Friday, January 11, 2008

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GROUP ‘C’
NATIONAL UNION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES – GROUP ‘C’
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS, NEW DELHI

Ref: P3/JCA/01/2008 Dated-09-01-2008

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

18.01.2008 Demonstration
05.02.2008 Dharna

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,
The Postal Group ‘C’ employees are mounted under severe attacks one after another ignoring the sufferings we are having in Post Offices due to under staffing over six years. Adding salt to injury various new business activities without any norms, ethics or incentives are being launched. Our genuine demands are not properly taken care of.
The problems confronting us are multifying. On such vital issues like LSG, HSG II, and HSG I promotions, the Circle Heads are lethargic and the department is unable to pull them to implement its own orders. There are more than ten thousand PA posts remains unfilled in many circles even after issue of orders simply by raising unwarranted clarifications. Even they are not attended by the Department and pursuing them in a casual manner.
The Department on its own and without any talks or discussions is issuing various retrograde orders in the past like Declining LSG Promotion causes postponement of BCR, preventing second posting in same single handed Post Offices, discrimination between regular and FTP LSG, sarcastic orders on the System Administrators etc. Our sincere, persistent endeavors to settle the issue have proved to be in fructuous.
We have been pushed to the wall to resist such onslaughts purported against the Group C employees. We have not other alternate except to launch series of agitational programmes against the wrong decisions, orders and lethargy in mitigating the agreed demands.
Therefore, we have decided to launch immediate following programmes with full determination for the Group C comrades who have been continuously exploited since 1999.
18.01.2008 – Demonstration in front of all HOs/Divl.Offices/R O/Circle Offices and sending Savingrams/Fax/Postcard campaign.
05.02.2008 – Dharna in front of D.O/R O/ C O.
(Further programme will be decided later)
Text of the Savingram/Fax/Postcard campaign
“Withdraw all unilateral and arbitrary orders mentioned in the 20 point charter of demands immediately AAA Settle all agreed demands placed in April 2007 strike AAA Ensure peace and amity and avoid further confrontation. “
Addressed to:
1. Thriu. A. Raja, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & I.T, New Delhi 110 003.
2. Shri. I.M.G. Khan, Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001
3. Respective CHQ & Circle Unions

The prgoramme of action has been drawn based on the consultation of Federations which will endorse our call and further course of programme beginning with ‘Non cooperation & Work to rule to indefinite strike will be decided with the consultations of Federations and other Unions.
It is therefore requested to that an impressive and effective Demonstration /dharna must be staged in front of the HO/D>O/R O / C O on 18.01.2008 & 05.02.2008 respectively and ensure maximum mobilization. The task of campaigning, conducting the programme effectively and making it a success is the responsibility of the Circle /Divisional / Branch Secretaries and activists at the grass root level.
Let us prepare for the programme with seriousness and sincerity and stead fast efforts to ensure the programme a grand success to wrest the demands.
With struggle Greetings,
sd/ D. Kishan Rao sd/ K.V.Sridharan
General Secretary General Secretary
NUPE Gr. 'C' AIPEU Gr. 'C'

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Filling Up LSG, HSG II and HSG I Posts
(i) Recast the notional promotions since 1982/1983 onwards and fill up all vacant posts of LSG, HSG II and HSG I.
(ii) Fill up 2/3 rd unfilled LSG vacancies notionally from 7.2.02 to 18.5.06
(iii) Relax minimum qualifying service for HSG II promotion.
(iv) Irregular application bench mark of current period for notional promotions
(v) Date of LSG Promotion be calculated from the date of issue of orders and not from the date of joining.
(vi) Grant of Modification of LSG as one time measure for those aggrieved due to dearth of LSG vacancies/ Rule 38 transfers.
(vii) Drawal of Pay to senior BCR officials in HSG I posts as the pay scales of HSG II and BCR is one and the same & settlement of earlier officiating cases of Tamilnadu, West Bengal & other Circles as one time measure.
(viii)Anomaly in the preparation of PA Gradation list. Date of Confirmation should not be taken now and Date of appointment be taken for construing seniority. Fixing seniority based on the date of confirmation is unconstitutional and discriminatory.
2. Withdraw the draconian orders contained in Directorate letter No. 22-5/95- PE I dt. 21.5.07 denying BCR benefits to those declining LSG promotion. Several officials were arbitrarily, unjustified denied the due BCR promotion.
3. Filling up the APC Accounts LSG, HSG II posts as per 1976 LSG Accountant recruitment rules.
4. Filling up residual vacancies since 1999-2000 onwards without any further delay.
5. Immediate withdrawal of order discriminating regular and FTP LSG and posting them in Delivery offices in the middle of the tenure.
6. Withdraw the Directorate letter dt. 22.10.07 on Systems Administrators and form uniform & correct norms & guidelines first before passing sarcastic comments.
7. Withdraw the orders fixing responsibility on DDO’s and APM Accounts for the over payment of Pay & Allowances to Postmen on account of fixation under R.P Rules.
8. Counting of special allowance for pay fixation case of PO & RMS Accountants.
9. Counting of past services of erstwhile RTP for promotion & pension as per Supreme Court direction.
10. Withdraw the condition in tenure posting of single and double handed offices and restr5iction in posting of SPM due to minor penalties/ CR entries which are in violation of provisions of statutory rules of Volume IV.
11. Allowing all TBOP officials to appear for Group B exam to be held in Feb.’08 as per original orders and various judicial pronouncements. The cut off date should be extended for the current exam as 01.01.2008. The exam should be conducted after completing the process of notional promotions to LSG in all Circles.
12. Counting of Training period for increment and promotion to the departmental candidates also.
13. Revision of FSC to Post Offices and enhancement of honorarium for RD PMC work in Sub Offices, Department Exam invigilation work etc.
14. Implement the assurance made on 19.,4.07 in fixing incentive to RPLI, IMT Passport applications, NRGEIS, other business activiti4s etc., Grant of OTA to oper4ative staff to manage the3 shortage, engagement of DSPA to manage the shortage, dispensation of confirmation exam etc.
15. Creation of Systems Managers / Administrators Posts & Marketing Executives. Grant of SPL pay and grant of Road mileage Allowance without restrictions. Trainers Allowance for imparting training. Norms be fixed for Systems Administrators uniform ally to all Circles; providing mobile phones, fixing duties and responsibilities.
16. Allotment of adequate funds to clear all pending personal claims like OTA, TA and medical etc. pending since 2002-03.
17. Spot payment of incentive to SPM/BPM for procuring RPLI business. Grant of incentive for schedule work in accounts branch.
18. Drawal of SB Allowance to all working in SB branches on computers.
19. Refund of fee for appearing AMFI (Association of Mutual Fund Industry) Exam to all candidates.
20. Revision of Bonus formula & removal of 60 days cap.

sd/ D.Kishan Rao sd/ K.V.Sridharan
General Secretary General Secretary
NUPE- Gr. 'C" AIPEU Gr. 'C"

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Serious and burning demands of Postal Group ‘C’

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GROUP ‘C’
NATIONAL UNION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES - GROUP ‘C’
CENTRAL HEQDQUARTERS, NEW DELHI

Ref: P3/JCA/01/2008 Dated 09.01.2008

To
Shri.I.M.G.Khan,
Secretary,
Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi 110 001


Sir,
Sub: - Indifferent attitude in settling the serious and burning demands of Postal Group ‘C' employees
It is constrained to note that despite our repeated requests and demands to settle the burning problems concerning the Group ‘C’ employees through various correspondences and also in person, the genuine problems are not addressed so far.

Adding fuels to fire, the Directorate has caused ;instructions to all the Circle Heads to disturb the FTP qualified officials from their present position and post them in delivery offices thereby causing unwarranted disturbances and placements in the middle of the tenure. The discrimination within the LSG as if regular and FTP is deplorable. This instruction is violative to the principles of R.T- request transfer and connected statutory rules.

When we are pleading to set right the irregularities in the notional promotion in LSG cadre and accord HSG II/ HSG I promotion with retrospective effect since April 2007 as assured, it is still in initial stage in many circles. The affected seniors are retiring from service without availing due promotions. The irregularities in the notional promotion accorded in Orissa Circle have not been rectified so far.

The assurances given in resolving the shortage problem like allowing retired personnel to work in absenteeism, grant of incentive to WMT, RPLI, PLI work etc., liberal grant of OLTA to operative staff and allotment of sufficient funds for clearance of pending bills have not been implemented in true spirit.

The serious and sensitive problem related to filling up of residual vacancies has not been implemented in many Circles despite repeated assurances and the officials become victim of shortage. The assurance in withdrawing the retrograde orders of postponing the BCR promotion to those declined LSG promotion has also not been implemented. There are hump teen number of discussions we had on this issue.

Similarly, the assurances given in withdrawing the orders banning posting of Group‘C’ official in single handed offices only once in the whole service has not been brought in to action. The plight of the PO & RMS Accounts qualified officials is still in doldrums and despite various judicial pronouncements to adhere the LSG Accountant Recruitment Rules 1976 and accord APM Accounts promotion, this has not been taken any note of. We have been frustrated to put forth the case many times resulted in futile.

In spite of non creation of System Administrators posts and non providing better perks and pay scales based on the job nature but treated them just as the Postal Assistants and utilized them optimumly in implementation of computerization in the Post Offices, the sarcastic and insanity remarks contained in Directorate letter No. 44-05/2004 – Tech – KW dt. 22.10.07 that ‘the permission to System Administrator to access databases is dangerous’ causes serious wound. The impracticable order without any field knowledge causes irreparable hurt to the exploited categories of System Administrators working hard for computerization in Post Offices over a decade.

Therefore, we have decided to launch series of Trade Union Programmes culminating to stoppage of work, if our genuine demands are not immediately resolved besides withdrawing the retrograde orders issues on LSG postings, and System Administrators. The twenty point’s charter of demands is enclosed herewith.

It is requested to sort out the issues, implement the assurances and withdraw the arbitrary, unilateral anti worker orders affecting the morale, hard work and honesty and ensure peace.

Seeking immediate response.

Yours faithfully,

sd/ D. Kishan Rao sd/ K.V.Sridharan
General Secretary General Secretary
NUPE Group ‘C’ AIPEU Group ‘C’

sd/ D. Kishan Rao sd/ K.V.Sridharan
General Secretary General Secretary
NUPE Group ‘C’ AIPEU Group ‘C’