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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Observe 6th March 2017

as

BLACK DAY

vAgainst the betrayal of Central Government employees and pensioners by Group of Ministers of NDA Government.

vDemanding increase in minimum pay and fitment formula.

Dear comrades

We know that all of you are in the midst of hectic preparation and campaign for making the 16thMarch Strike action a great success.  As has been explained in the article, which we have placed on our website, the NDA Government, led by BJP has exhibited the worst anti-employee attitude in the post independent  era of our country.  This Government has treated its own employees as its worst enemy. The decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016 rejecting even the recommendations made by the high level committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was unprecedented. Even the setting up of various committees was nothing but an eye wash. Nothing will come out of that.  Even the NPS Committee on which the young comrades had pinned some hope of at least  getting a minimum guaranteed pension will produce nothing.  The discussions at the JCM fora has been converted into mostly monologues i.e. the official side simply listening and not reacting.  The Government, it appears, has made the Pension department to reject the one and only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was considered to be positive i.e. Option No.1 for pensioners on the specious ground that the same is not feasible to be implemented. The allowances committee has dilly dallied its deliberation and would now submit its report after the extended period of 6 months expires on 22.02.2017. Even if they make any positive recommendation, which is seldom expected, the NDA Government would not act upon it.  They have very successfully postponed the payment of the revised allowanced for 15 months. 

                In the face of such terrible onslaught, betrayal and chicanery, which no Government in the past has every indulged in,  it is surprising that some of our friends who has a predominant role in the movement of the Central Government employees has unfortunately chosen to wait and watch.  It appears that they have chosen to wait endlessly hurting the cause of the workers. 

                We have no hesitation to affirmatively state the obvious that we have chosen the right path, the path of struggles, which can only the choice of the working class against tyrannical attitude of the employer, howsoever, powerful they may be. We must realize that those who are  in the saddle of power today are not permanently posted there. We were witness to the abysmal downfall of persons who were arrogant personified.  It appears that the reasonableness, righteousness and patience we had exhibited have been taken as signs of cowardice. The undeniable fact is that those who fight, only can win. We, therefore, appeal to you to carry on with conviction and courage.

                Eight months will be over on 6th March, 2017, when the Group of Ministers held out the assurance of revisiting the minimum wage and multiplication factor.  It is now crystal clear that that was an act of chicanery.  No committee was set up  and no discussions were held to seriously consider the issue.  We, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that the day, i.e. 6thMarch, 2017 is observed as a day of betrayal and all our members are requested to wear a Black badge with the following words inscribed on it in bold letters and conduct demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices.

HONOUR THE COMMITMENT MADE ON

30th June & 6th JULY, 2016

REVISE THE MINIMUM WAGE AND

MULTIPLICATION FACTOR

6TH March 2017 must be yet another occasion to mobilize our members to ensure their participation in the 16th March, 2017 strike action and ultimately win all the demands in the charter. 

                We fight to win and we shall win.

                With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

(M Krishnan)

Secretary General

Confederation

Mob: 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Friday, 17 February 2017


Rajya Sabha Q & A — on GDS designation etc

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS 
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS 
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.220 

TO BE ANSWERED ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2017 
CHANGING THE NAME OF POSTMAN AS POSTMASTER 
†220. SHRI MOTILAL VORA: 
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state: 
(a) whether Government has changed the designation of Postman distributing letters in villages to Postmaster; 
(b) whether this change in designation has been done only in the State of Rajasthan or it has been done at national level; 
(c) whether it is a fact that the pay scale of Postmaster ranges from ` 4500 to ` 13,000; 
(d) whether this pay scale remains even lower than that a Central fourth class employee; and 
(e) if so, the steps being taken by Government to provide proper pay scale to Postmaster distributing mails from one village to another? 

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA) 

(a) No, Sir. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster (GDS BPM) or Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer distribute letters in villages. 
(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above. 
(c) No, Sir. 
(d) Yes Sir. However, there is no comparison in the pay scales of these two cadres since Central fourth class (now termed as Multi Tasking Staff – MTS) are regular employees whereas Gramin Dak Sevaks are part-time sevaks. 
(e) The allowances of Gramin Dak Sewaks are revised periodically as in the case of Central Pay Commission. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Cash withdrawal limit raised to Rs50000 in a week.


Cash withdrawal limit from savings bank accounts will be relaxed to Rs 50,000 from February 20 to March 13, after which it will be removed, RBI deputy governor R Gandhi said after the monetary policy meeting.

Thursday, 2 February 2017


Tax-exemption to partial withdrawal from National Pension System (NPS) 

The existing provision of section 10(12A)of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides that payment from National Pension System (NPS) to a subscriber on closurer of his account or opting out shall be exempt up to 40% of total corpus at the time of withdrawal . The amount utilized for purchase of annuity is also tax exempt. At the time of normal exit, 40% of the total corpus is mandatorily required to be purchased for annuity. The subscriber has the option to use higher amount for purchase of annuity. 

In order to provide further relief to the subscriber of NPS, it has been proposed to insert a new clause (12B) in the section 10 of Income Tax Act, 1961 to provide exemption on partial withdrawal not exceeding 25% of the contribution made by an employee in accordance with the terms and conditions specified under Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 and regulations made there under. 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Basirhat zonal convention held today with a grand success.

Basirhat zonal convention of group of NFPE held today with a grand success at Hasnabad Post Office ground. 230 comrades participated the program. After flag hoisting by Com Rasidul Islam, Dvnl . president of GDS union,Veteran leader Com Nirmal Chandra Dey inaugurate the convention. Com Subrata Mustafi initiated and five  comrades participated in the discussion. Com Pravat Ghosh, Com Abdul Samad also participated the discussion on behalf of Divnl. Union.Com Anwesa Biswas, Com Sanatan Das, Com Tapan Bhowmik, Com Bivash Ghara and Com Amiya Bamerjee deliberated their speech. Com Asit Bangabash concluded the convention with vote of thanks.To success coming strike on 16th March, GDS membership verification and restarted the divisional agitation program from 7th February decision was taken unanimously. Com Rasidul Islam, Com Prasanta Ray and Com Bholamath Mandal were the members of presidium  of the convention.