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Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

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Issuing of Identity cards to GDS

No.17-31 2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated: 17th October, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority on recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity Cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in suppression of all earlier OMs on the subject of issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks as under

(i) Identity cards will be issued free of cost to all Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are engaged after due engagement formalities as prescribed in GDS Engagement Rules, as per attached format.

(ii) The size of the Identity card will be standard size as issued by the Department/Government.

(iii) The Divisional Head will be the competent authority for issuing of Identity cards

(iv) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a simple paper along with two passport size photographs for the purpose of issue of Identity cards by the Branch Postmasters/Assistant Branch Postmasters/Dak Sevaks through/duly recommended by Sub Divisional Heads. In case of Dak Sevaks serving in the Head post Offices/MDG the application will be submitted through/duly recommended by the Sr. Postmaster/Postmaster respectively.

(v) A separate register is to be maintained at Divisional Office for issue of Identity cards to GDSs. Records for returned identity cards invariably be maintained at Divisional Office and these returned identity cards will be destroyed in due course under the supervision of Divisional Head.

(vi) A duplicate card can be issued to GDSs, if the card is. lost/stolen/invisible due to carelessness of GDSs by taking a fee of 50/-.

(vii) At the time of Promotion/Discharge/Removal/Dismissal/Death/Transfer (to another Sub Division/Division) of GDSs, card will be returned/surrendered.

(viii) While issuing of identity cards to the GDS, the unique employee identity numbers assigned in CSI will mandatorily be mentioned on the identity cards.

(ix) No identity card shall be issued to substitute engaged on leave vacancy.

3. These above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

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Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes – NFPE Circular

Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes – NFPE Circular

NFPE CIRCULAR
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9718686800/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No.PF-1(e) 2018

Date: 18th September 2018

CIRCULAR

To,

All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers.
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

Sub: Solidarity To GDS Agitational Programmes

Comrades,

As you are aware that GDS Committee Report headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra was implemented by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 01.07.2018 after a long struggle of 16 days indefinite strike conducted by All GDS employees under leadership of AIPE Union GDS and other three unions NFPE had extended solidarity support by various ways of agitational programmes during the entire period of Strike.

In Some circles all NFPE members conducted strike from 4 days to 10 days. Kerala comrades conducted 10 days Strike in support of GDS Strike.

NFPE pays red salute to all GDS and regular employees who conducted strike and various agitational programmes which made the strike grand success and the Central Govt. was forced to implement GDS committee Report. The Govt of India has not implemented so many positive recommendations given by Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee. Only pay revision and very few other recommendations have been implemented.

The new pay scales which require to be implemented from 01-01-2016 have been given effect from 01.07.2018. From 01.01.2016 , only 2.57 factors has been given. The GDS employees are much more frustrated and agitated . AIPEU GDS and other two unions have held meeting and decided future course of action and charter of demands. Which is mentioned below.

We as NFPE endorse the agitational programmes and charter of demands of GDS Unions and appeal to entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support , help, co-operation and participation to make the agitational programmes successful.

Agitational Programmes

1. 25.-09-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast infront of Divisional Offices

2. 04-10-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast in front of Circle Offices.

3. 10-10-2018 : One day massive hunger fast in New Delhi.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. GDS committee report as a whole be implemented with effect from 01st of January 2016.

2. Change the formula already adopted for calculation of arrears.

3. Change of upper limit of gratuity from Rs 1,50,000/- to Rs 5,00,000/-

(a) GIS limit should be enhanced to Rs. 5,00,000 with the subscription of Rs. 500/-

4. 10% of the TRCA of the GDS should be recovered towards SDBS contribution and the Government to contribute equal share.

(a)And also EFP Scheme to be introduced to GDS as recommended by the GDS Committee. This was also recommended by the previous GDS Committees.

5. GDS should be granted 30 days paid leave in a year and the leave should be allowed to be carry forward subjected to the maximum of 180 days and provide encashment of the leave.

6 .Grant Children Education allowance Rs 6000/- per child per Annum.

7. Enhance composite allowance to the BPMs from Rs500/- to Rs 1600/- also grant composite allowance to ABPMs & GDS working in classified cities and the GDS working in Departmental Offices etc., wherever applicable.

8. GDS employees should be granted financial up gradation on completion of 12,24, and 36 years of service in the form of grant of additional increments.

(a) Point to point fixation to be ordered instead of bunching of TRCA scales.

9.. Limited transfer facility to GDS on request should be relaxed. There shall not be any drop in wage scale on account of a request transfer. The transfer of GDS will be approved by Divisional head if the transfer is within the Division, by regional PMG if it is within the region by HOC if the transfer is within the Circle.

10. Voluntary discharge schemes for the GDSs’ 3 types of voluntary discharge schemes as recommended by GDS committee for the GDSs’ who are willing to quit the post before the discharge at the age of 65 years should be implemented.

11. All discharge benefits (retirement benefits) should be implemented retrospectively, w.e.f 01 January 2016.

12. Put off duty may be averted by transferring the GDS to another place.

13. Incentive system should be abolished for India Post Payment bank (IPPB) work. Enhance the working hours of branch post office and GDS officials concerned after introducing the IPPB.

14. GDSs’ should be allowed to get discharge from the service on the last day of the month in which He/She attains the 65 years of the age.

15. All single handed branch post offices should be provided with one more hand to upgrade to double handed office.

16. ‘Employees’ state Insurance (ESI) facility to be extended to Grameen Dak Sevaks wherever E.S.I dispensaries and hospitals are available the country.

With revolutionary greetings.

Yours Comradely,
R.N Parashar
Secretary General

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Withdrawal of Financial assistance for maternity grant to Female GDS on introduction Maternity leave in the Department of Posts

Withdrawal of Financial assistance for maternity grant to Female GDS on introduction Maternity leave in the Department of Posts
maternity grant to Female GDS on introduction Maternity leave in the Department of Posts

File No.15-1/2016-WL&Sp
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Welfare & Sports Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 29.08.2018

To
All Heads of Circle

Subject: Withdrawal of Financial assistance for maternity grant to Female GDS on introduction Maternity leave in the Department of Posts.

On the above subject, it is intimated that as per O.M. No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 27.06.2018, Establishment Division introduce new scheme related to Maternity Leave for female GDSs wherein it is clearly mentioned that above O.M will supersede all earlier orders in respect of Maternity leave for female GDSs.

2. Hence, it is informed that O>M. No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 27.06.2018 will be followed from 01.07.2018, no further clarification w.r.t. above O.M. will be issued from Welfare and sports section’s end, further communication in this regard may be take up with Establishment Division.

Your’s faithfully
(Daisy Barla)
Director (W&S)

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Payment of revised waves Oct the outsider/substitute GDS who are working in short-term vacancies of regular GDS posts

CHQ Letter to Department of Post about Vacancies

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)

Ref:No.GDS/CHQ/79/1/2018

Date: 13.09.2018

To
The Secretary,
Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001

Sir,
Sub: Payment of revised waves Oct the outsider/substitute GDS who are working in short-term vacancies of regular GDS posts.

A kind reference is invited to the above mentioned subject where the substitute GDS are still drawing their TRCA in old scales. As per the recommendation of Sri.Nataraja Murthy committee orders were issued for payment of arrears to outsider/substitute GDS on revised TRCA, but up to this date nothing is heard so far. This issue was debated in our last All India Working Committee meeting held at Champawat, Uttrakhand. Hence it is requested to cause orders for payment of TRCA to the outsider/substitute GDS in the revised TRCA, including arrears w.e.f 1.01.2016.

An early orders in this regard would be highly appreciated at this end.

Thanking you.

Yours Faithfully,
S.S. Mahadevaiah
General Secretary

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Circular of AIGDSU: GDS Committee Kamlesh Chandra

Circular of AIGDSU: GDS Committee Kamlesh Chandra

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)

GDS/CHQ/1/5/2018

Dated 04-09-2018

To

All Circles / Divisional/ Branch Secretaries of All India Postal Gramin Dak Sevaks Union, All India Office Bearers….

Dear Comrades,

Hearty Greetings,

We have scored some brownie points in implementation of Kamalesh Chandra GDS Committee though not to our satisfaction. For this achievement we had to wage a relentless struggle. You will agree that struggles requires and resources and we managed the affairs with our reserve fund.

We are aware that the department has played tricks in manipulating and distorting the committee’s report to the detriment of the GDS employees. And we shall have to be ready for a given fight. We are on the course of another struggle. We have submitted our list of issues which require solution. The department has adopted such tactics which have deprived us of our legitimate amount of arrears as recommended by the Committee. The date of effect of the new pay matrix from 01/07/2018 has hit us hard by inflicting cumulative losses which are hard to repairs several recommendations have been arbitrarily slashed while several vital recommendations appear to have been thrown into cold storage.

Shall we tolerate such injustice hands down or fight it with all our force? Certainly we shall strike hard to achieve every single pie that due to us. And struggles require resources. You will agree that your CHQ had to wage relentless struggle and has been able achieve some success. But in such struggles we used all our resources and the position today stands is that the CHQ is running short of funds. We may be required to take recourse to legal fight in courts on several issues and all these require fund and money.

May your CHQ, therefore appeals to our Divisional and Branch Secretaries to rise to the occasion. We understand that the arrears have been paid by now. Our appeal is that the Divisional/Branch Secretaries should raise CHQ struggle fund at the rate of Ks 100 per member and send to the CHQ by crossed D.D. to the CHQ. We sincerely hope that our appeal will be honoured.
Dear Comrades, for some times, the CHQ is not receiving due quota from the Divisional/ Branch Unions which has aggravated the situation still more. We request our Divisional/Branch Secretaries to clear all arrears of quota and send the amount by crossed Bank draft.

We note with sorrow that the Contribution to our union journal “Rural Post Employees” has drastically came down, you may please note that you cannot get the information through what’s App or internet that our journal will provide.

We request that all Committee members of all Divisional/Branch Unions should necessarily contribute to the journal as regular members by remitting annual subscription of Rs 60/-,

Comrades, you are aware that Kerala has been reeling under severe floods which has created severe devastation. Humanity is trouble. The CHQ has donated an amount of Rs 10,000/-. We request our Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries to donate liberally to the CM/s disaster management fund.

Comrades, with your cooperation we assure you that we shall march forward to achieve newer results for our members.

With warm Greetings,

Yours fraternally,
S.S. Mahadevaiah,
General Secretary

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PM launches India Post Payments Bank – a major initiative towards financial inclusion

Prime Minister’s Office

PM launches India Post Payments Bank – a major initiative towards financial inclusion

01 SEP 2018

India Post Payments Bank

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The function was witnessed at over 3000 locations across the country, which were connected to the main event in Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that through the India Post Payments Bank, banking services will conveniently reach the remotest places in the country, and the people living there.

He recalled that the Union Government had earlier rolled out the Jan Dhan Yojana to establish financial inclusion. He said that today’s launch of IPPB is one more step to achieve this objective. He said IPPB branches have opened across 650 districts today.

The Prime Minister said that the postman has long been a respected and accepted person in the villages. He said the trust on the postman remains, despite the advent of modern technology. He said that the Government’s approach is to reform existing frameworks and structures, and hence, transform them in accordance with the changing times. He said that there are over 1.5 lakh post offices and over three lakh postmen or “grameen dak sevaks” who are connected to the people of the country. Now they shall be empowered with smartphones and digital devices to provide financial services.

Enumerating the benefits of IPPB, he said it will enable money transfer, transfer of government benefits, bill payments and other services such as investment and insurance. He added that postmen would deliver these services at the doorstep. He said that IPPB will also facilitate digital transactions, and help deliver the benefits of schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, which provide assistance to farmers.

The Prime Minister said that since 2014, the Union Government has been dealing firmly with the distortions and problems that had arisen in India’s banking sector due to indiscriminate loan advances. He said existing loans have been reviewed and a professional approach has been taken with regard to the banking sector. He mentioned other measures such as the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, which have been taken to ensure that the guilty are punished.

The Prime Minister said that now Mudra loans worth over 13 lakh crore rupees have been given to the poor and middle class, for creating self-employment opportunities. He said that today, as India achieves its best ever Asian Games performance, and the economy shows excellent growth numbers, the entire country is full of new self-confidence. He said this is the result of the collective efforts of the people. He said today India is not just the fastest growing economy in the world, but also the country that is eradicating poverty the fastest.

The Prime Minister said that 3 lakh “dak sevaks” would be the key to provide financial services to every home, every farmer and every small enterprise in the villages. He mentioned that in recent months, several steps have been taken for the welfare of “dak sevaks” and to meet their long pending demand. These have led to a substantial increase in their salary, he added. He expressed confidence that IPPB shall reach over 1.5 lakh post offices across the country within the next few months.

PIB

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PM to launch India Post Payments Bank on Saturday, 1st September

Prime Minister’s Office

PM to launch India Post Payments Bank on Saturday, 1st September

31 AUG 2018

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will launch the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on September 1st, 2018.

 

IPPB-India-Post-payments-bank

IPPB has been envisioned as an accessible, affordable and trusted bank for the common man, to help speedily achieve the financial inclusion objectives of the Union Government. It will leverage the vast network of the Department of Posts, which covers every corner of the country with more than 300,000 Postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks. IPPB will hence significantly augment the reach of the banking sector in India.

The launch of IPPB marks another significant milestone in the Union Government’s endeavour to take the benefits of a rapidly developing India to the remotest corners of our country.

On the day of the launch, IPPB will have 650 Branches and 3250 Access Points spread across the country. Simultaneous launch events will be held at these branches and access points.

All the 1.55 lakh Post Offices in the country will be linked to the IPPB system by December 31, 2018.

IPPB will offer a range of products such as savings and current accounts, money transfer, direct benefit transfers, bill and utility payments, and enterprise and merchant payments. These products, and related services, will be offered across multiple channels (counter services, micro-ATM, mobile banking app, SMS and IVR), using the bank’s state-of-the-art technology platform.

PIB

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Applicability of new wage scale and drawal of arrears to GDS substitutes

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS


No. AIPEU-GDS/CHQ/TRCA/2018

Dt. 23-08-2018

To

The Secretary.
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 001

Respected Sir.

Sub:- Applicability of new wage scale and drawal of arrears to GDS substitutes- req – reg.

I would like to brought this to the kind notice of the Secretary, Department of Posts that after implementation of new TRCA to the GDS vide order dated 25-06-2018, all regularly working GDS have been dawn new TRCA w.e.f 01-07-2018. In case of substitutes working in place of GDS viz., vacant posts. officiating to Departmental posts (Postman/MTS/MG) and on other reasons has not drawn their allowances as per new TRCA slabs w.e.f 01-07-2018.

Further it is requested to issue the instructions to draw the arrears also from 01-01-2016 to 30- 06-2018 to the substitutes working in place of GDS. As it was drawn also at the time of implementation of Natarajamurty Committee recommendations vide Lr.No. No.6-1/2009-PE.II, Dated : 30-05-2012.

Hence it is requesting our Hon’ble Secretary. Department of Posts kindly cause to issue necessary instructions to the concerning authorities on the subject at the earliest in favour of GDS.

A line in reply is highly solicited.

Yours sincerely.

(P.Pandurangarao)
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

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Minutes of the meeting held on 31.07.2018 at 11:30 A.M. at Dak Bhawan

GDS Meeting on 31.07.2018 – No Discussions on TRCA and Allowances

TRCA and allowances cannot be discussed with unions as these have been implemented after consultation with several departments and authorities. This statement virtually closes the door for discussions. If pay and allowances cannot be discussed, then what is the use of discussions or such meetings.


GDS


Minutes of the meeting held on 31.07.2018 at 11:30 A.M. at Dak Bhawan
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(NUGDS)

No.GDS JCA/CHQ/6-1/2018

Dt.23-08-2018

To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 001

Sub.:- Minutes of the meeting held on 31.07.2018 at 11:30 A.M. at Dak Bhawan.

Ref.:- Your office letter no. 08-05/2016-SR dated 2nd August 2018.

Sir,

We have gone through the minutes and have noticed that the minutes don’t represent the actual proceeding. The minutes mention what the officers of the department said. There is nothing much except a small stanza about what the union representatives said. As per the minutes an attempt has been made show as if the moon duly arranged on a platter has been handed over to GDS employees. We take up the minutes stanza by stanza here under:

Para 2. It is said that TRCA and allowances cannot be discussed with unions as these have been implemented after consultation with several departments and authorities. This statement virtually closes the door for discussions. If pay and allowances cannot be discussed, then what is the use of discussions or such meetings. The pay (TRCA) and allowances are the subjects which the G.D.S. employees are greatly concerned with. The unions don’t give threat of strike but they are compelled by such attitude of not discussing vital issues to resort to agitation. It is an open secret that the committee that examined the recommendations suggested many severe cuts. The department cannot take refuse behind other departments/authorities. Yes, the recommendations of the one man committee are by and large good but have been distorted by committee of officers which are preposterous and are detrimental to the interests of the Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Para 3. Gives a short description of what Sri S.S.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary AIGDSU said. No mention is made about the issues raised by the General Secretaries of AIPEU – GDS and NUGDS.

Pata 4. An attempt has been made to defend the indefensible. Even a layman knows that the code of conduct did not stretch over a period of 19 months. The fact of delay is that the committee of officers formed to study the recommendations of the one man committee was working overtime to distort the recommendations in order to deny benefits to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Pare 5. We don’t understand the logic behind such excuses of delay and cuts in the amount of arrears. Of course the committee suggested implementation of TRCA matrix from a prospective date. But never said or meant that the same should be after 19 months i.e., 01.07.2018. It certainly meant that the recommendation should be effective from 01.01.2017, when it gave illustrations for calculation of arrears which was for one year i.e., for 2016.

As regards the statement that the payment of arrear was of kind of ex­gratia nature and could be manipulated at the will of the establishment, no such announcement was made by the Hon’ble Minister of state for communication in the press conference. His announcement was clear and categorical that the arrears would paid from 01.01.2016 which meant that the arrears would be paid on the basis of the recommendations and illustrations given by the pay committee. We need not give a table showing the amount of loss suffered by the GDS employees between the amount due as per illustrations suggested by the committee and what has been paid according to Directorate orders. If desired, we shall produce such table which is ready with us.

As regards the arrears termed as “ex-gratia”, it is rather unfortunate. The recommendations were due to be implemented from 01.01.2016 and the amount of arrears is a due right of the Gramin Dak Sevaks and we are determined to have our due.

Para 6. The issues are decided earlier the better.

Para 7. We don’t understand the logic of rejecting the given recommendations, which are clamouring for being implemented.

Para 8. The GDS employees love the service they render to the public. The decisions of struggle are very painful to us and we take such decisions when the department refuses to discuss vital issues as indicated in the minutes and we are pushed to the wall.

We request you kindly to arrange a fruitful meeting with us to discuss all issues without any precondition. We shall be forwarding our agenda of issues which are agitating the Gramin Dak Sevaks, in another letter.

With regards,

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU Sd/-
P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS Sd/-
P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

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GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan

GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan

GDS

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL  UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(NUGDS)

Dated: 31 July 2018

Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am

Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.

Union Side: All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.
Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,

Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.

But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.

Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.

The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today’s meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

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Huge injustice in fixation of TRCA of Gramin Dak Sevaks as also in calculation and payment of arrears

Huge injustice in fixation of TRCA of Gramin Dak Sevaks as also in calculation and payment of arrears

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION(AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

NO: GDS/CHQ/10-A/CWC/2018

Dated: 09-07-2018

To,
Sri Manoj Sinha,
Hon’ble Ministry of state for communications,(I/C),
Govt. of India,
New Delhi.

Sub: Huge injustice in fixation of TRCA of Gramin Dak Sevaks as also in calculation and payment of arrears.

Respected sir,

As directed by the central working committee of this union we are forwarding herewith a copy of the resolution adopted at the meeting of the central working committee held at lohaghat in uttarkhand circle from 1st and 2nd july 2018. The resolution deals in detail as to how the lowest paid Gramin Dak Sevaks have been dealt grave injustice in fixation of TRCA and payment of arrears.

We, therefore most fervently, request you kindly to look personally into the matter and intervene on behalf of the lowest paid employees, called the Gramin Dak Sevaks to ensure that the loss that the GDS have incurred in fixation of TRCA and calculation of arrears are restored

with high regards

yours Faithfully,

sd/-
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary

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Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts

Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts

Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Establishment Division

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Dated: the 27th June, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority for introduction of the Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) in Department of Posts.

2. This OM will supersede all earlier orders in respect of Maternity Leave for female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS).

3. Introduction of Maternity Leave for female GDS.

i. Female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement.

ii. During such period, she shall be paid TRCA drawn plus Dearness Allowance immediately before proceeding on leave.

iii. Maternity leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to female Gramin Dak Sevaks (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire service of that female GDSs in case of miscarriage including abortion on production of medical certificate issued by a Government Medical Practitioner.

iv. Maternity leave may be combined with paid leave. Maternity leave shall not be debited against the paid leave account.

 

4. This OM will take effect from 01.07.2018.

5. This issues in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training vide their ID No. 14029/1/2017-Estt (L) dated 01.01.2018.

Sd/-
(S. V. Rao)
Director (Estt.)

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Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts

AIGDSU – Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts

Letter No. GDS/CHQ/67/01/2018

Date 20-06-2018

To
Sri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister
Government of India
New Delhi – 110001

Respected Sir,

Subject : Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts.

We on behalf of 2.60 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks of India venture to approach your benign self with high hopes of causing activisation of the process. We are obliged to the union cabinet for approving the implementation of report. But we are sorry to submit that there is avoidable delay on the Part of the officials at Postal Directorate level In issuing orders. Even after two weeks of the cabinet decision not a single order has been processed and even the movement of the file illudes us. Probably, this is aimed at creating trust deficit.

We approach your high self, with all our respect, to cause the process of issuing orders to move a bit faster.

With profound regards,

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary

Source : ruralpostalemployees

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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

IMMEDIATE

F.No.17-11/2018-GDS
Government of India
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: 08/6/2018

To
All HOCs

Sub: Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee – reg.

Sir,

The report of the GDS Committee is likely to be implemented very shortly. In this connection the competent authority has directed that payment of arrears on account of TRCA may be made through Post Office Saving Accounts only.

Therefore, I am directed to request you to ensure opening of SB Accounts for every GDS at their Post Office before 15/06/2018. Compliance report may be submitted to the Dte. by 15/06/2018

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(R.I.Patel)
A.D.G.(GDS)

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GDS Arrear Tables for BPM and ABPM

GDS Arrear Tables for BPM and ABPM with effect from 1.1.2016

Yesterday Cabinet Committee has approved the revision of pay structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Department of Posts. Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.

Here we present the arrears table for BPM, MD/SV, MC/MP/MM separately…

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BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS: GDS Pay Revision

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
Central Head quarters, New Delhi

BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS  – HATS OFF
WE HAVE WON THE BATTLE
UNION CABINET APPROVED GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
FULL DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER
GDS UNIONS HAVE COME OUT WITH FLYING COLOURS
16 DAYS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
IF ANY ADVERSE CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE GOVT ORDERS,
IF MAJOR POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DILUTED,
GDS UNIONS SHALL RESORT TO NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME AGAIN
CONDUCT NATIONWIDE VICTORY RALLIES AND CELEBRATIONS

Dear friends / comrades,

Union Cabinet today approved the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. Full details given in the PIB Bulletin is enclosed.

An emergency meeting of all three striking GDS unions (AIGDSU, AIPEU-GDS & FNPO) held today at AIGDSU office and after reviewing the entire situation, unanimously decided to call off the 16 days historic indefinite strike of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The three GDS Unions further decided that, if any adverse conditions are there in the Govt orders, if major positive recommendations are diluted, GDS unions shall resort to nationwide agitational programmes again.

We congratulate the entire GDS who stood unitedly like a rock and defeated all the anti-strike propaganda of the Postal Board and their Agents. We salute the GDS for their courage, bravery and determination. This strike is a history and it will be written in golden letters in the history of Postal Trade Union movement and Indian working class movement. Not only all Central Trade Unions but the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) also extended full support and solidarity to this strike for emancipation of most down trodden section called GDS.

This strike is significant because, it fought against the adamant attitude of the Govt and Postal Board, rejecting their sweet-coated appeals and also threat of “withdraw the strike, then only we will talk” and finally ended in thumping victory and came out with flying colours. All credit goes to the three lakhs GDS who fought heroically and unitedly, even though they are scattered in 1,29,500 rural Branch post offices. This is the great victory of the poor, oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized section of the society who have nothing to loose but chains.

We convey our deep condolences to the families of brave GDS whose shocking sudden deaths and suicide while on strike has shaked the conscience of right thinking persons.

We convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Central Trade Unions, WFTU, Political parties, Chief Ministers, people’s representatives in Parliament and State Assemblies, distinguished personalities and all fraternal organizations and their leaders who stood with GDS in the hours of crisis and extended full support and solidarity to the striking GDS till the end of the strike. We also convey our sincere thanks to the electronic and print media of Delhi and all other states. We seek their continuous support and guidance in our future struggles for achieving our prime demand i.e., grant of civil servant status to GDS.

CONDUCT VICTORY RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

All Circle / Divisional Secretaries are requested to organize nationwide victory rallies, demonstrations and celebrations at all places on 7th & 8th June 2018.

Remember this is only one step forward and there are miles to go before we achieve our final goal – “civil servant status to all GDS”. Definitely our dreams shall become true one day. Keep the unity intact and march forward. Final victory shall be ours.

With struggle greetings,

Yours sincerely

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

Source: Confederation

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Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (1/2)

Cabinet Decision

June 06, 2018

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
  • The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure – Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crare) during 2018-19. 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.

Details:

  • Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other thanBranch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  • The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  • Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
S.No. Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (2/2)

  • It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  • Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  • Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  • A new Riskand hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:

The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

Impact:

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

Background:

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.

PIB

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CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

“CHANGE THE POLICY OR WE SHALL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT”

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE

The unprecedented strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department will enter the 14th day on Monday. Functioning of  rural postal services has come to a grinding halt. Out of 1,55,000 Post offices, 1,29,500 rural Post offices are completely shut down. GDS are not demanding to give them the “Moon” from the sky. They are demanding their legitimate wage revision. If 32 lakhs departmental employees wage revision can be implemented within eight months after submission of Seventh CPC report, why the unjustified delay of eighteen months for implementation of wage revision of only three lakhs low-paid GDS employees? Why lamenting about the deficit of the department only when GDS wage revision comes? Are GDS responsible for the deficit? No, not at all.

Postal “Gods” and Central Government are in deep slumber for eighteen months, when poor GDs are waiting..waiting..and waiting. The strike is a natural outburst of pentup discontentment and anger of the marginalized section after desperately waiting for long. Then suddenly the sleeping “Gods” wokeup. Appeal after appeal started pouring in all languages just like distributing chocolates to lure children. But 96% of GDS stood united and continued their struggle. They declared they will not surrender their self-respect and prestige, even if they and their families are made to starve or die by prolonging the strike.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before our country got freedom. Mahatmaji had told the Britishers “you can kill me, but you can not make me surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the most dreaded “apartheid” system is legally banned and abolished in South Africa. Nelson Mandela has taught them “never to give up or surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the “slave system” is legally abolished in United States. Martin Luther King had told them “I have a dream” and his dream had come true later.

GDS system is a “beggar system”and nothing but slavery and bonded labour. This heroic struggle of GDS will definitely mark the beginning of the end of this slave system which is a “black mark in the face of Indian democracy”. Those GDS and departmental employees (though in some states only) who participated in this historic struggle for emancipation of the most down trodden section of the society will be remembered for ever in the history and their sacrifice will never go in vain.

Those Government’s supporters in the bureaucracy are propagating that GDS unions have committed a great mistake and unpardonable crime by going on an “untimely” indefinite strike, that too all the four Unions together. We have only to remind them the old saying “when a beggar come to your house, you need not give money to him if you don’t like, but please don’t unleash your dogs to bite him”.  Let the GDS fight for their own destiny. Government may allow their right or not. This struggle is not the end of history. As long as injustice and discrimination are there, strikes and protests will emerge again and again like phoenix bird from the ashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the Government and Postal Department. It is they to decide how to play. What is wrong in inviting the GDS unions for negotiation and in reaching an honourable settlement, instead of distributing pamphlet type appeals one after another? What is the mindset of the top bureaucracy of the Postal Board? Are they thinking like olden days feudal landlords and expecting the GDS Union leaders “to obey them and not to question them”. Sorry, they are thoroughly mistaken and they should understand the writings on the wall. Only mutual trust and goodwill can build confidence in the mind of striking GDS and that can only lead to an amicable settlement.

We hope that good sense will prevail upon the powers-that-be. We want to make it clear that any attempt to break or crush the strike by attempting to victimization or any other coercive methods will only complicate the situation and the entire Central Government Employees will be forced to come out to defend and protect the striking GDS at any cost.

Source: CONFEDERATION

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CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike

CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike

Demands the Government immediately implement the pro employee recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates the nearly three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal Department for the magnificent united all India Strike. All the four GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BPEDU) are on an indefinite strike from 22 May 2018. All the postal employees’ unions have supported the strike. As per reports the strike is total and 1,29,500 Branch Post Offices remained closed.

More than 60% of the employees of the Postal Department are GDS and more than 80% of the Post Offices are GDS Branch Post Offices. Major revenue of the department comes from GDS. They are not treated as Postal employees and were paid a pittance. The Gramin Dak Sevaks have a great legacy of struggles and whatever facilities they are enjoying at present is the result of their bitter struggles along with the postal employees.

This strike was forced by the NDA government which not only denied to address the long pending demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks for regularisation as government employees, but refused to implement the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on the service conditions of the GDS. The Committee which was appointed by the government to look into the service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks had submitted its report as early in November 2016. The Union Minister had promised to implement the pro-employee recommendations of the report. Even after eighteen months the orders are still awaited. The GDS and their unions were forced to go on an indefinite strike after the government had failed to meet even the latest deadline of April 2018, it had promised.

CITU expresses solidarity with the striking employees and demands that the NDA government must immediately settle the issue by agreeing to the just demands of these grass root level workers who deliver valuable service to the common people.

Issued by
Tapan Sen
General Secretary

Source : CITU

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HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

GDS

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS

1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE

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

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

Dear Comrades,

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

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.

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

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

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: & WhastApp – 094470688125

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
Mob: & WhatsApp – 09868819295

Source: Confederation

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