are requested to reach the North Block through road from Gurdwara Rakabgang side. All City buses terminating at Central Secretariat shall drop the DHARNA participants at North Block which is not more than fifty (50) meters from DHARNA spot. Nearest Metro station is Central Secretariat which is barely one kilometer away away from DHARNA spot. A walk from the metro station keeping the Parliament building on the left - hand side shall lead to the DHARNA spot. DHARNA will start at 12 noon. All participants are requested to reach the DHARNA spot at 11.30 AMitself. Please see Confederation websitewww.confederationhq.blogspot.com for authentic and up to date information. Don't believe rumours. Some pro -Govt agencies are spreading false news again and again to create confusion.