Submission of memorandum to Hon'ble CPMG Sri K Balasubramanyam AP Circle by AP Postal Coordination Committee (NFPE) and also CPMG addressed the Dharna and assured to sortout the technical problems & casual labour problems
Thursday 29 November 2018
NFPE NFPE ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
AP CIRCLE, GUNTUR 522 004
CIRCLE PRESIDENT:-Com. Y.NAGABHUSHANAM CELL.9550279069 EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org
CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. V. VENKATESWARA RAO CELL: 9848170369
NO. AIPCPCCWF/AP/MEMO DT.29-11-2018
MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE CHIEF POST MASTER GENERAL,
A.P. CIRCLE ON CASUAL LABOUR PROBLEMS ON 29-11-2018.
We convey our sincere thanks to CPMG for immediate response and orders issued as intimated to our union. But we would like to bring to the notice of kind CPMG the actual situation prevailing in the divisions.
1.Regarding payment of arrears.
A] We are constrained to bring to the notice of kind CPMG the situation prevailing in the circle. In spite of instructions from Directorate and CPMG not even a single division in VIJAYAWADA REGION paid complete arrears except in RO. IN OTHER REGIONS ALSO ALMOST SAME SITUATION IS PREVAILING.
Even after a lapse of three years no efforts were taken by divisions to implement the orders of Directorate issued in January 2015.
Again orders issued to revise wages as per 7th cpc i.e. basing on rs.18000/- + DA from 1-1-2016. But in many divisions wages are not revised and paid arrears.
Even though kind CPMG asked information regarding requirement of budget till date number of divisions not responded. In this connection we bring to the notice of kind CPMG that for payment of arrears of wage no separate budget allotment is required and after payment request can be sent for filling the gap. In many circles this was fallowed and all arrears were paid immediately after receiving orders from Directorate.
B] In many divisions it is not Implemented correctly in spite of clarification from Directorate copy of which was submitted to cpmg along with our earlier letter stating that ” those who worked and working should be paid without any ambiguity”.
C] But in some divisions arrears were not paid to those who are working after 1993.
Example: PRAKASAM DIVISION & BHIMAVARAM DIVISION
D] IN SOME DIVISIONS EVEN REVISED WAGES WERE NOT PAID FROM 1-1-2016 ON THE PLEA THAT PREVIOUS ARREARS WERE NOT PAID FULLY.
EXAMPLE: PRAKASAM DIVISION, KAKINADA DIVISION & RAJAHMUNDRY DN.
E] IN SOME DIVISIONS REVISION OF DA IS NOT BEING IMPLIMENTED ON THE PLEA THAT NO SPECIFIC ORDERS, WHICH IS NOT REQUIRED. AS PER THE ORDERS ISSUED ON 22-1-15 IT WAS CLEARLY MENTIONED THAT WAGES SHOULD BE PAID ON REVISED WAGES PLUS DA FROM TIME TO TIME.
EXAMPLE: ELURU DIVISION LAST FOUR DA’S NOT PAID TILL DATE.
AS SUCH CPMG IS REQUESTED TO ISSUE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS AND SPECIFIC ORDERS FOR PAYMENT OF ARREARS AND REVSION OF WAGES TO ALL FTCL/PTCL WHO ARE WORKING WITHOUT ANY DISCRIMINATION.
II. We convey our sincere thanks for issuing orders on 16-4-2018.but divisional authorities are not implementing the same. As such CPMG is requested to issue instructions to implement the same to all outsourcing workers engaged in deferent categories.
III.REGULARISATION OF PTCL/FTCL.
It was informed that the orders were implemented up to 2016-17 vacancies. But actual situation is deferent. In almost all divisions even though number of casual labour are available working prior to 1993, they are not being appointed on the plea of non availability of appointment order etc. But as per recruitment rule nothing is required for those who are working prior to 1993. Some representations are pending with CO.
As such CPMG is requested to issue clear instructions on the subject and see that the recruitment rules are followed strictly.
IV. GRATING OF WEEKLY OFF
It is to bring to the notice of CPMG even though clear orders, no division is implementing the orders. We request the CPMG to get the information from the divisions and settle the matter in r/o weekly off.
V. TREATING OUTSOURCING WORKERS AS CASUAL LABOUR.
Recently hon’ble apex court delivered judgment on payment of equal wages to those performing equal work. Even as per the Directorate orders issued in 1989, all outsiders are casual labour. As such CPMG is requested to issue instructions to treat all outsourcing workers as casual labour and prorate wages may be paid to them.
We hope that CPMG will look into the matter seriously and see that the orders are obeyed by lower authorities and the low paid workers will be benefitted.
An early action and a line in reply is solicited.
Thanking you sir,
[Y. NAGABHUSHANAM] [V. VENKATESWARA RAO]
CIRCLE PRESIDENT. CIRCLE SECRETARY
COPIES OF ALL THE ORDERS ENCLOSED
Friday 16 November 2018
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS
NATIONAL UNION – GDS
Circular No. PJCA/2/2018 Dated - 16.11.2018Circular
A meeting of Postal J.C.A consisting of NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU GDS and NUGDS was held at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi on 15-11-2018. All General Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions participated in the meetings.
The meeting was presided over by Com. T.N Rahate, Secretary General FNPO.
A threadbare discussion took place on the prevalent situation in Deptt of Post. Deptt is moving ahead on the path of corporatization which will lead to privatization of services in future . IPPB is the burning example of this. After MNOP, PNOP has been brought and separate Parcel Directorate has been
Setup . The Minister communication is announcing to setup a separate company for PLI & RPLI.
There is acute shortage of staff in each cadre . Cadre Restructuring for left out categories is not being finalized. The result of regular membership verification conducted in 2015 has not been declared yet. The entire process of GDS membership verification was cancelled arbitrarily.
High Court & Supreme Court decisions in respect of MACP, RTP and others matters are not being implemented.
Positive recommendations of Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee are not being implemented.
Every day new services are being introduced without developing proper infrastructure and without providing adequate manpower and training to the staff. Deptl Council meetings and periodical meetings are also not being held since long. More and more victimization of trade union leaders has become the order of the day.
So therefore taking a serious note of all the above mentioned facts, PJCA has decided unanimously to conduct 2 days strike on 8 & 9 January – 2019 for which vigorous campaign will be launched . All leaders of NFPE & FNPO will carry on the campaign programme which will be declared shortly.
T.N Rahate R.N Parashar
S/G – FNPO S/G - NFPE
The Charter of demands for which 2 days strike will be conducted is mentioned as under.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Implement all positive recommendation of Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee report and grant Civil servant Status to GDS.
2. Fill up all Vacant Posts is all cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A/S.A, Postmen, Mail Guard , MTS, GDS, Postal Acctts, P.A Admn Offices, P.A SBCO & Civil Wing etc and separate identity of all cadres within a time frame.
3. Settle all the problems arisen out of implementation of C.S.I & R.I.C.T.
4. Withdraw NPS and Guarantee minimum pension 50% of last pay drawn.
5. Membership verification of G.D.S and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification conducted in 2015.
6. Implementation of orders of payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual , Part time, Contingent employees & daily rated mazdoors as per 6th 7th CPC and Regularize Services of casual Labourers.
7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e RMS, MMS, Postman/MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Acctts, Postmaster Cadre and Civil Wing etc.
8. Stop Privatization, Corporatization and out sourcing in Postal Services.
9. Very Good Bench Mark should be implemented after issue of orders i.e from 25.7.2016 .
10. Implement 5 days week in Postal and RMS
11. Consider the suggestions by RMS JCA regarding PNOP & CSI.
12. Enhancement of higher payscales to those categories whose minimum qualification has been enhanced e.g Postmen, Mail guard.
13. Grant of pension to the promoted GDS based on Supreme Court Judgement in SLP No (C) 13042/2014
14. Withdraw orders of enhancement of cash conyance limit without security.
15. Implement all High Court and Supreme Court decision in C/W MACP, RTP and others.
16. Cash less facility treatment under CGHS and allotment of adequate fund under head MR & T. A
17. Retention of Civil wing is the Deptt of Post.
18. Holding of Deptt Council Meetings and periodical meetings at all level.
19. Stop Trade Union victimization and in the name of unscientific targets.
Thursday 8 November 2018
THE FOLLOWING IS THE EDITORIAL PUBLISHED IN 'POSTAL CRUSADER' THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE)
IMPORTANCE OF JANUARY 2019 TWO DAYS STRIKE
National Convention of Workers organized by Central Trade Unions (except BMS), independent Federations and Associations viz; Central Government and State Govt. Employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence production employees etc, held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi on 28th September 2018, has decided to conduct two days nationwide strike on 8th& 9th January 2019. Earlier, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, in its National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018, has decided to go for one day’s nationwide strike on 15th November 2018, demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Central Govt. Employees, Pensioners, Gramin DakSevaks and casual/contract workers. In the changed circumstances, Confederation has decided to postpone the 15th November 2018 one day strike and to join the two days strike on 8th and 9thJanuary 2019 announced by the National Convention of Workers. There is no change in the 10 points charter of demands of Confederation adopted in the Hyderabad National Convention.
The declaration adopted in the National Convention of Workers held on 28th September 2018 has stated as follows:
“Government is dragging its feet on wage negotiations of public sector in bipartite settlement and 7th Central Pay Commission anomalies of Central Government employees. Four sub committees were formed by the Government to address several issues raised by Central Government employees (NJCA) such as scrapping of New Pension Scheme (NPS) review of Minimum wage and fitment formula, restoration of allowances and allowing option-I as one of the pension benefit formula. But nothing has been done.
The Central Government Employees organisations including the Defence and Railways have been planning united action against the betrayal of the Government and asserting their genuine demands including scrapping of New Pension Scheme. This National Convention extends full support to their struggle and upholds all their demands.”
Thus, the entire Trade unions (other than BMS) has taken serious view of the negative attitude of the Central Government towards the demands of Central Government employees and Pensioners and extended full solidarity and support to our struggle.
Unrest among the New Pension Scheme (NPS) employees is rising day by day. Those NPS employees who retired from service, in 2015 to 2018, after completing ten years’ service are getting a paltry sum of Rs.1000 to 3000 only as monthly annuity pension. How can a pensioner and his family live with such a megre amount as pension. This is equal to “No Pension”, Under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) an employee who completed minimum ten yearsservice is eligible for 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
Regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, the assurance was given to the NJCA leaders by none other than the Hon’bleHome Minister and Finance Minister on 30.06.2016. Two years are over but nothing happened. Government has replied in Parliament that, at present, there is no proposal for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. Thus the entire Central Govt. Employees are betrayed. Regarding Pensioners, the one and the only favourable recommendation of the 7th CPC i.e. Option-I, stands rejected by Government.
Three lakhs GraminDakSevaks of the Postal department conducted a heroic strike for sixteen days and finally Govt. was compelled to accept their demands.But while issuing orders, eventhough new pay scale recommended by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee is implemented, regarding arrears the Committee’s recommendation was rejected and modified by Govt. Some important recommendations like Children Education Allowance, Time bound three financial upgradations etc. are still pending. Regarding revision of wages of Casual Labourers, orders issued by Postal Directorate is yet to be implemented in some Circles and Divisions and their demand for regularisation is not considered favourably by Govt.
The situation in the country is deteriorating day by day. National economy including value of Indian currency, suffered serious setback due to pro-corporate, anti-labour and anti-people neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people and farmers.
The situation due to steep rise in petrol and diesel prices with cascading effect on increase in prices of all daily life utility items, especially food items, is resulting in torturous impact on common masses. The unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in most labour-oriented sectors. The agricultural sector and farmers are in deep distress. The after-effects of demonitisation and faulty GST Continue to adversely impacting the deep crisis set in the fast-paced neo-liberal economic policies of the Government. Lack of job opportunities on the one hand and continued job losses, retrenchments, illegal closures on the other hand are imposing miserable condition on the ordinary families for their food, education of children and medical care of the sick and elderly, Aggressive move to sell the shares of the Public Sector undertakings and onslaught of privatization through various routes like outsourcing, PPP etc. is going on in full swing. The demand for universal social security with guaranteed pension has fallen on deaf ears.
Central Govt. not only refused to respond to the just and genuine demands of the organized agitation of working class, but has been continuing its aggression against the hard-won labourrights of the workers, employees and Trade Unions. It is in this background the entire working class of our country has decided to fight back the onslaught of the Govt. against the working class and peasants.
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has been in the forefront of the struggle against the neo-liberal policies of the Govt. especially against the negative attitude of the Govt. towards the Central Govt. Employees demands including Postal employees.
On January 8th& 9th, about 18 to 20 crores organized and unorganized workers will go on two days strike. NFPE HQ calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GraminDakSevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees to join the strike en-mass. It is a struggle for our survival.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Thursday 1 November 2018
SO CALLED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME BY NFPE FROM 7th NOV-2018 ONWARDS.
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: email@example.com
Mob: 9718686800 / 9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
No.PF-12/2018 Dated: 01st November, 2018
Shri A.N. Nanda,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: So called agitational programme by NFPE from 7th Nov-2018 onwards.
It is highly surprising to note that vide Directorate, SR Section letter No. 08-12/2017-SR dated 26th October,2018, it has been circulated to All CPMGs that NFPE is going to launch some agitational programmes since 7th November -2018 onwards and the same may be tackled as per instructions issued from Directorate from time to time.
Accordingly the Chief PMGs are circulating instructions to all Divisional Heads and officials are being denied to grant leave.
In this connection it is to bring your kind notice that NFPE has not given any call of such type of agitational programmes since 7th November, 2018 onwards.
It is therefore, requested that the instructions issued vide SR Section letter No. o8-12/2017-SR dated 26.10.2018 may please be cancelled and officials should not be put in any type of trouble by refusing leave to them as this is the period of Deepawali Festival.
Copy to :
1. Ms. Meera Handa, Director General, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
2. The Member (Personnel), Department of Post, Dak Bhawan , New Delhi 110m 001.
3. The Dy. Director General (SR) Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
4. The Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
5. All CPMGs.
All India Women's Trade Union Camp of Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers was held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on 29th & 30th October 2018.
U.P State Committee of Confederation with Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Com.Virendra Tiwari, General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA , Com.J.P.Singh, ITEF, Com.S.B.Yadav, General Secretary, AIPAEA as Chairman, Working Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively took the responsibility of organizing the camp. Earlier, four years back, COC, Uttarakhand has organized an All India Trade Union Camp of Confederation at Dehradun.
The camp commenced at 11.00 AM on 29th October with flag hoisting and homage to martyrs. Com.Subhashini Ali, Ex-MP & daughter of great freedom fighter and legendary leader Captain Lakshmi Saigal hoisted the National falg. Com.Giriraj Singh, Vice Chairman, Confederation (CHQ) hoisted the Confederation flag. Com.K.K.N.Kutty, President could not attend the camp as he is unwell and undergoing treatment.
The inaugural session was presided over by Com.Usha Bonepally, Chairperson and she delivered the presidential address. Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convener, Women's Sub Committee made an introductory speech. Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman, COC, UP State, and Chief organizer of the camp welcomed the distinguished guests, leaders and delegates.
Com.Subhashini Ali inaugurated the two days camp by taking a class on the subject " Indian Working Class - Challenges and opportunities". In the evening, she again participated in an interaction session for about two hours and answered all the questions, doubts and queries of the women delegates. Presence and participation of Com.Subhashini Ali in the camp, for about 5 hours really inspired the delegates.
Second class was by Com.Keerthi Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court & Adviser, Legal Cell of All India Democratic Women's Association on the subject - "Women's social status and rights in the Indian society".
On 30th morning, Com.T.K.Rajalakshmi, Editor, Front Line took class on the subject - "Media and Politics". Com.Geetha Bhattacharjee and Com.Manisha Mazumdar, Joint Conveners of Women's Sub Committee offered welcome address and vote of thanks respectively.
Final session was on the subject - "Scrap NPS & Confederation's 10 point Charter of Demands - significance of 2019 January 8th & 9th two days All India Strike" Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com.Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE, Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Employees' Associations, Com.S.B.Yadav, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, Com.Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Com.D.B.Mohanty, General Secretary, P4 Union (NFPE) addressed the delegates. Com.Virendra Tiwari made the concluding address and also vote of thanks.
Com.Anilkumar Chaudhary, Circle President, P4, UP Circle (Shaharanpur Division) presented special shawls to all guests and leaders. The camp concluded at 02.30 PM on 30th.
About 100 delegates participated in the camp from different States. The Reception Committee made excellent arrangements for best accommodation, attractive dias, and meeting hall, delicious food, colourful decorations etc., without giving room for any complaints. Confederation National Secretariat conveys its sincere thanks and gratitude to all the leaders and members of Reception Committee for their sincerity, commitment, collective work and dedication which made the camp a grand success.
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