Friday, December 7, 2007

Membership verification

It is learnt that the order regarding verification of membership will be issued this month. Branches/Circles have to start preparations from now onwards and see that NUPE-C secures 50% this time. All Office Bearers at all levels are requested to start preparations immediately. The CHQ will chalk out a programme in the ensuing Central Working Committee Meeting to be held at Hyderabad from 18th to 20th Dec.2007 and issue cicular to all branches.

Wages for the strike period- Dec. 2000

Wide publicity was given in the news papers in Southern parts of the Country that our Hon.ble Minister Shri.A.Raja announced in a meeting at Dindigul (Tamilnadu) that the indefinite strike conducted in the month of December 2000 will be treated as leave.
Sri.C.Kuppuswamy, M.P (DMK) from Tamilnadu has been urging the Dept. of Posts to settle this issue as per the Minister's announcement. It is felt that the Minister too would have told the Postal Department to treat the strike period as leave.
If the proposal is agreed by the department, then the issue has to go to Cabinet for approval through Dept. Personnel & Trg. and Finance Ministry since it was Cabinet's decision to treat the above period no work no pay.
It is reliably learnt that the proposal is yet to move onwards from our department.

Payment of Bonus with revised ceiling

In the Lok Sabha Sri.C.Kuppuswamy, M.P (DMK) and Sri.Ramachandran (CPI-M) Kerala, raised the issue of non payment of productivity linked bonus to the C.G employees in the enhanced ceiling limit. The Labor Minister replied that the Govt. shall look into it.
As on now, the Finance Minister has not issued any order in this regard. The C.G employees in Delhi staged a Dharna in front of the Finance Ministeroffice at North Block in the last week of last month. The J C M Leaders are purusing this issue with the Govt. of India

Promotion to P A cadre from GDS

On the 19.4.2007 strike settlement, the department agreed that unfilled LGO vacacnies will be set apart for promotion of GDS employees to the P.A cadre by holding competitive examination among the eligible candidates who fulfills the educational and other qualific ation. The proposal was sent to Law Ministry for approval. It is now learnt that the file has been called back to study the proposal afresh by the Department.

Promotion to HSG I from HSG II

Upon our reminding the Dept. of Posts that all HSG I posts filled up since last year are on adhoc basis owing to the relaxation permitted by the Dept.of Personnel & Trg. regarding service condition in HSG II posts for promotion to HSG I, our department again sent a proposal to extend the relaxation for another year. The file was returned by the DOPT asking the reason for the extension of relaxation. The Dept. of Posts will again resubmit the file with suitable reply soon. The Department is yet to finalise the HSG I recruitment Rules. The CHQ has also reminded the department in this regard.