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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Central Govt offices in Kerala to remain closed on April 13

In view of the forthcoming Assembly Elections, Central government offices in Kerala will remain closed on April 13, the day of the polls.

As per the DoPT OM No12/14/99 dated 10—10—2001 all the Central Government offices shall remain closed on April 13, a release from CentralGovernment Employees Welfare Coordination Committee said.

The day following the day of the elections, April 14, has also been declared a holidayin view of Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, the statement added.
Kerala along with Puducherry and Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 13.

Source-The Hindu

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates, with effect from 01-01-2011.

NO. 14-01/2011-PAP
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)
DAK BHAVAN, SANSAD MARGNEW DELHI,

The 5th April,2011
To
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmaster General,
All Directors/Dy. Director of Accounts (Postal).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates with effect from 01-01-2011.

Sir/Madam,
Consequent upon grant of another installment of dearness allowance with effect from 01-01-2010 to Central Government Employees, vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1(2)/2011-EII(B), dated the 24th March,2011, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), have also become entitled to the payment of dearness allowance on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01-01-2011. It has, therefore, been decided that the dearness allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51%, on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from 1ST January, 2011.

2. The additional installment of dearness allowance payable under this order, shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks. The payment of arrears of dearness allowance for the month of January and February, 2011, shall not be made before the date of disbursement of TRCA of March, 2011.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the Sub Head 'Salaries' under the relevant head and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No. 01/FA/11/CS, dated 05.04.2011

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
(RAJ KUMAR)
DIRECTOR(ESTT)
TELE:23096036/23036793
FAX:011-23096007/23096036

Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage

No. 1/4/2011-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
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New Delhi, the1st, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage - Clarification - reg.


A reference is invited to the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dt. 2.9.2008 whereby provisions regulating pension/family pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lumpsum compensation, etc. were revised consequent upon implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of 6th CPC.

2. As per the provisions of para 8.6 of the ibid O.M. the childless widow of a deceased Government employee shall continue to be paid family pension even after her remarriage subject to the condition that the family pension shall cease once her independent income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

3. References/Representations have been received in this Department from various quarters raising therin doubts that the provisions of this Department's O.M. dt. 2.9.2008 do not adequately take care of cases wherein death of the employee took place prior to 1.1.2006.

4. The issue has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is hereby clarified that the childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee who had expired before 1.1.2006, shall be eligible for family pension in the light of 6th CPC's recommendations irrespective of the fact that the remarriage of the widow had taken place prior to/on or after 1.1.2006. The financial benefits in such cases, however, will accrue from 1.1.2006. This, however, would be subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions laid down therein, including the income criterion that the income of the widow from all sources does not become equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their U.O.No.64/EV/2011 dt. 11.3.2011.

6. This order, in so far as their applicability relates to the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department, is being issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their U.O. No.50 - Audit (Rules/14-2010 dt. 31.3.2011)

7. Hindi version will follow.


Sd/-

(K.S. CHIBB)
Director

Monday, April 4, 2011

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

1.What is Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) ?


The MACP Scheme for Central Civilian Clarification Government Employees is in supersession of earlier ACP Scheme . Under the MACP Scheme three financial Up-gradations are allowed on completion of 10, 20. 30 years of regular service, counted from the direct entry grade.The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section I, Part -A of the first schedule of the
CCS ( Revised Pay) Rules 2008, in case no I ( promotion has been earned by the employee 1 during this period.


2. From which date the MACPS is effective ?


The MACPS is effective w.e.f. 01.09.2008 or on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of continuous regular service, whichever is later. Financial upgradation will'also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay. (Para 9 of OM dated 19/5/2009)


3. Who are entitled for financial upgradation under the MACPS?


The MACPS is applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees.


4. What norms are required to be fulfilled while granting the benefits under MACPS ?


The financial upgradation would be on non- 1 functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay within PB-1. Thereafter, only the benchmark of 'Good' would beapplicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 In PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Vety Good' for Financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above. However, where the Financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 of the Scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.

OM.N0.35034/312008-Estt(D) dated 01.11.2010


5. Whether Pay Band would be changed at the time of grant of financial uparadation under MACPS ?


Yes. (OM.N0.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 09/09/2010)


6. Whether the promotions in same grade would be counted for the purpose of MACPS?


The financial up-gradation under the MACPS is in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. However if the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay , then the same shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.


7. How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 ?

The revised pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and the benefits of ACPS have been allowed till 31.08.2008. Hence, the benefits of revised pay structure would be allowed for the purpose of ACPS. (OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt. dated 9.9.2010).


8. Whether appointment would be counted towards qualifying service for MACPS ?


No only continous regular service is counterd towards qualifying service for the purpose of MACPs. The regular service for the purpose of MACPS. The regular service shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis. ( Para 9 of the MACPS)


9. Whether State Government service shall be reckoned for the purpose of MACPS ?


No.Only regular service rendered in the Central Sovernment's DepartmenttOffice is to be munted for the purpose of MACPS, as the Scheme is applicable to the Central Government 2ivilian Employees only. ( MACPS , Para 10).


10. What are the periods included in the regular service ?


All period spent on deputationlforeign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority shall be ncluded in the regular service. ( Para 11. MACPS).


11. How is the MACPS to be extended to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies.


Procedure prescribed in OM No.35034/3/2010- Estt(D), Dated 03108/2010would be followed by the administrative Ministries / Departments :oncerned for extension of the MACPS to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies under their control.


12. Whether the cases of No. Only continuous regular service is counted grant of financial upgradation allowed under the ACPS between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, the date of issue of the Scheme

are be reviewed?


Yes. Since the benefits of ACPS have been discontinued w.e.f. 01.09.2008, the cases settled between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, in terms of previous ACP Scheme shall be reviewed.


13. Whether the past continuous regular service in another Govt. Deptt. in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Deptt. without a break shall be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purpose of MACPS ?


Yes. (Para 9, MACPS)

14. Upto what grade pay the benefits under the MACPS is allowed ?


The benefits of MACPS are being up-to HAG Scale of Rs 67000-79000/. (DoPT's O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 24.12.2010).


15. How the cases of prerevised pay scales (Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 & Rs.7450-11500) merged w.e.f. 01.01.2006 are to be decided under MACPS?


The cases would be regulated in accordance with para 5 of Annexure-l of MACPS. The Ministries / Departments are expected to re-organise cadres and frame common RRs for the post in merged scales.


16. Whether 'Non-functional Scale' of Rs. 8000-13500 (revised to grade pay of Rs 5400 in PB-3) Upto would be viewed as one financial upgradation for the purpose of MACPS.


Yes, in terms of para 8.1 of Annexure-l of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.


17. Whether 'time bound promotion' scheme including 'in-situ promotion' scheme can run concurrently with MACPS.


No. ( Para 13 of MACPS)


18. Whether Staff Car Driver Scheme can run concurrently with MACPS?


DOPT vide O.M. No.35011/03/2008 - Estt.(D),30/07/2010 has extended the benefits of MACPS to Staff Car Drivers as a fall back option.


19. Whether the placement of erstwhile Gr. D employees as Staff Gal Driver, ordinary grade would count as a promotion ?


No. The model RRs for Staff Car Drivers provide deputation / absorption as a method o appointment for erstwhile Gr. D employees . Thc placement as staff Car Driver is not in the hierarchy hence the same would not be counted as promotion under MACPS. The regula service for the MACPS would be from the datt
of appointment as Staff Car Driver.


20. Whether designation classification or higher status would change on account of financial upgradation under MACPS ?


There shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status on grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, as the upgradation under the Scheme is purely personal and merely placement in the next higher grade pay. (Para 16 of Annexure-l of MACPS refers).


21. If a financial upgradation under the MACPS is deferred due to the reason of the employees being 'unfit' or due to departmental proceedings, etc, whether this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation.


Yes, this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation, which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of financial upgradation. ( MACPS, Para 15).


22. Whether the stepping up of pay would be admissible if a junior is getting more pay than the senior on account of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS.


No stepping up of pay in the band or grade pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting nore pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS. (Para 10 of OM dated 19/5/2009).


23. Whether the regular service rendered by an employee if declared surplus in his / her organisation and appointed in the same grade pay or lower grade pay shall be counted towards the regular service in a new organization for the purpose of MACPS.


Yes. (refer para 23 of Annexure-l of MACPS).


24. In case of transfer including unilateral transfer own request, whether regular service rendered in previous organisation/office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organization for the purpose of MACPS.


Yes. OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt (Dated 0111 1/2010


25. If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employees before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation under the MACPS, whether financial upgradation shall be allowed to such a Government servant.


If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the Government employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed and as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal. ( Para 25 of MACPS).

Postal JCA calls for Indifinite strike from 05-07-2011

The Central JCA meeting of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions held on 30.03.2011 has unanimously decided to go on nation wide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011, protesting against the unilateral orders of the Department to close down large scale post offices and RMS office and also for settlement of the long pending demands of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The Divisional/ Circe Office Bearers are requested to rise up to the occasion to make the call of National JCA a great success.

JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

NEW DELHI

Dated – 31.03.2011

URGENT CIRCULAR

JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES

INDEFINITE NATION WIDE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011

Submission of Charter of Demands and demonstration on 20th April 2011

Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, Circle/Region/Divisional Offices on 25th May 2011

Joint circle conventions of all Circle and Divisional Secretaries in June 2011

JCA National Leaders will address the Circle Level Joint Conventions

Mobilise the entire Postal and RMS Employees

Conduct General Bodies, Conventions, Group Meetings and office to office campaign

Meet the MPs, MLAs and other representatives of the people and seek their intervention

Central JCA will seek the intervention of Hon’ble Minister Communications and IT

Ensure maximum participation of employees in all programmes

MAKE THE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES CENT PERCENT SUCCESS

The Central JCA meeting of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions held on 30.03.2011 has unanimously decided to go on nation wide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011, protesting against the unilateral orders of the Department to close down large scale post offices and RMS office and also for settlement of the long pending demands of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The copy of the letter submitted to the Secretary Department of posts on 31.03.2011 conveying the JCA decision is enclosed herewith. Please print the letter in local languages in full and circulate among the employees including GDS WITHOUT FAIL.

Copy of the detailed Charter of Demands to be submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts and also to all CPMGs/PMGs/Divisional Heads will be sent separately within a week.

All are requested to make the above mentioned programmes of action a grand success.

With struggle greetings

Yours fraternally,

M. Krishnan

Secretary General, NFPE

D. Theagarajan

Secretary General, FNPO

K. V. Sridharan

General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’

D. Kishan Rao

General Secretary, NAPE Group ‘C’

Ishwar Singh Dabas

General Secretary

AIPEU -Postmen & MSE/Group ‘D’

T. N. Rahate

General Secretary

NAPE Postmen, MTS & Group ‘D’

Giriraj Singh

General Secretary

AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’

D. Theagarajan

General Secretary

R-3, FNPO

P. Suresh

General Secretary

AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group ‘D’

A. H. Siddique

General Secretary

R-4, FNPO

Pranab Bhattacharjee

General Secretary

AIPAOEU – NFPE

O.P.Khanna

General Secretary

AIPAOA(FNPO)

S. S. Mahadevaiah

General Secretary

AIPEDEU

P.U.Muralidharan

General Secretary

NUGDS

T. Satyanarayanan

General Secretary

AIPAEA

H.L. RAMTEKE

General Secretary

AIPAOA

S. Appanraj

General Secretary

AIPSBCOEA

S. Sambandam

General Secretary

NASBCO

S. A. Raheem

General Secretary, AIPCWEA

Pratha Pritam Ghorai

General Secretary, NUCWEA


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JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS


No. JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated – 31.03.2011

To,

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

Madam,

Sub: - Problems faced by the Postal and RMS Employees – Reg.

1. The joint meeting of all the All India Unions/Associations affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal organizations (FNPO) and the GDS Unions held at New Delhi on 30.03.2011 has reviewed the situation prevailing in the Postal Department and has come to the unanimous conclusion that many unilateral orders issued by the Department is causing much concern and are also detrimental to the interest of the department and also to the employees including GDS.

2. We are really shocked to read the contents of Directorate’s letter No. 40-60/2010/Plg dated 25.01.2011 addressed to all CPMGS/PMGs wherein it is directed to complete the process of closure/merger/relocation of about 9797 Post offices functioning at present in Urban areas on the plea that they do not conform with the distance condition prescribed by the Directorate for opening of new Post Offices. The total number of Departmental Post Offices as on 31.03.2010 is 27360. Closure of 9797 Post offices means reduction of about 36% of the existing Postal network. We cannot accept the argument put forward by the Department justifying such mass scale closure/merger/relocation. We are at a loss to understand why our Department is resorting to such mass-scale closures, when all other private couriers and companies are competing to canvass our customers by opening more and more outlets in the urban areas for extending their services to the doorstep of the customer. We fear that in the name of rationalization and optimization, our department is giving more space for the private companies to occupy more shares in the mail market segment. We have already made it clear that we are not against relocation of offices to the needy areas if ordered simultaneously for closure and opening of the POs to the needy areas without reducing the existing number of Post offices. Large scale closure of Post offices and RMS offices will not only lead to inconvenience to the public but leading to discontentment and also adversely affect the interest of the employees. Further this is nothing but an abrupt violation of strike agreement made on 12.07.2010 in which it was categorically assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices. We strongly protest against such unilateral closure/merger of offices

3. We have already pointed out in many meetings and also through correspondences about the adverse impact of the introduction of speed post hubs which were formed without taking into account the ground realities. The experience during the last six months has proved that the speed post hubs have resulted in abnormal delay in transmission and delivery of speed post articles and thereby eroding the traffic due to loss of faith among the general public in the speed post system itself. We have already requested the Department to review the functioning of the speed post hubs and take either remedial measures or to revert back to the old system. We are dismayed to note that the Staff Side has been totally ignored and sidelined and the department is blindly going ahead with the unscientific proposals of the multinational consultancy called Mckensy. Much damage has been caused and it is high time that a thorough review shall be conducted for removing the deficiencies by rolling back to the old scheme. A damage control exercise to regain the lost faith of the customer is the need of the hour. It is reported that in many circles that after the introduction of Speed Post hub, the revenue on account of Speed Post has slashed heavily

4. It is reported that in the name of optimisation, the Mckensy Consultancy has suggested closure and merger of many RMS sorting offices and the Department is simply implementing their orders. Similarly withdrawal of delivery from urban Sub/Head Post offices and creation of delivery hubs by amalgamating three or four delivery offices are also ordered. The way in which the recommendations of the Mckensy are implemented in Hyderabad in A. P. Circle has resulted in provocation of the entire employees and agitation programmes are launched on throughout Andhra Circle. Further the Department is unilaterally implementing the single batch system and combined duty for delivery staff causing much difficulty to them

5. The New Recruitment Rules for the Postmen notified recently by the Department envisages that direct recruitment from open market is to be resorted to for filling up 25% Postmen vacancies and 25% among MTS staff in case of non availability of casual labourers. This clause virtually snatches away the right and opportunity of the Gramin Dak Sevaks having appointed against 50% of the Postmen vacancies hitherto ear-marked for GDS employees. Further unilateral orders have been issued like restricting the compassionate appointment of GDS to the extent of 10% of the vacancies, tightening of norms for cash handling and stamp sale etc. Further the discrimination in payment of bonus to GDS which is against to the spirit of Bonus Act still continues. A large scale of abolition of EDMM, EDSV Posts are also ordered. The basic demand of GDS such as grant of Civil Servant Status ,Pay scale , increment, allowances , promotion, leave, bonus , terminal benefits and trade union facilities as recommended by Justice Talwar Committee are yet to be granted.

6. In spite of the assurances given by the Secretary, Department of Posts on 12.07.2010, many issues mentioned in the 13th July strike Charter of Demands and also in the agenda of the JCM Departmental Council meeting held on 27.08.2010 still remain unsettled. The issues relating to the Postmen staff such as fixing of minimum and maximum distance to be traversed, providing time factors and review of existing norms etc. are yet to be resolved. The issue of cadre review, even though assured to be completed before November 2010, still remains in the initial stage and formal discussion is delayed indefinitely

7. The Department is moving ahead with the proposal for decentralization of Postal Accounts work in the name of accrual based accounting system. Similarly move is on for decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work. Induction of new technology in accounting and providing online facilities at post offices shall lead to centralisation and not decentralization. We cannot agree the decentralisation of the above mentioned work.

8. The revision of wages for the casual, part-time, contingent employees with effect from 01.01.2006 is pending since last three years. Even the eligible DA is being denied in many circles. Further the work done hitherto by the casual, part time and contingent employees are indiscriminately outsourced and large scale reduction in the wages are being ordered. All this has resulted in making the life of the poor, the low paid employees more miserable. It is high time that justice shall be done to this most downtrodden and marginalized section of employees of the Postal Department.

9. All the above issues are agitating the minds of the Postal and RMS employees and resentment among them is mounting day-by day. The recent orders for closure of large scale Post offices, merger of RMS offices and creation of delivery hubs has further aggravated the situation. Unless the Department comes forward to discuss the above issues with the Staff Side with an open mind, for an amicable settlement, the situation may go from bad to worse.

10. The Central Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO and the GDS Unions has decided to submit a charter of demands to the Department and also to organize following phased programme of country wide agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike from 2011 July 5th.

First Phase - Submission of Charter of Demands to Secretary, Department of Posts with a mass demonstration in front of Dak Bhawan on 20.04.2011. Copy of the memorandum will be submitted to all lower level authorities also after observing demonstration programmes in front of all offices.

Second Phase - Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 25.05.2011.

Third Phase - Country wide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011

11. We appeal the Secretary, Department of Posts to drop and desist from the moves of implementing the retrograde orders mentioned above and also request to settle the burning problems mentioned above; failing which we will be compelled to resort to trade union action including indefinite strike as mentioned above. We earnestly desire to avoid such an unpleasant situation as it may adversely affect the efficiency and productivity of the Postal Services and may also put the public to inconvenience.

We hope that the Department will come forward for a negotiated settlement on the issues mentioned above and take the staff side also into confidence, so that the peace, tranquility and the better relationship between the Staff Side and administration shall remain unaffected.

Awaiting favourable response,

Yours faithfully


M. Krishnan

Secretary General, NFPE

D. Theagarajan

Secretary General, FNPO

K. V. Sridharan

General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’

D. Kishan Rao

General Secretary, NAPE Group ‘C’

Ishwar Singh Dabas

General Secretary

AIPEU -Postmen & MSE/Group ‘D’

T. N. Rahate

General Secretary

NAPE Postmen, MTS & Group ‘D’

Giriraj Singh

General Secretary

AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’

D. Theagarajan

General Secretary

R-3, FNPO

P. Suresh

General Secretary

AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group ‘D’

A. H. Siddique

General Secretary

R-4, FNPO

Pranab Bhattacharjee

General Secretary

AIPAOEU – NFPE

O.P.Khanna

General Secretary

AIPAOA(FNPO)

S. S. Mahadevaiah

General Secretary

AIPEDEU

P.U.Muralidharan

General Secretary

NUGDS

T. Satyanarayanan

General Secretary

AIPAEA

H.L. RAMTEKE

General Secretary

AIPAOA

S. Appanraj

General Secretary

AIPSBCOEA

S. Sambandam

General Secretary

NASBCO

S. A. Raheem

General Secretary, AIPCWEA

Pratha Pritam Ghorai

General Secretary, NUCWEA



CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Stop closure /merger of PO/RMS Offices including BOs. Review the orders implementing Speed Post Hubs and Delivery Hubs and restore status quo ante. Stop outsourcing the works of Postal, RMS & MMS functions.

2. Grant status as Central Civil Servant to GDS employees for all purposes including service matters, pay scale, increment, allowances, pension, promotion and other terminal benefits, leave, bonus and trade union facilities. Scrap new recruitment rules for appointment as postmen which curtails promotional avenues – restore previous rules and withdraw tighten norms assessing BPM’s work. Drop reduction of allowances in case of reduction of workload.

3. Revise the wages of casual labourers and contingent employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 based on the minimum pay recommended by 6th CPC. Stop outsourcing the work of casual labourers and contingent work. Grant temporary status to eligible full time casual labourers , Convert part time into full time absorb full time , part time contingent employees in vacant GDS posts.

4. Immediate revision of OTA & OSA rates.

5. Implement the assurances made on 12.07.2010 Strike Settlement and also the JCM Departmental Council Meeting held on 23.08.2010.( List enclosed) Ensure prompt holding of Departmental Council Meetings.

6. Immediate finalization of Cadre Restructuring proposals including Postal Accounts as assured by the Secretary Department of Posts and its implementation.

7. Stop decentralization of Postal Accounts, PLI and RPLI and ensure status-quo. Save DPLI office, Kolkata and ensure job security to the staff, DPLI.

8. Expedite the process of filling of all vacant posts in all Wings including GDS.

9. Stop implementation of Postmaster Cadre till finalization of Cadre Restructuring. Ensure 100% filling up of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I before implementation of Postmasters Cadre, remove the retrograde eligibility conditions for appearing the examination of Grade I and PSS Group B and allow account line officials also.

10. Drop the proposed move of ending the services of existing System Administrators by outsourcing the technology work to the outsider agencies. Create the System Administrators Posts as assured and specified norms and other works and make the cadre as a promotional cadre to PA/SA.

11. Stop combination of beats /double duty, stop harassment of staff insisting 100% impracticable condition for delivery under Project Arrow. Settle the demands raised in the Postmen Committee such as distance factor, number of articles, Grant of Cycle allowance without distance condition, cash payment for uniform and kit items, Supply of good quality uniforms, Revision of norms.

12. Fixing norms for new assigned works of MTS. Allow to decline postman promotion for MTS under seniority quota and review the recruitment rules of MTS to Postmen / Mail Guards.

13. Grant promotions to Drivers / Artisans at par with other C.G. organizations like Railways/Defence. Higher Pay Scales to charge hand & Drivers. Revision of CRC EPP and Logistic norms.

14. Declare SBCO Staff as Divisional cadre , Stop harassment of SBCO officials under contributory factors. Complete the Ledger Agreement Work update the SBCO before launching Core Banking.

15. Fill up all Postal Civil Wing and Electrical Wing posts as per CPWD norms. Creation of Postal /Electrical and Architectural Division in every Circle. Expedite the Restructuring of Civil Wing Cadres.

16. Ensure full fledge functioning of newly formed Postal Accounts Offices by providing adequate staff strength and accommodation. Rectify the anomaly caused due to promotion of Group ‘D’ official to the cadre of LDC after 2006. Restore the residency period of three years in respect of JA to SA promotion retrospectively w.e.f. 13.12.2006. Grant MACP to those joined in Sorter cadre treating LDC as entry grade as the Sorter grade has been defunct since 2000.

17. Counting of past services rendered by erstwhile RTPs for promotions and MACP.

18. Implement Apex Court Judgement in case of RRR Candidates in true sprit and extend to all approved RRR Candidates awaiting for absorption.

19. Stop Harassing and victimization of innocent officials under contributory negligence factors. Implement the true spirit of Govt orders and Volumes and no recovery should be made if the concerned is not directly responsible for the loss sustained to the department.

20. Stop discrimination towards PO & RMS Accounts Cadre, Create separate cadre and earmark % of posts for norm based promotions in the same cadre, Count Special Allowance for fixation on promotion, Withdraw the recovery imposed on Postman Pay fixation and drawal of bonus to GDS. Restore the date of passing the Acct examination for according LSG promotions instead date of entry in PA cadre.

21. Enhance the LR strength on all cadres to the extent of 20% and fill up all vacant LR posts.

22. Ensure prompt grant of Child Care Leave as per the liberalized orders, unnecessary hurdles put forth should be dropped.

23. Review the MACP clarifactory orders and rectify the issues like, non drawal of spl allowance on acquiring MACP, wrong interpretation of IIIrd MACP to departmental promotes only after 30 years, Counting as double promotions as Group D & Postmen even in the case of promotion to Postman on GDS quota, non counting of training period for MACP, ignore promotions acquired on deptl exam for MACP, ignore all uncommunicated average bench marks for MACP as Judicial verdict.

24. Stop attack on Union office bearers by misusing Rule 37 transfers and Rule 9 of CCS (CCA) Rules. Dispose all Rule 9 (Pension rules) disciplinary cases pending at Directorate years together.

25. Denying the legitimate right of employees to avail holidays & Sundays by compelling them to attend frequent meetings/ Melas.