Thursday, August 7, 2008

FNPO Unions not to participate in Strike

It is informed by the Secretary General, FNPO that the Unions affiliated to FNPO are not paricipating in one day strike on 20.8.2008 sponsored by some Trade Union Centres and supported by the Left parties.

Facilities to Gramin Dak Sewaks

The Govt. has decided to allow the children of Gramin Dak Sewaks in Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalas) on a priority basis from the next academic year. These students will be extended all benefits and facilities on a par with the children of Defence and Central Government staff. The decision was taken recently by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry after repeated requests from Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Jyotiraditya Scindia to HRD Minister Arjun Singh.
The government has also decided not to transfer Grameen Dak Sewaks unless requested for. All cases of appointments on compassionate grounds will be expeditiously processed and the applicant will be informed of the decision taken within 60 days.
Apart from ensuring regular uninterrupted supply of stationary supply of stationery to Grameen Dak Sewaks, their stationery allowance has also increased from Rs. 10 to Rs.50. The Department of Posts is also considering other steps to provide better working conditions and enhance their level of performance.
(Source: ‘The Hindu’ dated 5.8.2008)