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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Allowances and Special Facilities to Civilian Employees of the Central Government serving in the States of the North Eastern Region (including Sikkim) and in the Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshdweep group of Islands- Extension of the benefits related to Retention of Telephone Facility at the Last Station of Posting to Civilian Employees posted in Ladakh region of the State of Jammu & Kashmir

Grant of Special Casual Leave to attend Circle Council & Circle Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU, Group-C , Odisha Circle

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar-751009
No.B-9-1/Ch.IV,                                                           Dated at Bhubaneswar the 29.04.2014

1. The Senior Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO, Bhubaneswar-751001
2. The Postmaster Ashok Nagar MDG/ SPM Kakatpur SO

Sub:     Grant of Special Casual Leave to attend Circle Council & Circle Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU, Group-C Union to be held at Keonjhargarh from 02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014.

Pursuant to C.O. letter No.WL/21-8/2013 dated 22.04.2014, the Circle Council & Circle Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU, Group-C Union is scheduled to be held at Keonjhargarh from 02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 and as intimated by the Secretary of Bhubaneswar Divisional Branch Union, the following officials of Bhubaneswar Division will attend the Circle Council & CWC Meeting as delegates.

Sl. No.
Name of the official
Post/Place of working
Portfolio held in the
Divnl. Branch Union
Bruhaspati Samal
Postmaster, Ashok Nagar MDG
ASsst.Circle Sectetary
Dipti Ranjan Mohanty
PA, Bhubaneswar GPO
Kailash Ch. Sahoo
PA,Kaktpur SO
Circle Councilor
Tapan Ku.sahoo
PA, Bhubaneswar GPO
Circle Councilor

All the above officials may please be granted Special Casual Leave provisionally on individual application for the period of Circle Council & CWC Meeting plus actual journey time. A certificate from the Circle Secretary of the Union regarding attendance in the Circle Council & CWC Meeting may be submitted by the above officials to the controlling authorities concerned at the time of resuming duties for regularization of leave.
Relieving Arrangement
·         All the officials will be relieved on office arrangement.

Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division
Copy for information and necessary action to:
1.         Sri B. Samal, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU (Group-C), Bhubaneswar Divisional Branch, Bhubaneswar-751009 for information and necessary action w.r.t. his letter No.UN/BN-AIPEU/Gr-C/08-04/2014 dated 23.04.2014.
2.         All the above officials for information and necessary action. Necessary certificate from the Circle Secretary of the Union should be submitted to the controlling authorities concerned regarding attendance in the Circle Council & CWC Meeting at the time of resuming duties.
3.         Staff-II Branch, Divisional Office BBSR to ensure timely relief of the officials.
4.         OC/Spare.
Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices
BBSR Divn.BBSR-751009

Retirement on superannuation

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar-751009

Memo No.B.12-Misc (Retd)/2005,   Dated at Bhubaneswar   the 28.04.2014

          The following officials of Bhubaneswar Division are hereby ordered to be retired on30.04.2014 afternoon on attaining the age of superannuation as per the provisions contained in Rule-74 of CCS (Pension) Rules-1972.

Sl. No.
Name of the official
due to retire
Present post held
of Birth
Date of superannuation
Basudev Nayak
PA,Bhubaneswar GPO
Bikram Murmu

PA,Bhubaneswar GPO

Purna Chandra Dash
SPM,Balakati SO
Kanhu Charan Sethi
APM,Bhubaneswar GPO

Relieving Arrangement
  • All The officials will be relieved on office arrangement.
  • The Sr.Posrmaster Bhubaneswar GPO will ensure relief of the officials at Sl 1,2 & 4 and ASP I/C, Bhubaneswar North Sub Division will ensure relief of official at  Sl 3 above on 30.04.2014 afternoon positively.
Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices
            Bhubaneswar Division
The All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division wishes all a peaceful and healthy retired life.

How Aadhaar, India Post can transform India's finance

In an episode, Raghav Bahl discussed the idea of setting up a new payments bank which could be a joint venture between Aadhar and India Post.

In a four-part broadcast series called 'Change India', Network18 founder Raghav Bahl looked at ideas that appear simple but could be transformational in addressing problems that have dogged India for decades. In an episode, he discussed the idea of setting up a new payments bank which could be a joint venture between Aadhaar and India Post. Aadhaar started off as a simple idea with boundless potential. In 2009, the UPA government rolled out the Aadhaar scheme that was capable of not only providing an identity to 1.2 billion Indians but also link their unique identity number to a bank account. However, in a country where commercial banks are inaccessible to 60 percent of its citizens even today, this potential remains untapped. And reaching the remotest corners of India through nearly 2 lakh post offices, India Post is much more than a national postal service, a beacon of hope and good news. Change India's big idea was to enable India Post to function as a payments bank by linking it to the Aadhaar card instantly ensuring that 60 crore Indians have access to basic banking services. To discuss the idea, Bahl spoke with journalist and author Shankar Ayar, Bindu Ananth, president of the IFMR Trust, an organization committed to financial inclusion, and Dhiraj Nayyar, CEO of Network18's Think India Foundation. Q: Let us begin with the current controversies around Aadhaar. There is a lot of negativity around Aadhaar. There are calls to junk it essentially on grounds of privacy infringements and the fact that it does not have legislative backing. What is your sense should this idea be junked or is it reformable and then can we put to good use? Ayar: To start with the opposition is more in terms of whose idea it is and how it has been implemented. This was the biggest idea of the UPA and they failed it so miserably, it is unbelievable. The Americans have a phrase that the animals eat their young. The UPA has done effectively that. The problem with Aadhaar is that the UPA shied away and sort of neglected giving it a legislative statutory backup. After all you are collecting data about people and this concerns privacy issues. It also concerns the issue of integrity as to where it is being hosted. Eventually it will be hosted with the National Population Register but governments can't take years to fix what is a necessary statutory issue. The objection is not so much to the idea but the identity of Aadhaar. Bahl: If you can tell us how to fix these two problems? Is it as simple as saying that we will get the law passed by the new government and then we are fine to go or something else needs to be done to fix Aadhaar? Ananth: From a financial inclusion perspective Aadhaar is important because it solves two important problems. One is the whole KYC issue. How do you go about establishing KYC for million of individuals who don’t yet have a bank account and second is authentication to say what is the secure way to establish for every transaction the identity of the customer. For years we have done this without Aadhaar, without biometrics. So, I am sure there is a version of this that can be done. However, it would be a shame to lose the momentum of Aadhar because this can truly accelerate the pace at which financial inclusion happens. So, political issues aside, technically it is very important for financial inclusion. Bhal: The consensus seems to be it is too good a thing to just junk which is what the debate is around. I quickly want to understand from you, will legislation solve it or is there something in the design and the architecture of the scheme that needs to be worked on as well? Nayyar: There are always small technical flaws in the scheme of this scale. You are trying to give unique ID numbers based on biometrics to a billion people. That itself is a massive exercise and there has been turf war between the National Population Register and Aadhaar. So, there are technical issues. I am sure some machines don’t work well, some don’t pick up finger prints, those are issues which are solvable. However the big thing is the legislation. To get legislation done you need to persuade people. Now the Congress for some reason despite it being a great idea of theirs and probably should have been the flagship of UPA-II failed to get the backing for it. I hope whichever government takes office doesn’t abandon it and builds the necessary consensus to pass the legislation because once it has a legal backing, once privacy issues are sorted, are backed by legal framework then resistance will reduce.   Bahl: This idea that we are propagating of a joint venture between Aadhaar and Indian Post even though the thought is that if you were to do this, if you were to put this two things together then you would be expanding India's savings base dramatically because you would get many more people into the banking system who would then place their deposits with you. Are you in sync? Any estimate of where this could go? Ananth: I have a slightly different take on the concept. The payments bank really implies two things. One that, as an institution you can take deposits and do payments but all your liabilities will be invested in government securities, in other words no lending. What I am describing now is exactly what the Indian postal system is today. We don’t have formal nomenclature called payments bank but it perhaps comes closest to being a payments bank. So, we don’t need a lot of organizational and institutional changes. To my mind two things need to change to make the post office even more powerful in the realm of payments. One is that the post office at the Panchayat level typically tends to be operated by a franchise. We need to bring all of these nodes into the common network. Today a lot of the last man post offices still remain out of the network. Second thing is interoperability with the banking system. So, let India Post continue to do the good work that it is doing but is there a way I can walk into my neighbourhood post office and transact not just with the post office but with the entire banking sector. With those minor tweaks we actually get a lot of power in the existing system.


Dear Comrade,

            We place hereunder the draft reply to the questionnaire issued by the 7th CPC.  We want you to go through the same and make suggestions to enrich it further.  We propose to place the same at the staff side meeting of the National Council on 6th May, 2014.  The final version as formulated by the Staff Side will also be published on7th May. 2014.  We have to arrive at a consensus taking into account all shades of opinions.
            The replies are drafted to make it as brief as possible.  It covers only common issues. The staff side National Council will be submitting a detailed memorandum later as and when it is called for by the 7th CPC.  The said memorandum will be drafted taking into account the views of all organizations including pensioners organisations. Department specific issues are to be covered by the memorandum submitted by the respective departmental organizations.  Since there will be very short time available for submission of memorandum, in view of the overall time frame of 18 months  all affiliates are requested to finalize their approach and prepare the memorandum and keep it ready for submission without loss of time.
            It will be our endeavor that on common issues, complete unanimity of opinion emerges amongst all Federations of Central Govt. employees.

Suggestions may be sent by e-mail to

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

S. K. Vyas                                             K. K. N. Kutty                                       M. Krishnan
Advisor                                                President                                             Secretary General
Mob: 09868244035                             Mob: 09811048303                             Mob: 09447068125


There is a clause in the Cadre Restructuring agreement that – “in respect of Postmaster Grade I, Grade II and Grade III posts, once the recommendations of this committee are implemented, the matter will be examined in the light of the same”. Many officials have sought clarification on this clause. Hence the following clarification is given.

As already mentioned by us in our letter given to the Chairman of the Cadre Restructuring committee after the last meeting (published in Website) and also in the circular dated 28.04.2014, the staff side has tried its best to get higher pay scale to Post Master cadre official. Official side took a firm stand that first promotion from PA cadre in General line and Post Master cadre should be to the G.P. 2800/- and rejected our plea for 4200 G. P.

Second argument placed by us is that as all the LSG Post offices/posts are agreed to be upgraded to HSG II, the grade pay of the officials working in those General line posts will be 4200 (eventhough official working in that post is promoted from LSG with G. P. 2800)

Postmaster Grade I officials are working in LSG offices (converted as Grade I). When LSG Post offices are upgraded to HSG II status, Post Master Grade I post offices are also to be upgraded to HSG II status with grade pay of 4200. Inspite of our repeated argument and submission the administration side did not agree to grant G.P. 4200 to PM Grade I. Finally it is agreed to examine the case again once the present proposal is approved by the Government.

If the proposal is approved by the Government, there is every possibility of getting higher pay scale for Post Master grade officials, on the principle of “equal pay for equal work”, as their counter parts working in LSG post offices upgraded to HSG II will be in 4200 G.P. By signing the cadre restructuring agreement, we have already created a strong ground for getting higher pay scale to Postmaster Grade officials. If the proposal signed is rejected by DOP&T and Finance, we have to present our case before 7th CPC. Hence in the interest of both General line and Postmaster Cadre officials, implementation of the present proposal is most important.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion - role of Departmental Promotion Committee.

Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25 percent as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014 -

a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18,000/- per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs.4500/- in one quarter. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 
Rs.4500/- per month per child; 

b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs.1500/- per month; and 

c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.9000/- per child per month. 



                 At last after several round of protracted negotiations with the administration, JCM Staff side, Departmental council ( NFPE & FNPO) has signed the cadre restructuring proposal. The staff side has tried to the best of its ability to make maximum improvement in the proposal. In spite of our hard bargaining we could not achieve 100 percent success. Our demand for separate higher pay scale for PO& RMS Accountants, Creation of separate cadre for System Administrators or grant of special pay/allowance, bringing MTS also under cadre restructuring etc is not accepted by the administration. Regarding Postmaster Cadre after much bargaining, it is agreed to examine our claim for higher pay scale after the present proposal is approved by the government.

                  As Govt has already appointed 7th CPC and the Pay Commission has already published the questionnaire, any further delay in completing the cadre restructuring will adversely affect the interest of Postal employees. We will take up the remaining issues, which are not agreed by the administration in the cadre restructuring committee with the 7thCPC in our memorandum and make one more effort to get a favourable recommendation.

                  Taking into consideration all the above aspects and also keeping in mind the larger interest of the employees, we have decided to sign the agreement

Copy of the agreement is published below.

The Salient features of the agreement are as follows :
1. Number of LSG posts will increase from 8 % to 22 %
2. Number of HSG II  posts will increase from 2 % to 12 %
3. Number of HSG I  posts will increase from 1.5 % to 4 %
4. After completion of 2 years in HSG I the official will be promoted to 4800 GP (Non-functional Basis)
5. The above proposal will be applicable to RMS, Circle Office and SBCO in the same ratio
6. Postman/Mail guard will get the same ratio of promotion.

  The present proposal is to be approved by Postal Board, DoPT & Finance Ministry. We will make all out effort to get the proposal implemented at an early date.

                                                                        Yours sincerely
        D.Theagarajan                                                                                            M.Krishnan
  Secretary General, FNPO                                                                  Secretary General, NFPE

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Amazon takes kirana route to deliver goods

BANGALORE: E-commerce giant Amazon, whose founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently spoke of the possibility of drones dropping goods to US homes in the near future, is embracing the neighbourhood kirana store to push the delivery advantage in India.

This week in Bangalore, Amazon, in what's a first in India, started piloting the concept of enlisting kiranas as delivery points. The move can help it overcome the problem of failed deliveries, a pain point for most e-tailers globally, making the last-mile logistics less complicated.

"We are continually innovating to find solutions that enhance convenience and experience for our customers. We are running a pilot for in-store pick-up service in Bangalore. We have identified and trained staff at small kiosks and stores, run by individual entrepreneurs, to be our shipment pick-up points," Amazon India country head Amit Agarwal told TOI last week.
What is significant is how — unlike Indian organized retailers like Big Bazaar who have traditionally been pitted against mom-and-pop stores — this move from Amazon will help create a hybrid model where online players leverage corner shops to boost customer convenience.

"Depending on the results, we will take a call on how and what we want to roll out nationally at an appropriate time," Agarwal said. Amazon will pay a fee to these smaller brick-and-mortar retailers, but the world's largest online retailer did not give details of its financial arrangement with the offline stores.

The project is an indigenous improvisation on Amazon Lockers, which the company operates in the US and some other markets. Amazon Lockers act as self-delivery locations to pick up parcels from. "We want to be inventive in executing our global strategy locally. We have a team of passionate builders in India," said Agarwal, who has had a 15-year career with the Seattle-based Amazon, including a stint as executive assistant to the much storied Bezos.

The India head of the $75-billion internet giant, which started off by selling books two decades ago, said the domestic e-commerce market "is still in its early days" and possibly some of the present bigger names wouldn't exist in the future. Amazon is turning the heat on incumbent market leaders like Flipkart and Snapdeal with its trademark aggression focused on customer convenience, lower prices and a gargantuan collection. Both Flipkart and Snapdeal, which operate on the same marketplace model like Amazon, are well-funded by VCs and strategic players like eBay. The Indian e-commerce market, estimated at $2 billion at present, is expected to grow to $8.5 billion by 2016, according to projections by venture fund Accel Partners.

"The India operation is one of the fastest build-outs for Amazon globally—in terms of selection, sellers, traffic and even mass media advertising," Agarwal said. Amazon has been particularly sharp-focused on its one-day delivery in top 20 cities and recently introduced a 'scheduled delivery' programme for high-value products like televisions.

It entered India ten months ago with a marketplace model since Indian laws place restrictions on foreign investments in multi-brand retail. It had earlier tied up with India Post Services to leverage the government postal system's extensive reach. "We use IPS for over 19,000 pin codes through 1,40,000 post offices across all 35 states and Union Territories in India. The number of deliveries through India Post has increased from 800 last June to over 10,000 by March this year," Agarwal said.

UPU News : Development strategies for the postal sector: an economic perspective

Post office delivers card from before World War II

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The postcard's message is brief, written along its edge in fading pencil: "Arrived in Portland at 8 o'clock. Having a fine time. Be home sometime Sat. — Blanche."
But the writing on the postcard, addressed to Florence Marion of Butte Falls, isn't its defining characteristic. The date it was sent — and the date it finally arrived — all but redefine the term "snail mail."
Postmarked from Portland: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 20, 1940.
Arrived in Butte Falls: July 2013.
Formally delivered to Florence Marion's great-grandson, Alan Marion of Phoenix: April 14, 2014.
"To me, it's one of those things that must have been meant to be," says Marion, maintenance director at the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society. "For everything to fall in place and show up at my doorstep, so to speak. I'm thrilled to have this card."
U.S. Postal Service worker Sunny Bryant had been working at the Butte Falls Post Office only a month when the World War II-era message arrived in July 2013. The front shows a boat with a handwritten inscription underneath: "Leaving Manilla Bay. Feb. 1906. Flying Homeward Pennant."
The postmark left Bryant scratching her head.
"I looked at it, and I'm like, 'What am I supposed to do with this?'" Bryant says.
She began to ask around the small community, looking for a home for the long-delayed piece of mail.
"I got little clues here and there, but nothing that I could go any further on," Bryant says.
But she was determined to find a resting place for the piece of mail. Charleen Brown of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society helped. She had gone to the Butte Falls Post Office to deliver some books. Bryant approached Brown while she chatted with another RVGS member about genealogy.
"She said, 'What do you think of this?' And she showed me this postcard," Brown says. "And I looked. I couldn't believe the postmark said 1940."
Because of the postmark year, Brown knew the intended recipient would show up in the U.S. Census. She started digging on and tracked down Florence Marion's name.
"Being that Butte Falls was actually probably 350 people in that day, I knew it had to be the right one," Brown says.
She dug deeper. Then a light bulb flickered to life over her head. She knew an Alan Marion, an RVGS member, who had once told her of some relatives who lived in Butte Falls. He confirmed Florence Marion, his great-grandmother, was among them. Brown told him about the postcard and retrieved it for him.
"Somebody's been looking over my shoulder here, and it must have been my great-grandmother," Marion says.
He did not know Florence, or of her, until he started his research at the Jackson County Genealogy Library. She continued to live in Jackson County after her husband, John, died in 1935. She died in 1952. Both are buried in a cemetery in New Sharon, Iowa.
Even less is known about the postcard's author.
"We have not figured out the relationship Blanche may have had with Florence Marion," Alan Marion says.
Why it had taken so long to be delivered remains a mystery. One possibility is that the postcard actually did make it to its address in an acceptable amount of time, was found years later in a drawer or attic, and was put back into the system a second time, USPS officials say. The "why" of the story may never be answered.
"Obviously these kinds of situations are very rare," says Peter Hass, USPS spokesman. "It's really difficult to determine where it might have been for those many years. The good news is it did get delivered to a relative, at least."
Better late than never.
"I'm just happy it found a home," Bryant says.
Information from: Mail Tribune,
Source : Westport News

USPS News : Fearing privatization, postal workers protest Staples store pilot program as a ‘dirty deal’

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
Rallies were planned at 50 locations in 27 states. In New York, about 100 workers marched from the main office on 8th Avenue to a Staples store about five blocks away, carrying signs and chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Staples deal has got to go.”
In Washington, D.C., more than 200 people gathered at a Staples, drumming on buckets and holding signs that read: “Stop Staples. The US Mail is Not for Sale.”
One of them, postal service maintenance mechanic Robert Black, called the pilot program “a back-door way of privatizing the post office” and taking away jobs from postal workers.
“It seems as though they are doing whatever they can to break down the union,” he said.
Last year, Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. began offering postal services under a pilot program that now includes some 80 stores. The American Postal Workers Union objects, because it says well-paid union workers have been replaced by low-wage nonunion workers. (A union spokesman said postal workers make $25 an hour on average, far more than retail clerks.) The union also worries it will lead to post office closures.
John Hegarty, president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, which represents about 45,000 mail handlers, also said the outsourcing endangers the sanctity and security of the mail.
“We are highly trained, skilled postal employees and they want to give it to employees who really don’t know anything about the mail,” he said.
Staples customer Jon Lenzner in Washington agreed that security was a concern.
“While the majority of postal workers are honest, it enlarges the pool of people who can take private, personal information,” said Lenzner, a prosecutor. “You have, in essence, doubled the pool of people who can steal your mail.”
Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union representing 200,000 employees, called the Staples partnership “a dirty deal.”
“It represents a shift of good, living-wage jobs to low-wage jobs,” Dimondstein said.
Staples spokesman Mark Cautela would not address the workers’ concerns, only saying the store is always testing new ways to serve its customers.
The dispute comes as the financially struggling Postal Service looks to cut costs and boost revenues.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has said the Staples program has nothing to do with privatization. Rather, it’s a “direct response to the changing expectations of customers who demand greater convenience and a one-stop shopping experience.” It’s also an opportunity “to grow the business,” the Postal Service said in a statement Thursday.
Aside from Staples, the Postal Service has roughly 65,000 other retail partner locations around the country — such as CVS pharmacies and Wal-Mart stores that sell postal products. The Staples program, however, allows customers to buy stamps, send packages and use Priority and certified mail.
The aim is to increase access “to customers in locations where they already shop,” the agency says.
The service lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year and has been trying to get Congress to pass legislation to help with its financial woes, including an end to Saturday mail delivery and reduced payments on retiree health benefits. It lost $15.9 billion in the 2012 budget year.
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Departmentalisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)  and inclusion of GDS under 7TH  Central Pay Commission.

First Hearing of the court case on 7th May 2014

 Hon’ble Delhi High Court issued notice to the Government and Department of Posts.
          As already reported the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has issued notice to Government and Department of Posts in the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India which stands transferred to Delhi High Court for grant of Civil Servant status and inclusion of GDS in 7th Central Pay Commission.  Next hearing of the case is posted for 7th May, 2014.  In the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) following are the main prayers:
(1)     Give direction to the Government of India and Department of Posts to grant Civil Servant Status to GDS as per the 1977 Supreme Court Judgement and grant all the benefits of the Departmental Employees.
(2)     Include GDS under the purview of 7th CPC.
(3)     Quash the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules 2011.
          Government of India, Department of Posts shall have to file its reply in the High Court.  Now the files have started moving in the Directorate and                DOP&T.
Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has no role to play:
          Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has already signed an agreement with the Department of Posts accepting separate committee for GDS and accordingly Government has excluded  GDS from the purview of the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is fighting both organisationally and legally for Departmentalisation and for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC.
          Shri. Mahadevaiah wrote in his journal (April 2014 Issue) and website supporting separate committee for GDS and claimed that separate committee is better than 7th Pay Commission.  In his journal and website he wrote as follows:
          -  One man GDS committee more independent than a judge heading a pay commission with other members” (!!!!).  Thus Shri. Mahadevaiah has fully justified separate committee for GDS and he claimed that he has signed a “respectable agreement” by accepting separate one-man committee!!
          Let Shri.Mahadevaiah and his Recognised GDS Union support the Government and Department of Posts, by cheating three lakhs GDS by signing their “ death warrant ” in the name of “ respectable agreement”.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will not compromise with the Government and shall continue its struggle both legally and organizationally.

Shri Mahadevaiah Don’t Want the Support Of
 Departmental Employees

            Shri.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary of the recognised GDS Union has requested the Department of Posts NOT TO ALLOW other Federations and Unions to take up the issues relating to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.  As Shri. Mahadevadevaiah has helped the Government and Department by accepting separate committee for GDS, the Department accepted the request of Shri. Mahadevaiah and issued orders.  It shows that Shri Magadevaiah don’t want the support of Departmental employees who are members of NFPE & FNPO.  NFPE & / AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) believes that the GDS demands can be achieved only with the full support and joint struggle of both GDS & of the Departmental employees. 
          This is the difference between the recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) and AIPEU-GDS (NFPE).  LET THE GDS employees decide which union stands for the cause of GDS.

All GDS& Departmental Employes  BE ready to finish the recognised GDS union in the next Membership Verification
          Recognition is not a licence to cheat the GDS employees.  Recognised GDS Union has signed an agreement with the Department accepting separate committee and thus admitting that GDS are not civil servants.  Thus recognized GDS Union’s role is over and it has no role to play hereafter.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is challenging in the Delhi High Court the stand taken by the Department of Posts and the Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah). 
          NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) calls upon all GDS Departmental Employees be ready to finish the “Recognised GDS Union” in the next membership verification.  We are sure that AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) shall become the number One  recognised GDS union in the next membership verification with flying colours. Days are not far away.