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Thursday, May 31, 2018

APPEAL FROM SECRETARY POST ON GDS STRIKE
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ADMISSIBILITY OF AIR FARE FOR CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 5 YEARS OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVANTS NON-ENTITLED TO TRAVEL BY AIR ON LTC (Click the link below to view)     http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2847


GDS UNIONS MARCH TO SANCHAR BHAWAN ON 01-06-2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME (CGEGIS), 1980 – TABLE OF BENEFITS IN RESPECT OF SAVINGS FUND ACCUMULATIONS DURING 01.04.2018 TO 30.06.2018 – REG. (Click here to View)



PJCA

Postal Joint Council of Action(PJCA) comprising NFPE & FNPO,  appeals to the entire rank and file of NFPE & FNPO to extend all solidarity, help and Cooperation for success of GDS Strike.

          Make the following Programmes a grand success.

1. On dated 31-05-2018
          Hunger Fast on 31-05-2018 (from 10 Am to 5 Pm) at all work places.
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2. On dated 01-06-2018
          March to Sanchar Bhavan, Office of Communication Minister
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R.N Parashar                                                                D.K Kishan Rao
Secretary General                                                       Secretary General
NFPE                                                                                       FNPO



Rural post offices across the country shut, Modi govt turns a blind eye



NATIONAL HERALD 
VIKRANT JHA
Rural post offices across the country shut, Modi govt turns a blind eye
Postal employees in Mananthavady in Wayanad in Kerala sit on an indefinite strike demanding regularisation as government employees. Rural postal employees across the country have been protesting for eight days

Rural postal employees across the country have been protesting for eight days, but the Narendra Modi-led central government seems to have turned a blind eye to their concerns

In a show of unity across the country, more than 2,70,000 postal employees in rural areas have been protesting across the country since May 22, demanding regularisation as government employees and implementation of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee reforms submitted in November 2016, but the government seems unperturbed by the indefinite strike or their demands.
The protest by Gramin Dak Sevaks’ (GDS) on Tuesday reached its eighth day, but “nothing concrete” has been done by the Narendra Modi-government, alleged All India Postal Employees Union—Gramin Dak Sevak (AIPEU-GDS). The strike has led to the shut down of more than 1,29,000 post offices across the country and the postal employees have declared an indefinite strike until their demands are met.
Gramin Dak Sevaks are extra-departmental agents recruited by the postal department to serve in rural areas. They have been demanding pay and facilities at par with regular postal department employees for years.
The Union Government had constituted a one-man Kamlesh Chandra Committee in the Seventh Pay Commission to study the wage structure of the rural postal employees and review and suggest changes in existing wage structures, facilities and other social security benefits provided to them.
The committee, had in its report, recommended the minimum wage of the rural postal officers be made ₹10,000 and a maximum of ₹35,480, the abolition of the 50 years age limit, an annual hike of 3% and a children’s education allowance of Rs 6,000 per annum. They had introduced a risk and hardship allowance of ₹500 per month for those working in the special areas. The Committee had increased the ex-gratia gratuity to ₹5,00,000 from ₹60,000, while also suggesting that the scope of the Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) scheme should include immediate family members.
“The government has been offering nothing to us. So, we are going to continue with the indefinite protest,” says P Pandurangarao, the General Secretary of AIPEU-GDS.
The government has been stating that they require at least three months to implement the suggested reforms. “But when they have done nothing in the past 18 months, we have no confidence in them anymore and that’s why we have demanded it in writing,” says Pandurangarao. “But they have refused,” added Pandurangarao.
“Even though we are government employees, our life is worse than daily-wage labourers,” says Pandurangarao, adding “we get no subsidies, no benefits and have no choice but to survive with a meagre salary. The government does not even provide us with basic facilities such as a house for an office or the electricity bill. It’s the head Post Master’s responsibility to arrange for a place for the ‘Dak Ghar’ (Post Office)”
Although GDS’ are central government employees, they are considered temporary employees which deprives them of various benefits such as the retirement benefit, pensions, etc. “After working for 35 to 40 years, we are given a meager retirement benefit of Rs.1,00,000. Our  per day salary is not more than Rs.300 and every year we get an increment of  Rs.50 to Rs.60. We get no other benefits,” Pandurangarao says. “How is it possible for us to survive like this,” he asks.
All India working president of AIPEU-GDS, Virendra Sharma says, “There have been at least five rounds of talks, but nothing conclusive has come out of it. Our demand is simple; implement the reforms suggested by the Committee constituted by you (the government). The protests have affected lives in rural India and we don’t wish to continue, but the government is simply not ready to listen.”
“On June 1, we will protest outside the Ministry of Communications’ office in New Delhi. We will not give in even if they turn a blind eye to us, they (the government) will have to listen to us,” says Sharma.
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All General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and Divisional/Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to make all solidarity programmes in support of GDS Strike including one day Hunger Fast at all work places on 31st May 2018 and March to Sanchar Bhawan, Communication Minister' office on 1st June 2018 a grand success. 

All nearby circles and Divisions are requested to participate in large number.

R. N. Parashar
Secretary General
NFPE

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001
 


HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE

ORGANIZE ONE DAY HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF MAJOR POST OFFICES ON 31st MAY 2018, THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 5 PM

JOIN THE SANCHAR BHAWAN MARCH (MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER’S OFFICE NEW DELHI) IN LARGE NUMBERS ON 1st JUNE 2018 AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware the indefinite strike of GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BEDEU) entered the 8th day today. All India strike percentage is 96%. Five rounds of discussions held with Secretary, Department of Posts, Additional Director General, Posts and conciliation meetings of Regional Labour Commissioner failed due to the adamant and negative attitude of the Government and Department. As per the call of NFPE and all affiliates of NFPE, departmental employees in Postal department organised black badge campaign and protest demonstration as solidarity support to the GDS strike. In five states (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) departmental employees also organised solidarity strike eventhough in four states (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) they have withdrawn the solidarity strike on the fourth day due to compelling reason. In Kerala departmental employees of NFPE and FNPO are continuing their strike. In all states including those states where the departmental employees have withdrawn the solidarity strike, 100% GDS employees are continuing their strike.

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.
 
As the strike is continuing Confederation National Secretariat and NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to organize mass hunger fast in front of major Post office/RMS offices on 31st May 2018 Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is also decided to mobilise maximum number of employees from Delhi and nearby states in the Sanchar Bhawan March already announced by the striking GDS Unions on 1st June 2018 Friday at 10:30 AM.

All affiliates and State/District Level Coordinating Committees of Confederation and NFPE are requested to organize the above mentioned programmes in an effective manner with biggest participation of employees.

Yours fraternally,
 

(M. Krishnan)                                                          (R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General                                          Secretary General
Confederation                                               NFPE
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NON – REVISION OF RATE OF HOSPITAL PATIENT CARE ALLOWANCE TO THE STAFF WORKING AT REGIONAL AYURVEDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR LIFE STYLE RELATED DISORDERS(RARILSD), POOJAPPARA, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (KERALA) – REG (REPLY FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE)





GDS INDEFINITE ALL INDIA STRIKE

         Govt. of India has not included 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal department under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission. Govt’s stand is that GDS are not Civil Servants but are Extra Departmental Employees. After much pressure and agitations by Postal Federations finally Government appointed a separate Committee for revision of wages and service conditions of GDS, headed by a retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamalesh Chandra.

2.         Service conditions of GDS are pathetic. No pay scale is granted instead Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is granted. Minimum monthly allowance for 3 hours is Rs.2295- plus DA and maximum monthly allowance for hours is Rs.3635 plus DA. No other allowances such as HRA, Children Education Allowance etc., are granted. Rent of the building in which Branch Post Office is housed is to be paid by the Branch Post Master (BPM) from his pocket. No maternity leave is granted instead 90 days leave salary is granted from Welfare Fund. No medical reimbursement or Medical Insurance Scheme.  Only 20days paid leave is granted in a year. No time bound promotion except examination based promotion to limited number of Postmen & Group-D vacancies. No pension is granted and GDS service is not counted towards pension.

            In 2011 a Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced with contribution of Rs.200/- each by the employee and the department. But the pension from this insurance annuity based scheme is meager, less than Rs.1000/- per month. In short the wages and service conditions are deplorable.

3.         It is this background; the Kamalesh Chandra Committee submitted its report on 24-11-2016. Most of the recommendations of the Committee are positive. Minimum pay recommended was Rs.10,000/- and maximum Rs.14,500/- plus DA. Composite Allowance in lieu of building rent & Children education Allowance were recommended. Maternity leave for 26 weeks and one week paternity leave, Time bound three promotions on completion of 12,24 & 36 years of service, 30 days ordinary leave, five days emergency leave etc., are also recommended.

4.         Eventhough the Committee Report is submitted to Govt. on 24-11-2016, even after a lapse of 18 months, the report is not yet implemented. In the case of departmental employees, wage revision as per 7th CPC Report was already implemented from 01-01-2016. Unjustified discrimination is shown towards GDS. As a result, the discontentment and protest among the GDS is growing day by day. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has conducted various agitational programmes including one day strike on 23-08-2017 and five days continuous dharna at Delhi demanding immediate implementation of positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. Other Federations and GDS Unions too conducted their own agitational programmes. Inspite of all these, implementation of the Committee Report is delayed inordinately. The All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS held at Allahabad in March 2018, reviewed whole situation and decided to organize indefinite strike in the month of May 2018.

5.         It is in this back ground, the indefinite strike notice was served by four GDS unions. First BEDEU (BMS) served notice for indefinite strike. Then AIGDSU and NUGDS (INTUC) gave notice for indefinite strike from 22-05-2018. As other GDS Unions had given indefinite strike notice, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) also decided to service indefinite strike notice from the same date i.e., 22-05-2018 in consultation with NFPE.
Simultaneously, NFPE issued instructions to all Branch / Division / Circle Unions to extend full support and solidarity to the GDS strike by organizing daily protest demonstrations and attending duty by wearing black-badges. In five States viz., Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & West Bengal departmental employees’ Unions also joined the strike from 22-05-2018.

6.         Indefinite strike commenced on 22-05-2018. 100% GDS in all States went on strike. Out of 1,55,000 post offices, 1,29,500 post offices are Branch Post Offices manned by GDS. All the 1,29,500 Post offices remained closed. Out of five lakhs postal employees 2.76 lakhs are Gramin Dak Sevaks 90 – 95% of GDS went on strike from 22-05-2018 and their percentage increased day by day and came to near total. Regarding Departmental employees, the solidarity strike from 22-05-2018 conducted in Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana and West Bengal withdrawn on the fourth day due to compelling reasons, but the entire GDS in these States are continuing their Strike. In Kerala, departmental employees are continuing their solidarity strike even today.

7          .After giving the strike notice, till, date four round of negotiations took place. First round discussions held with Additional Director General, Department of Posts. Second round of talks held with Secretary, Department of Posts. Third and fourth round of conciliation proceedings was held by Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi. All these discussions failed due to the totally negative and adamant attitude of the Govt. and Postal Authorities and hence the strike is continuing. All the four GDS Unions are on strike and it is near total in almost all States. The functioning of the rural postal services is paralyzed as 80% of the post offices are closed and 100% GDS are on strike.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.4.2018 to 30.06.2018 (Click the link below to view)

AITUC EXTENDS SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO GDS STRIKE

Friday, May 25, 2018


NFPE CIRCULAR
 National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
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CIRCULAR
No.PF/GDS/STRIKE-2018                                                                     Date: 25th May 2018

To
            All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers
            All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions.

Dear Comrade,
           
            As you are aware that the entire GDS employees of the Department of Post are on Indefinite Strike since 22.05.2018. All GDS unions i.e. AIPEUGDS, AIGDSU,NUGDS have joined together. BPEF-GDS Union is also on strike since 14.05.2018.

            NFPE has already declared solidarity and all types of help and co-operation to make GDS strike total success. In some Circles i.e. Kerala, Bengal, Tamilnadu, AP&Telangana GDS, regular employees have also joined strike as solidarity strike.

            In Kerala, Bengal and Tamilnadu regular employees strike still continue.

            Four rounds of discussions have already taken place between Administration and GDS unions.

            As no fruitful result has came out of the negotiations, therefore, all GDS unions have decided to continue their strike till the achievement of their demands i.e. implementation of Kamelesh Chandra Committee report and membership verification.
           
            Further GDS unions have declared the following programme of action:

1.         Massive Rally at all Circle Head Quarters and submission of memorandum to             Governors on date 28.05.2018.

2.         Mass Dharna in front of Communications Minister’s office at Sanchar Bhawan         New Delhi on 1st June 2018.
           
            NFPE has already declared massive demonstration at all work places daily during lunch hours and wearing of Black Badges daily to protest inordinate delay in implementation of GDS Committee Report.

            W as NFPE appeal to the entire leadership and membership of all NFPE affiliated unions to make all the programmes as mentioned above a grand success.

            We appeal particularly to the Comrades of nearby Circles and Divisions to participate in large number on 01.06.2018 in Massive Dharna in front of Communications Minister’s Office, Sanchar Bhawan, Patel Chowk , New Delhi.

            With revolutionary greetings


                                                                                                        Yours Comradely

                                                                                                         R.N. Parashar
                                                                                                       Secretary General
                                                                                                                       NFPE

FORWARDING OF REPRESENTATION/PETITION-REGARDING ABOLITION OF POSTS LYING VACANT FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS. (REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF FINANCE)




LTC FACILITIES TO THE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVING IN STATES OF THE NORTH-EASTERN REGION, LADAKH REGION OF STATE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND IN UNION TERRITORIES OF ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND AND LAKSHADWEEP GROUP OF ISLANDS-IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATION OF 7th  CPC (Click the link below to view)     http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2839



GDS STRIKE ENTERED 4th DAY

REVOLUTIONARY GREETING TO ALL G.D.S COMRADES PARTICIPATING IN INDEFINITE STRIKE SINCE - 22-05-2018, AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ALSO ON STRIKE IN SUPPORT OF GDS
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4th ROUND OF TALKS BETWEEN POSTAL ADMINISTRATION AND GDS UNIONS FAILED ON 24-05-2018
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ALL GDS UNIONS DECIDED TO CONTINUE STRIKE TILL ACHIEVEMENT OF DEMANDS
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    (i)   Decided to conduct Massive Rally in Circle Head Quarters                  and   submission of Memorandum to the Governors of States                      on 28-5-2018

       (ii)   Mass Dharna in front of Sanchar Bhawan (O/o Minister of                            Communication) on 01-06-2018
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·        We on behalf of NFPE appeal to entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support and help for success of GDS Strike and observe Lunch hour demonstration every day and wear black badge in protest of inordinate delay in implementation of GDS Committee Report.

·        Extend all help and participate in the programmes declared by GDS unions on 28-05-2018 & 01-06-2018.

·        We appeal to the all members of NFPE Unions of nearby Circles and Divisions of Delhi to participate in large number in Mass Dharna in front of Sanchar Bhawan on 01.06.2018.


                                                                                 R.N PARASHAR
                                                                             SECRETARY GENERAL
                                                                                                                  (NFPE)




Thursday, May 24, 2018

GDS UNIONS DECIDED TO CONTINUE THEIR INDEFINITE STRIKE


PAYMENT OF SALARY TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ON 29th  MAY 2018 DUE TO BANK STRIKE CALLED BY UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS' (DOP ORDER)