Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 TO ALL

THE NAPE GROUP C WISHES HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL  THE MEMBERS OFFICE BEARERS VIEWERS.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

POSTAL 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

NEW DELHI





DISCUSSION WITH POSTAL BOARD - NO PROGRESS



JCA DECIDES TO GO AHEAD WITH THE STRIKE DECISION

HOLD MASS DHARNA ON 10.01.2012 IN FRONT OF CIRCLE/REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL OFFICEs



On 27.12.2011, Discussion on 25 point Charter of Demands has been held with the Postal Board -Member (Personnel), Member (Operations), Member (PLI) and Member (Planning). The discussion lasted for eight hours. Even though the staff side has elaborately explained all the demands raised in the Charter, there was no favourable or result-oriented settlement on any of the demands. Thereafter the Central JCA met and decided to go ahead with the strike decision. It is decided to intensify the campaign. Accordingly the Central JCA calls upon all the Branch/Divisional/Circle Union to organize MASS Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 10.01.2012. It is also decided to organize candle-light protest demonstration/procession/rallies on all important places on 16.01.2012. Further all intensive campaign such as squad work, conventions, general bodies, press conferences etc may be organized at all levels. Make the indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 a historic success.

GENERAL SECRETARY



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ministry of Communications & IT


                                                  Department of Posts

                                                         SR Section

                                       Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

                                                    New Delhi -110001.



                             F.No. 8/15/2011-SR                                   Dated the 22nd December, 2011



Sujbect:- Notice of indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIl Postal Extral Departmental Employees Union and National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks – Meeting of Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action.



This has refreence to note of even No. Dated 16.12.2011 dealing with notice for indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action along with their 25-point Charter of Demands. Vide the above note, all Division heads were requested to furnish comments/Action Taken Reports in regard to the issues concerning them.



2. As decided with the approval of Secretary(Posts), the issues raised in the Charter of Demands will be discussedc in the meetings to be taken by respective Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action on 27.12.2011 in Shri K.R. Murthy Room, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi as per timings indicated below:



(i). Member(P) will take meeting in the Forenoon stating at 10.30 AM.

(ii). Member(O) – 2.30 P.M.

(iii). Member(PLI) -3.30 P.M

(iv). Member(Planning) -4.30 P.M



All the concerned heads of divisions will make it convenient to attend the meeting along with updated comments/ATRs, which may also be sent to SR Section by 23.12.2011.



3. As regareds issue relating to Postal A/Cs Wing/Civil Wing, DDG(PAF)/CE(Civil) will take the meeting in the afternoon of 27.12.2011, timing for which will be fixed keeping in view convenience of both the sides.

Sd/-

(Subhash Chander)

Director (SR & Legal)





POSTMASTER CADRE-ORDERS

FILLING UP OF SHORT TERM VACANCIES IN THE


NEWLY INTRODUCED CADRE OF POSTMASTER





Sub: Filling up of short term vacancies in the newly introduced cadre of Postmaster-Reg.



D.G. Posts No. 4-61/2011-SPB.II dated 21 Dec 2011.



I am directed to say that references are being received from Circles seeking clarifications with regard to filling up of the short terms vacancies in Postmaster Grade-I,II & III. It has been reported that representations have been received from Postmaster Grade-I /II officials asking for officiating promotion to Postmaster Grade-II/III although such officials do not fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria stipulated under the relevant Recruitment Rules.



2. It has been clarified vide Dte's letter of even number dated 7/8-2.2011 that the posts of Postmaster Grade-III should not be filled up under initial constitution clause by appointing HSG-I officials for the reason that sufficient number of regular officials in HSG-I would not have become available. It was further clarified that these posts can be filled up only after reviewing the position in the light of options received from eligible officials and appropriate decision taken by the Directorate in the matter. As per clarification No. 4 of Directorate's letter of even number dated 10.2.2011, the posts identified for Postmaster Cadres will be deemed to have been designated as Postmaster Grade-I, II & III with effect only from the dates those are filled up regularly. Therefore, the Post of Postmaster Grade III will be deemed to be so designated only when these are filled up through initial constitution clause. Infact, in terms of the clarification No.4 dated 10.2.2011, these posts cannot be treated as vacant by the Circle. In the given circumstances when at present there are no posts of Postmaster Grade-III in existence, the question of filling up through officiating arrangement does not arise. Thus, till the posts so identified as Postmaster Grade-III will continue to be manned by officials in General line.



3. Regarding officiating arrangement in the vacancies of more than 45 days in Postmaster Grade-I & II, which have become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II by filling up through initial constitution as clause as per the provisions of Recruitment Rules, the clarification No. 3 given vide Dte. Letter of even number dated 10.2.2011 was issued stating inter-alia that for filling up of leave vacancies / adhoc vacancies for more that 45 days in Postmaster Grade, the procedure prescribed in Dte's letter No. 137-99/2009-SPB.II dated 23.12.2009 should be followed. It is envisaged in the said letter that only those employees in feeder grade fulfilling the eligibility condition prescribed in the Recruitment Rules should be considered for adhoc promotion.



4. Subsequently, Directorate has issued instructions vide letter No. 137-64/2010-BPG.II dated 28.7.2011 permitting grant of officiating pay and Allowances to Selection Grade Officials who officiated in LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts in term of Rule 27 of Postal Manual Vol. IV against the vacancies not exceeding three months. As per this Rule, the list of approved officers is prepared by the DPC and approved by the appointing authority and only when administrative exigencies required it, a person not in the list or not the first in order in the list may be appointed.



5. Similar benefit has also been allowed to Selection Grade officials in terms of Rule 50 of Postal Manual Vol. IV which provides for officiating arrangement against the vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than ne month and more than four months in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in different stations, sub-divisions or divisions in a Circle and in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in the same office or station.



6. In view of the above, to make officiating arrangements in vacancies nots exceeding three months and vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than one and four months in Postmaster Grade I & II, which become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II, the Circles may follow the instructions contained in Dte. Letter No. 137-64/2010-SPB-II dated 28..7.2011.



Sd/-

(Alka Tewari)

Assistant Director General (SPN)





                                SENIOR POSTMASTER EXAMINATION 2011

                                   CLARIFICATION ON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA



Sub: Senior Postmaster Examination, 2011-Clarification on eligibility Criteria Reg.

                  D.G. Posts No.4-58/2011-SPB.II dated 21 December, 2011.



I am directed to say that references have been received from some Circles seeking clarifications as to whether Asstt. Supdt. Posts (ASPO) who are in the grade of Rs.4600/- and those ASPOs granted Rs. 4800/-as Grade pay under MACP scheme are eligible to appear for the ensuing Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Senior Postmasters (Gazetted) to be held on 31.12.2011 and whether the Inspector of Posts who have been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- under MACP are eligible to appear for the said Senior Postmasters Examination.



2. According to the Recruitment Rules, 75% of the vacancies in the grade of Senior Postmaster are required to be filled up by the Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with six years of regular service in the grade by promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination and 25% of vacancies by promotion from amongst the officers holding the post of Postmaster Grade.III with two years regular service (including regular service in HSG-I, if any). Therefore, ASPOs holding the post on regular in the grade pay of Rs.4600/- and such ASPOs who are in receipt of Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- under MACP scheme are not eligible to appear in the said examination.



3. Further, as per Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS), on grant of financial upgradation under the scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis. Thus, those regular IPOs who have been granted financial upgradation under MACP would continue to function against their existing posts. Therefore, higher Grade Pay derived by IPOs because of financial upgradation under the MACP scheme will not be a bar to such IPOs to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Senior Postmaster as they continue to be the regular incumbents of the post of IPO.



4. Circles are requested to take into account the above clarifications while deciding the eligibility of officers holding the post of ASPO and IPO for Senior Postmaster Departmental Examination, 2011.

Sd/-

(Alka Tewari)

Assistant Director General (SPN)









Sunday, December 18, 2011

BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBERATIONS OF K.RAMAMURTI AT KOLKATA

THE BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBERATIONS OF K.RAMA MURTI A GRAND MEETING WAS ARRANGED AT KOLKATA ON 16TH OF DECEMBER 2011 BY WEST BENGAL FNPO COORDINATION COMMITTEE.SRI D.KISAN RAO,GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPEC INAUGURATED THE CELEBERATION MEETING.SRI S.K.CAKRABORTHY,CPMG,WEST BENGAL IN IS ADDRESS PAID HOMAGE TO TE GREAT LEADER REMEMBERING HIS SERVICE TO THE WORKERS AND THE DEPARTMENT.SRI SANJIV RANJAN,DPS(HQ) ADDRESSED THE GATHERING.S/S.O.P.KHANNA,GS AIPAOA,A..SIDDIQUI,GS,NURMS,P.G DUTTA BANIK,CS,K.MANOHAR RAO CS,AP,GP.MUTUKRISNAN,CS,TN,B.SIVAKUMAR,CS KARNATAKA AND ALL CWC MEMBERS ADDRESSED TE MEETING.SRI RAJAT S DAS CORODINATED TE FUNCTION.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Friday, December 16, 2011

INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED

JCA SERVED INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE TO THE SECRETARY,DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ON 15-12-2011.
STRIKE NOTICE ALSO SERVED AT CIRCLE DIVISIONAL LEVEL
START PREPARATIONS FOR THE STRIKE FROM 17TH JANUARY
SAVE THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT

GENERAL SECRETARY

Sunday, December 11, 2011

                                           POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

                                NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

                           FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

                 ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

                                    NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

                                                               NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011                                                                                               Dated 05.12.2011

To

Ms. Manjula Prasher,

Secretary Department of Posts,

Dak Bhawan,

New Delhi-110116



Subject: Non implementation of assurances and revival of postponed Indefinite Strike.

Respected Madam,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

We hope that the Postal Board shall come forward for a negotiated settlement on all the issues mentioned above.
Detailed charter of demands and strike notice will be served on 15-12.2011.

Yours faithfully,

M. Krishnan                                        D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE              Secretary General, FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                           P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                             General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                           NUGDS


                                               POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
                           NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
                          FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIS
                 ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
                                      NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
                                                       NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated 05.12.2011

CENTRAL JCA DECIDES TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

FOR ALL INDIA INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17.01.2012

STRIKE NOTICE WILL BE SERVED ON 15.12.2011



* Against Unilateral Move to Implement Mail Network Optimization Project [L1 and L2] in RMS;

* Against Violation of Assurances and Non-implementation of Agreed Demands of 5th July, 2011 Deferred Strike

* ORGANISE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNAS IN FRONT OF ALL CIRCLE / REGIONAL / DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 15.12.2011.

* ALL INDIA LEADERS OF CENTRAL JCA WILL SIT ON HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN ON 26.12.2011.

MAKE THE INDEFINITE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

The Central JCA calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS employees to implement all the above agitational programmes in the true spirit and make the indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012 a grand success.

If the Postal Board is not ready to come for a result-oriented and time-bound negotiated settlement, the entire Postal and RMS Service should be paralyzed from 17.01.2012. All Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately circulate this circular to all the divisions and branches without any delay to facilitate effectively organizing the programmes and the strike.

It is again a struggle for our survival.

It is a struggle of life and death to lakhs of Postal Workers.

Let the Postal,, RMS, Administrative, Postal Accounts, GDS, SBCO and Civil Wing employees come together to stage another glorious indefinite strike.

Fraternally Yours,

M. Krishnan                                                              D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE                                      Secretary General, FNPO



K. V. Sridharan                                                        D. Kishan Rao
General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C'                     General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C'
Ishwar Singh Dabas                                                        T. N. Rahate
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'                         NAPE Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'
Giriraj Singh                                                               D. Theagarajan
General Secretary                                                    General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU Group 'C'                                 R-3, FNPO
P. Suresh                                                                      A. H. Siddique
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group 'D'                         R-4, FNPO



Pranab Bhattacharjee                                                           O.P.Khanna
General Secretary                                                           General Secretary
AIPAOEU Group C & D Admn. Emp. Association-                  FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                                                       P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                                                       General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                                                      NUGDS



T. Satyanarayana H.L. Ramteke

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPAEA AIPAOA



S. Appanraj S. Sambandam

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPSBCOEA NASBCO



S. A. Raheem Pratha Pratim Ghorai

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPCWEA NUCWE











Friday, December 9, 2011

STRIKE DATE CHANGED


          INDEFINITE STRIKE DATE CHANGEDFROM 3rd JANUARY TO 17th JANUARY, 2012.

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE DIFFICULTIES EXPRESSED BY SOME OF CIRCLE SECRETARIES AND GENERAL SECRETARIES GDS UNIONS FOR ORGANIZING STRIKE IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER WITH IN A SHORT PERIOD, THE CENTRAL JCA HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE DATE OF INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 3rd JANUARY TO 17th JANUARY, 2012. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE STRIKE NOTICE SERVING DATE AND HUNGER FAST BY GENERAL SECRETARIES.
COPY OF THE STRIKE NOTICE AND CHARTER OF DEMANDS WILL BE EXHIBITED IN THE WEB SITE SHORTLY.
GENERAL SECRETARY







Wednesday, December 7, 2011


POSTAL JOINT COIUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES TO ORGANISE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 3RD JANUARY 2012

                                     POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

                     NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

                 FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

             ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

                               NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated 05.12.2011



                           CENTRAL JCA DECIDES TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

                           FOR ALL INDIA INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 03.01.2012

                                STRIKE NOTICE WILL BE SERVED ON 15.12.2011



*Against Unilateral Move to Implement Mail Network Optimization Project [L1 and L2] in RMS;

*Against Violation of Assurances and Non-implementation of Agreed Demands of 5th July, 2011 Deferred Strike

- ORGANISE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNAS IN FRONT OF ALL CIRCLE / REGIIONAL / DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 15.12.2011.

- ALL INDIA LEADERS OF CENTRAL JCA WILL SIT ON HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN ON 26.12.2011.

MAKE THE INDEFINITE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have to come unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification. On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTs are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative,, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 3rd January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

The Central JCA calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS employees to make all the above agitational programmes in the true spirit and make the indefinite strike from 3rd January, 2012 a grand success.

If the Postal Board is not ready to come for a result-oriented and time-bound negotiated settlement, the entire Postal and RMS Service should be paralyzed from 03.01.2012.

It is again a struggle for our survival.

It is a struggle of life and death to lakhs of Postal Workers.

Let the Postal,, RMS, Administrative, Postal Accounts, GDS, SBCO and Civil Wing employees come together to stage another glorious indefinite strike.

Fraternally Yours,

Secretary General     Secretary General

NFPE                                FNPO

&

All General Secretaries of NFPE and FNPO

&

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPEDEU                   NUGDS





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Sunday, December 4, 2011