REPORT ON 33rd ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF R-4 UNION HELD AT PUNE (MAHARASHTRA)
The 33RD All India Conference of All India RMS and MMS Employees Union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ was held at 8th to 11th November 2013. at Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Uruli kanchan, Pune (Maharastra). the venue of the Conference was Named ‘COM. O.P.GUPTA NAGAR, our Former General Secretary RIV and Secretary General NFPTE.
The Conference was historic in many aspects. A large number of delegates and visitors i.e. 630 paid delegates and nearly 650 Visitors/others attended the conference after long time this was the first conference to draw such a large gathering. The conference was addressed by many senior trade union leaders. The conference held purposeful discussions on problems and took appropriate decisions.
The Conference Commenced at 10.00 hrs on 8-11-2013 with the hoisting of National Flag by Com. Shantharam Jadhav ex All India President R4, NFPE Flag hoisted by Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General
NFPE. NFPE R4 Flag hoisted by Com. D.M.Sonwane R4 All India President .
Floral tributes were paid to martyrs who dedicated and laid their lives for the welfare of the working class, by various trade union leaders and Reception committee at the martyr’s column.
The Open Session began at about 15.00 hrs. it was Presided over by Com D.M.Sonwane , the President Reception Committee under the leadership of Com. N.T.Chaudhari Asst General Secretary Reception Committee felicitated , honoured with shawls and mementoes to All Guests and Leaders. Then the Com. R.R.Malwade, Working Chairman of the Reception Committee delivered his welcome address to the delegates of the conference. The Conference was Inaugurated by Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General NFPE, in his inaugural address he dwelt upon the origin of India Post, its importance and the struggles of the postal staff. Chief Guest Ms. Supriyatai Sule. M.P. Pune. Com. Giriraj Singh General Secretary R III, Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary P IV, Com. S.S.Mahadevaiah General Secretary AIPEDEU, Com. Shantharam Jdhav ex All India President R4, Com B.G.Thamankar ex President NFPE. Com. D.K.Rahate ex President NFPE, Com. J.A.Ghodke ex All India President R4, Com. D.S.Jagdale Dist. Secretary NFTE (BSNL). Com. N.K.Nalawade Circle President BSNLEU .Maharastra. Com. K.K.SharmaVice-President NFPE, Com. P.Suresh General Secretary R IV, Circle Secretaries of Maharastra Circle NFPE, and other leaders attended addressed in the open session. Vote of thanks by Com. Mane ,
The subject committee started its deliberations on 9-11-2013 at 10.00 hrs. it paid homage to departed dignitaries, leaders, members and others by observing two minutes silence afterwards, Com. D.M.Sonwane presented his presidential address to the conference. The General Secretary presented the draft biennial report to the house for consideration and approval. It was adopted by the conference after discussion. Later the audited accounts for the years 2011-12, 2012-13, which were presented by the treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma along with relevant Auditor’s Report were also adopted by the subject A discussion on staff problems, organization, Departmental Council/Regional Councils, payment of quotas, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC, SPC hub s, L-1 & L2 Problems, compassionate appointments, MMS Staff, Casual Labourers Problems and other related issues. All the Circle Secretaries who attended the Conference spoke on the issues. and many Delegates from various circles participated in the discussions. M.Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. Shantharam Jadhav ex All India President R4, addressed in our subject committee also.
Subject committee began on the 10-11-2013. CHQ office bearers and Delegates participated in the discussions The conference continued on 11-11-2013. the AIC discussed in depth the adverse development facing the Central Government employees in General and RMS & MMS employees in particular. The AIC discussed the prevailing economic policies of the country and their impact on the employees. Retrenchment has become the policy of the Government. RMS offices are already facing shortage of staff in all the 69 RMS Divisions in the country. OTA rates have not been revised for the last decades. On the other hand women employees are not spared in performing OT duty. Despite DGs order on not to inflict statutory punishment for not performing OT duty, the Heads of Divisions are imposing punishments on employees who are unable to perform OT duty for valid reasons. We have so many problems in normal functioning of RMS & MMS offices which are considered to be the basic and primary need as supply of working materials, uniforms, furniture’s etc. are not made available timely and regularly causing problems to staff. In some cases the office building are located in a very unhygienic places. Building are shabby and dilapidated condition. Non- supply of uniforms and other kit items are regular feature. Non-filling of all vacant posts including promotional posts, Review the additional duties given to MTS cadre and modify the orders, more reduction of staffs, introductions of new schemes are going on.
We are not opposed to ‘New Scheme” but if it is a kind of job killing device then definitely we will oppose it. With the introduction of New Scheme, the new hands should also provided otherwise who will implement the New Scheme ?., speed post and logistics norms affect day-today RMS work badly.Then Com. P. Suresh our General Secretary spoke at length and gave detailed replies to all the issues raised by the Delegates, including those relating the 6th CPC his address was well received by the Delegates. At the end of his speech he proposed the ‘Policy and Programme resolution’ and other resolutions. All the resolutions were adopted unanimously. All the Amendments to the union constitution proposed by the CHQ were also adopted unanimously. Finally, the List of New office –bearers with Com. D.M.Sonwane as President Com. P. Suresh as General Secretary and K.K.Sharma as Treasurer was elected unanimously. The complete list of new office bearers has given elsewhere separately. The Conference concluded in jubilation.
The CHQ in this connection, thanks the Reception Committee for its good arrangements, various leaders for their messages, delegates for their enthusiastic participation and all other, big and small, for their contribution in making this Conference such a Grand Success.
The following office –bearers were elected unanimously for the next session.
President Com Shri. D.M.Sonawane, MTS CPSO Mumbai ( Maharastra)
Vice-President 1 Com Shri. N.R.Malivya MTS Indore RMS ( Madhya Pradesh)
Vice-President 2 Com Y.Bhumeshwar MTS RMS Z Division ( Andhra Pradesh)
Vice-President 3 Com M.Mohan MTS Bangalore Stg. ( Karnataka)
General Secretary Com. P. Suresh MG Hyd Air Sorting ( Andhra Pradesh)
Assistant General Secretaries 1.Com. I.P.Shaik MTS Bhusawal RMS. ( Maharastra)
2. Com. Rajesh Kumar Kapoor MG Allahabad RMS ( Uttar Pradesh)
3. Com. J.Balachandran MTS Kollam RMS ( Kerala)
4. Com. Indraneel Tiwari MG RMS WB Division ( West Bengal )
5. Com. K.Rajendran MG RMS Tirchy ( Tamilnadu )
6. Com. Chandmal Saini MTS , Jaipur RMS ( Rajasthan )
7. Com. R.K.Pagi MTS Wadodra RMS ( Gujarat )
8. Com. K.Muralidharan MTS MMS Chennai (Tamilnadu)
Treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma M.M. Air Mail Division (Delhi)