Tuesday, 4 December 2012

NFPE WROTE TO DIRECTORATE


Revision of wages of Casual Labourers


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office, New Delhi – 110001


Ref: No. PF/GENL/2012                                                    Dated – 30.11.2012

To

Sri. Alok Saxena
DDG (Estt)
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub: -  Revision of wages of Casual, Part-time contingent employees of the Department of Posts w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

Kindly recall the discussion I had with you on the above subject.

As per the Judgment of the Supreme Court the Casual, Part-time, contingent employees whose nature of work is same as of regular employees, i.e; Fulltime/part-time Chowkidar/Farash/Mali/Sweeper etc. are eligible for pro-rata wages with reference to the minimum wage of the similarly placed regular employees. Accordingly after implementation of 5th CPC recommendations, the Department of Posts has issued orders for payment of pro-rate wages to casual, part-time, contingent employees with effect from 01.01.1996, duly approved by the Department of Personnel and Training. Copy of the Memo No. 1-3/97-PAP dated 03.11.1998 is enclosed herewith in which it is clearly stated as follows:

“It has now been decided that notwithstanding that the CCS (RP) Rules, 1997 do not apply to them, the remuneration of the aforesaid Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis whose nature of work is the same as of regular employees i.e. Part Time Chowkidar/Farash/Mali/Sweeper etc. who are not engaged for Post office operative work and are being paid as per instructions contained in this office letter No. 45/95/87-SPB.I dated the 10th February, 1988 and Department of Personnel & Training O. M. No. 49014/2/86-Estt (C) dated the 7th June 1988 shall be remunerated on pro rata basis with reference to the minimum of the pay scale of Group ‘D’ as per CCS (RP) Rules, 1997 plus admissible Dearness Allowance thereon only.

It is further clarified by the DOP&T that they are eligible for pro-rata wages w.e.f. 01.01.1996 i.e the date of implementation of the 5th CPC recommendations. (Copies of both the above cited letters are enclosed herewith for your ready reference).

From the above it is clear that the casual, part-time and contingent employees of the Department of Posts are eligible for revision of their wages on pro-rata basis with effect from 01.01.2006, on revision of wages of the Central Government Employees. The  stand taken by the Department of Personnel & Training  that there is no Group D scale now, does not appear to be correct as sixth CPC has already fixed the minimum wage as – IS scale and Government has already issued orders in this regard.

I once again request you to cause issue of orders for revision of their wages at an early date as it is long overdue.

Awaiting early orders.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

Copy to: -
1.      Ms. Manjula Prashar, Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

2.    Ms. Yasodhara Menon, Member (Personnel), Postal Service Board, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

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