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Monday, December 24, 2012

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FLASH NEWS
GDS AIC DATE CHANGED
PREPONED TO 2013 MARCH 21st & 22nd
As the Festival “HOLI” is on 27th March 2013, the dates of the 1st All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has been preponed to 2013 March 21st and 22nd.
VENUE:                          
DHARMAPRAKASH KALYANA                                                  
MANDAPAM, CHENNAI - 600084
(Chennai City)
All concerned are requested to note the change in dates.  Book your up and down tickets immediately

                                     =                   P. PANDURANGA RAO
                                                    General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
                                                    Central Head Quarters, New Delhi.
NFPE - FNPO
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ISSUED ORDERS
TO ABOLISH 2/3rd POSTS KEPT VACANT FOR THE YEARS                                 2005 to 2008
TOTAL POSTS TO BE ABOLISHED - 17093
CONDUCT PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF
ALL CIRCLE/REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 28-12-2012
               As per Government of India orders on Downsizing of Central Government Services, Screening Committee for filling up/aboliotion of posts was constituted in the year 2001 and Annual Direct Recruitment (ADR) plan was approved by the Screening committeefor each year from 2001 to 2008.  Screening Committee cleared only 1/3rd vacancies for direct recruitment and balance 2/3rd posts were ablished as per its recommendations.
               Accordingly Department of Posts abolished 2/3rd vacant posts from 2001 to 2004.  Regarding the abolition of 2/3 rd vacant posts from 2005 to 2008, Postal Department & Communication Ministry requested Finance Ministry to grant exemption to Department of Posts from abolishing the vacant posts from 2005 to 2008, as it is an operative Department dealing with the general public and customers.  2/3rd posts earmarked for abolition from 2005 to 2008 are kept vacant (but not abolished) pending decision of the Finance Ministry.
               The ban on recruitment was lifted and the Screening Committee was abolished in the year 2009.  Government of India issued orders to fill up all vacant posts for the year from 2009 onwards.  Accordingly, Department of Posts, issued orders to fill up all vacancies for the year 2009 and 2010.  Orders are also issued to fill up all vacant posts for the year 2011 and 2012.  But, at the same time, Directorate issued clear instructions to all Chief PMGs that posts kept vacant for the year from 2005 to 2008 should not be filled up under any circumstances but should be kept vacant. (for abolition).
          Finance Ministry has now made it clear that no permission or exemption will be granted to any department including Department of Posts to fill up the posts kept earmarked for abolition as per the Screening Committee recommendations.  Accordingly Department of Posts has now issued orders to abolish all the 2/3rd vacant posts (Total 17093 posts for four years) for the year 2005 to 2008. Cadrewise break-up figure of the posts to be abolished is furnished below:

IP Postal     -            1                Driver Grade III          -         14
PA Postal    -      5010                Driver MMS                -         84
PA SBCO     -        385                Postal Accounts - JA  -        125
PA CO/RO   -        138                LDC                         -         186
PA RLO       -          11                Group D                     -       118
PA Fgn Post -         18                Sorter                          -       31
PA MMS     -          12                Hindi Typist                -          
Steno     -                2
SA RMS       -      1259                Steno Group C           -         43
POSTMAN           3230                Jr. Hindi Translator   -          8
Hindi Typist       -     1
Group D Postal  - 4407               
Group D RMS  -   1336                All others                -         411
Group D MMS     -   81               
Group D CO/RO -    67               
Group D PSD/CSD-  90
Group D Others  -    24
                                         Total                            -       17093
CONDUCT PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ON 28-12-2012
SEND SAVINGRAMS to Minister, Communications and Secretary, Department of Posts
TEXT OF SAVINGRAM
STRONGLY PROTEST THE ABOLITION OF 17093 POSTS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS XXX UNABLE TO MANAGE THE DAY-TO-DAY WORK XXX REQUEST TO REVIEW THE ORDERS AND RESTORE THE POSTS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT = .......... Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretary.

D. THEAGARAJAN                                        M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General FNPO                          Secretary General NFPE
ABOLITION OF POSTMEN & GROUP –D POSTS STAYED BY CAT

As CAT and High Court of Kerala has given clear judgement that Group-D and Postmen vacancies earmarked for GDS should not be abolished under screening Committee’s 2/3 abolition from 2001 to 2008 (as it is an in service promotion to GDS and NOT Direct Recruitment) the CAT Ernakulam Bench has STAYED the implementation of recent Directorate orders abolishing vacant Postmen & Group-D posts for the period from 2005-2008 in Kerala Circle. Earlier about 413 Group –D Posts marked for abolition was also filled up as per CAT Order. Case filed by NFPE P-4 & GDS=M. Krishnan, SG, NFPE.
LABOUR LAWS  APPLICABLE TO CASUAL  AND SELF EMPLOYED WORK FORCE
           Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). Last such quinquennial labour force survey was conducted during 2009-10. As per results of the most recent survey, 15.6 per cent, 33.5 per cent and 51.0 per cent of the total work force on usual status basis was found to be engaged in regular wage/salaried work, casual labour and self employment respectively during 2009-10

          The Central labour laws applicable for the casual labour in the country are broadly The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979, The Contract Labour (Regulation and abolition) Act, 1970, The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966 and The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008.

         The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K. Suresh gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha toda
y.