Thursday, October 20, 2016
One Day Dharana Programme conducted successfully by Postal JCA, Odisha Circle in front of Circle Office, Bhubaneswar on 20.10.2016
Day Long Dharana Programme conducted successfully by different Divisions in Odisha Circle on 20.10.2016
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 & 10th November, 2016 a grand success to achieve the demands.
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.
An Injury to one is An Injury to all
the weak and downtrodden need protection
the weak and downtrodden need protection
The Government of India decided to extend the benefit of enhancement of bonus calculation celling from 3500 to 7000, to Central Government employees also, in the wake of 2016 September 2nd General strike, in which this was an important demand of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and NFPE. Orders enhancing the ceiling to 7000/- was issued by Government of India on 29th August 2016 with retrospective effect from 01-04-2014. i.e; from Financial year 2014-15. Payment of arrears for the year 2014-15 was made to the departmental employees in the month of September 2016 itself.
Unfortunately, the benefit of enhanced bonus calculation ceiling is not extended to three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks till this date. They have neither been paid arrears for 2014-15 nor the enhanced bonus for 2015-16 also. Each GDS employee has suffered a loss of Rs. 14,000 for two financial years on account of limiting the bonus to the old ceiling of 3500. There is no convincing or valid reason for denial or delay in payment of enhanced bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
Last time, the Nataraja Murthy committee’s recommendation had resulted in denial of enhancement of bonus calculation ceiling from 2500 to 3500. Nataraja Murthy has recommended that GDS should be paid only 50% of the bonus of regular employees, as their productivity is only 50% of full time employees. Government accepted this recommendation and refused to grant enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of 3500/- to GDS, Against this decision of the Government NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal Joint Council of action conducted series of agitational programes including strike and finally Government approved 3,500/- bonus calculation ceiling to GDS also. Thus the issue was settled once for all and there is no need of raising any doubt by the Postal Board, this time.
But, surprisingly, the Postal Board instead of issuing orders for grant of enhanced bonus to GDS referred the issue to GDS Committee. Fortunately, unlike Nataraja Murthy (a sadist officer who snatched away many of the benefit of GDS through his most retrograde and inhuman recommendations), the present GDS committee Chairman Shri Kamalesh Chandra (Retired Postal Board Member) submitted a reasonable, balanced and judicious recommendation to the Postal Board. In his recommendation Shri Kamalesh Chandrahas made it clear that the difference between the revenue generated by Branch Post Offices (GDS) and the expenditure incurred for running the BOs is only 200 Crores, where as the total deficit of the Department of Posts is more than 6000 crores. That shows that major portion of the loss of the Postal Department is not due to GDS system. He recommended that as the productivity of GDS is equal or in some cases more than departmental employees, GDS are eligible for enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.7000/-.
Inspite of this unambiguous recommendation, the Postal Board refused to issue orders. Instead, it has referred the file for approval of Finance Ministry. Now the file is pending with Finance Ministry. More than two months are over, after the Government issuing the enhanced bonus calculation ceiling order. Three lakhs GDS are totally disappointed and their anger and protest is increasing day by day. Grave injustice is done to the GDS and it cannot be tolerated.
There are 5.5 lakhs employees working in the Postal Department, out of that 2.75 lakhs are Gramin Dak Sevaks. Denial of enhanced bonus to 50% of the work force is a clear case of discrimination. It is not a case of GDS alone. In a family if somebody is affected, then it becomes the issue of all members of the family. Every member of the family shall stand together to help the affected member and to resolve the problem. Here also, the problem of GDS who are the most oppressed and down-trodden section of the Postal department is the problem of all. An injury to one is an injury to all.
It is in this background, Postal JCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS has decided to organise two day’s nationwide strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding (1) enhanced bonus to GDS and (2) payment of arrears of revised wages from 01-01-2006 to all casual labourers. NFPE and AIPEU-GDS calls upon the entirety of Postal employees including GDS and Casual labourers to make the two days strike a grand success.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Images of before and after cleaning of vacant area of P&T colony, Jharsuguda under Sambalpur Division ( Odisha Circle) for plantaion of medicinal plants
Different organizations confirm Confederation for huge participation in the March to Parliament of 15.12.2016
C-O-C KARNATKA DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 500 EMPLOYEES IN THE CONFEDERATION PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 15TH DECEMBER 2016
ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 1200 EMPLOYEES IN THE CONFEDERATION IN PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 15TH DECEMBER 2016
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 1000 EMPLOYEES IN THE CONFEDERATION IN PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 15TH DECEMBER 2016
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ATOMIC ENERGY EMPLOYEES DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 300 EMPLOYEES IN THE CONFEDERATION IN PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 15TH DECEMBER 2016
ALL INDIA CENTRAL GROUND WATER BOARD EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION FIXED QUOTA TO ALL STATES AND UNITS
Secretary, NC JCM writes to Secretary, DoE for raising the bonus ceiling for casual workers to Rs.7000/-
Secretary, NC JCM writes to Secretary, DoE for for extending the benefits of 7th CPC to the employess of autonomus bodies
CONFEDERATION DECIDED TO INCLUDE THE DEMANDS FOR PAY REVISION OF EMPLOYEES OF AUTONOMOUS BODIES IN CHARTER OF DEMANDS
Employees of Autonomous bodies are requested to Conduct the following programmes of Confederation.
Demonstration in front of all offices and gate meetings. Resolution to be adopted may be sent to (1) Prime Minster (2) Finance Minister (3) Home Minister and (4) All Heads of Departments.
Mass Dharna at all Important Centers Jointly with Confederation.
3. Massive Parliament March on 15-12-2016
Employees of Autonomous bodies are also requested to Participate in large numbers with flags & banners of their associations in the Parliament March on 15th December 2016.
1. All National Secretariat Members
2. All Affiliated organisations
3. All C-O-Cs
As you aware the orders for Revision of pay of employees of Autonomous bodies has not yet been issued by the Government. Many of the organisations of Autonomous bodies (Some of them are affiliates of Confederation) have requested Confederation CHQ to include their demands also in Confederation Charter of Demands. It is decided to include the following demand of employees of Autonomous bodies also in the Confederation’s Charter of Demand as item No. 20.
Demand No. 20 – “Implementation of the Revised Pay Structure in respect of employees working in Autonomous bodies Consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2016”.
General Secretary, AIAIASP, CHQ writes to Secretary Posts for conducting Year wise LDCE for promotion to the cadre of P.S Group ‘B’ cadre
No. CHQ/AIAIASP/PS Gr. B Exam 12-17/2016 Dated : 19/10/2016
Shri B. V. Sudhakar,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Sub: Conduct of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of P.S Group ‘B’ from the vacancy year 2012–13 onwards - Regarding objections against conduct of single examination altogether for 5 vacancy years i.e.2012-13 to 2016-17.
Ref: Directorate Notification No. A-34012/8/2016-DE dated 07th October 2016
Kindly refer to Directorate memo cited above vide which LDCE to the cadre of PS Group ‘B’ against vacancy years 2012-13 to 2016-17 (Five Recruitment Years) has been notified. While this Association is showing gratitude to the authorities for deciding upon conduct of LDCE of PS Group ‘B’ cadre, pending for last five years, at the same time there are apprehensions & objections on the manner in which this exam altogether for five recruitment years has been planned. The association has been repeatedly requesting the authorities continuously for the last 3-4 years for conduct of this examination separate for each recruitment year. All these requests were duly acknowledged by the authorities, but it appears that no consideration has been given to it.
2. As per notification ibid the SINGLE LDCE is scheduled to be held on 04.12.2016 for the 5 different recruitment years listed below:
2012 – 13
2013 – 14
2014 – 15
2015 – 16
2016 – 17
Apparently, this amounts to violation of equitable justice. This single go examination against five Recruitment Years is denying the aspirants their legitimate and fair right to appear in each LDCE and against each vacancy year. A candidate is thus, given only and only one chance to appear in the exam, rather than to taste success/failure in five exams ought to be conducted separately for separate vacancy year. The manner in which the exam has been notified is also depriving the aspirants the number of opportunities, entitled to him/her as a matter of right and in the interest of equity justice and fair play. For instance, had this LDCE conducted separately for separate vacancy year, a particular aspirant eligible for the vacancies of 2012–13 would get 5 opportunities of appearing in the exam till vacancy year 2016–17, in the event he remained unsuccessful in the previous attempts. The opportunity matrix of a particular aspirant, if LDCE is conducted year to year basis as compared to that of examination conducted through “SINGLE LDCE” would be as under:
Aspirant eligible for the Exam Year
No. of opportunities,if LDCE is conducted on Year to Year Basis till exam for Year 2016 - 17
No. of opportunities, if SINGLE LDCE is conducted as notified.
2012 – 13
2013 – 14
2014 – 15
2015 – 16
2016 – 17
Hence, the decision of conducting SINGLE LDCE for 5 different recruitment years is causing grave injustice to the aspirants for the LDCE and senior members of this association for no reasons attributable to them.
3. It is further submitted that Para 5 of the notification prescribes syllabus issued by SPG Section vide its letter number 09-59/2010-SPG dated 08.03.2011 & 21.04.2011. It is pertinent to submit that syllabus for PS Group ‘B’ notified vide said letters of SPG Section was further reviewed and modified vide SPG Section letter number F. No. A-34012/03/2013-DE dated 22th April 2014 and the same is conspicuously absent in the notification. A copy of letter enclosed for ready reference please. Thus, there appears ambiguity in the syllabus of PS Group ‘B’ Examination and the matter is still unclear. Furthermore, in Para 6 of the notification, 6% quota of vacancies are found given to General Line Officials which is totally incorrect. Recently General Line Official’s quota was reduced from 6% to 3%. Therefore the vacancies calculated for General Line officials seem to be in more number.
In view thereof, this association thus, register its objections against the conduct of SINGLE LDCE notified for filling up vacancies of altogether 5 Recruitment years in a single go and request the authorities to re-visit/re-consider the decision. It is requested to initiate conduct of separate LDCE for each vacancy year one by one at adequate interval of at least one month after declaration of result so that each and every aspirant would be given fair opportunity in his career progression.
With profound regards.
Copy to :
1. Shri S. V. Rao, Director (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
2. Shri G. M. Taneja, ADG (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.