Friday, April 29, 2011

REVISED DATE FOR LGO EXAM 2011



THE DATE IS REVISED TO 04TH SEPTEMBER 2011 FROM 29TH MAY 2011.THIS TIME THE PAPER I AND TO ARE WITHOUT THE AID OF BOOKS AND THE PAPER TWO FRO POSTAL ASSTS KNOWLEDGE OF POSTAL/MAIL OPERATIONS WITH REFERENCE TO POST OFFICE GUIDES,BUT NO GUIDE IS PRESCRIBED.THE INTENTION SAID TO BE THE CANDIDATES MUST HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL POSTAL OPERATIONS AND THEY SHOULD GO THROUGH ALL THE VOLUMES TO ACQUIRE THE KNOWLEDGE FOR OBJECTIVE TYPE OF QUESTIONS.

POSTAL JCA ACTION PROGRAMME


CENTRAL JCA MEETING HELD ON 20.04.2011
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME PLANNED
JOINT ALL INDIA CONVENTION OF CIRCLE SECRETARIES (NFPE, FNPO, GDS UNIONS)
AT CHENNAI ON 19.06.2011
As decided in the last meeting, the Central JCA met today (20.04.2011) at New Delhi and reviewed the preparations so far made for making the agitational programmes a grand success. JCA leaders are very much impressed with the large scale participation of employees in the demonstration held in front of Dak Bhawan on 20.04.2011. The Central JCA congratulated the employees of Delhi Circle for making the programme a grand success. JCA also congratulated the Postal & RMS employees including GDS through out the country for effectively implementing the programme of demonstration and submission of memorandum programme in all circles and Divisions.
After detailed discussion the Central JCA decided to intensify the campaign programmes by reaching out to each and every employee. The following decisions are taken.
1. The strike from July 5th will be indefinite.
2. Under no circumstances the strike will be deferred or withdrawn, unless a favourable settlement on major demands takes place, especially on policy offensives.
3. Joint State/Circle level convention of Divisional secretaries of JCA (NFPE, FNPO, GDS Unions) will be held in the month of May 2011. Dates of the Circle level conventions is enclosed.
4. An All India Joint convention of all Circle Secretaries All India office bearers, and circle union office bearers of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions of all Circles will be held at Chennai (Tamilnadu) on 19.06.2011 (19th June 2011) Sunday. All Circle Secretaries should attend the All India convention without fail. Up and down tickets should be booked immediately. Delegate fee is Rs.500/- (Rs. Five Hundred only) per head. The Reception Committee will make all arrangements for one day stay (accommodation) and food. Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO and Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3 NFPE and Leader JCM staff side will be in charge of the reception committee.
5. All out effort should be made by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries to make the 25th May 2011 mass Dharna a grand success. Similarly the joint Circle Conventions should also be made grand success by the JCA leaders.
The Postal JCA has decided the following General Secretaries will be incharge of the Circle level JCAs as shown in the list.
Assam
N.E
West Bengal
NFPE
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn
FNPO
Shri.O.P.Khanna General Secretary ADMN
Kerala
Tamilnadu
NFPE
Com. S. Appanraj, General Secretary, SBCO
FNPO
Shri S.Sambandan General Secretay SBCO
Karnataka
M. P
GDS
Com. S. S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, AIPEDEU
FNPO
Shri P.U .Muralidharan GeneralSecretary NUGDS
A. P.
Chhattishgarh
NFPE
Com. Satyanarayanan, General Secretary, Postal Accounts
FNPO
Shri.H.L.Ramteke General Secretary Postal Accounts
Orissa
Bihar
Jharkhand
NFPE
Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, R4
FNPO
Shri. Abdul Haffiz Siddiq, General Secretary, NUR 4
U. P.
Uttarakhand
NFPE
Com. Raheem, General Secretary, Postal Civil Wing
FNPO
Shri. Partha pratim Ghorai General secretary Postal civil wing
Punjab
J & K
Haryana
NFPE
Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3
FNPO
Shri.Deepak Muharjee Working President NUR-C
Delhi
Rajasthan
H.P
NFPE
Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4
FNPO
Shri.TN Rahate General Secretary P4
Maharashtra
Gujarat
NFPE
Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P3
FNPO
Shri. D.Kishan rao General secretary, P3
v They will be incharge for overseeing all the arrangements in organizing struggle programmes jointly under the banner of JCA.
v If there is no existence of JCA, it should be formed before 15.05.2011 in the presence of nominated incharge by JCA. There should be no deviation in this regard.
v All Branch/Divisional Secretaries and Circle Office Bearers convention of all constituents of Postal JCA at Circle level shall be held as per the dates mentioned in the Annexure. The leaders attending the Circle level convention shall be informed well in advance about the arrangements.
v The authorized representative (respective G/S) shall obtain all telephone number of all affiliates of their Federation and co ordinate among them for the smooth functioning of Circle JCA.
v Secretary General NFPE, FNPO & General Secretaries of GDS unions will intervene incase of any dispute/problems in any circle and their decision is final in the formation and functioning of circle JCA.
CIRCLE LEVEL JOINT CONVENTIONS
S.L. NO.
Circle
Date
NFPE
FNPO
GDS
1
Andhra Pradesh
29.05.2011
Com. R. Seethalakshmi, ASG, NFPE
Shri B.Shivakumar ASG FNPO
Com.P. Panduranga Rao AGS
2
Assam
29.05.2011
Com. S. P. Mukherjee, Vice President, NFPE
Shri HC Dutta, CS NUR-C
Com.Dhiraj Kumar Chaliha, Org. Secretary.
3
Bihar
29.05.2011
Com. Giriraj Singh, GS, R3
Shri Deepak Muharjee Working President NUR-C
Com. Subhash Prasad Sahu, Vice President
4
Chattisgarh
29.05.2011
Com. D.K. Rahate, President, NFPE
Shri. P. Jaiswal
NAPE-C
Com. Narain Chowdhary AGS
5
Delhi
12.06.2011
Secretary General & General Secretaries
Secretary General & General Secretaries
Com. Rambir Singh, Circle Secretary
6
Gujarat
29.05.2011
Com. K. V. Sridharan, G/S,P3
Shri. D. Kishanrao, GS, P/3
Com. B. M. Jadeja, Vice President
7
Haryana
29.05.2011
Com. K. K. Sharma, V.P, NFPE
Shri Brij Mohan F/S FNPO
Com.Vijay Sharma, Circle Secretary
8
Himachal Pradesh
29.05.2011
Com. Raj Kumar, F/S, NFPE
Shri OP Chauhan
C/s NAPE-C
Com. Datta Ram, Astt General Secretary
9
Jammu & Kashmir
29.05.2011
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, G/S, Admn.
Shri OP Khanna
G/S ADMIN
Yoga Raj Sharma, Circle Secretary
10
Jharkhand
29.05.2011
Com. R. N. Parashar, ASG, NFPE
Shri R.K. Ambasta
Deputy GS NUR-C
Com. Madan Mohan Singh, SPECIAL INVITEE
11
Karnataka
29.05.2011
Com. S. Raghupathi, ASG, NFPE
Shri. G.P Muthukrishnan VP FNPO
Com. B. V. Rao,
SPECIAL INVITEE
12
Kerala
29.05.2011
Com. S. Appanraj, G/S , SBCO
Com. C. Chandrasekhar, W/P, NFPE
Shri. S. Sambandan G/S SBCO
Com. V. Murukan, Working President
13
Madhya Pradesh
29.05.2011
Com. M. Krishnan, S/G, NFPE
Shri. T. N.Rahate President FNPO
Com. Mahandhra Pratap Singh, Vice President
14
Maharashtra
05.06.2011
Com. I. S. Dabas, G/S, P4
Shri. B. S. Kashid
Deputy SG FNPO
Com. D. N. Giri, President
15
North East
05.06.2011
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, G/S, Admn.
Shri. P. Charavarthy C/S N.E Circle.
Com. O.S. Singh,
SPECIAL INVITEE
16
Orissa
29.05.2011
Com. P. Suresh, G/S, R4
Shri. A. H.SIDDIQ G/S R-4
Com. Nirmal Singh,
C/S
17
Punjab
29.05.2011
Com. I. S. Dabas, G/S, P4
Shri. Ashok Kumar Sharma, DY G/SP/4
Com. Lakwindar Pal Singh,ATR
18
Rajasthan
05.06.2011
Com. R. N.Parashar, ASG, NFPE
Shri G.S Shankar Goud
ASG FNPO
Com. Rajendra Diwakar, Treasurer
19
Tamilnadu
05.06.2011
Com. M. Krishnan, S/G, NFPE
Will be announced later
Com. M. Rajangam, Working President
20
Uttar Pradesh
05.06.2011
Com. Giriraj Singh, G/S, R3
Shri. Shakeel Ahmed Burney VP FNPO
Com. Pramod Kr. Singh
21
Uttara Khand
29.05.2011
Com. D.S. Chauhan, V/P, NFPE
Shri. N. K. TYagi
AGS NUR-C
Com. Chandra Bhan Mehra,
22
West Bengal
29.05.2011
Com. S. A. Rahim, G/S, Civil Wing
Partha Pratim Ghorai G/S Civil wing
Com. Bejoy Gopal Sur, AGS
Apart from these JCA representatives all All India office bearers of respective unions shall be invited for the convention.
Please ensure the formation of JCA at all levels and organized all for the Indefinite strike from 05.07.2011.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF DAK BHAVAN AND SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI
CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011
As per the call given by the Central JCA (NFPE, FNPO & GDS Unions) a massive demonstration took place in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhawan) New Delhi today (20.04.2011). About 1000 Postal & RMS Employees from Delhi Circle participated in the demonstration. After the demonstration a meeting was held in front of Dak Bhawan. Com. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, PIII FNPO welcomed the gathering. Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P3, NFPE & Leader JCM (Staff Side) presided over the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 , NFPE, Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4, NFPE, Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn. NFPE Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, R4, NFPE, Com. A. H. Siddique, General Secretary, R4, FNPO Com. Chawan, Dy. General Secretary, Postal Accounts, Com. Rajender Diwakar, Treasurer CHQ GDS addressed the meeting. Com. R. N. Parashar, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE offered vote of thanks.
After the demonstration and meeting, the JCA leaders submitted the joint memorandum to the Secretary, Department of Posts.
CENTRAL JCA MEETING HELD ON 20.04.2011
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME PLANNED
JOINT ALL INDIA CONVENTION OF CIRCLE SECRETARIES (NFPE, FNPO, GDS UNIONS)
AT CHENNAI ON 19.06.2011
As decided in the last meeting, the Central JCA met today (20.04.2011) at New Delhi and reviewed the preparations so far made for making the agitational programmes a grand success. JCA leaders are very much impressed with the large scale participation of employees in the demonstration held in front of Dak Bhawan on 20.04.2011. The Central JCA congratulated the employees of Delhi Circle for making the programme a grand success. JCA also congratulated the Postal & RMS employees including GDS through out the country for effectively implementing the programme of demonstration and submission of memorandum programme in all circles and Divisions.
After detailed discussion the Central JCA decided to intensify the campaign programmes by reaching out to each and every employee. The following decisions are taken.
1. The strike from July 5th will be indefinite.
2. Under no circumstances the strike will be deferred or withdrawn, unless a favourable settlement on major demands takes place, especially on policy offensives.
3. Joint State/Circle level convention of Divisional secretaries of JCA (NFPE, FNPO, GDS Unions) will be held in the month of May 2011. Dates of the Circle level conventions finalized will be published in the websites within two days.
4. An All India Joint convention of all Circle Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions of all Circles will be held at Chennai (Tamilnadu) on 19.06.2011 (19th June 2011) Sunday. All Circle Secretaries should attend the All India convention without fail. Up and down tickets should be booked immediately. Delegate fee is Rs.600/- (Rs. Six hundred only) per head. The Reception Committee will make all arrangements for one day stay (accommodation) and food. Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO and Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3 NFPE and Leader JCM staff side will be in charge of the reception committee.
5. All out effort should be made by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries to make the 25th May 2011 mass Dharna a grand success. Similarly the joint Circle Conventions should also be made grand success by the JCA leaders.

Monday, April 18, 2011

photos of women conference





FIRST WOMEN CONFERENCE AT PUDUCERRY

1st Women Convention in Appex Lavel




The first women convention in appex Level under the banner of NAPE, Gr-C (Central Head Quarter) was held from 11-12 March at Preeti Mahal (1st Floor), Kotta-Kuppam, Pondicerry. Smt. Pema doma Bhutia - Chairperson presided over the convention. Smt. K. J. Dolima - Convenor of the Committee introduced the need of the organizing the women and it is giving the opportunity to ventilate our grievances and finding solutions.Sri D. Kishan Rao, General secretary,NAPEC inaugurated the conference and submitted the paper (Printed Elsewhere) Sri G.P.Muthikrishnan,Circle secretary narrated the trade union movement in the past and how we achieved the rights for the women.The constant participation of women in the struggles only will solve the problems and the women employees should take an active roll in organizing the movement.S/S Rajat S. Das, D. Theagrajan, P.U. Muruleedharan, P.S. Babu, graced the convention. 11 Lady Participents from different Circle took part in the discussion Smt Sujata Mysore,Indrani Hyderabad,Sumangala Manggalore Vijayalaxmi Trichy Rajeshwari Mysore Puthul chakroborthy West Bengal Padmavathi A.P. are the prominent speakers..

In the convention s resolutions were adopted for the betterment of the Lady employees working the field/ work place office.

After long discussion the Appex Level Committee which was formed at Siliguri (WB) Conference headed by six members further included the following Lady members at Pondicherry.

1. Smt. Babita, Goswami, East Kolkata. Dn (WB)

2. Km. Putul Chakraborty, Contai Dn. (WB)

3. Smt. Paromita Roy Chowdhury, North Kolkata.(WB)

4. Smt. K. C. Parimala, Kannur Dn. (Kerala)

5. Smt. Shanta Kumari, Manjeri Dn. (Kerala)

6. Smt. Urmila, Secunderabad HO. (AP)

7. Smt. Padmavati, Avanirigadda HO Machilipatnam (AP)

8. Smt. Soubhagya Laxmi, Secunderabad Dn (AP)

9. Smt. Rajeswari Urs, Mysore Dn (Karnataka)

10. Smt. B. Bramaramba, Bangalore South Dn (Karnataka)

11. Smt. S. A. Managuli, Bhagala Kot Dn (Karnataka)

12. Smt. H. Manjula, Chitradurga Dn (Karnataka)

13. Sm.t P. Rajeswari, Madurai Dn (TN)

14. Smt. P. Bala, Pondichery Dn (TN)

15. Smt. G. R. Jeya, Tiruppa Dn (TN)

16. Smt. Ankola Madhuri, Raipur Dn (Chattisgarh)

17. Smt. R. Rajeswari, Bhilai Dn (Chattisgarh)



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

REVISED OPTION AND ENROLLMENT OF NEW MEMBERS

As per the classificatory orders of DO&PT employee can exercise revised option in the month of April and the option will become applicable only  from 1st July of the year. The Divisional Secretaries can obtain letters of authorization from the new entrants,from the members of other unions. The NAPE already taken up the issue of allowing the membership of employees whose membership has became invalid and their are disputes in these cases.It is therefore advised to collect and submit the declarations of the employees which were  invalidated in the last verification.It is also advised the original declaration form authorized prior to the two verifications in the years 2008 2009 which bears the dated Signature of the officer of the Department.It is purely to avoid unwanted controversies to be created.The from is encosed hereunder.
                                                                Annexure –II
                                         
                                                       Department of Posts, India

Name of the office ..................................................................


                                    LETTER OF AUTHORISATION


To

_______________________
_______________________

Designation of D.D.O. 
              I,­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________ (Name & Designation) being a Member of_____________________________________________(Name of Service Association) hereby  authorize deduction of monthly subscription of Rs __________ per month from my salary starting from the month of July 2011 payable on 31/07/2011 and authorize its payment to the above mentioned service Association.
             I hereby certify that I have not submitted authorization in favour of any other Service Association. If the above information is found incorrect, I fully understand that my authorization for the Association becomes invalid                                                                                      
Station:                                                                        Signature_____________________
Dated: -                                                                       Name _______________________  
                                                                                   Designation ____________________
________________________________________________________________________
.
                             To be filled by the Association.

           It is certified that Shri/Smt _____________________________________________ is a Member of ________________________________________(Name of Service Association)
      It is further certified that the above authorization has been signed by Shri/Smt_______________ _____________________________________in my presence.

                                                                                  Signature
                                                                              Name (in capital)
                                                                              of authorized office bearer
Signature
Name in capital
Of the member




Monday, April 4, 2011

POSTAL JCA FINALISED COUNTRY WIDE AGITATION PROGRAMME

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

NEW DELHI

Dated – 31.03.2011

URGENT CIRCULAR

JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES  INDEFINITE NATION WIDE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011

Submission of Charter of Demands and demonstration on 20th April 2011

Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, Circle/Region/Divisional Offices on 25th May 2011

Joint circle conventions of all Circle and Divisional Secretaries in June 2011

JCA National Leaders will address the Circle Level Joint Conventions

Mobilise the entire Postal and RMS Employees

Conduct General Bodies, Conventions, Group Meetings and office to office campaign

Meet the MPs, MLAs and other representatives of the people and seek their intervention

Central JCA will seek the intervention of Hon’ble Minister Communications and IT

Ensure maximum participation of employees in all programmes

MAKE THE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES CENT PERCENT SUCCESS

The Central JCA meeting of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions held on 30.03.2011 has unanimously decided to go on nation wide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011, protesting against the unilateral orders of the Department to close down large scale post offices and RMS office and also for settlement of the long pending demands of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The copy of the letter submitted to the Secretary Department of posts on 31.03.2011 conveying the JCA decision is enclosed herewith. Please print the letter in local languages in full and circulate among the employees including GDS WITHOUT FAIL.

Copy of the detailed Charter of Demands to be submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts and also to all CPMGs/PMGs/Divisional Heads will be sent separately within a week.

All are requested to make the above mentioned programmes of action a grand success.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Stop closure /merger of PO/RMS Offices including BOs. Review the orders implementing Speed Post Hubs and Delivery Hubs and restore status quo ante. Stop outsourcing the works of Postal, RMS & MMS functions.

2. Grant status as Central Civil Servant to GDS employees for all purposes including service matters, pay scale, increment, allowances, pension, promotion and other terminal benefits, leave, bonus and trade union facilities. Scrap new recruitment rules for appointment as postmen which curtails promotional avenues – restore previous rules and withdraw tighten norms assessing BPM’s work. Drop reduction of allowances in case of reduction of workload.

3. Revise the wages of casual labourers and contingent employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 based on the minimum pay recommended by 6th CPC. Stop outsourcing the work of casual labourers and contingent work. Grant temporary status to eligible full time casual labourers , Convert part time into full time absorb full time , part time contingent employees in vacant GDS posts.

4. Immediate revision of OTA & OSA rates.

5. Implement the assurances made on 12.07.2010 Strike Settlement and also the JCM Departmental Council Meeting held on 23.08.2010.( List enclosed) Ensure prompt holding of Departmental Council Meetings.

6. Immediate finalization of Cadre Restructuring proposals including Postal Accounts as assured by the Secretary Department of Posts and its implementation.

7. Stop decentralization of Postal Accounts, PLI and RPLI and ensure status-quo. Save DPLI office, Kolkata and ensure job security to the staff, DPLI.

8. Expedite the process of filling of all vacant posts in all Wings including GDS.

9. Stop implementation of Postmaster Cadre till finalization of Cadre Restructuring. Ensure 100% filling up of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I before implementation of Postmasters Cadre, remove the retrograde eligibility conditions for appearing the examination of Grade I and PSS Group B and allow account line officials also.

10. Drop the proposed move of ending the services of existing System Administrators by outsourcing the technology work to the outsider agencies. Create the System Administrators Posts as assured and specified norms and other works and make the cadre as a promotional cadre to PA/SA.

11. Stop combination of beats /double duty, stop harassment of staff insisting 100% impracticable condition for delivery under Project Arrow. Settle the demands raised in the Postmen Committee such as distance factor, number of articles, Grant of Cycle allowance without distance condition, cash payment for uniform and kit items, Supply of good quality uniforms, Revision of norms.

12. Fixing norms for new assigned works of MTS. Allow to decline postman promotion for MTS under seniority quota and review the recruitment rules of MTS to Postmen / Mail Guards.

13. Grant promotions to Drivers / Artisans at par with other C.G. organizations like Railways/Defence. Higher Pay Scales to charge hand & Drivers. Revision of CRC EPP and Logistic norms.

14. Declare SBCO Staff as Divisional cadre , Stop harassment of SBCO officials under contributory factors. Complete the Ledger Agreement Work update the SBCO before launching Core Banking.

15. Fill up all Postal Civil Wing and Electrical Wing posts as per CPWD norms. Creation of Postal /Electrical and Architectural Division in every Circle. Expedite the Restructuring of Civil Wing Cadres.

16. Ensure full fledge functioning of newly formed Postal Accounts Offices by providing adequate staff strength and accommodation. Rectify the anomaly caused due to promotion of Group ‘D’ official to the cadre of LDC after 2006. Restore the residency period of three years in respect of JA to SA promotion retrospectively w.e.f. 13.12.2006. Grant MACP to those joined in Sorter cadre treating LDC as entry grade as the Sorter grade has been defunct since 2000.

17. Counting of past services rendered by erstwhile RTPs for promotions and MACP.

18. Implement Apex Court Judgement in case of RRR Candidates in true sprit and extend to all approved RRR Candidates awaiting for absorption.

19. Stop Harassing and victimization of innocent officials under contributory negligence factors. Implement the true spirit of Govt orders and Volumes and no recovery should be made if the concerned is not directly responsible for the loss sustained to the department.

20. Stop discrimination towards PO & RMS Accounts Cadre, Create separate cadre and earmark % of posts for norm based promotions in the same cadre, Count Special Allowance for fixation on promotion, Withdraw the recovery imposed on Postman Pay fixation and drawal of bonus to GDS. Restore the date of passing the Acct examination for according LSG promotions instead date of entry in PA cadre.

21. Enhance the LR strength on all cadres to the extent of 20% and fill up all vacant LR posts.

22. Ensure prompt grant of Child Care Leave as per the liberalized orders, unnecessary hurdles put forth should be dropped.

23. Review the MACP clarifactory orders and rectify the issues like, non drawal of spl allowance on acquiring MACP, wrong interpretation of IIIrd MACP to departmental promotes only after 30 years, Counting as double promotions as Group D & Postmen even in the case of promotion to Postman on GDS quota, non counting of training period for MACP, ignore promotions acquired on deptl exam for MACP, ignore all uncommunicated average bench marks for MACP as Judicial verdict.

24. Stop attack on Union office bearers by misusing Rule 37 transfers and Rule 9 of CCS (CCA) Rules. Dispose all Rule 9 (Pension rules) disciplinary cases pending at Directorate years together.

25. Denying the legitimate right of employees to avail holidays & Sundays by compelling them to attend frequent meetings/ Melas.



JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

No. JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated – 31.03.2011

To,

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

Madam,

Sub: - Problems faced by the Postal and RMS Employees – Reg.

1. The joint meeting of all the All India Unions/Associations affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal organizations (FNPO) and the GDS Unions held at New Delhi on 30.03.2011 has reviewed the situation prevailing in the Postal Department and has come to the unanimous conclusion that many unilateral orders issued by the Department is causing much concern and are also detrimental to the interest of the department and also to the employees including GDS

2. We are really shocked to read the contents of Directorate’s letter No. 40-60/2010/Plg dated 25.01.2011 addressed to all CPMGS/PMGs wherein it is directed to complete the process of closure/merger/relocation of about 9797 Post offices functioning at present in Urban areas on the plea that they do not conform with the distance condition prescribed by the Directorate for opening of new Post Offices. The total number of Departmental Post Offices as on 31.03.2010 is 27360. Closure of 9797 Post offices means reduction of about 36% of the existing Postal network. We cannot accept the argument put forward by the Department justifying such mass scale closure/merger/relocation. We are at a loss to understand why our Department is resorting to such mass-scale closures, when all other private couriers and companies are competing to canvass our customers by opening more and more outlets in the urban areas for extending their services to the doorstep of the customer. We fear that in the name of rationalization and optimization, our department is giving more space for the private companies to occupy more shares in the mail market segment. We have already made it clear that we are not against relocation of offices to the needy areas if ordered simultaneously for closure and opening of the POs to the needy areas without reducing the existing number of Post offices. Large scale closure of Post offices and RMS offices will not only lead to inconvenience to the public but leading to discontentment and also adversely affect the interest of the employees. Further this is nothing but an abrupt violation of strike agreement made on 12.07.2010 in which it was categorically assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices. We strongly protest against such unilateral closure/merger of offices.

3. We have already pointed out in many meetings and also through correspondences about the adverse impact of the introduction of speed post hubs which were formed without taking into account the ground realities. The experience during the last six months has proved that the speed post hubs have resulted in abnormal delay in transmission and delivery of speed post articles and thereby eroding the traffic due to loss of faith among the general public in the speed post system itself. We have already requested the Department to review the functioning of the speed post hubs and take either remedial measures or to revert back to the old system. We are dismayed to note that the Staff Side has been totally ignored and sidelined and the department is blindly going ahead with the unscientific proposals of the multinational consultancy called Mckensy. Much damage has been caused and it is high time that a thorough review shall be conducted for removing the deficiencies by rolling back to the old scheme. A damage control exercise to regain the lost faith of the customer is the need of the hour. It is reported that in many circles that after the introduction of Speed Post hub, the revenue on account of Speed Post has slashed heavily.

4. It is reported that in the name of optimisation, the Mckensy Consultancy has suggested closure and merger of many RMS sorting offices and the Department is simply implementing their orders. Similarly withdrawal of delivery from urban Sub/Head Post offices and creation of delivery hubs by amalgamating three or four delivery offices are also ordered. The way in which the recommendations of the Mckensy are implemented in Hyderabad in A. P. Circle has resulted in provocation of the entire employees and agitation programmes are launched on throughout Andhra Circle. Further the Department is unilaterally implementing the single batch system and combined duty for delivery staff causing much difficulty to them.

5. The New Recruitment Rules for the Postmen notified recently by the Department envisages that direct recruitment from open market is to be resorted to for filling up 25% Postmen vacancies and 25% among MTS staff in case of non availability of casual labourers. This clause virtually snatches away the right and opportunity of the Gramin Dak Sevaks having appointed against 50% of the Postmen vacancies hitherto ear-marked for GDS employees. Further unilateral orders have been issued like restricting the compassionate appointment of GDS to the extent of 10% of the vacancies, tightening of norms for cash handling and stamp sale etc. Further the discrimination in payment of bonus to GDS which is against to the spirit of Bonus Act still continues. A large scale of abolition of EDMM, EDSV Posts are also ordered. The basic demand of GDS such as grant of Civil Servant Status ,Pay scale , increment, allowances , promotion, leave, bonus , terminal benefits and trade union facilities as recommended by Justice Talwar Committee are yet to be granted.

6. In spite of the assurances given by the Secretary, Department of Posts on 12.07.2010, many issues mentioned in the 13th July strike Charter of Demands and also in the agenda of the JCM Departmental Council meeting held on 27.08.2010 still remain unsettled. The issues relating to the Postmen staff such as fixing of minimum and maximum distance to be traversed, providing time factors and review of existing norms etc. are yet to be resolved. The issue of cadre review, even though assured to be completed before November 2010, still remains in the initial stage and formal discussion is delayed indefinitely.

7. The Department is moving ahead with the proposal for decentralization of Postal Accounts work in the name of accrual based accounting system. Similarly move is on for decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work. Induction of new technology in accounting and providing online facilities at post offices shall lead to centralisation and not decentralization. We cannot agree the decentralisation of the above mentioned work.

8. The revision of wages for the casual, part-time, contingent employees with effect from 01.01.2006 is pending since last three years. Even the eligible DA is being denied in many circles. Further the work done hitherto by the casual, part time and contingent employees are indiscriminately outsourced and large scale reduction in the wages are being ordered. All this has resulted in making the life of the poor, the low paid employees more miserable. It is high time that justice shall be done to this most downtrodden and marginalized section of employees of the Postal Department.

9. All the above issues are agitating the minds of the Postal and RMS employees and resentment among them is mounting day-by day. The recent orders for closure of large scale Post offices, merger of RMS offices and creation of delivery hubs has further aggravated the situation. Unless the Department comes forward to discuss the above issues with the Staff Side with an open mind, for an amicable settlement, the situation may go from bad to worse.

10. The Central Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO and the GDS Unions has decided to submit a charter of demands to the Department and also to organize following phased programme of country wide agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike from 2011 July 5th.

First Phase - Submission of Charter of Demands to Secretary, Department of Posts with a mass demonstration in front of Dak Bhawan on 20.04.2011. Copy of the memorandum will be submitted to all lower level authorities also after observing demonstration programmes in front of all offices.

Second Phase - Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 25.05.2011.

Third Phase - Country wide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011

11. We appeal the Secretary, Department of Posts to drop and desist from the moves of implementing the retrograde orders mentioned above and also request to settle the burning problems mentioned above; failing which we will be compelled to resort to trade union action including indefinite strike as mentioned above. We earnestly desire to avoid such an unpleasant situation as it may adversely affect the efficiency and productivity of the Postal Services and may also put the public to inconvenience.

We hope that the Department will come forward for a negotiated settlement on the issues mentioned above and take the staff side also into confidence, so that the peace, tranquility and the better relationship between the Staff Side and administration shall remain unaffected.



























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