Sunday, January 4, 2009

Problems notified by NUPE-C for a discussion with the Dept.of Posts through S.G., FNPO

In accordance with the resolution adopted in the 18th All India Conference held at Ambaji from 28th to 31st December 2008 on the Policy & Programme, the following problems are sent to S.G., FNPO with a request to notify the same for discussion to be held shortly with the Department of Posts.

Application of benchmark in the AC R for promotion to LSG, HSG II and HSG I cadre.

Some of the Divisional Heads are noting ‘average’ in the ACRs of the officials The officials are able to know this remark when his promotion is refused on account of this remark. The official appeals to the next higher authority who happens to be Director of Postal Services who also happens to be the reviewing authority. The Directors are neither responding nor reviewing the ACRs. The Reviewing Authorities may be instructed suitably to render justice in these cases.

2. Grant of officiating pay to LSG officials who are officiating in HSG II short term vacancies and also for HSG II officials who are officiating in HSG I in short term vacancies.
The officiating pay is denied to the officials on the ground that they have not fulfilled the recruitment rules. For short term officiating vacancies application of this rule is unjustified. They may be granted officiating pay as per FR 56 immediately

3. Filling up of HSG I posts by relaxing recruitment rules as a one time measure.
Large number of HSG I posts are unfilled on the ground that the HSG II officials have not completed three years of service. Hence it is requested that the HSG I posts be filled up by relaxing the recruitment rules again for a specific period.

4. Posting of APM Accounts (LSG) as per 1976 recruitment rules.
The rule prescribed for posting of APM accounts in Volume IV is not amended and it is also not advisable to modify the same now. Hence it is requested that the unfilled APM Accounts in the LSG cadre be filled up as per the existing rules. (Year of passing)
5. Filling up of residual vacancies delinking the same with the ACR.
In spite of the order of the Directorate, some Circles like A.P are not filling up the residual vacancies from the year 1999 – 2000. The vacancies should be filled up immediately.

6. Avoidance of deputation of Postal Assistants in the Regional and Circle Offices.
All the Post Offices are working with acute shortage of staff and huge volume of day to day work are kept pending as the same could not be completed on the day even by ordering OTA. In such a condition some P.As and in some case LSG official are taken to the Regional/Circle Office on deputation almost for several years. The Divisional Office, Regional Office and the Circle Offices are working with full strength and not shouldering additional work where as the operative offices who are dealing with members of Public are working with depleted strength which results in unbearable burden on the P.As.
Hence all may be suitably instructed to send back the P A’s on deputation immediately to the Post Offices.

7. Withdraw orders discriminating FTP LSG officials and other LSG officials.
The order issued by the Directorate that FTP LSG officials should be posted to Delivery Offices has caused innumerable problems to the staff. The officials were disturbed in the middle of the academic year and the officials who were disturbed feels hurt even though they performed very well in the delivery offices. The discrimination created by the Department created unrest amongst the officials. Hence it is requested to withdraw this order.

8. Withdraw the orders fixing responsibility on D.D.Os / APM Accounts for the over payment of Pay & Allowances to Postman on account of Fixation under R.P. Rules.
The Department should have gone on appeal in this case and recovered the excess amount from the officials. Instead, the department just to penalize and harass the DDOs/Accountants issued order of recovery from them. This is ridiculous and needs to be withdrawn
9. Counting of special Allowance for pay fixation case of PO & RMS Accountants.
The issue is pending for the last so many years. The special allowance granted to the PO & RMS Accountants should be taken for fixation of pay as was done earlier.

10. Withdraw the condition in tenure posting of Single & Double handed offices.
The order issued by the Directorate has caused hardships to many officials who are not allowed to work in the above offices again after their completion of tenure in another office. Many officials have to be posted to very far away offices and the Administration also finds it difficult to fill up the above offices when there are no volunteers. Hence the order is to be withdrawn immediately.

11. Revision of FSC to Post offices & Enhancement of honorarium for RD PMC work in Sub Offices, Department Exam invigilation work etc.

12. Fixing incentive to RPLI, IMT Pass Port applications, NRGEIS, other business activities etc
Though it was assured on 19.4.07, the same has not been implemented. Hence it is urged to fix the incentive immediately.

13. Creation of Systems Manager/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 uniformly to all Circles; providing mobile phones, Fixing duties & responsibilities of their work.

14. Allotment of adequate funds to clear all pending personal claims like OTA, TA medical etc. pending since 2002-03.
15.Spot payment of incentive to SPM/BPM for procuring RPLI business. Grant of incentive for schedule work / verification of commission bills in accounts branch. Grant of incentive instead of Honorarium for PLI work in Divisional Offices without RPLI ceiling lmit.

16. Drawal of SB Allowances to all working in SB branches on computers

17. Refund of Fee for appearing AMFI (Association of Mutual Fund industry) Exam to all candidates.

18. JAO Qualified be regularized in DOT by agreeing to the proposal for common cadre.

19. Stop harassing staff on contributory factors for simple and flimsy reasons by misusing the provision of unbecoming of Government Servant deviating the rulings contained in Volume III.FHB, etc.
20. Stop fixing impractical target to Marketing Activities.
Now impracticable targets are fixed without consulting the Marketive Executives and they find it very difficult to achieve the target. Hence it is suggested that with consultation of the M E’s the target may be fixed.

21. Sanction of justified staff to all Post Offices.
After the introduction of Project Arrow scheme, the situation has become from bad to worse. It is now ordered that Project Arrow Post Offices should function with full strength. This has resulted that the staff of the Post Offices other than Project Arrow Post Offices are put into great hardship to shoulder unbearable workload and unable to complete the day to day work. Most of the officials are not able to avail leave even for fulfilling family obligations. Hence, it is urged that justified staff be provided to all the Post Offices immediately as we have already abolished 10% of posts in the direct recruitment quota.

Resolution on Policy & Programme

The resolution on the Policy & Programme adopted in the 18th All India Conference of National Union of Postal Employees Group ‘C’ held at Ambaji (Gujarat) from 28.12.08 to 31.12.08.
The Postal Department is one of the oldest Departments of the Government of India and has been rendering effective services of mail delivery, remittance of Money Orders and Savings Bank for the members of public for more than 154 years. Whatever the policy decisions are taken by the Central Government is directly affecting the Postal Department. Since, 1984, there is a blanket ban on creation of posts for the past 25 years. The ban on recruitment was also there from 1984 to 1989. After that, during 1989-90, the ban on recruitment was lifted and the recruitments were made. But, after 1991 till now, there are so many restrictions being imposed against recruitment including the worst policy of ADR plan for the past 8 years under Screening Committee being adopted from 2000. had been paving the way for the abolition of 2/3rd posts in recruitment quota and allows only1/3rd recruitment in direct recruitment quota that too not exceeding 1 percent of the concerned Gr.’C’and Gr.D establishment of the particular units/divisions/. Due to this worst policy of the Central Government for 8 years, we have lost nearly 68000 posts rendering the department giving the poor quality of service to the members of public and shouldering the enormous work load and responsibilities by the employees of the department. Hence, this conference insists the Govt. of India either to abolish the Screening Committee or give exemption to the Postal Department from the purview of the Screening Committee and start recruitment to fill up the vacancies forthwith. Besides this, the world level economic recession which is the result of the pursuance of unethical economic activities of globalizations, privatization, liberalization by various Governments has severely affected the economic condition of so many countries including India and causing very much damage to employees’ resulting in lakhs and lakhs loosing their jobs. Especially, in United States, every month 5 lakh employees are loosing their jobs due to economic meltdown. Same is the case in Japan and European Union Countries. In India, this impact is slow down because of strong foundation of Public Enterprises including banks, Insurance etc. Though the successive Central Governments tried to disinvest those public sectors including banks and insurance sectors, because of the sustained and consistent struggle of those employees the menace of those sectors were stopped to certain extent.
In our department also, we have been resisting the Government’s proposal of licensing the Postal Services and franchise scheme etc. Therefore, as a part and parcel of the Central Govt. employees, we have to struggle to strengthen the Government and Public Sector services, for abolition of Screening Committee, scrapping of new pension scheme and effective implementation of compassionate appointment scheme, abolition of PRIS scheme, draw backs in commutation of pension policies etc and as a Postal employees we have to fight for filling up of all vacant posts, absorption of RRR candidates, implementation of revised p[ay to substitutes, ACP and cadre restructuring to remove the Bonus formula, filling up of LSG, HSG II and HSG I vacancies then and there and early formulation of HSG recruitment rules, removing the restrictions in posting the officials in single handed and double handed offices, separate and better pay scales to System Administrators and Marketing Executives, special pay to PO& RMS Accountants to be considered as a part if pay, early filling up of LSG Accountant posts, solutions to the adverse recommendations of the R.S.Natarajamurti’s GDS Committee, Treasurers are paid allowances as Cashiers, qualitative computer accessories and privatization of Postal Department by giving Franchise etc.

To realize the above genuine and serious demands we have to go for effective negotiations with the Government / Department. Id the negotiations are failed, we should not hesitate to go on serious struggles including strike etc.

List of Office Bearers elected in the 18th A I C at Ambaji

The following office bearers were elected unanimously in the 18th All India Conference held at Ambaji from 28th to 31st December 2008.
President : Sri. S. Rajat S.Das, Supervisor (HSG-II), Foreign Post, Kolkata. (W.B)
Vice Presidents: Sri.G.K.Waghela, P.A., Ahmedabad GPO (Gujarat) (2) Sri.B.C.Parida, SPM, Tirtol P.,O (Orissa) and (3) Sri.G.M.Wani, SPM, S.R.Gunj P.O, Srinagar 190 002 (J & K).
General Secretary: Sri. D. Kishan Rao, PA (BCR), Uppal P.O, Hyderabad 500 039 (A.P)
Asst. General Secretaries: Sri.G.P.Muthukrishnan, P.A (TBOP) Anna Road HPO, Chennai 600 002 (T.N), Sri. S.K.Mishra, PA (TBOP), Patna GPO (Bihar), Sri.Johnson Avokkaran, O.A., P.S.D., Thrissur (Kerala), Sri./B.Sivakumar, P.A., Basavangudi HPO, Bangalore 560 004 (Karnataka) and Sri.B.S.Kashid, SPM, Coourt Road P.O, Beed 431 122 (Maharastra).
Financial Secretary : Shri Bhagawan, P.A., Delhi GPO 110 006 (Delhi)
Asst.Financial Secretary : Sri.P.Jaiswal, P.A., Nanda Nagar P.O, Indore. (M.P)
Organizing Secretaries : Sri. Manzoor Ahmed, Postmaster, Udaipur HPO (Rajasthan), Sri.Niranjan Singh Sainin, PRI (P), Hoshiarpur HPO (Punjab) and Sri.V.S. Singh, P.A., Civil Lines P.O, Sulltanpur (U.P)