Friday, 3 April 2020

PAYMENT OF WAGES TO PART-TIME/DAILY RATED MAZDOOR
NFPE WRITES TO THE DEPARTMENT

      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:                       9718686800/9319917295       website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
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No. PF-Covid-19/2020                                                             Dated: 3rd April, 2020

To

            Shri P.K. Bisoi,
            Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan,
 New Delhi-110 001

Sub:- Payment of wages to Part-time/Daily Rated Mazdoor (DRM) and outsourced   persons working in  Postal Department during lockdown period due to  COVID-19

Sir,
Kindly refer to Dept. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, OM F.No.23 (4)/E. Coord/202O/I dated 23/3/2020. The basic spirit of the OM is that casual, contract and outsourced workers in different Depts., who will not be able to attend office in view of lockdown order regarding Covid-19 prevention, as announced by various State Govt. and finally in general by Central Govt. they shall be treated as on duty during such period of absence and necessary pay/ wages would be paid to them accordingly to avoid their hardship in this crisis. This OM shall apply till 30th April 2020.

In these circumstances, you are requested to cause follow up instructions so that Part-time / Daily Rated Mazdoor (DRM), outsourced persons working in all Post Offices/ Business Offices/RMS/ MMS offices in different Circles and are not in a position to attend offices for lock down etc may get due wages for the period as stated in above OM to avoid their hardship.


With regards,
                                                            Yours Sincerely,

(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Thursday, 2 April 2020

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS DEMAND URGENT INTERVENTION BY THE LABOUR MINISTER

           INTUC                  AITUC                   HMS                      CITU                 AIUTUC
         TUCC                   SEWA                AICCTU                    LPF                         UTUC

                                                                                        Date: 1.04.2020
To
Shri Santosh Gangwar
The Minister for Labour and Employment,
Govt. of India
Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg
New Delhi - 110001 
                                                                                                             
 Sir,

We the Central Trade Unions would like to draw your attention to the complaints/information/grievances being received by us from the workers, employees and our unions from all over India.   On our part we are doing whatever possible at our level in contacting the concerned officials of various government/state enterprises/institutions/industries/sectors and the state & local administration for the redressal. Our unions and activists are also involved in the relief work despite constraints of movement.

However we are bringing to your notice for seeking your immediate intervention at your level.

At the outset  we would like to point out that we had raised several issues in our joint letter addressed to the Prime Minister on 26th March 2020 (letter attached) .  We had demanded immediate announcement of strong statutory enforceable measures to arrest and put a ban on the ongoing spree of retrenchments, wage cut, forced unpaid leave etc being perpetrated by the employers on the workers, particularly contract/casual/temporary/fixed term workers in various establishments, particularly in private sector throughout the country to be enforced both by central and state governments. We are still regularly getting information of forced unpaid leave etc. including from NCR region. Appeal/Advisory by the  Govt, both the Labour Ministry and Home Ministry is not at all working at ground level to prevent loss of employment and earnings and also eviction from local residence in the process of lock down. We had detailed the demands about the immediate packages for  various sectors of workers.

The experience of the past seven days unfortunately bears out our apprehensions. We give some instances:

            Employees manning essential services run in the public/government sector being stopped and detained by the police, in spite of their holding valid  Identity Cards issued by the concerned authorities, the contract/outsourced workers mostly not being provided any protective gear. Even the ASHA and Anganwadi workers who are working in the frontline in combating Corona are being tortured and manhandled in various states by Police and local miscreants with impunity.

A vast number of workers, not even registered in any of the welfare boards and for whose benefit the Government claims to be putting in place the Social Security Code, suddenly find themselves without work, without any support system to feed them and cut off far away from their native places. There are reports pouring in from all the States that workers’ services are being dispensed with in total disregard of the “Advisory” by the Secretary Ministry of Labour and also by Home Secretary.

The government has not mobilized any machinery to transport grain supplies in their Godowns to various rationing outlets in States. Restriction on inter-state transport movement made the situation difficult further. Hoarding is rampant and the prices of essential commodities are shooting up which is causing further hardship to the working people.

We urge you to impress upon the concerned  departments to deal with those seeking opportunity in this hour of crisis or being callous to the plight of the masses, by enforcing the message of government advisories, to ensure that everyone has the means to feed himself/herself.

The migrant workers are in deep distress with no work, no money and removal from their work places and in many cases eviction from the rented accommodations, and have nothing to depend  upon for stay and food and   are desperately attempting to reach back to their home facing police highhandedness. Due to sudden lock down, the rail and road transport shutdown, they are  walking on highways  hundreds of miles, some of them along with their families including small children. Many of them are stopped/detained, insulted and humiliated by police particularly on the inter-state borders and are now staying under the sky midway. And above this, there are reports of deaths due to accidents and hardships.

We urge you that the government must act urgently to rescue them with necessary transport facilities and they should be provided with food, shelter water and required health services.  This is in line with the directions/advisories issued by the Home Secretary to all state govts. But Central Govt also must take the responsibilities to facilitate implementation of their own advisories/directions.

Please also ensure that all the unorganized workforce, registered and un registered, the daily/casual/contract/outsourced and piece rated home based workers, agriculture workers,  MGNREGA  and scheme workers including ASHA, Mid day meal, Anganwadi and others in such a category, those who are truck drivers and helpers, coolies/porters/loaders unloaders, construction & beedi workers, the domestic workers, waste pickers, self employed as hawkers-vendors, rickshaw pullers, e-rickshaw/auto/taxi drivers etc. are covered for the cash and ration relief at the earliest. Public Distribution System be used effectively and universally for all these needy people. Opening of procurement centers for the farm produce near to villages and towns could also help the accessibility to the producers and buyers. A comprehensive income-support scheme for all the unorganized/informal sector workers is the urgent need of the hour and we urge the Govt to urgently act upon the same to save overwhelming majority of the country’s workforce from biggest human disaster. Bank branches in some cases are 40 – 50 kilometer from the place of workers/their families, hence the other methods of disbursal of cash transfer should also  be devised.

The ESIC  hospitals and dispensaries be furnished with all necessary  protective equipments for the safety of medical, paramedical, safai karamcharis and other staff while giving their services. The necessary inputs of  medical facilities be taken care off. They should also be considered for insurance cover.

In view of the ever-growing scale and spread of the problems of these workers particularly migrant workers, and the trade unions being in the thick of things we request you to ask the counterparts in ministry of labour  in respective states to communicate and coordinate with all the trade unions in their states including formation of trade union committees and issuing valid passes to office bearers of trade unions for addressing the above mentioned issues including their participation in relief work.

         INTUC                   AITUC                    HMS                      CITU                 AIUTUC
               TUCC            SEWA                    AICCTU                   LPF                   UTUC


PRESS RELEASE


CITU OPPOSES GOVT DECISION THE SLASHING DOWN THE INTERESTS RATE ON SMALL SAVINGS, PPF ETC



Press Release                                   `                                                          1st April 2020

CITU  OPPOSES GOVT DECISION THE SLASHING DOWN THE INTERESTS RATE ON SMALL SAVINGS, PPF ETC WHICH WILL AFFECT THE SUPERANNUATED WORKERS AND EMPLOYEES-THE SENIOR CITIZENS MOST

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions denounces Govt decision to drastically reduce the interest rates on small savings by around 140 basis points. This is a second-time reduction in interest rate on small savings within a span of less than one year, last being in June 2019. This will affect financially the mass of the populace, the superannuated, income-less several crores of senior citizens in particular who survive mainly on the meager return on their savings. It will also act as disincentive for generations of small savings of the common people through Govt-run savings instruments, which is an important source of resources for both the central and state governments for developmental work. This decision will also act in promoting the mutual funds and other speculative financial instruments being run by major big corporate, in collaboration with foreign financial agencies.

This cut in interest rates on small savings is being justified for sustaining govt revenue and contain the fiscal imbalance owing to economic slowdown and post lockdown situation which is nothing but a deceptive plea. .

The questions arise, why the has the Govt left, rather freed the ultra rich section from sharing the burden of so called fiscal-imbalance,–the so called high net-worth-individuals(HINI)-all from big corporate/business community –who have cornered more than 50 per cent of national wealth, wholly burdening the people?

It is these toiling people in industries, services and agriculture who creates wealth for the national economy, delivers resources to national exchequer shouldering the increasing and widening burden of indirect taxes and also income tax through deduction from their wages. And now they are being  fleeced further despite they being worst affected and sufferers of economic slowdown and also unavoidable lockdown phenomenon.

And the so called HINI from the big corporate/business community are favoured with tax concessions worth lakhs of crores of rupees in every budget including the latest one and yet they habitually evade their direct tax obligations after consuming all concessions, which is indirect and patronised pilferage from national exchequer. Only during 2014-2019, the unpaid direct tax accumulation from the same class has reached Rs 5.84 lakh crore as per official estimate. This very community of HINI is favoured with a rebate/waiver of more than Rs 2 lakh crore of their due bank-loans during last year.  Why should not they be charged additional tax/cess out of their huge accumulated wealth which are amassed through extraction and expropriation of the wealth created by the working people. Why should there not be stringent action of recovering from them, their unpaid accumulated direct tax dues?  

CITU denounces the brazenly anti-people discriminatory action of the Govt in slashing down the interest rate on small savings. CITU reiterates the demand of the entire trade union movement to differentially treat the interests rates on social security savings and small savings instruments from commercial interest rate, and maintain them at a higher level. CITU also demands restoration of the interest rates on all small savings.
                                                                                                                         Issued by

                                                                                                                     ( Tapan Sen )
                                                                                                                 General Secretary

Tuesday, 24 March 2020



PAYMENT OF WAGES TO OUTSOURCED PERSONS OF MINISTRIES / DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DURING LOCKDOWN PERIOD DUE TO COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020

#Postal operations in all POs including BOs except HOs/MDG shall stand suspended in AP.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

  IMPORTANT NOTICE




DUE TO SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, ALL AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON CALL OF CONFEDERATION ARE HEREBY POSTPONED.

            NEXT DATES WILL BE INTIMATED LATER.

R.N. PARASHAR
                    Secretary General
             Confederation

Friday, 13 March 2020

CABINET APPROVED 4% INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Monday, 9 March 2020

GLORIOUS 36th  ALL INDIA CONFERENCE AT NEW DELHI  
                                                               ( Com. P.SURESH GENERAL SECRETARY R-4)

 The  36TH All India Conference of All India RMS  and MMS Employees Union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group ’C’ was held from 24th to 27th  February 2020  at  Com. O.P.Gupta Nagar ( ex SG NFPTE  & GS R4)  Ambedkar Bhawan Rani Jhansi Road, Near Jhandewalan Metro Station, opp Megdoot Bhawan (CPMG) office, New Delhi . The Venue of the Conference was Named ‘Com. O.P.Gupta Nagar      ( ex SG NFPTE  & GS R4) Boarding halls Named Com. Jaganath I our ex R4 CS , Conference  Hall Named Com. Bhagwan Dss, ex GS R4.  Conference Stage  Named Com. Tarachand, Manch ex CS R4.  Dining Hall  Named Com. Jageram ex CHQ Treasurer R4.

      The Conference was historic in many aspects. A large number of delegates and visitors i.e. 650 paid delegates and nearly 700 Visitors/others attended the conference after long time this was the conference to draw such a large gathering. The conference was addressed by many senior trade union leaders. The conference held purposeful discussions on problems and took appropriate decisions.

     The Conference Commenced at 10.00 hrs on 24-02-2020 with the hoisting of National Flag by Com. R.N.Prashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Confederation, NFPE Flag hoisted by Com. K.K.Sharma  Vice-President NFPE,.  NFPE R4 Flag  hoisted by Com. I.P.Shaik  R4 All India President .Floral tributes were paid to martyrs who dedicated and laid their lives for the welfare of the working class, by various trade union leaders and Reception committee at the martyr’s  column.

    The house was informally constituted and the subject committee started its deliberations on 24-2-2020 at 11.00 hrs. it paid homage to departed dignitaries, leaders, members and others by observing two minutes silence afterwards, Com. I.P.Shaik President presented his presidential address to the conference. The General Secretary presented the draft biennial report to the house for consideration and approval. It was adopted by the conference after discussion. Later the audited accounts for the years 2017-18, 2018-19, which were presented by the Treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma  along with relevant Auditor’s Report were also adopted by the subject committee.

   The Open Session began at about 15.00 hrs. it was Presided over by Com I.P.Shaik , the President of our Union, Nitubha Surubha Parmar Chairman Reception Committee delivered his welcome address to the delegates of the Conference. under the leadership of Com. K.K.Sharma  Working Chairman, Com Raghubir Singh II General Secretary and their Team of  Reception Committee felicitated , honoured with shawls, Garlands and mementoes  to All Guests and Leaders. The Conference was Inaugurated by Com. Amarjit Kaur General Secretary AITUC New Delhi, in her inaugural address he dwelt upon the origin of India Post, its importance and the struggles of the postal staff and NDA Government   is implementing anti-people and anti-labour policies. Chief Guests Shri. Pradipta Kumar Bisoi. Secretary Department of Posts & Chairman Postal Board, Com. R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE , Confederation & General Secretary P3 NFPE, Shri. Pavan Kumar Singh Director MB, Com. T.Narasimhan VP AITUC and ex AGS R4, Com. J.A.Ghodke ex CHQ President, Com. D.M.Sonwane ex CHQ President, Com. N.R.Malivya ex CHQ President, Com. P.U.Khadse General Secretary RIII, Com. D.B.Mohanty General Secretary PIV, Com. S.B.Yadhav General Secretary Postal Accounts Asso, Com. L.Venkat Subbu General Secretary Admin, Com. A.Sreenivasa , VP NFPE, & CS R3 Karnataka, Com. K.K.Sharma  Vice-President NFPE, Com. P.Suresh General Secretary R IV, Ram Naryan Singh CS IP & ASP Asso , and other leaders attended addressed in the open session. Vote of thanks by Com. Raghubir Singh II General Secretary Reception Committee.

    The house was informally constituted second day and The subject committee started its deliberations on 25-2-2020 at 10.00 hrs. A discussion on staff problems, organization, Departmental Council/Regional Councils, NJCA , PJCA, NFPE, Confederation  programmes and Strikes, payment of quotas, 6th CPC Anomalies , and 7th CPC Issues, NSPC Hubs, First class mail Hubs, L-1 & L2 Problems, compassionate appointments,  MNOP, Task Force Recommendation, Transit Sections Problems, MMS Staff, Casual Labourers Problems and other related issues.  All the Circle Secretaries ,and  CHQ office bearers who attended the Conference spoke on the issues. and  many Delegates from various circles participated in the discussions. In the midst of the Subject Committee some circles R3 CHQ, Circle and Divisional Secretaries and R4 ex CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries addressed in our subject committee, delivered their oration and conveyed the Greetings.

 Subject committee/Central Trade Union Seminars began Seminar about ‘Trade Unionism’ and other Subjects by trade union leaders on the 24-2-2020. CHQ office bearers and Delegates participated in the discussions The conference continued upto 27-2-2020. the AIC discussed in depth the adverse development facing the Central Government employees in General and RMS & MMS employees in particular. The AIC discussed the prevailing economic policies of the country and their impact on the employees. Retrenchment has become the policy of the Government. RMS offices are already facing shortage of staff in all the 69 RMS Divisions in the country. OTA rates have not been revised for the last decades. On the other hand women employees are not spared in performing OT duty. Despite DGs order on not to inflict statutory punishment for not performing OT duty, the Heads of Divisions are imposing punishments on employees who are unable to perform OT duty for valid reasons. We have so many problems in normal functioning of RMS & MMS offices which are considered to be the basic and primary need as supply of working materials, furniture’s etc. are not made available timely and regularly causing problems to staff. In some cases the office building are located in a very unhygienic places. Building are shabby and dilapidated condition. Non- Payment of uniforms allowances .Non-filling of all vacant posts including promotional posts, Review the additional duties given to MTS cadre and modify the orders, more reduction of staffs, introductions of new schemes are going on.
           
    Then Com. P. Suresh our General Secretary spoke at length and gave detailed replies to all the issues raised by the Delegates, including those relating the 7th CPC his address was well received by the Delegates. At the end of his speech he proposed the ‘Policy and Programme resolution’ and other resolutions. All the resolutions were adopted unanimously. All the Amendments to the union constitution proposed by the CHQ were also adopted unanimously.

    The All India Conference places on record that the reception committee headed by Com. Nitubha Surubha Parmar Chairman Reception Committee and Com K.K.Sharma Working Chairman, Com. Raghubir Singh II General Secretary and their Team have made all arrangements amazingly, outstandingly and stupendously for the All India Conference.
   The AIC places its appreciations on record of the outgoing office bearers  Com. V.Babu, Vice President,  Com.  Goutam A More  Asst General Secretary, Com. R.Santhanam, Asst General Secretary,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Com. J.Sridhara, Asst General Secretary,  Com. Manabendra Singh, Asst. General Secretary, Com. G.V.Shinde Asst General Secretary,
      Finally, the List of New office –bearers with Com. I.P.Shaik as President Com. P.Suresh as General Secretary and K.K.Sharma as Treasurer was elected unanimously. The complete list of new office bearers has given elsewhere separately. The Conference concluded in jubilation.
      
    The CHQ in this connection, thanks the Reception Committee for its good arrangements, various leaders for their messages, delegates for their enthusiastic participation and all other, big and small, for their contribution in making this Conference such a Grand Success.

Next All India Conference to be held in Tamilnadu Circle  in the year 2022.

    The following office –bearers were elected unanimously  for the next session.

President                   Com. I.P.Shaik                       MTS    RMS ‘L’Division        ( Maharastara)
           
Vice-President    1    Com. Prem  Prakash II          MTS    Delhi Stg Division             ( Delhi)
Vice-President    2    Com. Sanjay Dhar Dubey     MTS    RMS ‘A’ Division Varanasi   (Uttar Pradesh)
Vice-President    3    Com. R.K.Pagi                       MTS    RMS ‘W’ Division Vadodara            (Gujarat)

General Secretary    Com. P. Suresh                     HMG     Hyd Sorting Division     ( Telangana)

Assistant General  1 Com. C.M.Ravindernath      MTS    RMS ‘CT’ Division           ( Kerala)
Secretaries.            2 Com. Shri. K. Muktar Ahmed  MG   RMS ‘Z’ Division Hyd           (Telangana)
                     3 Com. B.Paranthaman           MTS    Chennai Sorting Division   
                                                                       (Tamilnadu)
                     4 Com. S.Lakshmi Naryana     MTS    ‘Banglore Stg’ Division  ( Karnataka)
                     5 Com. A.K.Srivatsav              MTS    RMS ‘MP’ Division  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
                     6 Com. R.M.Bhivsane             MTS    RMS Cent Division Mumbai ( Maharastra)
                     7 Com. Vacant                                                                      (West Bengal)
                     8 Com. T.Kannaiah                  MG      RMS ‘TP’ Division Tirupathi           ( Andhra Pradesh)
                     9 Com. Rajender Singh             SS     MMS Delhi                             ( Delhi)

Treasurer      Com . K.K.Sharma                MTS    Air Mail Division                    ( Delhi)
              
Mahila Committee.

Chairman       Com. M.N.Pharte                          MTS    RMS ‘B’ Division  Pune              (Maharastra)
Convener      Com. B.C.Chandra Kala               MG     RMS ‘Q’ Division  Mysore   (Karnataka)
            Members       1. Com. Anjali Wala                       MTS    Jallandar RMS         ( Punjab)
                                   2. Com. Parmela Bashpur            MTS    RMS ‘GH’ Division     ( Assam)
                       3. Com. R.P.Kale                            MTS    RMS ‘B’ Division  Pune       (Maharastra)
                       4. Com. Basanthi Chakraborty     MTS    RMS’H’ Division Sealdha    (West Bengal)
                       5. Com. N.V.Kamble                       MTS    RMS ‘B’ Division  Pune       (Maharastra)
                       6. Com. A.Jayanthi                        MTS    RMS ‘Chennai Stg’ Division (Tamilnadu)
Federal Councillors

            1          Com.   Mukta Das                           MTS    RMS ‘GH’ Division  ( Assam)
            2          Com.   Jai Singh                             MTS    RMS ‘ D’ Division                   (Haryana)
            3          Com.   Bidyadhar Nayak                MTS    RMS’N’ Division    ( Odisha)
            4          Com.   Subhash Chander               MTS    Ludiana RMS          ( Punjab)     
            5          Com.   Rajender Kumar                  MTS    `Jaipur  RMS           ( Rajasthan )
            6          Com.   Sumran Lal Bandewar        MTS    Raipur  RMS          ( Chattisgarh)
            7          Com.   Rabindra Prasad                 MTS    Patna RMS              ( Bihar )
            8          Com.   Ramashray Sing                  MTS    RN Division  BS Stg        ( Jharkhand)
            9          Com.   Jithender Tokas                   MTS    Delhi Sorting Division           ( Delhi)
            10        Com.   Raj Kumar                            MTS    New Delhi Sorting Division   ( Delhi)
            11        Com.   S.S.Nagine                            MTS    RMS ‘B’ Division       ( Maharastra)
            12.       Com.   A.N.Srinivas                         MTS    Hyderabad AirSorting    ( Telangana)
            13.       Com.   G.A.Anantha Ramu              MTS    RMS ‘BG Stg’ Division    ( Karnataka)
            14.       Com.   T.P.Ramesh                           MTS    RMS ‘T’ Division Tirchy    ( Tamilnadu)
            15.       Com.   G.S.Sastry                             MG      Hyderabad Sorting           ( Telangana)
            16.       Com.   Parmanand II                        MTS    Air Mail Sorting Division   ( Delhi)
            17.       Com.   R.S.Suresh Kumar               MG      RMS ‘TV’ Division TVM       ( Kerala)
            18.       Com.   R.M.Sakhre                           MTS    RMS ‘F’ Division              ( Maharastra)
            19.       Com.   P.Durga Rao                         MTS    RMS ‘Y’ Division Vijayawada (                                                                                                             AndhraPradesh)
            20.       Com.   D.K.Jha                                  MTS    RMS ‘NB’ Division         ( Bihar)