NFPE NFPE ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
Central Head Quarters, NEW DELHI
PRESIDENT: COM. M. KRISNAN Web site: aipcpccwf.blogspot.in WORKING PRESIDENT: Com. Y.NAGABHUSHANAM GENERAL SECRETARY: COM. P. MOHAN email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No.aipc/5-18/2 Dt. 27-5-2018
DEPARTMENT OF POST
NEW DELHI 110 001
Sub- submission of reply on the issues
Raised through human rights commission- reg
Ref-DOP LR. NO. 8-1/2017-PCC
DT.31-3-201 A/T M. KRISNAN, President, of our federation.
We extend sincere thanks to SECRETARY, DEPT OF POST for replying to our memorandum in detail item by item. We are here with submitting our views and actual position prevailing in the Department on each item for your immediate action and implementation of the orders throughout the country uniformly without any deviation.
1. REGULARISATION OF SERVICES AS REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT AND GRANT OF ALL BENIFITS INCLUDING PENSION.
ACTUAL POSITION:- Even though there are orders as mentioned vide letter no. 45-95/87-SPB-1 DT. 12-4-91, THESE ARE NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED IN TRUE SPRIT BY RAISING UNNESCESARY QURIES IN ALL MOST ALL CIRCLES RESULTING IN NON REGULARISATION OF CASUAL WORKERS WORKING SINCE LONG TIME.
AS SUCH SECRETARY IS REQUESTED TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO STRICTLY IMPLIMENT THE ORDERS BY REFIXING THE CUTOFF DATE ONCE AGAIN.
2. REVISION OF WAGES WITH EFFECT FROM 1-1-2006 AND 1-1-2016 AND PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF WAGES.
INSPITE OF CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS FROM DIRECTORATE WITH CLARIFICATIONS, THE SAME ARE NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCLES.
A] TAMILNADU CIRCLE B] SOME DIVISIONS IN NAGPUR REGION OF MAHARASTRA CIRCLE C] KOLKATA METRO REGION.
REGARDING ARREARS PAYMENT IN MANY CIRCLES ARREARS WAS NOT PAID FULLY. ONLY PARTLY PAID ON THE PLEA THAT SUFFICIENT FUNDS ARE NOT AVILABLE.
AS SUCH WE REQUEST THE SECRETARY TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF FULL ARREARS WITHOUT LINKING TO BUDGET PROVISION.
3. PAYMENT OF REVISED WAGES TO DAILY RATED MAZDOORS.
IN REPLY IT WAS MENTIONED THAT ORDERS WERE ISSUED BY LR. NO. 45-24/88-SPB-1 DT. 17-5-89 AND FURTHER REITERATED VIDE OM.NO. 2-53/2011-PCC DT. 17-6-2016. BUT THE SAME ARE NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED IN ANY CIRCLE IN R/O DRM WORKING AGANIST MTS/PM/MG/PA POSTS.
AS SUCH REQUESTED TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR IMPLIMENTATION UNIFORMLY THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY.
4. PREFERENCE TO CASUAL LABOUR IN SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT TO THE VACANT POSTS OF GDS OF THE DEPARTMENT.
IT WAS INFORMED THAT SPECIFIC ORDERS WERE ISSUED TIME AND AGAIN TO IMPLIMENT THE APPOINTMENT AGANIST GDS VACANCIES. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE SAME ORDERS WERE NOT EVEN FORWARDED BY CIRCLES TO LOWER LEVEL AND INSPITE OF SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS NOT IMPLIMENTED THE ORDERS ISSUED ON 16-1-17 AND STRAIGHT AWAY ONLINE NOTIFICATIONS WERE ISSUED FROM ALL CIRCLES.
AS SUCH WE REQUEST THE SECRETARY TO ISSUE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS ISSUED WITH CUTOFF DATE AS 16-1-2017 BEFORE FINALISING ONLINE RECRUITMENT.
REGARDING MINIMUM QUALIFICATION EVEN THOUGH WE ACCEPT THE VIEWS OF CHOUHAN COMMITTEE FOR BPM POSTS, BUT OTHER POSTS THIS NEED NOT BE APPLIED AS THEY ARE NOT LINKED TO TECHNOLOGY.
AS SUCH WE REQUEST THE SECRETARY TO CONSIDER OUR REQUEST FOR RELAXING THE EDUCATION QUALIFICATION IN R/O OTHER POSTS OF GDS EXCEPT BPM POSTS.
5.GRANT OF PAID WEEKLY OFF AND HOLIDAYS.
IT WAS INFORMED THAT ALREADY ORDERS ISSUED VIDE O.M. NO. 49014/2/86-ESTT[C]DT.7TH JUNE 1988.AS PER PARA 1[V] OF THE SAID ORDER THE CASUAL WORKERS MAY BE GIVEN ONE PAID WEEKLY OFF AFTER SIX DAYS OF CONTINUOUS WORK. BUT AS PER PARA 4 OF OM NO. 49019/1/95-ESTT-[C] DT.19TH JULY 2016, THE WEEKLY PAID OFF IS ALLOWED TO CASUAL WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICES OBSERVING SIX DAY WEEK ONLY.
BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE SAME IS NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED IN ALL MOST ALL CIRCLES AND EVEN THESE ORDERS ARE NOT CIRCULATED TO LOWER LEVEL AND IN SOME CIRCLES IT WAS MISINTERPRETED AS WHO WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR SIX DAYS ONLY ARE ELIGIBLE, BUT NOT OFFICES HAVING SIX DAYS WORKING AND FINALLY THEY ARE BEING DENIED PAID WEEKLY OFF.
AS SUCH SECRETARY IS REQUESTED TO ISSUE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO IMPLIMET THE ORDERS IN TRUE SPIRIT WITHOUT ANY MISINTERPRETATIONS.
6. CONVERSION OF PART TIME CASUAL LABOURERS AS GDS.
WE WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO THE NOTICE OF THE SECRETARY THAT THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED WITH SRI. MANOJIT KUMAR,THE THEN ASSAM CPMG AS CHAIRMAN RECOMMENDED TO CONVERT ALL PTP POSTS AS GDS AND THE WORKERS ENGAGED AGANIST THOSE POSTS MAY BE CONVERTED AS GDS AS ONE TIME MEASURE. IF THAT IS IMPLIMENTED THE PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED PERMANENTLY.
AS SUCH WE REQUEST THE SECRETARY TO CONSIDER THE SAME AND DECESION MAY BE TAKEN TO CONVERT ALL PTP POSTS AS GDS AND THE PRESENT OFFICIALS WORKING AGANIST THOSE POSTS MAY BE CONVERTED AS GDS.
7.ABSORPTION OF ALL TEMPORARY STATUS/FULL TIME/PART TIME CASUAL LABOUR AGANIST MTS VACANCIES.
EVEN THOUGH THE RECRUITMENT RULES WERE AMENDED AS MENTIONED BY THE DEPARTMENT,THE SAME IS NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED STRICTLY IN ALMOST ALL CIRCLES. AS SUCH STRICT INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE ISSUED TO IMPLIMENT THE OERDERS IN TRUE SPRIT WITHOUT ANY AMBIGUITY.
SECRETARY IS REQUESTED TO TAKE DECESION TO ABSORB ALL AS ONE TIME MEASURE BY FIXING A CUT OFF DATE.
8. NON ISSUING OF APPOINTMENT ORDERS.
IT WAS ACCEPTED THAT CASUAL LABOURERS ARE BEING ENGAGED INSPITE OF ORDERS FROM DIRECTORATE WHICH IS NOT PERMISSIBLE,AS SUCH ISSUING OF APPOINTMENT ORDER DOES NOT ARISE.
IT IS A FACT THAT THEY ARE BEING ENGAGED CONTINUOUSLY WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY DIRECTORATE. BUT THE POOR WORKERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.
AS SUCH THIS MAY BE RELAXED AS ONE TIME MEASURE AND BY FIXING CUTOFF DATE APPOINTMENT ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE ENGAGED UPTO THAT DATE.
In conclusion, as per the reply given by the DEPARTMENT, it is very clear that the orders issued by the Directorate are not being taken seriously by the lower level authorities and even they are not even circulated to lower level in many occasions. We feel that this is the most lethargic attitude of lower level authorities and implementing according to their whims and fancies, even without caring Directorate orders. This is resulting in ignorance of lowest paid workers in the Department and they are the worst affected workers, who are attending to their duties perfectly with utmost dedication than any other cadre in the Department and even the primary slogan of the present Government is " swatch bharat" which is being implemented by other than these workers.
As such we request the SECRETARY to look into the issues and settle their problems permanently, so that they will feel happy and never forget the action of the SECRETARY.
We hope that early positive action will be taken by the SECRETARY personally.
A line in reply will be appreciated.