Wednesday, 18 January 2017

SAD NEWS

Mother of Com.Gowtham, Asst General Secretary, All India Postal Casual, Part-Time, Contingent & Contract Workers Federation (Kolkata) MIRA KUNDAGRAMI expired today (18-01-2017) morning at 9-35 am with serious heart attack in n.r.s. hospital.  Casual Labour Federation convey our deepest condolences.

       M.KRISHNAN                                                                             P. MOHAN                       
          President                                                                         General  secretary    
       AIPCPCCWF                                                                             AIPCPCCWF               
                                                                                                                                                                                            
   

Thursday, 5 January 2017

CLARIFICATION ON GDS SELECTION ON COMPASSIONATE & FROM CASUAL LABOUR ISSUED.


Proposed on line selection of all categories of GDS-Clarification reg.


Proposed on line selection of all categories of GDS-Clarification reg.


STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS BY NFPE

 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS (NFPE)
1st FLOOR NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING
NEW DELHI-110 001

No.PF-12-C /2017                                                                      Dated: 05th January, 2017

To
The Secretary / Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

NOTICE
Sir,

In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks (NFPE) will go on 1 Day  Strike on 16thMarch,2017.

The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.


 CHARTER OF DEMANDS                PART-A

1.  Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.  Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).

3.  Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.

5.  Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6.  No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7.  Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8.  Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9.   Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11.  Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15.  Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17.  Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18.  Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.



                  CHARTER OF DEMANDS                      PART-B


1.    Settle the demands of various cadres of Postal department relating to 7th CPC recommendations submitted to Secretary, Posts in memorandum dated 08.12.2015.
2.    Implement cadre restructuring in all remaining cadres in the Department of Posts and settle the residual issues arising at implementation stage. Finalize RRs in MMS Cadres.  
3.    Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis./Publish GDS Committee  Report.
4.    Revision of wages and payment of arrears from 01.01.2006 to all casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and regularization of services.
5.    Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including promotional posts and GDS.
6.    Conduct membership verification of Gramin Dak Sevaks and declare the result of the verification already conducted among departmental employees during 2015.
7.    Revision of OTA & OSA and fixation of norms for CRC/Speed post and Parcel in RMS and FMC for Postman Cadre.
8.    Settle problems arisen out of implementation of CSI and CBS.
9.    Grant of upgraded 3050 pay scale to Postmen w.e.f. 1.1.1996 as per Supreme Court Judgment.Change of RRs of Postmen/MTS.
10.  Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark condition for MACP and future increments and holding of DPCs timely..
11.  Grant of S D.A. & HCA to the Assam & NE & remove discrimination..
12. Problems arisen out of demonetization Scheme and grant additional remuneration of full       day salary for Sunday/Holiday and hourly rate for extended duty hours. Provide proper infrastructure including fake currency detector and counting machines. Not to direct the officials to make good the loss where fake currency machines are not provided.
13 Stop Sunday/Holiday working completely.
14. Discussion on     Memorandum of AIPSBCOEA.
15. All COs/ROs & DPLI office Kolkata may be  allowed  to function CPCs.
16. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAO Cadre in Postal Accounts and review of result for SC/ST -2012 Exam.
17. Repairing and Maintenance of Departmental Buildings.
18.Payment of revised  wages to the GDS/ Casual Labourers  substitutes  who are working on the  posts of Postmen, Mail guard, MTS etc,
19. Stop Trade Union victimization.
20. Declaration of Result of LGO & other LDCEs in remaining Circles.
MOST IMPORTANT
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Dated : 05th January,2017
To
            (1) All National Secretariat Members
            (2) Chief Executives of all Affiliated Organisations
            (3)General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,

            As Assembly elections to five States are scheduled to be held from February 4th to March 11th (including declaration of results) and as February 15th is also poll date in two states , the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to postpone the proposed ONE DAY STRIKE on February 15th to  MARCH 16th 2017 THURSDAY.

            As 13th March is holiday for Holi in North India and the celebrations are to continue on 14th also, the strike date is fixed as 16th March. There is no change in the 10th January Mass Dharna Programme.

            All those Organisations who had served the strike notice as February 15th shall give a letter to their Head of the Departments intimating the postponement of the strike to 2017 March 16th ,  showing  reasons as mentioned above ,  WITHOUT FAIL.
            Those organisations who have not yet served the Strike Notice should serve the notice before 15th January 2017 WITHOUT FAIL.

            Regarding already announced campaign programme of National Secretariat members , if necessary , dates may be rescheduled by the National Secretariat members in consultation with the concerned C-O-Cs.

            General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are also requested to contact IMMEDIATELY, the concerned National Secretariat members and finalise the date of campaign programme. Intensive campaign should be conducted by all C-O-Cs and Affiliated Organisations in all States, especially in those states where elections are declared, so that employees and general public will become aware of the totally negative attitude of the Central Government towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.

            The betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Govt by not fulfilling their assurance given to NJCA leaders on 30th June 2016, should be exposed.

      M.Krishnan,
Secretary General ,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.
Mob & Whats App: 09447068125.
Email : mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS Will SERVESTRIKE NOTICE
                            ON 05-01-2017

Dear Comrades,

          All the affiliated unions of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries are requested to serve the copy of strike Notice to the concerning authorities of Department of Posts on 05-01-2017 at all levels to participate in the ensuing nation-wide one day strike on 15th February 2017.

Hold mass demonstrations while serving the strike notice.

Copy of Strike Notice & Charter of Demands :




Saturday, 31 December 2016

नव वर्ष 2017की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं


NEW YEAR PLEDGE

            Let us not forget that behind every rights and benefits enjoyed by the Central Government Employees and Pensioners, there is a history of struggles, sacrifices and martyrdoms.

          Let us not forget that Petitions, Memorandums, Reminders after reminders shall serve no purpose, unless we organise with strong determination and go for a strike, whatever may be the consequences.

          Tomorrow's history will be written by those who are ready to fight and sacrifice and not by those who are paper tigers and dead horses.

          On this New Year Day, let us pledge together that we are ready for bitter struggles and bigger sacrifices for protecting our hard-earned rights and also for realising our justified demands. 

          Let us also pledge that we shall remain as an integral part of the mainstream of the Working Class and toiling masses of our  Country, and shall be in the forefront of all the struggles of the Working Class.  

                                        VICTORY IS OURS
       M.Krishnan 
Secretary Geneural
Conferation of Central Govt Employees & Workers.
Mob: 09447068125

PROMOTION TO THE GRADE OF DIRECTOR GENERAL POSTAL SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.         

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PROMOTION AND POSTING IN THE GRADE OF MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD, INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP’A’ AND TRANSFER/POSTING AS MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD'    

LAW MINISTRY REJECTS FINANCE MOVETO LINK SMALL SAVINGS TO AADHAAR

           Ahead of launching the demonetisation drive, the Finance Ministry had sought Law Ministry’s opinion whether Aadhaar submission could be made compulsory for small savings scheme.


 

            The Law Ministry has turned down Finance Ministry’s proposal that a person investing in small savings schemes — these attract gross deposits of over Rs 2 lakh crore each year — be made to link the accounts to his or her Aadhaar number.


            Ahead of launching the demonetisation drive, the Finance Ministry had sought Law Ministry’s opinion whether Aadhaar submission could be made compulsory for small savings schemes like Kisan Vikas Patra, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, Senior Citizen Saving Scheme and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana.


            The rationale put forth by Finance Ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) was that individuals evade scrutiny by parking cash below Rs 50,000 into multiple small savings accounts because such deposits (below Rs 50,000) do not seek permanent account number (PAN) details.


            The Law Ministry turned down DEA’s proposal on October 4 saying such schemes cannot be notified as “service within the meaning of Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act” since small savings are serviced under the Public Account Fund of India and not the Consolidated Fund to which the Aadhaar Act applies.
Section 7 of the Act states that the government can ask an individual to furnish his Aadhaar number to establish his identity “as a condition for receipt of a subsidy, benefit or service for which the expenditure is incurred from, or the receipt therefrom forms part of, the Consolidated Fund of India”.


            Not satisfied with the legal opinion, the DEA once again approached Law Ministry to reconsider the October 4 advice, saying that the fresh reasoning for bringing small savings under the Aadhaar ambit was that the “expenditure incurred to campaign for small savings scheme was derived from the Consolidated Fund”.


            On December 14, Law Ministry reiterated its earlier opinion and directed that all transactions relating to these schemes should be accounted from the Public Account Fund as per the National Small Savings Fund (Custody & Investment) Rules.



            Quoting a 2001 order of a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, the Law Ministry said “when a statute vests certain power in an authority to be exercised in a particular manner, the said authority has to exercise it only in the manner provided in the statute itself”. In fiscal 2014-15, deposits in small savings schemes were Rs 289,080 crore while withdrawals were Rs 248,667 crore.               Source: Indian express.  28.12.2016