......We as the only recognised representatives of the Gramin Dak Sevaks, we demand for appointment a one man committee under a retired Judge of a High Court/Supreme Court. We may add that this is in accordance with the terms of the agreement that was signed between the department and this union during 2014 February indefinite strike on 21st February, 2014. We are submitting herewith a copy of the agreement also for your ready reference....... this is a part of the letter of General Secretary, AIGDSU addressed to Hon'ble MoC&IT (31-10-2014)
BUT PJCA TO FIGHT FOR GDS
NOW THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG - GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WANT INCLUSION IN 7th PAY COMMISSION - BUT RECOGNISED GDS UNION (MAHADEVAIAH) WANT SEPERATE ONE MAN COMMITTEE - RECOGNITION SHOULD NOT BE A LICENCE TO CHEAT POOR GDS
1. Honourable Supreme Court of India in 1977, Fourth Pay Commission headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice Shri Singhal in 1988 and Retired Delhi High Court Justice Shri Charanjit Talwar in the year 1998 has clearly stated in their judgments and reports that three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Postal Department are CIVIL SERVANTS (Govt Employees). Govt has appointed Seventh Pay Commission to examine the wages and service conditions of all Central Govt Employees.GDS being Civil Servants should be included in the terms of reference of 7th Pay Commission itself. There should not be any discrimination. This is the demand of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU -GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS) and Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and also the demand of entire JCM National Council Staff side Organisation's including Railways, Defence & Confederation.
2. But unfortunately the leader of the RECOGNISED GDS UNION Shri MAHADEVAIAH do not want GDS to be included in the 7th Pay Commission. He want a seperate ONE MAN COMMITTEE for GDS. He signed a respectful (!!!) agreement with the Department when UPA (Congress) Govt. was in power agreeing for a seperate committee. THUS THE RECOGNISED GDS UNION SIGNED THE DEATH WARRANT OF THREE LAKHS GDS. Further Shri Mahadevaiah wrote to the Department NOT TO PERMIT NFPE & FNPO to take up GDS cases with the Department. After NDA (BJP) Govt coming to power Shri MAHADEVAIAH again submitted memorandum to the Minister Communications and Secretary, Department of Posts REQUESTING APPOINTMENT OF SEPERATE ONE MAN GDS COMMITTEE.As the recognised GDS Union of Shri MAHADEVAIAH has already agreed for seperate one man committee , new BJP Govt may go ahead with the appointment of seperate one man GDS committee.THUS RECOGNITION HAS BECOME A LICENCE TO CHEAT THREE LAKHS POOR GDS EMPLOYEES.
3. Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU - GDS (NFPE) , NUGDS) strongly oppose any move to appoint seperate one man committee for GDS and we are demanding inclusion of GDS under 7th Pay Commission itself. We have already submitted memorandum to Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji and Communications Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasadji. We are also conducting phased programme of agitational programmes. On 2014 December 4th there will a massive Parliament March of 20000 Postal and RMS employees including thousands of Gramin Dak Sevaks from all 22 circles demanding inclusion of GDS under 7th Pay Commission. If the Govt with the consent and support of Shri MAHADEVAIAH go ahead with the appointment of one man GDS Committee, then the JCA will declare higher form of trade union action including indefinite strike.