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Friday, May 28, 2010

FMA ENHANCED FROM 100/- TO 300/- PER MONTH TO PENSIONERS RESIDING IN NON-CGHS AREA

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR NON-CGHS PENSIONERS ENHANCED WITH EFFECT FROM 1.9.2008 BY THE GOVERNMENT
 
 
Dear Comrades - The Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has enahnced the quantum of Fixed Medical Allowance granted to Central Government Pensioners who are residing outside the CGHS area from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- with effect from 1.9.2008.
 
Confederation and Staff side have demanded the enhancement to at least to Rs.600/- or Rs.500/- - But the Government has enhanced it to only Rs.300/- which is far short of our demand.
 
The full text of the Government Orders is available by clicking the Link Below:
 
 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

RTI ACT - DOPT ORDERS ON PAYMENT OF FEE

PAYMENT OF FEE UNDER THE RTI ACT
 
DOPT clarifies that if any additional fee is charged for providing the information sought for except prescribed under the Rules 6(1); 7(1); and 7(5), then the same would be construed as contravention of the RTI Act. It is also clarified that the meaning of "Further Fee" prescribed under Rule 7(3) is only the procedure to avail the "Further Fee" mentioned under Rule 7(5) and not anything additional. It is also reieterated that since under the RTI Act there is no provision to charge towards Postal expenses or towards the cost of man power involved in supplying the information sought, such cost cannot be claimed from applicants. However if the information sought for in a particular 'form' that would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority, then those are already covered under Rule 7(9) of the Act which says that supply of information in a 'particular form' may be refused if supply of information in that form would divert the resources of the public authority disproportionately.
 
For the full text of the DOPT orders please click the Link below:
 
 

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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

INCENTIVE INCREMENT FOR ATTAINING EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS - DOPT ORDERS

DOPT ORDERS ON PARTICIPATION OF CG EMPLOYEES IN SPORTING EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS OF NATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

DOPT Order classifies as what should be termed as achieving excellence for eligibilitiy to get incentive increment. Accordingly only the persons or teams reaching the 1st and 2nd and 3rd positions in the finals of the events in which more than three individuals or teams contend are eligible for incentive increment. If in an event only less than three individuals or teams participate then only one individual or team reaching the 1st position is to be considered as attained excellence and eligible for incentive increment.

Full text of the DOPT orders is hereunder by clicking the Link Below:


http://persmin.nic.in/writedata/CircularNotification/ScanDocument/6_2_2009-Pay-1.pdf
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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MACP ANOMALIES DISCUSSED IN THE MACP JOINT COMMITTE ON 25/05/2010

SOME OF THE MACP RELATED ANOMALIES HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE
FIRST MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY THE
NATIONAL ANOMALY COMIITEE ON 25/05/2010

Dear Comrades - Though there are more than 30 items of anomalies submitted by the Staff Side to the consideration of the Joint Committee set up by the National Anomaly Committee to go into the MACP related anomalies, only around 8 items could be discussed in the first meeting held on 25.05.2010. Comrades Umraomal Purohit; Juman Singh; S.K.Vyas and C.Sreekumar [Staff Side Members ] attended the meeting chaired by the Joint Secretary Establishment DOPT.

The Circular released by the Secretary General Confederation communicating the issues discussed in the meeting and the results thereof is placed in the website of Confederation as well as placed hereunder for your information. The issue of "Discounting the examination based promotions while granting MACP to protect the Promotees against deprivation of any MACP to them" was not discussed in the meeting yesterday. NFPE has discussed the issue with the President Confederation Comrade S.K.Vyas and he has assured that this item would be raised in the next meeting of the Joint Committee that may take place very soon.

Circular No.12

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027
Website:www.confederationhq.blogspot.com. mailto:Email%3AConfederation06@Yahoo.co.in
Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303


Conf.No.12/2010
Dated 25th May. 2010

Dear Comrades,
A joint Committee on MACP met today under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary Establishment of DOPT. Following issues were discussed:

1. Item No:1:Provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP.
Staff Side pressed for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of the respective department.

The Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10 and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. Item No:2:Date of Effect.
It was demanded that MACP scheme may be introduced with effect from 1.1.2006. A scheme which has been recommended by the 6th CPC will be not available to those employees who have opted for revised pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2006 but had retired or died before 1.9.2008, which is very anomalous.

3. Item No:3:Option for earlier ACP Scheme.
Staff Side pointed out that the benefit which employees were getting through two ACPs after 12 and 24 years of service is much higher than the benefit that they will get under MACP after three financial upgradations. It was therefore urged that the service conditions which were available to the existing employees cannot be adversely revised and if that happens then an option to retain the old scheme is inherent. And if the present MACP is not converted to hierarchical pattern, then at least an option may be given to retain the erstwhile scheme of ACP.

4. Item No:7:Grant of financial upgradation between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008.
In Para 9 of the DOPT OM dated 19.5.2009, it had been provided that earlier ACP scheme will continue to operate for the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. However, this is not being allowed to officials who have opted for revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006. In some offices, it is being insisted that financial upgradation under the earlier ACP would be granted only in the pre-revised pay scales and they will have to opt for the revised pay scales only from the date they are granted the financial upgradation under earlier ACP. It was demanded that earlier ACP benefit may be given also to those officials who have come over to the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006.

5. Item No:8:Anomaly on introduction of MACP Scheme.
By an illustration in respect of Junior Engineer of CPWD, it has been pointed out that under earlier ACP they will go up to the revised Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of 6600/- on completion of 24 years of service, whereas under the MACP Scheme, even after 30 years of service and getting third MACP they will get the Grade Pay of 5400/- only in PB-2. This is obviously less advantageous and therefore the demand for option to retain the old ACP scheme has been insisted.
The Official Side indicated that they will consider all these demands and in the next meeting they will indicate how far they can go.

6. Item No:4: Applicability of MACP Scheme to Group D employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of 1800/-.
The DOPT had already stated that all promotions and upgradations granted under ACP Scheme of 1999 in the post of four pay scales S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4 shall be ignored for the purpose of MACP. In other words all the three MACP will be available to all the Group D employees who have since been placed in the grade pay of 1800/-. If an employee has completed 10 years of service he should be granted the GP of 1900/-; if completed 20 years of service he should be granted the GP of 2000/-; and if he has completed 30 years of service he should be placed in the GP of 2400/-. In some departments these MACP has not been granted to the Group D employees. The staff side therefore insisted an enabling clarificatory instructions may be issued. The Official Side agreed to issue such clarificatory instructions.

7. Item No:5: Counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status CLs for reckoning 10,20, and 30 years of service under MACP scheme.
It was pointed out that the Railways have already issued orders for counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status Casual labourers for reckoning 12 and 24 years of service under the old ACP scheme. It was also pointed out that Courts have also ordered that total service rendered as TS CLs may be counted for the purpose of ACP. The Official Side were of the opinion that 50% of service rendered by TS CLs has been counted only for the purpose of pension. The Staff Side pointed out that the TS CLs have been granted all the facilities admissible to a Temporary Employee in respect of leave, increment, pay scale etc and therefore this may be deemed as a regular service for the purpose of MACP also as has been done by the Railways. The Official Side wanted the order of the Railway Department regarding ACP and the Orders of the Courts for their examination.

8. Item No:6: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the supervisor.
The Staff Side suggested that this item may be transferred to National Anomaly Committee item and discussed there. This has been agreed to.
There are 23 more items which have been suggested by the Staff Side leaders of Railways. It was pointed out that leaders of other departments may also suggest many other anomalies related to MACP. The Staff Side stated that as and when these additional items are received they may be included in the Agenda for discussion in the subsequent meetings. The Official Side agreed to.

NOTE: All Affiliated Unions / Associations of the Confederation may send items of anomalies of MACP to the headquarters at the earliest for enabling inclusion in the next meeting. The Official Side indicated that the next meeting of the Joint Committee will be held very soon.
Comradely Yours,
K.K.N.Kutty
Secretary General



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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

ITEF TAMILNADU AND KERALA CIRCLES HOLD JOINT EDUCATIONAL TRADE UNION SEMINARS IN COIMBATORE ON 21st & 22nd MAY 2010











TAMILNADU & KERALA CIRCLE ITEF [INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION] CONDUCTED
A TWO-DAYS EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

Venue: COIMBATORE
Dates: 21-22 May 2010

A two days educational seminar was organised by the ITEF Tamilnadu and Kerala Circles in Coimbatore on 21st and 22nd May, 2010.

Comrade K.P.Rajagopal President ITEF coordinated the Programmes. Comrade Umesh Mehta former President ITEF was the Faculty Coordinator.


Coimbatore ITEF Comrades excellently organised the entire Programme.
Various subjects were taken up for presenatation like :
History of formation Trade Union movement and Role of leadership etc: Comrade Bimal Bose Veteran CG leader.

Indian Trade Union Movement - Comrade R.Muthusundaram SG AISGEF

History of Confederation and evolution of Unions in several CG Departments: Comrade S.K.Vyas President Confederation.

Gender issues in Working Class Movement: Comrade M.Girija Leader AIIEA

Conduct Rules and Disciplinary Proceedings: Comrade K.Unnikrishnan Former General Secretary AIAAOA

History of ITEF: Comrade P.V.Ramachandran Former Vice President ITEF

Neo-liberal Economy - Globalisation - & Global Meltdown: Comrade K.K.N.Kutty Secretary General Confederation.

Recognition Rules and Impact of JCM on CG Movement: Comrade K.Ragavendran Secretary General NFPE.

NFPE P-4 CHQ ORGANISES ALL INDIA TRADE UNION CAMP IN MUMBAI - 20th & 21st MAY 2010


























MUMBAI TRADE UNION CAMP – CUM – WORKSHOP – CUM - SEMINAR



An All India level Study camp was organised by the P4 CHQ in Mumbai from 20th May to 21st May, 2010. The Reception Committee headed by the Divisional Union of Mumbai GPO made all arrangements for the successful conduct of the Study Camp. Maharashtra Circle Union assisted the CHQ in running the Study camp.

More than 150 Delegates from all over India participated in the camp. Almost all CHQ office bearers and all 18 Circle Secretaries participated. Delegates from 19 Circles attened. No representation from U.P; Haryana; and J&K Circles in the Study camp. There was an inaugural session on the forenoon of 20th May presided over by Comrade R.Seethalakshmi CHQ Vice President. Comrade C.B.Surve Circle Secretary P4 Maharashtra presented the welcome address. Comrade J.R.Banne Divisional Secretary Mumbai GPO and other office bearers have garlanded all the leaders. Comrade D.K.Rahate NFPE President inaugurated the session. Comrades K.Ragavendran SG NFPE; K.V.Sridharan GS P3; Ishwar Singh Dabas GS P4; B.G.Tamhankar former NFPE President; M.R.Meenakshisundaram Retired HSG-I Supervisor; Rajkumar NFPE Treasurer; Mangesh Parab AGS P3 CHQ; D.P.Diwakar Senior leader from Rajasthan; M.Neelappa Senior leader from Karnataka and many other leaders addressed the session . Shri.Manohar Panchal Corporate greeted the session and was honoured by the Reception Committee through garlanding him by the Secretary General NFPE.

The P&T Trade Union History class was taken by Comrade K.Ragavendran Secretary General.
Conduct Rules and Disciplinary Proceedings was taken by Comrade M.R.Meenakshisundaram Retired HSG-I Supervisor and Defense assistant.
Staff Rulings and Project Arrow was presented by Comrade K.V.Sridharan General Secretary P3.
RTI Act class was taken by Comrade B.G.Tamhankar former NFPE President.

P4-CHQ had circulated printed materials on the subjects of the Trade Union classes to all the Delegates and participants. The general impression amongst the participants was that the classes were highly useful and such classes have to be organised circle wise for all NFPE affiliates.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

STEP MOTHERLY TREATMENT OF GOVERNMENT TOWARDS POSTAL EMPLOYEES

STEP-MOTHERLY TREATMENT BY GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BETWEEN THE RAILWAYS AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS

 
Dear Comrades,
 
As we read the Orders of the Department of Railways that revised the OTA of its own employees based on the recent Basic Pay, Grade Pay and other Allowances implemented by the 6th CPC, we feel that we are discrimiated and treated as the children of a Step-Mother!
 
No revision of OTA for employees of different departments including Postal after 5th CPC and now after 6th CPC - This is most unjust and unacceptable - Government can revise the OTA after 5th CPC and also again after 6th CPC for Railway employees but cannot do so for Postal and other employees despite an Arbitration Award in this regard after the 5th CPC - A collective action by the entirety of CG Employees in this matter is urgently called for - NFPE will raise this issue with the Confederation and Staff Side.
 
The orders of the Ministry of railways is reproduced below for the information of the members:

 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. PC-VI/189                                    RBE No. 29/2010
No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3(OTA)                 New Delhi, dated 17.02.2010

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and
Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances.

          Pursuant to the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the issue of revision of Over Time Allowance has been under consideration and in partial modification of the Board's earlier orders on the subject, it has been decided by the Board that the Railway employees who are governed by the Statutory Acts like the Factories Act, Hours of Employment Regulations or those covered under rules for Departmental Overtime and who have opted for the revised scales of pay in terms of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, may be granted overtime allowance, on the basis of their emoluments in the revised scales of pay.
2. The emoluments, for the purpose of computation of rates of OTA will comprise the following:
a) Railway employees governed by Factories Act
• Basic Pay (Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay)
• Dearness Allowance
• House Rent Allowance
• Transport Allowance
• Cash equivalent of the advantage accruing through the concessional sale to workers of food grains and other articles, as the worker is for the time being entitled to (excluding wages for Overtime work or Bonus)
b) Railway employees governed by HOER
• All the items as shown in (a) above except House Rent Allowance
c) Railway employees governed by rules Under Departmental Overtime
(i) Employees working in Loco Sheds and C & W Depot
• All the items as shown in (a) above except House Rent Allowance
(ii) Other Railway employees governed under Departmental Orders
• Basic Pay (Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay)
• Dearness Allowance
3. The revised rates of Overtime Allowance shall be effective from 01-9-2008.
4. With a view to minimize instances of OTA, General Managers may take following measures:-
(i) Prepare an action plan for systematic and efficient utilization of manpower covering various aspects viz. filling up of vacancies, especially in Running staff and operational categories, proper management of sanction of leave and rational deployment of staff.
(ii) Conduct a fresh job analysis of the duties of Motor Car Drivers who are presently classified as 'Continuous' to determine their actual period of working requiring sustained attention.
(iii) Prefer hiring of vehicles for official use, if necessary.
(iv) Allow compensatory off to the staff booked on holidays due to exigencies.
(v) Direct all the RRBs to follow a uniform pattern by giving compensatory off to their staff instead of OTA.
(vi) Review payment of OTA to supervisors in the Pay Band-2 except to those who are earmarked for breakdown duties, to minimize the incidence of OTA.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
 

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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DoP Orders Corrigendum for grant of MACP on completion of 10 years of service from Second Promotion or 30 years of total Service whichever is earlier

Department of Posts has issued a Corrigendum Order on 20th May 2010 for grant of 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of total service or 10 years of service from the date of 2nd Promotion,
whichever is EARLIER.

After this Corrigendum the earlier confusion prevailed in some areas about 'Whichever is LATER' is now removed.

The full text of the Department of Posts Corrigendum order can be downloaded by clicking the Link Below:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/31771836/MACP-corrigendum-by-DoP


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

COMRADE MONI DA IS NOMORE - A LEGEND PASSED AWAY

Respectful Homage to Com. Moni Bose

With deep grief and sorrow we inform that Com. Moni Bose, Veteran leader of P&T workers , former General Secretary and CHQ President of E3 NFPTE and also the President of BSNLEU breathed his last at 10:45 am today (19-05-2010). He was admitted in the hospital at Kolkata one month back due to serious illness and was in ICU. The entire Central Government, Postal and BSNL workers mourn his death. NFPE pays its respectful homage to the departed  leader and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, members and comrades.

 

NFPE CALLS UPON ALL OUR AFFILIATED CIRLCE / DIVISIONAL / BRANCH UNION ORGANISATIONS TO OBERVE MOURNING BY DIPPING OUR BANNER AND NFPE FLAGS IN HALF MAST.


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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

POSTAL JCA CIRCULAR ON ITS PROGRAMME OF ACTION INCLUDING INDEFINITE STRIKE

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 Sewaks

 

Postal JCA/1/2010                                                                                                                        Dated 15th May 2010

 

Nationwide Demonstration and Strike Notice Serving on 4th June

Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Personalities from 8th to 15th June

Black Badge Wearing and Demands Highlight Day on 29th June

Non-cooperation from 5th to 9th July

Strike Rally on 12th July

Indefinite Strike from July 13th

 

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

 

The All India Postal Joint Council of Action consisting of NFPE and FNPO Federations and their Affiliated Unions and Associations and the All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union & the National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks met on 14th May, 2010 in New Delhi.

 

The opening up of new attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the highest order of unilateralism in taking various decisions against the interest of Postal Employees and the Postal Services as well as the gross violation of its own agreements by the Administration were the major points of deliberation in the JCA Meeting. Various other staff problems that are not receiving any real attention for long time also engaged the attention of the Postal JCA.

 

The Mckinsey Multinational Consultant has been appointed by the Department for effecting Structural Reorganisation! No interaction with the Staff Side has taken place nor is the Staff Side provided with any materials related to the terms and reference of the said MNC Consultant. It is widely believed that in the name of 'McKinsey' serious attacks on the RMS and Postal Structure are in the offing. Already the Department has unilaterally pushing ahead with its retrograde move of abolition of 'C' Class Post Offices in the urban areas all over India. It has also ordered down gradation of all GDS SOs into GDS BOs and closure of GDS BOs in the name of merger/upgradation.  The direction of the Department is for the total destruction of 'RMS' wing and merger of the entire RMS with the Post Offices is already visible and the McKinsey is expected to nail the coffin soon. Some Circle Administrations are so impatient that even before the McKinsey report; they want to commence the attack on the RMS in violation of the agreement reached on 30th November 2009. Outsourcing of several Postal Operations like Mail Conveyance, Processing of Speed Post Articles, Data Entry Operations of several works have been accentuated.

 

On the other hand the Department is not coming forward to convene the meetings of Departmental Council JCM and Periodical Meeting with the Federations at the National level. Unilateral decisions like piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters Cadre is being resorted to ignoring the comprehensive cadre restructuring of Group 'C' as like Railways and other Departments. Under the Project Arrow the employees are squeezed and exploited in violation of Rules and in the name of 100% delivery performance. Shortage of staff continues to haunt the services in spite of the removal of Screening Committee. The attack on the Postal Staff continues in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI work and no additional staff was granted to any Divisional Office anywhere for the additional work. Due to application of conditions in a mechanical way, the MACP is being denied to hundreds of Postal Employees. On one side the discrimination between the Drivers of Parliament Secretariat and MMS Drivers is created by the Government and on the other side no posts of Drivers are recruited and the existing Drivers are forced to work beyond human limits in MMS by the Department of Posts. The System Administrators are also forced beyond human endurance and they are treated as the middle ages slaves by the administration. Unilateral tightening of work norms and non-creation of work norms for several works performed by GDS is causing reduction of wages to GDS. The GDS are discriminated against on several issues despite many judgments of Court of Law and the justice continues to be denied to all types of Casual Labourers. We live in an environment of total suffocation and the Staff Side is fully side lined and ignored and the voice of the Staff Side is not heard at the higher level of Administration!

 

It is in this background,, the Postal JCA has come to the unanimous conclusion to undertake an All India Strike Campaign Tour during the months of June and July and unleash a series of Programmes to effect full mobilisation of Postal Employees for embarking upon a nationwide Non-cooperation Programme culminating in an Indefinite Strike from 13th July 2010. The Programme of Action and the Indefinite Strike will be for realisation of the following Charter of Demands:

 

                                                          CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

1.       Drop the move to outsource any function of the DoP including on the recommendations of McKinsey – Cancel the decision to close down 'C' Class Post Offices – Cancel the orders for down gradation of EDSOs into ED BOs  and closure of EDBOs - Roll back steps of privatisation of speed post processing and mail conveyance and data entry work.

2.       Stop violations in the Agreements on Status Quo of RMS & MMS as well as the merger of RMS with less than 10,000 mails – Create scientific norms for the work in CRC, Speed Post, Logistics and EPP – Cancel the orders for replacing the General Line HSG-I by ASPOs in Mail Offices.

3.       Holding of JCM Departmental Council meetings; Periodical Meetings with Federations; Sending of the issue of discrimination of pay scales between the Telecom TBOP/BCR and Postal TBOP/BCR w.e.f. 1.1.1996 to Board of Arbitration; and Holding of GDS Committee Meetings periodically with GDS Unions.

4.       Stop harassment of staff under Project Arrow – No extraction of work against Rules – No extraction of work beyond 8 Hours – No drafting of staff on duty and for Training etc on Sundays and Holidays – No harassment in the name of 100% Delivery – Withdrawal of all Punishments awarded to Postmen for minor non-delivery of articles.

5.       Fill up all vacant posts: [a] Undertake reassessment of vacancies in PA/SA cadre to rectify mistaken calculation of vacancies in all circles; [b] Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres in Department of Posts [Postal, RMS, MMS, Admn, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing etc] as on 31.12.2009; [c] Allow local recruitment as one time measure in Postal Accounts similar to 1997 at Sundernagar. 

6.       Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in PA/SA Cadre; [b] Withdrawal of unilateral orders on piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters' cadre until comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre is completed; [c] Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of LDC, Sorters & DEOs in Postal Accounts by amalgamation into a single Accounts Assistants cadre in the pay of Pb-1 with 2400 GP; [d] Comprehensive cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre in SBCO; and [e] Comprehensive cadre restructuring of Postmen/Mailguard/Multi Task Staff.

7.       Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

8.       Grant of Parity in Pay Scale [PB-1 with GP 2400/-] for MMS Drivers on par with Drivers of Parliament Secretariat – Recruitment of adequate number of Drivers – Sanction of OSA for the long distance logistics van drivers of MMS – Technology training to Work Shop staff and grant of Data Entry Operators scale of pay to Work Shop Staff.

9.       Implement Supreme Court Orders for revision of wages from 1.1.2006 [6th CPC wages] to all RRR Candidates, Casual Labourers, Contingent staff, GDS Substitutes etc – Grant Temporary Status to eligible Full Time Status Casual labourers; Convert Part Time into Full Time; Absorb Full Time, Part Time, contingent in vacant GDS Posts.

10.   Fill up all vacancies of Postmen and Mailguards - Roll back the unscientific scheme of Single Postman Beat System – Modify certain unscientific work norms of Postmen / MTS finalised by Work Study Unit - Enhance the Postman Double Duty Allowance as per the recommendations of 6th CPC.

11.   Remove all local anomalies in MACP Scheme like application of benchmark for the period prior to introduction of MACP Scheme; Grant MACP on 'Average' benchmark like Department of Railways; Denial of MACP for acts of denial of regular promotion earlier to introduction of MACP; Denial to grant PB-2 while upgradation to Grade Pay 4200 and above to Group 'C' Officials etc.

12.   Creation of System Administrators Cadre with higher pay scales and absorption of all System Administrators in the new cadre during initial composition – Uniform Norms for System Administrators including work hours, number of systems, distance factor – Financial compensation for special and extra work performed by System Administrators.

13.   Early finalisation of Recruitment Rules for upgraded Group 'C' in PB-1 with 1800 GP – Ensure present system of absorption of GDS and TS CLS in Group 'D' posts into the new RR without insisting for the educational qualification – Filling up all the posts of Multi Tasking Staff without any delay.

14.   Amalgamation of Group 'C' Accounts Cadres of DoP and DoT.

15.   Roll back of the Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work – Augment required staff strength in PLI branch of CO/RO/DPLI –Maintain centralized accounting system through the Office of DPLI Kolkata – Fill up the vacant posts of COs/ROs/DPLI Kolkata to manage huge shortage;

16.   Parity of scale of pay of Ministerial Cadre in Postal Civil Wing on par with the Postal Assistants and upgradation of posts of Works Clerk Grade –II/Grade-I/Head Clerk – Filling up of all vacant posts of technical as well as ministerial posts – Creation of one Civil Wing Circle for each Postal Circle.

17.   Regularise the HSG-I, HSG-II, LSG arrangements and grant Officiating Pay & Allowances to all Officials holding the posts.

 

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

 

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

 

The patience of Postal Employees is grossly misunderstood by the Postal Administration as our weakness and a licence to impose whatever retrograde policies they could think of. Time has come to unite as one man and raise our strong voice against all kinds of humiliation. Let us mentally get prepared for a sustained struggle by accepting all sacrifices. No advancement was achieved without sacrifices and no advancement is possible without further sacrifices. We have presented a united platform of struggle and it is now the responsibility of the rank and file to get organised with all their ideological and other differences left aside in the common interest of all of us. We call upon you to undertake all measures unitedly by forgetting all local differences and stand as one Man with full determination. Our each and every programme decided by the Postal JCA has to be taken to the last employee of the department. Every programme has to be converted into a total success.

 

·         On 4th June when the CHQ issues Notice of Indefinite Strike to Department, all levels of our Organisations shall serve the copy of Strike Notice to respective Administration by organising massive demonstrations.

·         All India Strike Campaign Tour by CHQ leaders [Details soon to be circulated]

·         The Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Representatives like M.Ps/M.L.As shall be a tremendous success to put pressure on the Department. [Text of Postcard Campaign enclosed as Annexure.]The Honourable Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies may be submitted a copy of this JCA Letter seeking their kind intervention to write to Shri.A.Raja Honourable MOC&IT for settlement of our justified demands.

·         Black Badge wearing and Demands Highlights Day on 29th June, 2010 to draw the attention of the Government about our determination to go on strike. [Text of Badge is supplied in the Annexure]

·         The Non-cooperation Programme from July 5-9 shall show to the Government / Department that without our cooperation it will not be possible for the Department to run the show anywhere including Project Arrow Offices and Speed Post Centres etc. The Non-cooperation programme should clearly prove that if we work according to Rules then the functions and operations will come to a standstill. This Programme should be a prelude to the success of the Indefinite Strike from 13th July.

·         Indefinite Strike from 06.00 Hrs on 13th July 2010.

 

United we win! Divided we fall! Unite to win!!

 

With Struggle Greetings,

 

 

K.RAGAVENDRAN

SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE

 

K.V.SRIDHARAN

GENERAL SECRETARY P3[NFPE]

 

                  ISHWAR SINGH DABAS

 GENERAL SECRETARY P4 [NFPE]

 

GIRI RAJ SINGH

GENERAL SECRETARY R3 [NFPE]

 

                                  P.SURESH

GENERAL SECRETARY R4 [NFPE]

 

           PRANAB BHATTACHARJEE

GENERAL SECRETARY ADMN [NFPE]

 

                 P.RAJANAYAGAM

 GENERAL SECRETARY AIPAEA [NFPE]

 

               S.S.MAHADEVAIAH

  GENERAL SECRETARY AIPEDEU

 

 

D.THEAGARAJAN

SECRETARY GENERAL FNPO

 

D.KISHANRAO

GENERAL SECRETARY P3 [FNPO]

 

T.N.RAHATE

GENERAL SECRETARY P4 [FNPO]

 

D.THEAGARAJAN

GENERAL SECRETARY R3 [FNPO]

 

A. SIDDIQUE

GENERAL SECRETARY R4 [FNPO]

 

O.P.KANNA

GENERAL SECRETARY ADMN [FNPO]

 

P.U. MURALIDHARAN 

GENERAL SECRETARY NUGDS

 

 

 

 

    

               

 

                  

TEXT OF POST CARD CAMPAIGN

 

To

Shri.A.Raja

Honourable MOC & IT

Government of India

Electronic  Nikethan

CGO Complex

Lodi Road,

New Delhi – 110001

 

Respected Sir,

POSTAL EMPLOYEES REQUEST YOUR KIND INTERVENTION TO DIRECT THE POSTAL BOARD TO DISCUSS THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION FOR REACHING SETTLEMENT OF OUR JUSTIFIED ISSUES.

THANKING YOU SIR,

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

--------------------------

Name:

Designation:

Office:

Date:

 

 

 

TEXT OF BLACK BADGE

DEMANDS HIGHLIGHTS DAY

29.06.2010

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT

OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED BY

POSTAL JCA

 



--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Monday, May 17, 2010

NOW BOOK HOLIDAY HOMES ONLINE

Directorate of Estates under the Union Ministry of Urban Development permits booking Holiday Homes
 in different tourist places online.
 
Central Government Employees - Members of Parliament - Retired Central Government Employees - Government Employees on Holidays - PSU Employees - State Government Employees on duty - and Private Persons accompanying MPs and Government Employees can stay in Holiday Homes by using the ONLINE Booking facility through the website of the Ministry of Urban Development's Directorate of Estates.
 
By clicking on the Link Below we can reach the website of Directorate of Estates and by clicking on Holiday Homes can subsequently open both list of Holiday Homes as well as the ONLINE Booking page. This facility will definitely be helpful for booking easily and avail the facility of convenient stay at some important tourist places.
 
The Link is give below:
 
 
http://estates.nic.in/estates.aspx
--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Saturday, May 15, 2010

POSTAL JCA OPTS FOR A PROGRAMME OF ACTION CULMINATING IN INDEFINITE STRIKE IN JULY 2010

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE AND FNPO AND GDS UNIONS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED FOR LAUNCHING A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES INCLUDING NON-COOPERATION CULMINATING IN AN INDEFINITE STRIKE OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
 
NFPE - FNPO - GDS Unions came together under the
banner of Postal Joint Council of Action once again
 
Considering the mounting attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the total unilateralism on the part of the Department of Posta on all major issues as well as non-settlement of several major issues of Postal Employees, the Postal JCA came to the conclusion that there is no alternative before the Postal Trade Union Movement than organise a sustained movement of Postal Workers
 
Indefinite Strike would commence from 13th July 2010 followed by a nationwide Non-cooperation Movement - The Programme of Action containing several stages will commence from 1st June 2010 when the Strike Notice would be served on the Department at Directorate as well as at all levels of Postal Administration.
 
Full Circular of Postal JCA containing the issues - Charter of Demands -
Programme of Action would be placed in our websites after the same is
approved by the Postal JCA within a day or two.
 
Get Ready for Action - Get organised for defending our existence - Get ready for sacrifices and advancement!


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2,00,000


NFPE WEBSITE IS VISITED BY MORE THAN 2,00,000 TWO LAKHS VISITORS IN FOUR MONTHS FROM 10th Januaray to 11th May 2010.


On an average 50,000 visits being made per month - NFPE thanks the membership and employees and other blog visitors for their interest in our website - NFPE invites suggestions and views for further improving the contents of the website which may be sent by clicking on the 'Post a Comment' below this blog:

ANDHRA CIRCLE UNION HOLDS TRADE UNION WORKSHOP IN VIJAYAWADA














ANDHRA CIRCLE UNION HOLDS TRADE UNION WORKSHOP IN VIJAYAWADA

R3 ANDHRA CIRCLE UNION CONDUCTED A TWO-DAY TRADE UNION WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR IN VIJAYAWADA

SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE AND GENERAL SECRETARIES R3 AND P4 ALSO ATTENDED THE WORKSHOP

FELICITATION TO RETIRED COMRADE NAGAVARDHANE CIRCLE SECRETARY R3 ANDHRA ALSO HELD AT THE END OF THE TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

SOME PHOTOS OF THE ABOVE WORKSHOP EXHIBITED ABOVE.

EXPERTS COMMITTEE FOR EXPEDITING PROCESS OF DISCIPLINARY/VIGILANCE PROCEEDINGS

GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTED A SPECIAL EXPERTS COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE AND SUGGEST STEPS TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF DISCIPLINARY AND VIGILANCE PROCEEDINGS
 
Shri. P.C.Hota former UPSC Chairman is the Chairman of the Experts Committee and the former Secretary [Personnel] and Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner have been appointed as the Members.
 
Expediting the Process of disciplinary proceedings will be good on the face of certain situations like the Disciplinary Authorities taking enormous time to frame the charges and conduct the enquiry which seriously affects the interests of the suspected Government Servants. However, NFPE hopes that in the name of expediting the proceedure the Experts Committee will not recommend changes reducing the time limits available and other rights of the suspected Government Servants under the CCS Conduct Rules.
 
The Orders of the DOPT constituting the Experts Committee can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETS ON 15th MAY 2010

NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM MEETS ON 15.05.2010
 
NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE MEETING WILL BE ON 14.05.2010
 
Dear Comrades - After a very long time the meeting of the National Council JCM is taking place - The postponed meeting of the National Council is now scheduled to meet on 15th May 2010 and a day prior to that the Staff Side will meet and discuss.
 
After the meeting of the National Council, we will report the developments.
 

--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Monday, May 10, 2010

REMINDER ISSUED BY DOPT TO ALL DEPARTMENTS ON INCENTIVE INCREMENTS TO SPORTPERSONS

DOPT HAS ISSUED AN ORDER SEEKING THE VIEWS OF ALL DEPARTMENTS ON THE QUANTUM OF INCENTIVE INVREMENTS TO BE GRANTED TO SPORTSPERSONS WHO WIN GOLD / SILVER / BRONZE IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
 
It is clear from the order itself that even such important issues on which DOPT seeks views of Ministries / Departments, several Departments do not even reply! It shows how busy the Departments are!!
 
Full Text of the Orders can be downloaded by clicking the undermentioned DOPT Link:
 

ANDHRA P4 NFPE HOLDS ITS 29TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE AT GUNTUR


















































































































































ANDHRA NFPE P4 HOLDS ITS 29TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE IN GUNTUR [AP] FROM 9TH TO 11TH MAY 2010.

PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW OF THE INAUGURAL SESSION - OPEN SESSION HELD ON 9TH MAY 2010