Thursday, January 15, 2009



National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Central Head Quarters

Down Hill, Malappuram, Kerala - 676 519

To, 06.01.2009

All Circle Secretaries

All Central working committee members

Dear colleagues,

At the out set I may convey my happy New Year greetings to all.

I have already conveyed the details of the discussions held by me with Shri.P.K.Gopinath Committee constituted to examine the implementation of recommendation of R.S.Natarajamurthi Committee, on 18.12.08 on the basis of our Second memorandum. It was assured by them that their report would be submitted to the Department of post’s by the end of December 08. But the same has not been submitted till date (6.1.09). We are exerting pressure to persuade them to submit the report without further delay. We are eagerly waiting for the details of the recommendations.

Discussions held with Secretary [p], GDS commission by General Secretaries

It is given to understand that Department wants to hold discussion with Federations again on 13.1.09. The details of this discussion will be conveyed to circle unions immediately after the discussion is over.

The Proposed indefinite strike by Left sponsored confederation

The confederation of Central Govt: employees supporting left parties have deeded to go on an indefinite strike from 20.1.09. They have decided to submit a charter of consisting of 170 demands. Out of this 99% demands relate to the departmental employees. The demands of GDS employees are given only secondary importance. General Secretary of GDS union of NFPE has protested in having included the GDS demands side lining him and for not giving due importance their demands.The General Secretary of NFPE GDS union has not served any strike notice. Only some circle secretaries have served strike notice to CPMGs (This has no legal validity) It is evident that NFPE GDS All India Union and various circle unions have no unity among them.FNPO and NUGDS have assessed that the proposed confederation strike from 20.1.09 is not for safe guarding the interest of Central Govt employees including NUGDS but to safe guard the political interests of the left parties including NFPE. Due to this reason and the reasons mentioned below NUGDS has decide. Not to participate the strike. This decision may be conveyed to the whole divisional unions in the regional language.

Indefinite Strike from 20.1.09

01. The strike date was unilaterally decided by the confederation and the same was declared with out consulting us.

02. The strike is politically motivated and not motivated by the earnest desire for achieving the legitimate demands of the employees.

03. There is no scope for any hope in the success of the strike due to the alarming number of demands. 04. There is not even a possibility for a discussion.

05. The demands of GDS are given a push back.

05. NFPE GDS union it self has protested against this step motherly attitude of NFPE and confederation.

06. GDS employees belonging to NFPE GDS union. Will not participate in this strike to protest against the indifferent and non-cooperative attitude of Departmental employees belonging to NFPE in the recent strike from 17.12.08.

07. Govt of India has not taken any decision to implement the R.S.Natarajamurthi Committee report as such.

08. The P.K.Gopinath Committee will submit its report shortly.

09. Secretary [P] has decided to hold discussion again on 13.1.09.

10. Discussions regarding implementation of GDS committee is progressing.

11. This strike is inopportune on the basis of the assessment mode by the NUGDS regarding the progress made in the discussions so far.

12. Political pressure and Union level discussions with the appropriate forums are going simultaneously.

13. FNPO is of the view that we will go for strike only if the discussions do not become successful

Therefore we are of the view that the indefinite strike called by a section of the Central Govt: employees are untimely and politically motivated. Hence NUGDS has decided not to participate in the proposed strike.

Therefore I would request all the circle secretaries to educate the members about the various aspects and to desist from the strike.

With Greetings


General Secretary



On 13-01-09 at 1700 Hrs the Secretary Department of posts held discussions with the SG FNPO and General secretaries of affiliated associations and unions in the committee room ,Dak Bhavan,New Delhi on the charter of demands submitted by the FNPO and NUPE Group C separately on 5-01-09 (see website posting dated 04-01-09)

From the official side the postal board members Member(P) and Member (D) and DDG(Estt)
DDG(P) Director (SPN) and Director (SR) were present .The oficial minutes are yet to be issued.
The gist of the discussions are as follows.
1.Constitution of Anomoly Committee This will be examined.
2.Vacate the stay in Madras High court on verification of membership ; it was informed that the Director (SR) was deputed to Chennai and a Misc appication was filed last week by the Department and the Standing council is taking necessary action to vacate the stay.
3.Modifications sought by the FNPO on Nataraja muthty committe report: It was assured that the committee headed by Sri PK Gopinath will submit it's report immediately and well before the election commission anounce ment of the election the implimentation will be ensured. Before sending the proposal to the cabinet the unions will be provided with opportunity placing our views.
4.Fixing the wages of RRR/parttime candidates on par with the Departmental employees: The issue is being referred to the DOP&T on the advise of internal Finance.
5.April 2007 strike agreement: An action Taken report on the demands has been supplied to the unions. The ATR will be Posted separately.The main demand of filling up of residual vacancies and non filling up of HSGI HSGII/LSG posts on notional basis the Secretary direected the DDG(Estt) to pass instructions to circles to fill up the residual vacancies. The remainig issues the staff side will pursue with the directorate on the basis of ATR.
6.Charter of demands submitted by Federations on15-2-08 : same as item No 5
7.Cadre review,ACP scheme Systen Administrators and Marketing Executives.
The Secretary Directed the DDG (ESTT) to study proposals sub,mitted by the unions .The proposal from the NUPE,Group (C) is being submitted as approved by the AIC at Ambaji
Demands submitted by the NUPE Group C 0n 04-01-09

Grant of officiating pay for the officials working in HSGII and HSGI as per FR 56; The staff side pointed out that some of the circles are alllowing officiating pay and requested to issue necessary orders. The Meber (P) was asked to take immediate action
2.Promotion of Accontants to the cadre of LSG as APM(Accounts) This will be finalised shortly
3.ACP After receipt of orders on modified ACP scheme by the DOP&T a special meeting will be called for to finalise the ACP scheme for the Department of Posts
4.Withdrawal of orders not to post officals to single handed post offices second time: The Secretary asked the DDG to reconsider the ordrs immediately.

The official minutes on receiptwill be posted separately. The Action taken report will also be posted separeately.Please await

General Secretary
NUPE,Gruoup C
Date 15-01-09