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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

RECRUITMENT GUIDELINES PF GDS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY CIRCLE OFFICE

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
27-April-2017 11:50 IST

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks 

Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months 

Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship. 

 

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

 

•Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS

 

•Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS

 

•Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

 

This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent. 

 

The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application. 

 

Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

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Monday, 22 May 2017

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS DECLARE

GDS MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER’S OFFICE (SANCHAR BHAWAN) ON 27THJULY 2017 THURSDAY 11AM AT NEW DELHI

About 5000 Gramin Dak Sevaks will march to Sanchar Bhawan (Communications Minister’s office) demanding:

1.  Immediate implementation of Positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS. Grant Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks.

2.  Conduct GDS membership verification immediately as more than five year is over since last verification. Stop patronizing Govt. sponsored unions.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, the Kamalesh Chandra Committee on GDS has submitted its report to Government on 24.11.2016. Now six months are over. The report is still pending in the Postal Board. After the approval of Postal Board the report is to be approved by Communications Minister, Department of Personnel, Law Ministry, Finance Ministry and finally Cabinet.

Government is trying to delay the implementation of the report indefinitely. It will take another one year, as per the existing file movement at Directorate. The recognised GDS Union has miserably failed and called off the indefinite strike without any settlement. Both recognised GDS Union and BMS union are indirectly supporting the Government’s plan to delay the GDS committee report and are cheating the GDS employees. NFPE and AIPEU-GDS cannot allow this situation to go unchallenged.

Similarly GDS membership verification process is also indefinitely delayed, after calling for application from the unions/Association. Already five years are over after the last membership verification. The recognised GDS Union is afraid of membership verification and has given a letter to the Postal Board to postpone the membership verification. BMS Union also don’t want verification as they will not get recognition. Thus, both recognised GDS Union and BMS Union are playing with the Government and they cannot conduct any serious agitational programmes against the Government. Only NFPE & AIPEU-GDS can fight against the negative attitude of the NDA Government.

NFPE & AIPEU – GDS has decided to organize serious agitaitonal programmes on the above two GDS demands culminating in strike. Before declaring the strike date, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has decided to organize a massive GDS March to the Communication’s Minister’s office (Sanchar Bhawan) on 27th July 2017 at 11 AM. About 5000 Gramin Dak Sevaks from all the Circles (States) will participate in the historic Sanchar Bhawan March.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (CHQ) calls upon the entire Postal employees, especially Gramin Dak Sevaks, to mobile maximum number of employees and make the Sanchar Bhawan March a thundering success.

We shall not rest, till GDS employees demands are settled.

Fraternally yours,

  

(R. N. Parashar)                                                                               (P. Panduranga Rao)

Secretary General                                                                            General Secretary

NFPE                                                                                                 AIPEU-GDS

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Govt committed to right to privacy, WhatsApp should not 'leak' info, says SC

Govt committed to right to privacy, WhatsApp should not 'leak' info, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the government to ensure that 160 million Indian subscribers are not "entrapped" in any manner by service providers like WhatsApp, which is providing free services to its users. 

The government also told the apex court that it was in the process of evolving a regulatory regime on data protection which would be binding in nature. 

"State has a duty to protect the citizenry rights. Since service providers like WhatsApp and Facebook say we are giving it free, the state has to ensure that 160 million citizens who are using the service, are not entrapped in it," a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said. 

The remarks by the top court came at the fag end of the day-long hearing after WhatsApp, while opposing the maintainability of the plea challenging its 2016 privacy policy, explained the nitty-gritty involved in it. 

The bench, which is hearing a challenge to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, also questioned whether the instant messaging platform can impose any condition on its users here which violated any part of the Constitution. 

While questioning the instant messaging platform why the world has "reacted" to its current privacy policy, the bench said nobody wants to share his or her data in "entirety". 

"The issue is that you (WhatsApp) have framed a policy inviting customers for the purpose of availing the service. In that sphere, can you impose any condition which violates any part of the Constitution," the bench asked WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014. 

"Why has the entire world, and a country like Germany, reacted to it? If it is such a laudable project, why are they reacting," the bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, Amitava Roy, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar, asked and observed, "we undertand the concept of charity". 

Senior advocate K K Venugopal, representing Facebook, told the bench that they were not sharing any sensitive or personal data and since India was shifting to digitisation, the service provided by WhatsApp was beneficial as it was end-to-end encrypted. 

"There are privacy laws in those countries. It is a matter which should be left to the government here," he said. 

Meanwhile, the Centre told the apex court, which would now hear the matter on July 21, that they were in the process of making a regulatory regime to deal with the issue. 

"At the outset, the central government is committed to freedom of choice and right to privacy of citizens. This is non-negotiable and we are committed to this," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta said, adding, "We are already in the process of doing it (regulatory regime)." 

"We are in the process of making either a statutory rule or executive guidelines, which would be binding in nature, on data protection," he told the bench. 

During the day-long hearing, Venugopal said there was no legal framework at present to deal with the issue but most of the prayers sought by the petitioners were covered under the 2011 rules of the Information Technology Act. 

"These rules have the framework, an issue which has been raised. My submission is that the petition is not maintainable," he said, adding that it was a matter of policy. 

He also said they were complying with the provisions of the rules which were in place in India. 

Senior advocate K V Vishwanathan, appearing for Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), an intervenor in the case, said that though these rules would apply to WhatsApp and Facebook, but the entire issue, including the aspect of metadata, pending before the apex court, was not covered under it. 

"We find that the rules prescribe that there has to be a consent if you are sharing sensitive personal data. Suppose the consent is not taken effectively, what is the role of the constitutional court," the bench said and asked Venugopal,"

Thursday, 4 May 2017

 

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE, NEW DELHI ON 23RD MAY, 2017.

EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS COME IN LARGE NUMBERS

AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

HONOUR THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS ON 30.06.2016

·        Increase minimum pay and fitment formula.

·        Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.

·        Grant option-I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC.

·        Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners

·        Implement positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks. Grant Civil Servant Status.

·        Regularise all Casual, Part-Time, Contingent and Contract Workers and grant equal pay for equal work.

·        Remove stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP etc.

All affiliated organisations and COCs are once again requested to mobilise large number of employee and pensioners as per quota fixed in the last circular and make the programme a grand success.

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Confederation

Mob& WhatsApp – 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Monday, 1 May 2017

GOVERNMENT REVAMPS JOBS

ON COMPASSIONATE GROUND FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

DEPENDENTS OF GDS TO GET BENEFIT WITHIN 3 MONTHS 

            Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship. 

            The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

            •Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS

            •Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS

            •Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

            This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent. 

            The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application. 

            Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

GDS committee Report answer given by SHRI MANOJ SINHA Minister of communication in Loksabha

FOLLOWING PROCESS ARE COMPLETE OF GDS COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDATIONS 1) REPORT SUBMITTED TO SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POST. 2)SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POST SET UP ONE MAN COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT ON THE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS GDS AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF GDS COMMITTEE. 3)ONE MAN COMMITTEE SUBMITTED BY POSITIVE THINKING THAT NO CHANGE IN THE KAMALESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE REPORT. THIS THREE PROCESS ARE COMPLETED BY DEPARTMENT OF POST. NOW STEP BY STEP PROCESS WILL BE COMPLETE BY DEPARTMENT OF POST AS UNDER

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The proposal of the implementation Committee is now being examined by the Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor (JS & FA) of the Postal Board. After JS & FA’s approval the proposal is to be approved by Secretary, Departmental of Posts. Then the file is to be submitted to the Minister, Communication for approval. Only after the approval of the Minister, Communications, the file will be submitted to Department of personnel & Training for approval and then the proposed is to be submitted to Finance Ministry and Law Ministry for approval. After completing all these process only the final proposal will be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

This it can be seen that much delay is taking place in implementation of the favourbale recommendations of the GDS Committee Report. Eventhough Secretary, Department of Posts has informed that Postal Board will take speedy action for implementation, many hurdles including Finance Ministry’s approval are to be crossed yet.