Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001No. 34-03/2013-D Dated 11-07-2013
All Heads of Circles
Sub:- Need to ensure prompt delivery of mail on the day of receipt at the Post Offices.
This has reference to the Directorate D. O. letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 on the above subject vide which Circles were asked to bring skeleton staff on Sundays/ holidays on duty so that accountable mails can be processed and kept ready in advance to be included in the first delivery of next working day.
2. In this connection, it is intimated that the Directorate is further examining the issue of calling skeleton staff on duty on Sundays/ holidays for processing of mail.
3. Instructions regarding calling of skeleton staff on Sundays/holidays in delivery offices for processing of accountable mail are, therefore, held in abeyance until further orders.
4. However, other instructions contained in Directorate DO letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 will continue to be operative.
(M B Gajbhiye)
Assistant Director General (MO
The Joint meeting of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013 at BMS office, New Delhi has decided the following course of joint mobilization/agitations and activities
1. National Convention of Trade Unions on 6th August 2013 at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi
2. State level and district level rallies/agitations/demonstrations/jail bharo etc during last week of September 2013
3. March/demonstration before Parliament in the month of December during Parliament session.
4. In various sectors like Coal, Telecom, Banks & Insurance, Transport, Power, Port & Dock etc, joint struggles/strikes are being planned/undertaken by the respective federations. All support should be extended to those struggles. Central Trade Unions should also jointly endeavour to develop sectoral struggles in various sectors.
Dates and details of programmes in September and December will be finalized through joint consultation of Central Trade Unions and announced from the National Convention.
Today, is the 53rd anniversary of the Glorious Strike of the Central Government Employees which started on 11th July 1960 and continued for 5 days on the basic demands of the workers. That was their biggest strike in independent India till then, which shook the edifice of the Government. It was suppressed by all repressive measures putting thousands in jail, dismissal, termination etc. But the workers never surrendered. The mighty one day Token Strike on 19th September 1968 reminded the Government that the workers can never be suppressed all the times. On this day our Revolutionary salutes to all those comrades who sacrificed their lives at the altar of struggle and also who faced inhuman suppression and also the lakhs of workers who participated. Red Salute to all those who showed through their action that the united struggle is the right path.
(M. Krishnan)Secretary General
RIGHTS PANEL DIRECTIVE TO CGHS
08th July 2013 12:52 PM
The State Human Rights Commission has directed the Director of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to include one hospital in each district in the panel of the scheme to enable all the retired employees to get the benefits of the government’s health insurance scheme.
He also directed the Director and the Central Secretary to submit the report in this regard on August 7. The direction was following a complaint filed by Leela George, a retired central government employee.
There is only one hospital in the state empanelled in the health insurance scheme, which is in the capital city. There are only three consulting centres under the scheme which are also situated here. This makes it difficult for the pensioners residing in other districts to avail the benefits of the scheme.
The retired employees became members of the scheme by paying from Rs 15,000 to 20,000. The members of the scheme also had given up their medical allowance of Rs 3,600. The Commission also directed that the facility for free treatment for the members of the health insurance scheme be made at the hospitals which are empanelled in the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme.