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AIPEU-GDS – Agitation programme from 17th to 19th April 2018

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AIPEU-GDS :: Agitation programme from 17th to 19th April 2018 :: Relay Hunger fast in front of all Chief Postmasters General offices in all Circles

 

Dear Comrades,

You are well aware that inordinate delay regarding the process, approval & implementation of the positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee caused more and more anger in the agitating minds of 2.50 lakh GDSs in the country.

 

It becomes unbearable to every body to explain and expect the situation as there is a floating of messages & clippings in social media on the implementation of the Committee Report for GDS but none from the Govt & Dept.

 

It became unavoidable for us to commence the series of agitation programmes at all levels to built pressure and draw attention of the Govt & department towards the resentment among GDS employees.

 

Mobilize and organize GDS members to make all the programmes a grand success.

 

AIPEU-GDS launched a series of agitation programmes demanding :

(i) Immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee

(ii) Complete the process of Membership verification in GDS cadre.

The 3rd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS held in Allahabad unanimously decided to hold phased manner agitational programmes.

1st phase:

3 DAYS RELAY HUNGER FAST
IN FRONT OF ALL CHIEF POSTMASTERS GENERAL OFFICES
IN ALL CIRCLES :
FROM 17th TO 19th APRIL 2018.

 

All CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize and organize the GDS members to make the programme a grand success.

 

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

 

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Gramin Dak Sevaks : LokSabha Q&A

Gramin Dak Sevaks : LokSabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3216
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14th MARCH, 2018

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

  1. SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO:
    SHRI A. ANWHAR RAAJHAA:
    SHRI GAJANAN KIRTIKAR:
    SHRI SUDHEER GUPTA:
    SHRI T. RADHAKRISHNAN:
    SHRI ASHOK SHANKARRAO CHAVAN:
    SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA:
    KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH:
    SHRI S.R. VIJAYAKUMAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise;

(b) whether pay/remuneration of Grameen Dak Sevaks has not been increased as per 7th Pay Commission recommendation and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government has received any representation’s from people representatives to increase their pay/ remuneration as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereto; and

(e) the time by which their pay/ remuneration is likely to be increased?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) The number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise is given in Annexure – I.

(b) Grameen Dak Sevaks are not covered under the purview of the 7th Pay Commission. Therefore a separate one man Committee was constituted to examine the wage structure and service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sevaks. The Committee has submitted its report and the recommendations are presently under consideration of the Government. The details of the recommendations are given in Annexure – II.

(c) Yes, Madam. Government has received several representations from people’s representatives to implement the recommendations of the GDS Committee Report.

(d) & (e) 34 such representations were received between January 2017 to February 2018.

The recommendations of the one man Committee are presently under active considerations of the Government, and action will be taken after following due procedure.

ANNEXURE – I

STATE WISE LIST OF NUMBER OF GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY

 

SI NAME OF THE STATE NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY
1 Andhra Pradesh 15627
2 Arunachal Pradesh 462
3 Assam 7794
4 Bihar 15325
5 Chhattisgarh 4645
6 Delhi 139
7 Goa 330
8 Gujarat 13294
9 Haryana 3764
10 Himachal Pradesh 5916
11 Jammu & Kashmir 2495
12 Jharkhand 6041
13 Karnataka 14128
14 Kerala 9532
15 Madhya Pradesh 11513
16 Maharashtra 17807
17 Manipur 1797
18 Meghalaya 857
19 Mizoram 926
20 Nagaland 785
21 Odisha 14193
22 Punjab 5535
23 Rajasthan 12844
24 Sikkim 473
25 Tamil Nadu 19236
26 Telangana 8356
27 Tripura 1248
28 Uttar Pradesh 26691
29 Uttarakhand 5485
30 West Bengal 16035

UNION TERRITORY WISE LIST OF NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY

SL.NO NAME OF THE UNION TERRITORY NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY
1 Andaman and Nicobar 162
2 Chandigarh 50
3 Daman and Diu 17
4 Dadar and Nagar Haveli 48
5 Lakshdweep 6
6 Puducherry 161

 

Annexure- II

Salient features of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra

  1. The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  2. The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  3.  T he new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  1. The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  2. The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  3.  The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  4.  The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  1. The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  2. The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  3. The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  4. The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
    The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  5. The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  6. A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  7. 14.Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs
  1. Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  2. A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  3. The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  4. The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  5. The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  6. The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  7. The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  8.  The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  9. 23.The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  1. Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  2. The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  3. The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  4.  Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  5.  Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  6.  Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  7.  Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  8.  The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  9. The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  10. The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  11. The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

Lok Sabha

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India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to enable Digital Payments in Post Offices by April 2018

Ministry of Communications
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to enable Digital Payments in Post Offices by April 2018

India-Post-Payments-Bank-IPPB

10 FEB 2018

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Expansion Programme continues to make brisk progress and a nation-wide roll-out is scheduled beginning April 2018. No decision has been taken to revise the timelines as reported in some sections of the media on Tuesday, 06th February 2018. Once the proposed expansion is completed, IPPB will be providing the largest financial inclusion network in the country, covering both urban as well as rural hinterland with ability to provide digital payment services at the doorstep with the help of Postmen and GraminDakSewaks (GDS). IPPB will also enable more than 17 crore active account-holders of Post Office Savings Bank to make interoperable digital payments including the benefit of NEFT, RTGS, UPI and bill payment services. Additionally, the IPPB will enable acceptance of digital payments across post offices in the country in line with the digital payments initiative of the government.

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GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon – Minister replied in Parliament on 27th December, 2017

GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon – Minister replied in Parliament on 27th December, 2017

Minister of State (IC) for Communications & Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, in a written reply to a question on GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report, in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2017 informed that a One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.

The Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.

The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

Annexure : Salient features  of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra

  • The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  • The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  • The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

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Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report – FNPO met Central Ministers

Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report – FNPO met Central Ministers

FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Sri.B.Shiva Kumar Asst.G/S , Sri.Sivaji Vasireddy Asst.G/S , Sri.CH.Laxmi Narayana President NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gr-C AP Circle, Sri.V.Manjappa D/S NAPE Gr-C Shimoga met Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Sri.Anantha Kumar and Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways Sri.Nitin Gadkari at their Parliament Offices and requested for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Source: FNPO

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Finance Ministry approved GDS Pay Scales and Allowances

Finance Ministry approved GDS Pay Scales and Allowances

FLASH NEWS

GDS COMMITTEE PAY SCALES AND ALLOWANCES CLEARED BY FINANCE MINISTRY. NOW CABINET APPROVAL REQUIRED. DETAILS WILL FOLLOW:

R.N. Parashar
Secretary Generall
AIPEU-GDS

P. Panduranga Rao
General Secretary
NFPE

Source: Confederation

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NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs

NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs

NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands - call of agitational programs

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001

e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

Phone: 011.23092771
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981
No.PF-01(a)/2017

Dated: 10th November, 2017

To
Shri A.N Nanda
Secretary, Department of Post
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi -110001

Subject: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs  – regarding

Sir,

The Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE with available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office, Building New Delhi has reviewed the whole situation arisen out of so many policy offensive and attacks unleashed by the Government of India by the way of authorizing  nationalized banks and private banks for doing business of National small savings schemes, making  the IPPB (India Post Payment Bank) as a corporate entity, proposal of closure of A.P.S, appointment of out sourced Postal Delivery  agents, cancellation of G.D.S membership verification, Delay in implementation of  GDS Committee  Report, Amendment in Rectt. rules of P.A. Non filling up of vacant posts in all cadres, non implementation of  cadre restructuring  proposals for other categories and non declaration of result of regular membership verification and so many other issues.

After a detailed and threadbare discussion the Federal Secretariat  has reached to a conclusion that it is the need of hour to resist all these policy offensives and attacks by way of struggles and serious agitational  programmes culminating in to indefinite strike.

The federal secretariat has decided the following programme of action to achieve the demands as mentioned in charter of demands.

1. Two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 (All Employees will wear Black Badges containing demands and will send resolution addressed to Prime – Minister).

2. Mass Dharna in front of All C.P.M.G offices on 20th December 2017

3. 5 Days Relay Dharna in front of Parliament from 12th to 16th February 2018. (All Circles will participates in Dharna day wise).

4. After that Indefinite Strike will be declared

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS

2.Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.

3.Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.

4.Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment , victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.

5.Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.

6.Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.

7.Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

9.Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.

10.Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)

11.Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.

12.Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.

13.Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.

14.Status of Audit to SBCO.

15.Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.

Yours Comradely,
S/d,
(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

Source : NFPE

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DEPARTMENT OF POSTS: GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3450
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND MARCH, 2017

GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS

3450. SHRI RAHUL KASWAN:
SHRI RAMESH BIDHURI:
SHRI BALABHADRA MAJHI:
SHRI TAMRADHWAJ SAHU:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of postal circles in the country and the number of GPOs, SPOs and EDBOs functioning under these circles alongwith number of these post offices located in rural and urban regions separately;
(b) the number of post offices manned by Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) State/UT-wise alongwith the details about the monthly salary of the GDS;
(c) whether Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) are eligible for pension like other Government employees and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether Government is contemplating to constitute any Committee to look into the salary structure and other service matters of Grameen Dak Sevaks and if so, the details thereof;
(e) whether the said committee has submitted its said report and if so, the salient features of the said report; and
(f) the time by which it is likely to be implemented?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Madam, the total number of Postal Circles in the country is 23. The total number of GPOs is 24, the total number of Sub Post Offices (SPOs) is 24753, the total number of Extra Departmental Branch Offices (EDBOs) is 129346. The details of these post offices rural and urban regions wise is enclosed at Annexure-I.

(b) The number of post offices which are manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) is given in the Annexure-II. Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sewaks are given in the Annexure-III.

(c) No, Madam. The legal status of the Gramin Dak Sevaks as held in 1977 by Apex Court is that they are holders of the civil posts outside the regular civil service. Being a distinct and separate category, CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are not applicable in the case of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

(d) Yes, Madam. To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions, existing structure of allowances and all other welfare issues pertaining to Gramin Dak Sevaks, a one-man Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member Postal Services Board was set up.

(e) Yes, Madam. The committee has submitted its report. The salient feature of the report is given in the Annexure-IV.

(f) The recommendations of the committee are being examined by the Department of Posts. No timeline is specified to implement the recommendations of the Committee.

Annexure-I : Distribution of Rural and Urban Post Offices as on 31.03.2016

Annexure-II : State wise list of number of post offices manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks

Annexure-III : Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Annexure-IV : Salient features of the GDS Report

Source: Confederation

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NFPE: GDS Committee Report still pending for approval

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES

UNDER HEAVY ATTACK

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.

IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE REPORT DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR, STILL PENDING WITH FINANCE MINISTRY.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 23.10.2017.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET AND DECLARE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION.

Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.

This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

 

Yours fraternally,

S/d,
R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General

Source :  NFPE

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GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

No.14-3/2016-PAP

Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated : 9th October, 2017.

To,

All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/ Directors of Accounts (Posts)

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards -reg

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department. of Expenditures O.M No.1/9/2017-E-II)B) dated 20.09 2017 duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 21.09.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/008-E.II(B) dated 26.09.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances an basic TRCA it the Same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2017. it has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramm Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 136% to 139% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2017

2.The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to an Gamin Dak Sevaks.

3.The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head or account and should be met from the sanctioned grant

4.This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance vide their Dairy No 143/FA/2017/CS dated 09/10/2017.

S/d,
(K.V.VijayaKumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

 

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Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Dear Comrades,

The Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers decided to conduct series of agitation programmes on the issues of working class & Central Govt. Employees as scheduled below.

NFPE is the major organization in the CCGEW and endorsed the agitation programmes announced on the charter of demands.

The members of AIPEU-GDS is also should participate in all the agitation programmes given by NFPE. The GDS demands are also placed in the Charter for the cause of GDS along with the demands of postal working class and Central Govt Employees.

It is requesting all the members of AIPEU-GDS in the divisions of all Circles to participate in all agitation programmes along with NFPE unions and make it grand success.

The CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries and active comrades are requested to mobilize the GDS comrades and participate in a large number to make all the agitation programmes successful.

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19th Sept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017.

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8. Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. Against Labour law amendments.
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of Confederation

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

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Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

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A postal employees’ union has threatened to go on a one-day strike on August 23 to protest against non-implementation of benefits as suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

The National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), which represents around 4 lakh staff, has called for nationwide strike today to press for implementation of benefits suggested by the Gramin Dak Sevaks committee report, the federation’s secretary general, R N Parashar said.

The threat has come at a time when another postal staff union, All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union (AIGDSU) that claims support of around 1.8 lakh GDS, has already been on indefinite strike since last week to press for implementation of the committee’s report. Parashar said, “The GDS committee submitted report in November 2016 for the welfare of gramin dak sevaks (GDS) but the management is holding it back without any genuine reason.” The GDS committee has recommended 2.5 per cent hike in basic pay of rural postal employees along with maternity leave benefits for women employees, proper space to work and all other welfare benefits that are given to regular employees, Parashar claimed. There are over 1.55 lakh post offices, including 1.3 lakh rural post offices. There are around 2.7 lakh GDS who handle operations such as money remittances, delivery of Aadhaar and MGNREGA payments in rural post offices, an AIGDSU official said. “GDS handle 89 per cent of postal services and generate 60-70 per cent of total revenue for Department of Posts but we get only 15-20 per cent of share in the expenses. The salary of GDS is very low. We want the government to implement committee report without any delay,” AIGDSU General Secretary S S Mahadevaiah said. The union has support of about 1.8 lakh GDS, Mahadevaiah said. The NFPE is also demanding filing up of various vacant positions, payment of revised wages and arrears to casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and 7th central pay commission (CPC).

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7th CPC related issues – Review of agitational programmes organised by Confederation and the present position of the various demands raised in the charter of demands

7th CPC related issues – Review of agitational programmes organised by Confederation and the present position of the various demands raised in the charter of demands – Future course of action.

The National Secretariat reviewed various agitational programmes independently organised by Confederation viz: Massive Parliament March on 15-12-2016, one day nationwide strike on 16-03-2017, Mass Dharna organised in front of Finance Minister’s Office on 23-05-2017, Human Chain of Central Govt. employees on 22-06-2017 and Burning of the HRA orders on 25-07-2017. It is reported by all National Secretariat members that the employees and pensioners had participated in large number in all the above programmes.

The Government has already implemented Revised Pay Scales, Revised Allowances and Revised Pension based on 5th CPC recommended parity formula for pre-2016 pensioners. The assurances given by Group of Ministers on 30-06-2016 regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula still remains unimplemented. Govt. has not considered the demand to restore HRA rate to 30%, 20% and 10% and implement it from 01-01-2016. All revised allowances are implemented prospectively from 01-07-2017 thereby denying arrears from 01-01-2016. The Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC is rejected by the Government, instead 5th CPC recommended parity is extended to all pre-2016 pensioners. The “very good” bench mark condition imposed for grant of MACP is not yet modified. Even though NPS Committee constituted by Govt. for streamlining NPS has submitted its report to Government, its recommendations are still not made public. The demand for withdrawal of Contributory Pension Scheme and guaranteeing minimum pension (50% of the last pay drawn) is still pending. All other demands raised in the confederation and NJCA charter of demands are also remaining unsettled.

Unfortunately, inspite of the totally negative attitude and non-honouring of the assurance given to NJCA by the BJP-led NDA Government, the dominant leadership of NJCA is not in favour of reviving the deferred indefinite strike and no serious agitational programmes was organised after 6th July 2016 (i.e. after deferring the strike) under the united banner of NJCA, which compelled the Confederation to demarcate and organise independent struggle programmes as mentioned above including one day nation-wide strike.

The National Secretariat meeting took note of the above situation and decided to request once again the Railway Federations which are leading the NJCA as Chairman (NFIR) and Convenor (AIRF) to chalk out serious agitational programmes including strike under the banner of NJCA. Confederation National Secretariat strongly felt that to make the Govt. to honour its assurance on Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, to grant enhanced rate of HRA from 01-01-2016, to get Option-I parity implemented for pre-2016 pensioners, to modify the retrograde bench mark condition for MACP, to scrap NPS and ensure guaranteed minimum pension, to settle the justified demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Contract Workers, a united indefinite strike under the banner of NJCA (Railway, Defence & Confederation) is the need of the hour.

In the absence of a united struggle under the banner of NJCA, the Confederation National Secretariat decided to organise the following agitational programmes in a phased manner.

1. Mass dharna at all District headquarters demanding settlement of modified charter of demands of Confederation on 19th September 2017 (Tuesday).

2. Mass dharna at all state capitals on 17th October, 2017 (Tuesday).

3. Three days massive relay dharna in front of Parliament from 9th November to 11th November 2017 along with Central Trade Unions.

4. Indefinite strike in 2018 jointly along with Central Trade Unions. (Date will be finalised by the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation).

All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to make the above programmes a grand success. As the NDA Government is aggressively implementing the neo-liberal policies in all sectors, it is our responsibility to join hands with the entire trade unions and unitedly resist the onslaught. If the Govt. is not ready to change its destructive policies, the workers have no option but to embark upon a prolonged struggle jointly with the suffering common people of our country, to change the Government. It is in this background Confederation National Secretariat decided to join with the 3 days mass dharna at New Delhi and indefinite strike. In the meantime, if NJCA meets and take decisions for any agitational programmes, confederation shall implement the programmes of NJCA also. Modified charter of demands of the Confederation is also enclosed herewith.

3.2017 June 10th National Convention of Central and State Govt. Employees (Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation) on “NPS & Outsourcing” – Review and implementation of the decisions taken by the National Convention.

The National Secretariat decided to implement the following decisions of the 2017 June 10th National Convention on “NPS & Out sourcing” jointly organised by Confederation and AISGEF. Confederation C-O-Cs should contact the AISGEF leaders of their respective states and chalk out detailed plan for implementing the decisions. Large scale participation of employees on behalf of Confederation should be ensured in all the programmes:

1.State level joint conventions by 31-08-2017 (date may be extended if required).

2.District /Taluk level joint conventions before 31-10-2017.

3.Mass Joint dharna at all important Centres including State Capitals on 21-11-2017 (21st November 2917 Tuesday).

4.Raj Bhavan March (Date will be finalised later).

5.Nationwide campaign Jatthas covering all states. (Dates to be finalised later)

6.Massive Parliament March (date to be finalised later).

4. (a) WFTU-TUI meeting at Kolkata on 2017 October 9th & 10th and (b) Asia Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of Trade Union International (TUI) Public Services at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th & 12th.

(a) Meeting of a team of WFTU Secretariat led by Com. George Mavrikos, General Secretary and all TUIs (Trade Union Internationals) Presidents/General Secretaries will be held at Kolkatta on 2017 October 9th & 10th .

(b) Asia-Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of TUI (Public Services) will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th (TUI meet) and September 12th (Secretariat meeting).

The Total expenditure for the above two meet is to be borne by the organisations which are affiliated to WFTU- TUIs from India. Confederation’s share amount is fixed as Rs.300000/- (3 Lakhs). After detailed discussion the National Secretariat decided that each affiliates of the confederation shall donate share amount as shown below.

1 National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)

(all affiliates)

100000
2 Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) 50000
3 All India Audit & Accounts Employees Association 30000
4 Karnataka C-O-C (including/personal donations offered by NFPE leaders) 30000
5 National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees 15000
6 All India Civil Accounts Employees Association 15000
7 All India Ground  water Board Employees Association 15000
8 Geological Survey of India Employees Association 10000
9 COC Tamilnadu 10000
10 COC Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) 10000
11 COC West Bengal 5000
12 COC Kerala 5000
13 National Sample Survey Organisation Employees Association 3000
14 IBM Employees Association 5000
15 All other affiliates Rs.500/- each

The above amount should be remitted to the Confederation Financial Secretary before 31-08-2017.

Bank Account details of Confederation CHQ are furnished below.

Bank Indian Overseas Bank, Gole Market Branch, New Delhi-01

Account Number – 084001000015586

IFS Code – IOBA0000840

5. National Convention of workers held on 8th August 2017 at New Delhi-Implementation of decisions.

All the Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations (other than BMS) had Organised a massive National convention of workers on 8th August 2017 at Talkatora Stadium New Delhi against the anti-Labour and anti-people polices of NDA Govt. Confederation being a part of this convention, National Secretariat meeting unanimously decided to implement the following programmes decided by the National convention of workers.

(a) To Work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun.

(b) To organise Block/District/Industrial Centres/States level massive campaign mobilisation and convention in preperation to Central mobilisation to be followed.

(c) Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th, 10th, & 11th November 2017 to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.

(d) To prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national policies of the NDA Government.

The following Central Trade Unions have participated in the Convention in addition to independent federations of various sectors including Confederation.

INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF.

The National Secretariat decided that charter of demands adopted by the National convention of workers will be part-I charter of demands and confederation charter of demands will be part-II charter of demands for campaign and mobilisation of Central Government employees and also for the proposed indefinite strike.

6.All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017

The National Secretariat decided to organise “All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017″ in the month of November/December 2017. C-O-C Maharashtra (Mumbai) is requested to discuss and inform their readiness to hold the workshop at Mumbai as there is larger concentration of women employees in Mumbai. In order to reduce the financial burden of the Reception Committee it is decided that delegate fee will be Rs.1000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head. As the train reservation commences four months before, the decision of the C-O-C Mumbai should be communicated to the CHQ before 21-08-2017. On confirming the place only quota to each organisation and C-O-Cs etc. are to be fixed. The C-O-C Mumbai is requested to communicate their decision immediately.

7. Holding of a special convention/meeting of Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organistions.

The National Secretariat discussed the situation arising out of abnormal delay in revision of pay of Autonomous body employees and also non-issuing of orders for revision of pension of autonomous body pensioners by the concerned Autonomous bodies/Administrative Ministries. In the case of Autonomous body employees, eventhough the Finance Ministry has issued orders extending the 7th CPC pay scales to autonomous body employees on 13-01-2017, the orders are not implemented in 95% of the autonomous bodies due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. In the case of Autonomous body pensioners, the stand taken by Finance Ministry and Pension Ministry is that they will not issue any orders for revision of pension or grant of Dearness Relief to Autonomous body pensioners. Earlier during 5th CPC and 6th also they have not issued any separate orders, Once Govt. issues orders for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Central Govt. Pensioners, it is upto the autonomous bodies to issue orders based on that orders, in consultation with their Administrative Ministries. But no Administrative Ministry has taken action for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners. In short a serious crisis has developed regarding revision of pay scales of Autonomous body employees and Revision of Pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners.

In the view of the above it is decided to convene a special meeting of all Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organisations to discuss and decide future course of action. Date and venue of the meeting will finalised shortly.

8. Problems of affiliated organisations of confederation.

Issues relating to the following departments are discussed and suitable decisions taken.

(1) Geological Survey of India

(2) Printing, Publications & stationary.

(3) Ground water Board.

(4) DAVP

(5) Civil Accounts

(6) Passport

Meeting Commenced at 11 AM and ended at 6 PM.

Fraternally yours,
M.KRISHNAN

Secretary General
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email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5.Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6.No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7.Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12.Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13.Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14.Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15.Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16.Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18.Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19.Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20.Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21.Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

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Latest News on GDS Pay Committee Report

Latest News on GDS Pay Committee Report

With reliable information sourced from the Senior Officer of Finance Ministry that the following Proposals agreed by the Department and sent to Finance Ministry and also probably accepted by the FM by the end of August 2017.

1. Fitment factor will be 2.57 like Department employees

2. Increment will be 3%

3. Implemented i.e. 1.1.2016 and arrears will be paid from that.

4. DA formula will be old one.

5. Minimum BPM Scale is Rs.12000 i.e. Level 2 is Rs.14500

6. For ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level 1 Rs.10000 and for Level 2 is Rs.12000/-

7. Level 2 old scales are 363-65-5585, 4220-75-6470 for ABPM

8. Level 1 of ABPMs old scales are 2295-45-3695, 2870-50-4370, 2665-50-4165 and 3330-60-5130

9. Level 2 for BPMs old scales are 4115-75-6365, and 4575-85-7125

10.Level 1 for BPMs olds scales are 3635-65-5585 and 4220-75-6470

11. Ex-gratia bonus will be paid on par with Department employees and issued orders every year.

12. Children Education Facilitation Allowance: Rs.6000/- per year per child.

13. CMA will be to the tune of Rs.180/-

14. Boat allowance will be Rs.125/-

15. BPM office Rent Rs.500/- for standard and Rs.200/- for non standard.

16. Office maintains allowances for Level 1 BPM will be .500/- and other Rs.200/-

17. Stationary Charges Rs.25/- P.M

18. Combined duty allowance Rs.45/- per day and max Rs.1170/- per month will be paid to BPM for delivery or Mail conveyance and Rs.2340/- For BPM for delivery and conveyance per day min 75 – Rs.1950/- to ABPM for additional work of another ABPMDak sevak per day min 45-(Note: These rates will be for combination of duties of two or more posts borne on the establishment of the office)

19. Risk and Hardship Allowance Rs.100/-p.m

20. Cash conveyance allowance Rs.50/- plus actual conveyance charges i.e. bus and auto

21. The Department should not order closing of any GDS Post Office

22. Two cadres will remain one is BPM and second one Asst.BPMDak Sevaks

23. Two scales for each cadre Level one and Level two. 4 hrs and 5 hrs. And there will be reduction from level 2 to Level 1.

24. Point system will be abolishment and delinking payment of wages from the work load.

25. Other source of livelihood will continue as maximum working hours are retained as 5 hours only

26. Voluntary retirement scheme accepted with condition of minimum service 10 years

27. Voluntary retirement on Medical grounds accepted

28. Accepted the proposal pay committee for division into A,B,C and D categories.

29. New BO will be opened with a distance of 5 Kms

30. Post of office building infrastructure proposal as it is accepted .

31. Administrative and vigilance reasons transfers will be given

32. Transfer will be given one time for Male and two times for female and pay will not be reduced on transfer. However number of increments and financial up gradation will be retained in the changed wage level. Transfer will be given by PMG within regional level.

33. Recruitment for GDS will be through online system

34. FG bond System will remain same.

35. Promotion to MTS Cadre: One year minimum service sufficient and 50% quota will be for GDS in direct recruitment and max. age limit for selection cum seniority quota abolished.

36. Postman and Mail Guard: Direct recruitment quota increased to 75% and minimum qualifying service is one year only.

37. POSTAL ASST./Sorting Asst: Minimum qualifying service is 3 years only and maximum age limit raised to 35 years.

38. Leave: Emergency leave 5 days in a colander year. Paid leave will be Maximum of 180 days accumulation also agreed and will be en-chased while discharge or quitting the GDS service on promotion. Regarding LWA there is no change in old conditions.

39.Women GDS should be given 26 weeks of maternity leave with FULL SALARY from salaries head instead Welfare fund. Paternity leave will not be granted.

40. All the additional disciplinary rules proposed by the committee accepted.

41. Ex-gratia payment for suspension period 25% will remain same.

42. Social Security Schemes:

(A) Severance amount enhanced to @4000/- from 1.1.2016 subject to Max.of Rs.150000/-

(B)SDBS subscription from GDS is Rs.300/- and department will credit Rs.300/- it will be manned like NPS system for Dept.employees.

(c) GDS Gratuity will be paid Rs.150000/- Minimum service 10 years it will also allowed to voluntary discharges GDS.

43. GDS GIS scheme will remain no change at present.

44. WELFARE..Circle welfare Fund subscription will be Rs.100/- and Department grant will be Rs.200/- per annum. CWF extended to family members and dependents.

45. Assistance or grants from CWF will be raised to 10%

46. Rs.10000/- will paid for purchase of tablet/Mobile phone

47. ESI,Group Health Insurance Proposal of OIC and EPF will be considered later.

NEW PAY SCALES ARE SAME AS RECOMMENDED BY THE KAMALESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE.

CH.LAKSHMI NARAYANA
ALL INDIA PRESIDENT
NUGDS CHQ

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Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS

7th CPC Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Postmen/Mail Guards & MTS) Clarification on Date of Implementation

No. 7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Date: 12.07.2017

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub :- Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

1 , Attention is invited to this Directorate OM of even number dated 26.04.2017 vide which rate of remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term department vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS was issued. In this context, references are being received from Service Unions that the words “In future” and “with effect from 01.01.2016″ in the Para 3 of the said OM dated 26.04.2017 give different impression over date of implementation of the instructions and has requested to issue clarification.

2. The matter has, further, been examined in this Directorate in the light of the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that the orders contained in the ibid OM dated 26.04.2017 (copy attached) are to be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

(R.L.Patel)
Asstt. Director Gene (GDS/PCC)

7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001,
Dated: 26.04.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

Consequent upon the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations, the matter regarding the rates of remuneration payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS has been reviewed.

2. It has now been decided that the remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS may be calculated on the basis of the minimum pay of the respective levels of the pay matrix in whiCh the substitute is engaged as defined in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and as mentioned in Table below:

S/No. Post Pre-revised in Pay Band Pay under Pay Matrix
1. Postman/ Mail Guard Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000 Min. 7200) Level 3 (Min. Rs.21700 Max. Rs.69100)
2. Group-D (Now MTS) Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1800 Min.7000 Level 1 (Min. Rs. 18000 Max. Rs.56900)

3. In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective Levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell, DoE, ID Note No. 30-1/17 (ii) /2016-IC (Pt) dated 20.04.2017.

(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

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7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT

High Level Committee, assured by the Group of Minsters, not yet constituted. First anniversary of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister’s assurance will be on 30.06.2017. No increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

7th CPC took 18 + 2 months only for submitting report after examining the entire service conditions, pay scales, allowances, Pensionary benefits of about one crore Employees and Pensioners including military personnel. Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances!! BJP Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears.

Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC and accepted (??) by cabinet, mercilessly rejected by appointing a feasibility Committee.

NPS Committee is for further strengthening NPS and not for withdrawal of NPS or for guaranteeing minimum pension as 50% of last pay drawn.

MACP promotion denied to thousand of employees by imposing stringent conditions on bench mark.

Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report submitted to Government on 24.11.2016 (Seven months over) still under process.

Exploitation of casual and contract workers continues. Equal pay for equal work denid.

Autonomous body employees and pensioners cheated by Government by denying their legitimate wage revision and pension revision.

No negotiated settlement on the charter of demands submitted to Government by JCM (staff side) and Confederation.

ORGANISE HUMAN CHAIN TO DEMONSTRATE OUR STRONGEST PROTEST, ANGER AND DISCONTENTMENT

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whatsapp – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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10 Points Charter of Demands- Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees

Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees – 10 Points Charter of Demand

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National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001

CIRCULAR

Ref: PF-12/Agitation/2017

Dated – 06.06.2017

To,

All General Secretaries/NFPE office bearers
All circle/Divisional & Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware that for the last two years so many burning issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees are lying unsettled at the level of Directorate. We have discussed these issues several times with Secretary, Post and other higher officers of the Department in formal and informal meetings, but we are highly regretted to inform that there is no improvement in any matter.

NFPE Federal Executive Meeting held on 12.05.2017 has reviewed the whole situation in detail and after threadbare discussion, the following agitational programme has been decided for the below mentioned 10 points charter of Demand.

As per decision of Federal Executive we wanted to launch this agitational programme under banner of PJCA. We tried our best to convince the FNPO leadership to join but they are not agreed. So we have decided to launch the programme under banner of NFPE.

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME

Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date – 20.06.2017

Phase – II – Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date – 12.07.2017

Phase – III – Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date – 26.07.2017

Phase IV – One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.

9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

 

NPS CONVENTION

A convention on New Pension Scheme is going to be held at Shah Auditorium Civil Lines New Delhi on 10th June – 2017 jointly under banner of Confederation & All India State Govt. Employees Federation. NFPE has allotted quota to all wings. All are requested to ensure cent percent participation in the convention.

GDS – MARCH TO COMMUNICATION MINISTER’S OFFICE

AIPEU Union – GDS has decided to organize GDS-March to communication Minister’s office – Sanchar Bhawan – New Delhi 27th July 2017. All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to mobilize maximum no. of GDS in March and more employees should take past from nearby circles and Divisions to Delhi. All leadership of NFPE union should also take part in the march.

CASUAL LABOURER UNIONS PROGRAMMES

All India Postal, Casual, Part-time, Contingent workers Federation has decided the following programme of action.

1. Indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office Chennai from 27th June 2017.

2. All India Workshop on 13th August 2017 (Venue will be intimated later).

3. Massive Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th August 2017.

NFPE appeals to entire leadership to extend maximum co-operation and help to make the programmes of casual labourers union a grand success.

Comrades,

The administration is in deep slumber. We have to awake them by giving alarming bell by organizing all these programmes in a very successful manner. As NFPE we have to prove our strength.

We as NFPE appeal to the entire rank and file to make every programme a grand success. We will chalk out campaign programme of All India leaders very soon.

All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to Circulate the Charter of demands and agitational programme among all members after translating in regional languages.

Circle leaders should also chalk out campaign programme in their respective circles.

Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.

With revolutionary greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

No. PF-12/2017

Dated : 05th June, 2017

To,

Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: – Inordinate delay in settlement of the long pending problems faced by the Postal and RMS employees.

Sir,

For the last two years we have brought the following burning issues of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual Labourers to the notice of the Directorate for amicable settlement. We have also discussed these cases several times with the administration in the formal meetings and informal meetings. Every time, it was assured that immediate action will be taken for early settlement of the issues raised by us. But we are sorry to state that other than repeated assurances, the things have not moved an inch forward and even now the situation is the same. As a result, most of the important issues raised by us remain unsettled and day-by-day more issues are getting accumulated. Employees at the lower level are the worst victims of this situation and their anger and discontentment is growing day-by-day. Unless immediate remedial measures are not taken to settle the issues in a time-bound manner through negotiation, the situation may go from bad to worse.

The following are the issues pending settlement at Directorate level.

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7. Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.

9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

As a responsible organisation, we have been extending full support and cooperation to the administration, in running the department in a most efficient manner and also for induction of high technology and increasing the revenue and productivity. But we regret to note that it has become a one-sided affair and the top level administration has failed to reciprocate the positive attitude shown by the employees.

The Federal Executive meeting of National Federation of Postal Employees which met at New Delhi on 12.05.2017 has viewed with grave concern the situation prevailing in the Department of Posts. The meeting has come to the inescapable conclusion that we can no longer be taken for granted by the administration, if the genuine and legitimate demands of the employees are not settled in a time bound manner through negotiations. The Federal Executive meeting further decided to organize following phased programme of action culminating in strike, for realization of the demands mentioned above.

Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date – 20.06.2017

Phase – II – Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date – 12.07.2017

Phase – III – Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date – 26.07.2017

Phase IV – One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

We once again like to make it clear that we want to avoid a confrontation with the Administration and earnestly hope that the Secretary, Department of Posts, shall come forward for a negotiated settlement. On the other hand, we will be left with no alternative, but to go ahead with our agitational programmes as mentioned above.

Awaiting positive response,

Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

No, 17-1/2017-GDS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 1 10001
Dated:30.05.2017

To

All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General

Sub: REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

I am directed to refer to this office letters Nos. 17-1712010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 and 17.12.2015 vide which instructions on engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevak on compassionate grounds have been issued.

2.The Scheme has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks. Under the revised scheme point system has been dispensed with and scheme has been extended to dependents of missing GDS also.

3.The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of the letter and will be applicable to all cases pending and arising on or after the said date. The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened.

4.The revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks is attached.

sd/-
(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General
(GDS/PCC)

REVISED SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS.

1.Object

The object of the Scheme is to grant engagement on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying while in service as a GDS, to relieve the family of the GDS concerned from financial destitution and to help it to get over the emergency.

2.To Whom applicable

To a dependent family member of a regularly selected and engaged Gramin Dak Sevak who dies while in service (including death by suicide)

Note 1 “Dependent Family Member” means the following:

(a) Spouse; or

(b) Son including adopted son; or

(c) Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS; or

(d) Daughter including adopted daughter; or

(e) Married/widowed daughter/divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of hislher death: or

(f) Daughter in law of deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on GDS, if the only son of the GDS is predeceased, provided she gives an undertaking that she is not availing the same benefit from her own parenthood.

(g) Brother or sister in the case of unmanied GDS wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death.

Note 2 “Gramin Dak Sevak” for the purpose of these instructions means a GDS engaged on regular basis after undergoing a formal selection procedure and not one working on adhoc/provisional basis or as a substitute or trainee.

3.Authority competent to make compassionate engagement.

(a) Head of Circle will be competent to make compassionate engagements to GDS posts within the Circle.

(b) All cases will be considered by a Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) and recommendations of the Committee will be put up to the Head of the Circle for final decision.

(c) The composition of CCE the will be same as the one constituted for cases of departmental officials.

(d) The Committee will meet bi-monthly i.e. in March, May, and July and so on for considering the cases arising during the previous two months. For example, the cases received during Jan and Feb will. be considered in March and cases received during March and April will be considered in May.

4.Posts to which such engagements can be made

Compassionate engagements will be made only to GDS posts.

5.Eligibility

(a) The family deserves immediate assistance of relief from financial destitution; and

(b) Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects as per the conditions prescribed for normal regular selection to the GDS post for which being considered.

6.A. Exemptions

Compassionate engagements are exempted from the observance of the following requirements:-

(a) Engagement procedure such as notification of vacancies, reference to employment exchange etc.

(b) Checking of availability of surplus posts or posts identified for redeployment etc.

B.Relaxations

  1. a) Generally, there shall be no relaxation in age conditions except as prescribed for reserved categories. However Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age. Powers to relax the Upper age limit of the applicant are vested with Head of the Circle.
  2. b) There shall be no relaxation in basic educational qualifications prescribed for the GDS post for which the applicant is being considered.

Note 1 Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of engagement.

7.Determination/availability of vacancies

(a) Engagement on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too only, against regular GDS vacancies.

(b) To the extent possible, compassionate engagement should be offered to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased GDS normally resides. However, if there are no suitable vacancies to immediately engage the applicant, any post in the same sub division or division may be offered.

8.Time limit for considering applications for compassionate engagements.

(a) Subject to instructions on the subject issued and amended from time to time, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit of each case.

(b) Within 15 days from date of death of a GDS, the family should be informed about the scheme of Compassionate Engagement along with a list of regular GDS vacancies available in the division, as on the date of death of the GDS and acknowledgement should be obtained and kept on record.

(c) Head of the Circle should consider and decide the case within three months from the date of receipt of application.

9.Consideration of belated requests

(a) As per para 8 (b) above, the family will be informed about the scheme and vacancies by the Department within 15 days from the date of death of the GDS. Request for compassionate engagement should be submitted within a reasonable time.

(b) Requests received after one year from date of death of the GDS will be considered as belated requests. Such cases should be recommended by the CCE only if the reasons given by the applicant are found to be genuine and convincing.

(c) While considering belated requests, the CCE/Head of Circle should keep in mind the fact that the concept of compassionate engagement is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the GDS in order to relieve it from economic distress. The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow for long should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence. Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection. The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only after thorough scrutiny of all facts by Committee on Compassionate Engagement.

(d) Whether a request for compassionate engagement is belated or not may be decided with reference to the date of death of the GDS and not the age of the applicant at the time of consideration.

10.Widow engaged on compassionate grounds getting remarried

A widow engaged on compassionate grounds will be allowed to continue in service even after re-marriage.

11.Where there is an earning member

(a) Detailed examination will be required in cases with special features, like cases of belated requests or where there is another earning member in the family etc.

(b) In deserving cases even where there is already an earning member in the family a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate engagement, if the Compassionate Engagement Committee is satisfied that grant of compassionate engagement is justified having regard to number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the GDS, income of the earning member as also his liabilities including the fact the earning member is residing with the family of the GDS and whether he/she should not be a source of support to their members of the family.

12.Missing Gramin Dak Sevak

Cases of missing Gramin Dak Sevaks are also covered under the scheme for compassionate engagement subject to the following conditions:-

(a) A request for grant of compassionate engagement can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the GDS has been missing, provided that:

(i) An FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,

(ii) The missing person is not traceable, and

(iii) The competent authority feels that the case is genuine;

(b) This benefit will not be applicable to a GDS :-

(i) who had less than two years for normal discharge from service on the date from which he/she has been missing; or

(ii) who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organization or suspected to have gone abroad.

(c) Compassionate engagement in the case of a missing GDS also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to the fulfillment of all the conditions, including availability of vacancy, laid down for such engagement under the scheme:

(d) While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and

(e) A decision on any such request for compassionate engagement should be taken at the level of the Head of Circle.

13.Procedure

(a) Prescribed pro forma may be used for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate engagements in normal cases.

(b) An officer not below the rank of an Inspector should meet the members of the family of the GDS in question immediately after his/her death to advise and assist them in submitting necessary information for considering compassionate engagement. The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him.

(c) All cases of compassionate engagement including belated requests and cases with special features (like presence of other earning members in the family etc.) may be considered by the CCE on bi-monthly basis and its recommendations should be submitted to the Head of Circle. A final decision maybe taken by the Head of Circle based on the recommendations of the Committee

(d) An application for engagement of a dependent of the deceased GDS as a GDS on compassionate grounds should be considered and decided by the Head of Circle within three months from the date of receipt of application.

(e) If, due to any grounds, a request for compassionate engagement is rejected, a speaking order should be issued by the Head of Circle.

14.Undertaking for maintenance of the family of the deceased GDS

A person engaged on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will properly maintain the other family members who were dependent on the GDS in question and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not being maintained properly by him/her, the engagement may be terminated forthwith. Such a clause will also be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of engagement applicable only in the case of engagement on compassionate grounds.

15.Request for change in post/person

When a person has been engaged on compassionate grounds to a particular GDS post, the circumstances, which led to such engagement, should deem to have ceased to exist. Therefore,

(a) he/she should strive in his/he career like any other GDS for future advancement and any request for engagement to any higher post on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.

(b) an engagement made on compassionate grounds cannot be transferred to.any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected

16.Seniority

Seniority of the person engaged as GDS on compassionate ground will be determined on the basis of his/her initial date of joining the GDS post and his/her position in the seniority list of GDS of the unit concerned will be determined accordingly.

17.Termination of engagement

(a) The compassionate engagement can be terminated on the ground of non compliance of any condition stated in the offer of engagement after providing an opportunity to the person concerned by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of engagement and for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow the detailed disciplinary procedures prescribed in rules/instructions.

(b) The power of termination of engagement for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of compassionate appointment will vest only with the Head of Circle, in all cases.

Proforma to be used for intimating the family about the scheme is given in Annexure I and Form for seeking compassionate engagement is given in Annexure 2.

Original Circular

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Membership verification of GDS employees

Membership verification of GDS employees

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981

No. PF- 49-GDS /2017

Dated :15.05.2017

To,
Shri. A.N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001

Sub:- Membership verification of GDS employees.

Sir,

It is to bring to your kind notice that the process of verification of GDS membership was started from March-2016 as the term of last verification was going to expire in April-2016.

But it is a matter of great concern that after a lapse of more than one year period the schedule for verification has not been issued yet.

It is therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and cause suitable instructions to complete the process of GDS membership verification as early as possible..

An early action is highly solicited.

With regards
Yours Sincerely
S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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Implementation of favourable recommendations of GDS Committee report

Latest Position in GDS Committee Report

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS congratulates all Postal employees who made the 27th April 2017 mass dharna in front of all Divisional/Regional/Circle offices, a grand success. We have raised only one demand in the dharna – Implementation of favourable recommendations of GDS Committee report.

Implementation Committee constituted by Postal Board under the Chairmanship of Member (T) who was holding charge as Member (Personnel) submitted its proposal to the Secretary (Posts). The proposal of the implementation committee is now being examined by the JS & FA (Internal Financial Advisor) of the Postal Board. After that the proposal is to be approved by Secretary, Department of Posts. Then the proposal is to be approved by Minister, Communications. After Minister’s approval it will be submitted to the nodal Ministries (Department of Personnel & Training, Law Ministry and Finance Ministry) for approval. After obtaining all the above approval only, Postal Board will prepare the Cabinet note and submit the proposal for approval of Cabinet.

Knowing very well that this is the procedure, the recognised GDS Union is creating confusion among the GDS employees. The indefinite strike notice and postponement without any concrete result was a drama to cheat the GDS. The very same General Secretary of recognised GDS Unions who earlier used to criticize other unions/Federation for postponing the strike is now going on postponing the strike again and again. After postponing the strike the GS of recognised GDS Union is advising the GDS that – “all these procedures are compulsory that will take more than a month or so”, Then why indefinite strike is declared from 25th April 2017 ? The Recognised GDS Union could not do anything, eventhough the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS was submitted on 24th November 2016 (four months back). Now the recongised GDS Union has requested Postal Board to Postpone GDS membership verification fearing withdrawal of recognition after verification.

The Central Working Committee of AIPEU-GDS is being held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 5th May 2017. Federal Executive of NFPE being held at New Delhi on 12th May 2017. These meetings will take decision for continued agitational programmes for implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee report including strike. All GDS employees are requested to strengthen AIPEU-GDS which is moving jointly with NFPE for early implementation of GDS Committee Report.

Yours faithfully,

(P. Pandurangaraon)
General Secretary
AIPEU-

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
GDS NFPE

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