First of all I would like to
congratulate you all for making the 16th March one day strike a
grand success in Postal. The Strike has clearly exhibited the anger of
employees against betrayal by the Govt. on 7th CPC related issues
and not fulfilling the assurances given by Group of Ministers on Minimum wage
and fitment formula. Besides this the report of Committees to look in to
allowances, advances, Pension, NPS, Anomalies etc. has also not been declared.
We have to continue our agitation further.
The National Secretariat of
Confederation held on 13th April 2017 in New Delhi has decided the
following programme of action.
(1)Protest Demonstration in front of office of
Finance Minister on 23.05.2017.
(2)Formation of human chain at all important
centres to exhibit our protest on 22.06.2017.
For protest demonstration in
front of office of finance Minister at North Block, New Delhi, Confederation
has allotted quota to NFPE – 500.
Therefore it is allotted to all
affiliates as below.
P3- 200, P4-150,R3-100,R4-50, Admn-20,
NFPE appeals to all to come with
placards and assemble at NFPE office North Avenue by 10 AM on 23.05.2017.
TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP, TRIVANDRUM
As already informed the
Confederation Trade Union Education Camp will be held at Trivendrum from 6th
to 7th May 2017 from 10 AM. Venue - BTR Bhavan, Melai Thempanoor,
Near Gandhari Amman Kovil, Manjalikulam Road, Trivendrum – (Walkable Distance
from Railway Station & Bus Stand)
Delegate Fee –
Quota of 100 Delegates was
allotted to NFPE which we have already allotted to all of our affiliates.
All are requested to attend the
camp well in time.
CONVENTION ON NPS AT NEW DELHI ON 10TH JUNE 2017
Confederation and All India State
Govt. Employees Federation have decided to organize National Convention on NPS
on 10 June 2017 from 2 PM to 6 PM at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Club Road, Ludlow
Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054 (Near Civil lines Metro Station).
Quota of 200 delegates has been
allotted to NFPE Accordingly it is allotted to affiliates as under.
The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary. The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc. The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.
ON COMPASSIONATE GROUND
FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS DEPENDENTS OF GDS TO GET BENEFIT WITHIN 3
Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the
dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the
dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure
for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak
Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to
a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper
age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be
necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater
relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker
and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and
of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:
living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of
death of the GDS
daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS
law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of
the GDS is pre deceased.
of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our
society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event
of demise of their spouse/parent.
system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been
dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions,
socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution,
the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has
been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate
engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of
receipt of the application.
ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible,
compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS,
to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.
confederation of central government employees &
celebrate may day in a befitting manner
flags in front of all central govt. offices.
conduct joint rallies & meetings
From time immemorial relentless battles are being waged against the
slavery and misery of the humanity. The
rebellious flag of Spartacus against the Roman Empire, the heroic fight of
Africans for generations together in search of Freedom from slavery, the
flutters of red flag to save the human values which are under deadly attack on
the anvil of industrial revolution.... all are noble struggles to stop the
human exploitation. 19th Century stood
mute witness to the bloody human history writ with oppression and suppression
to maximize the profit at the cost of human lives. Later part of the19th Century ushered in a
new creed of slavery to machines. The
madness for profits peaked and the workers were reduced to the state of
machines and the worker in the factory was a mere tool to earn profit for his
master. There were no definite working
hours. There were no respect for
labour. There was no value for
labourer. It is not exaggeration to say
that the smoke ridden factories sucked out the life of a labourer at the young
age of mere 20 years. This was the state
of condition of workers world over.
Many dreamt a great
society free from exploitation; many wished for a society of eternal source of
full realization of human potential in a pleasant and healthy environment;
respect for labour, equal opportunities are the hall marks of a new ideal
society. Many dedicated their lives to
realize their dream society. Many more
risked their lives to realize and reach that goal. Every defining moment, every upheaval in the
history was the result of the struggles waged by progressive minds.
These are the struggles that steered and decided the course of history
At its national
convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labour
Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labour), proclaimed that
“eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labour from and after May 1,
1886.” Working class heroes of Hey
Market embraced the hanging noose with smile on their lips. The fight for eight-hour working day spread
like a wild fire throughout the Continents.
European and Russian workers jumped into strikes and walked out of their
factories. In India for the first time
Howrah Railway workers went on strike for working hours in the year 1882. Later on Indian workers struck the work for
more than 25 times on the demand of working hours between 1882 - 1890. Eight-hour work; Eight-hour recreation; Eight-hour
sleep had become the slogan of the workers worldwide.
The struggle for
eight-hour work has become a stepping-stone for future architect of a new
society. The thought itself is
horrifying that, had those struggles not happened and but for their sacrifices
what would have been our condition in the present day society! How degrading it would be to have no control
on our own lives? The struggle for
eight-hour work challenged that de-humanizing state annihilating all the
atrocities, laid a solid foundation for building a better future society. Thus, the struggle which appears simple and
of no consequence for this generation, stood as a single cause for sweeping
changes in the present day society.
This May Day is the
occasion for remembering reverently all the sacrifices and prepare to shoulder
the responsibilities. Still the
exploitation is continuing. Only
deference is that the exploiter and exploitation has wrapped in
sophistication! The form of exploitation
changed but the reason and essence remains the same. This situation encompasses all the countries
in the world. The three decades of
implementation of so called omnipotent new economic policies destroyed the
economic fabric of our country. The
country became dependent on foreign powers.
Our agriculture sector doomed.
Monopoly of our farmers on their own seeds ceased. Health and education is not within the reach
of common man. Wealth of the nation has
been handed over to the private corporates for plundering. Corporate Sector dented the jealously guarded
right of 8-hour work. Now we will find casual and outsourced labour working for
12 hours a day. Technology has not ceased the drudgery of the worker. Instead workload increased due to the ban on
filling up of vacancies. Unemployment
and under-employment increased alarmingly. Central government employees are
facing onslaught on their dignity by not honouring the assurance given on the
minimum pay, fitment factor and allowances.
Attempts are afoot to weaken and render the unions and working class
As the conscious workers,
employees and citizens of this country, this May Day has manifolded our
responsibilities. The silenced voice of
the Chicago Martyrs should explode in reverberation in the raised fists, throats
and thoughts of millions of workers.
Let’s march in unison with the inspiration of May Day! Let’s protect our own rights and be part of
that great effort to build a society of equality, justice and usher in peace
and prosperity to the toiling millions of our countrymen.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR STANDING COMMITTEE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM TO BE HELD ON
The DOP&T has now circulated
the following agenda items for discussion in the Standing Commitee meeting of
the National Council JCM scheduled to be held on 3rd May 2017.It is understood
that regarding the agenda items relating to Ministry of Health and Department
of Pension (which is not included in the notified items) , these two
Departments may hold seperate meetings with the Standing Committee. Other items
including those related to 7th CPC etc are not included in the notified items.
Sub: -Grant of MACP ignoring
promotion earned through Departmental competitive examination.
Ref: -Dte. No. 2-19/2015-PCC dated 01.03.20417.
Your kind attention is invited
towards Directorate letter No. referred above under which the instructions were
issued to Chief PMG Tamilnadu Circle to grant MACP III to Sri. D. Siva Kumar
Retd. SPM, Madras Medical College SO, Chennai ignoring his promotion earned
through Departmental competitive examination based on the judgment given by
Hon’ble Madras Tribunal in case No.1088/2011 vide order dated dated 14.03.2013
which was upheld by Supreme Court of India vide order in SLP No. 4848/2016
As you are aware that in
Department of Post about 50% of employees come through various departmental
competitive examinations do not get the benefit of 3rd MACP as the
promotion earned through departmental competitive examination is counted as one
It is therefore requested to
kindly cause suitable instructions according to this verdict of Supreme Court,
so that all similarly placed officials may get the benefit of it to meet the
end of justice as per spirit of constitutions of India.