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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7th CPC – GOVERNMENT REJECTED ALL THE MODIFICATIONS SOUGHT BY THE NJCA

NO INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS & RALLY IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES AND AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

NJCA will meet at 04:00 PM on 30th June 2016 to decide future course of action. Continue in full swing mobilization for indefinite strike from 11th July 2016.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation



UNION CABINET APPROVED 7th PAY COMMISSION REPORT.

NO IMPROVEMENT IN ANY OF THE DEMANDS SOUGHT BY NJCA

INTENSIFY THE PREPARATIONS OF

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY, 2016

DHARNA/DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN REGARDING PROBLEMS RELATED TO CBS/CIS & FINACLE POSTPONED

As a consequence of wonderful success at branch/division/Circle level programme and also as because a dharna has been scheduled at Postal Directorate tomorrow on CBS/CIS issue, Member (P) and Member (Banking) invited Com. R. N. Parashar, General Secretary to meet them today and subsequently meeting held.

Based on assurances and appeal by Member (P) & Member (Banking) to readdress all the problems as soon as possible related to CBS/CIS & Finacle, Dharna/Demonstration in front of Dak Bhawan to be held on 30.06.2016 postponed.

We are also getting some positive feedback/report from Circle/Divisions. There are some improvements in CBS/CIS and Finacle problem in some areas. Some areas are still left with pains which are also to correct.

So comrades, please intimate the position of CBS/CIS in your circle to take up with Postal Directorate accordingly.


PUBLIC AUTHORITIES SHOULD USE INDIA POST SERVICES NOT PRIVATE COURIER SERVICE

            It is observed that several government-departments, public-authorities and public-sector-undertakings (PSUs) use private courier service rather than postal services. 
            With premium postal-services like Speed Post now available at most post offices and destinations, it should be made compulsory for all bodies under central and state governments for compulsorily using only normal postal-services. Registered Post should be used at destinations not covered by premium Speed Post service. Postal Department should take up the matter with Department of Public Enterprises and others concerned.
            In Focus Public sector services should be utilised by all public authorities as far as possible to encourage public sector and to prevent the public money from going to services under private sector. 
            Postal department can also provide special privilege to Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) by introducing sponsored postal stamps against some minimum purchase of postal stamps where such sponsored postal stamps can carry design advertisements from these PSUs but only after being approved by the postal department. 
            Such sponsored postal stamps can have some advertisement cost per stamp like in case of inland-letter cards and post cards. This idea will give increased revenue earning for postal department, and an advertisement-field for PSUs. 

            However Speed Post tariffs will have to be rationalized and revised to be uniform for local and non-local services with equal tariff-rise for every additional 50 gms rise in slab-weight to compete charges of private courier services.
SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENGAGEMENT TO ALL APPROVED CATEGORIES OF GDS POSTS - REVIEW THERE OF
  
Copy of the above letter :

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
No.17-17/2016-GDS                                                                                    dated 23-06-2016

To
All Heads of Circles

Sub:- Selection process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS posts – Review thereof.

Reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 vide which the revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.

2.            It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum age limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.

3.            Further reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 and letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 in para 2(b) (vii) of aforementioned letter it has been stipulated that “the authority higher to the recruiting authority will nominate a committee constituting of three members including recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Beside the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection”

4.            The above orders have been reviewed and the following amendments are approved by the competent authority and shall take into effect from the date of issue of this letter.

      (a)    The entry age to the GDS posts shall be raised up to 40 years of age (further relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. Maximum age of Casual Labourers shall be 45 years (48 years for OBC & 50 years for SC/ST) subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility.

      (b)   The instructions about formation of committee consisting of three members prescribed vide para 2 (b) (viii) of this Directorate letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 be withdrawn and the recruiting authorities may be allowed to continue engagement of GDS without formation of such committee.

(R.L.Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Copy forwarded to :
1.Senior PPS to Secretary (Posts)
2-7.PS to Member (P), Member (Tech), Member (O), Member (PLI) and
       Chairman( Investment Board), Member (Planning), Member (Banking & HRD)
8-10. Ps to CGM (BD)/PLI Directorate/MB
11.All DDsG in Postal Directorate
12.Director, RAKNPA/ Postal Training Centres
13.All Recognized Federations/Unions

14.Guard File.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Promotion and posting in the grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' (Click the link  below to view)  http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1997

CHANGE IN PROCEDURE OF ISSUE OF NSC AND KVP FROM 01.07.2016 (Click the link below to view)


EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: JULY-2016

BATTLE LINE IS DRAWN – ENSURE CENT PERCENT PARTICIPATION
IN THE 11th JULY INDEFINITE STRIKE

            From 2016 July 11th, the functioning of the entire Central Government departments, including Railways, Defence, Postal and all other Departments, will come to a grinding halt as the historic indefinite strike of Central Government employees begins at 6 AM on 11th July 2016. About 33 lakhs Central Government employees shall join the strike and about 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners will stand behind them with solidarity and Support. The Central Trade Unions had already extended their full support. The State Government employees for whom the Central pay scales are implemented have also made it clear that they will be forced to join the strike, if Government refuses to settle the legitimate demands raised by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees.

            NJCA comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal Federations, which is spear heading the struggle had already served strike notice on June 9th and country wide intensive preparations and campaign are going on in full swing. The 11 point charter of demands submitted to Government has listed the most important issues that are agitating the minds of the Central Government Employees. The 7th CPC recommendations are totally negative and retrograde. The minimum wage and fitment formula is kept at depressed stage by manipulating various factors of Aykroid formula. There are every indications to believe that the Government has intervened in the 7th CPC to make the recommendations in such a manner suit it to the “concerns expressed by the Finance Ministry”.Other recommendations like reduction in HRA rates, abolition of 52 allowances, discontinuance of all non-interest bearing advances, tightening the norms for grant of MACP, restriction imposed on salary for grant of child care leave, rejection of the demands of the pensioners including enhancement of fixed medical allowance are also totally negative and retrograde. Regarding the one and only favourable recommendation to grant parity in pension to pre-2006 pensioners, the Government has already expressed its unwillingness to accept the same for some flimsy reason like non-availability of records.

            The 7thC{C report was submitted on 19th November 2016. Already six months are over, since its submission to Government. The Government constituted an Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to study the recommendations of the 7th CPC and to submit final proposal to Cabinet for approval. The NJCA representing the JCM (National Council) Staff side expected that the Empowered Committee will negotiate with the staff side before coming to a final conclusion. Unfortunately the NDA Government led by BJP is not ready for a negotiated settlement. Empowered Committee called the staff side on 01.03.2016 and in that meeting the staff side was asked to present their view points on various issues listed in their memorandum. No discussion or negotiation was allowed. Government was not ready to disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staff side.

            In the above background the NJCA felt that the staff side is being humiliated by the Government and decided to give a fitting reply to the negative attitude of the NDA Government and the decision to go on indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 was declared. As far as Postal employees are concerned, noneof our demands are considered by the 7th Pay Commission. It simply rejected our demand for upgradation of pay scales of various cadres in the Postal department by saying – “There is no justification for upgrade”. Eventhough the Government and Chairman 7th CPC repeatedly refused to concede our demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC, surprisingly the 7th CPC has “carefully considered” the demand for grant of civil servant status to GDS and mercilessly rejected it. The NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA has submitted a detailed memorandum to Secretary, Department of Posts, demanding modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Postal employees. The PJCA has also served indefinite strike notice on 9th June 2016 and submitted the charter of demands to the Secretary, Departmental of Posts.


            Thus the battle lines are drawn. We cannot predict the attitude of the NDA Government towards the indefinite strike and we cannot rule out the possibility of Government unleashing repressive measures against the strike. Victimization and brutal repressive action by Government using even military and CRPF is not new to the Central Government employees. We are ready to face any vindictive action by the Government, but we will not and shall not go back from our decision to go on indefinite strike, until and unless the NDA Government concede the genuine and legitimate demands submitted by NJCA & PJCA. Let us be very firm and determined and unite the entire Central Government employees to ensure rock-like unity from top to bottom level and make the 11th July 2016 indefinite strike a thundering success.

Monday, June 27, 2016

CONFRONTATION INEVITABLE
MODI GOVT. INDIFFERENT AND INSENSITIVE
MAKE THE JULY 11TH INDEFINITE STRIKE TOTAL
HOLD DEMONSTRATION AND RALLIES IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES AND AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES FROM 4TH JULY TO 10TH JULY

Saturday, June 25, 2016

N J C A    
(RAILWAY,DEFENCE,CONFEDERATION & POSTAL)
  INDEFINITE STRIKE                                                                  INDEFINITE STRIKE
33 LAKHS
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
To go  on
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11/07/2016
    Against Retrograde recommendations of 7thCPC & in support        
of 11 Points Charter of Demands
STRIKE NOTICE  SERVED BY RAILWAY ,DEFENCE ,
CONFEDERATION OF CG EMPLOYEES, POSTAL JCA(NFPE/FNPO)
ON 09.06.2016
1. Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC sent  to Cabinet secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.
2. Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety     categories etc., in Railways & Defence, different categories in other Central Govt. establishments by the 7 CPC.
3. Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG          employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993.
4.i) No Privatization/outsourcing /contractorisation of governmental functions.
(ii)Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and  allowances to the GDS.
5. No FDI in Railways & Defence: No Corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
6. Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments lift the ban on creation of posts; regularize the casual/contract workers.
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.
8. Extend the benefit of Bonus Act 1985 amendment on enhancement of payment  ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15.
9. Ensure five promotions in the service career of an employee.
10. Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the  existing benefits to the  workers.
11. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
MAKE THE INDEFINITE  STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS
 N J C A  CONSTITUENT  ORGANIZATIONS  AIRF  NFIR  AIDEF  INDWF  NFPE  FNPO



NJCA MEETING HELD TODAY (25.06.2016) FORENOON. DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH INTENSIVE PREPARATIONS FOR MAKING THE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th JULY 2016 A THUNDERING SUCCESS. DETAILED NJCA CIRCULAR WILL FOLLOW.


M. KRISHNAN
SECRETARY GENERAL
CONFEDERATION

Friday, June 24, 2016

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF
ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016

33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE

A massive parliament march and rally of about 20000 Central Government Employees was held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 24th June 2016. The rally was organized by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal organizations demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, filling up of vacancies, enhancement of bonus ceiling, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc.

The NJCA had already given strike notice to Government on 9th June 2016. The Modi Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement with the staff side. The rally called upon the entirely of Central Government employees to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success.

The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally

About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.











































CORRIGENDUM


          National Women’s convention of Confederation will be held at Chennai on 17th August, 2016 at 10 A.M. onwards (second day of the Conference) along with the Conference. 

          The date of Women’s convention was erroneously mentioned as 19th August instead of 17th August 2016 in NFPE Circular dated 20th June, 2016.


           The correct date of Women’s Convention may kindly be read as 17th August, 2016 instead of 19th August, 2016.