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Saturday, June 25, 2011

General Body Meeting in the campus of Bhubaneswar GPO at 1700 hours on 01.07.2011 to discuss the issues in connection with Indefinite Strike commencing 5th July, 2011:

Bhubaneswar Divisional Branch

No. JCA – BBSR / 2011                             Dated at Bhubaneswar the 26th June, 2011
Dear Comrades,
The Central JCA meeting of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions held on 30.03.2011 unanimously decided to go on nationwide Indefinite Strike from 5th July 2011 protesting against the unilateral orders of the Department to close down large scale post offices and RMS offices and also for settlement of the long pending demands of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.
We would like to intimate you the progress and preparations made so far.
                 As a part of the prescribed  phased programmes proposed by the Central J C A, the Circle J C A in Odisha comprising the NFPE, FNPO, AIPEDEU and NUGDS successfully conducted the  day long dharana progrmame on 25.05.2011 in campus of the office of Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar  promising to bring an unprecedented success to the forthcoming agitational programmes. Secondly, the State Level Convention was successfully conducted by the Circle JCA in Shikhyak Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 29.05.2011 The third phase of the agitational programme has been successfully conducted all over India with submission Strike Notice on 14.06.2011. While the Divisional J C A severed the Indefinite Strike Notice to the SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division with lunch-hour demonstration, all the Circle Secretaries of the Circle J C A severed the same to the Chief Postmaster General, Orissa Circle and the CHQ / Federation leadership submitted the Strike Notice to the Secretary ( Posts ), New Delhi. Subsequently, as per the programme scheduled earlier , the historic National Convention of Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE,FNPO and GDS Unions was held at Chennai on 19.06.2011 with participation of hundreds of All India Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries of all unions of NFPE, FNPO, AIPEDEU and NUGDS from all corners of country. While Com. D.Theagarajan Secretary General FNPO  appealed to entire rank and file to sink the differences if any between the workers and make the 5th July Strike  grand success, Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General NFPE has stated that  now this is the time to "Do or Die" and "Now or Never". If we fight unitedly we can resist the attacks and dangers being posed by the Government and Department. All the leaders appealed to all to make the strike grand success.
In the meantime, the Divisional J C A, Bhubaneswar has intimated all its members regarding the preparations and developments going on nationwide to make the Indefinite Strike a successful one. Further the JCA has decided to move from post office to post office to mobilize the members and aware all the need of such a strike. The tour programme will be finalized within a day or two.
It is expected that all the members might have gone through the JCA Strike Circular dated 24.06.2011 and realized the need of the hour. The bugle has already sounded. Just get yourself ready to make the strike a grand success.
Lastly, this is to inform you all that  it has been decided by the Divisional J C A to organize a General Body Meeting in the campus of Bhubaneswar GPO at 17.00 hours on 01.07.2011 to discuss the whole issue once again  in detail. We have already notified all concerned in this regard.
Therefore, it is here by requested to all the members of the Divisional J C A  that they should remain present in the above meeting without fail and make the strike campaign a successful one.
                The Charter of Demands is reproduced once again for information.

 ( D K Mohanty )
Divisional Secretary
( S K Swain )
Divisional Secretary
AIPEU, Postman &  Gr.-D,
BBSR Divn.
( B Samal )
Convener, J C A &
Divisional Secretary
AIPEU, Gr.- C,BBSR Divn.
1.             Stop closure / merger of PO/RMS Offices including BOs. Review the orders implementing Speed Post Hubs and Delivery Hubs and restore status quo ante. Stop outsourcing the works of Postal, RMS & MMS functions.
2.             Grant status as Central Civil Servant to GDS employees for all purposes including service  and trade union facilities. Scrap new recruitment rules for appointment as postmen which curtails promotional avenues – restore previous rules and withdraw tighten norms assessing BPM’s work. Drop reduction of allowances in case of reduction of workload.
3.             Revise the wages of casual labourers and contingent employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 based on the minimum pay recommended by 6th CPC. Stop outsourcing the work of casual labourers and contingent work. Grant temporary status to eligible full time casual labourers , Convert part time into full time absorb full time , part time contingent employees in vacant GDS posts.
4.             Immediate revision of OTA & OSA rates.
5.             Implement the assurances made on 12.07.2010 Strike Settlement and also the JCM Departmental Council Meeting held on 23.08.2010.( List enclosed) Ensure prompt holding of Departmental Council Meetings.
6.             Immediate finalization of Cadre Restructuring proposals including Postal Accounts as assured by the Secretary Department of Posts and its implementation.
7.             Stop decentralization of Postal Accounts, PLI and RPLI and ensure status-quo. Save DPLI office, Kolkata and ensure job security to the staff, DPLI.
8.             Expedite the process of filling of all vacant posts in all Wings including GDS.
9.             Stop implementation of Postmaster Cadre till finalization of Cadre Restructuring. Ensure 100% filling up of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I before implementation of Postmasters Cadre, remove the retrograde eligibility conditions for appearing the examination of Grade I and PSS Group B and allow account line officials also.
10.          Drop the proposed move of ending the services of existing System Administrators by outsourcing the technology work to the outsider agencies. Create the System Administrators Posts as assured and specified norms and other works and make the cadre as a promotional cadre to PA/SA.
11.          Stop combination of beats /double duty, stop harassment of staff insisting 100% impracticable condition for delivery under Project Arrow. Settle the demands raised in the Postmen Committee such as distance factor, number of articles, Grant of Cycle allowance without distance condition, cash payment for uniform and kit items, Supply of good quality uniforms, Revision of norms.
12.          Fixing norms for new assigned works of MTS. Allow to decline postman promotion for MTS under seniority quota and review the recruitment rules of MTS to Postmen / Mail Guards.
13.          Grant promotions to Drivers / Artisans at par with other C.G. organizations like Railways/Defence. Higher Pay Scales to charge hand & Drivers. Revision of CRC EPP and Logistic norms.
14.          Declare SBCO Staff as Divisional cadre , Stop harassment of SBCO officials under contributory factors. Complete the Ledger Agreement Work update the SBCO before launching Core Banking.
15.          Fill up all Postal Civil Wing and Electrical Wing posts as per CPWD norms. Creation of Postal /Electrical and Architectural Division in every Circle. Expedite the Restructuring of Civil Wing Cadres.
16.          Ensure full fledge functioning of newly formed Postal Accounts Offices by providing adequate staff strength and accommodation. Rectify the anomaly caused due to promotion of Group ‘D’ official to the cadre of LDC after 2006. Restore the residency period of three years in respect of JA to SA promotion retrospectively w.e.f. 13.12.2006. Grant MACP to those joined in Sorter cadre treating LDC as entry grade as the Sorter grade has been defunct since 2000.
17.          Counting of past services rendered by erstwhile RTPs for promotions and MACP.
18.          Implement Apex Court Judgment in case of RRR Candidates in true sprit and extend to all approved RRR Candidates awaiting for absorption.
19.          Stop Harassing and victimization of innocent officials under contributory negligence factors. Implement the true spirit of Govt orders and Volumes and no recovery should be made if the concerned is not directly responsible for the loss sustained to the department.
20.          Stop discrimination towards PO & RMS Accounts Cadre, Create separate cadre and earmark % of posts for norm based promotions in the same cadre, Count Special Allowance for fixation on promotion, Withdraw the recovery imposed on Postman Pay fixation and drawal of bonus to GDS. Restore the date of passing the Acct examination for according LSG promotions instead date of entry in PA cadre.
21.          Enhance the LR strength on all cadres to the extent of 20% and fill up all vacant LR posts.
22.          Ensure prompt grant of Child Care Leave as per the liberalized orders, unnecessary hurdles put forth should be dropped.
23.          Review the MACP clarifactory orders and rectify the issues like, non drawal of spl. allowance on acquiring MACP, wrong interpretation of IIIrd MACP to departmental promotes only after 30 years, Counting as double promotions as Group D & Postmen even in the case of promotion to Postman on GDS quota, non counting of training period for MACP, ignore promotions acquired on deptl. exam for MACP, ignore all uncommunicated average bench marks for MACP as Judicial verdict.
24.          Stop attack on Union office bearers by misusing Rule 37 transfers and Rule 9 of CCS (CCA) Rules. Dispose all Rule 9 (Pension rules) disciplinary cases pending at Directorate years together.
25.          Denying the legitimate right of employees to avail holidays & Sundays by compelling them to attend frequent meetings/ Melas.

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