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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Friday 16 December 2016
15TH DECEMBER 2016 PARLIAMENT MARCH
AN UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS
AN OUTBURST OF RESENTMENT, ANGER AND PROTEST AGAINST THE TOTALLY NEGATIVE STAND OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT
IN SPITE OF CANCELLATION AND DELAYED RUNNING OF SEVERAL TRAINS IN NORTH INDIA DUE TO HEAVY FOG AND THE HAVOC UNLEASHED BY THE CYCLONE IN TAMILNADU.
ABOUT 15000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN THE PARLIAMENT MARCH AND RALLY
ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017
AGAINST THE BETRAYAL AND BREACH OF ASSURANCE BY THREE CABINET MINISTERS OF NDA GOVT. VIZ. SRI RAJNATH SINGH, HON’BLE HOME MINISTERS AND SRI SURESH PRABHU, HON’BLE RAILWAY MINISTER.
DEMANDING IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT OF THE 21 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO GOVT. (SEE CHARTER OF DEMANDS PUBLISHED BELOW).
A massive Parliament March was conducted on 15th December 2016, as per the decision of the Diamond Jubilee year National Conference of the Confederation held at Chennai in August 2016. Central Government employees from all over the states belonging to all affiliates of Confederation participated in the March and Rally. Autonomous bodies employees and pensioners Central Government Pensioners etc. are also extended their support and solidarity by joining the rally.
Inspite of cancellation and delayed running of several trains in North India due to fog and also the havoc unleased by the Cyclone in Tamilnadu, participation of about 15000 employees in the Parliament March and Rally. Made it a resounding success. As decided by the National Secretariat on day Strike on 15th February 2017 wad declared in the Rally.
The rally after the Parliament march was presided over by the National President of the Confederation Com. K. K. N. Kutty. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, announced the decision to go one day national wide strike on 15th February 2017.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary, CITU, Com. D. L. Sachdeva, National Secretary, AITUC, Com. C. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF), Com. Pathak, President, AIDEF, Com. Amar Singh Yadav (JNU) Nand Kishore Gupta (Delhi University), Bahabuddin (Jamia University) Com. Sharma (IGNOU), Com. K. G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, BSNL-DOT Pensioners Association, National Secretariat Members Com. Narasimhan, Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parahsar, Com. Usha Bonepalli, Com. A. K. Kanojia, Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Com. Giriraj Singh, Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee addressed the rally. Com. VAN Namboodri, Service Leader of BSNLEU, all other National Secretariat members of Confederation, Leaders of Central Government Pensioners and Autonomous bodies Pensioners, and Autonomous bodies employees were also present in the dais. The rally condemned the authoritarian attitude of the NDA Government and also the breach of assurance given by Group of Ministers to NJCA Leaders and demanded immediate settlement of the 21 point charter of demands submitted by Confederation to Government.
The overwhelming participation of the employees in the Parliament March and rally and also the declaration of the one day nationwide strike will definitely have far-reaching implication among other sections of the Central Government employees. Further the Central Trade Unions had assured full support and solidarity to the proposed strike. All India state Government Employees Federation has also decided to extend full support by conducting countrywide demonstrations on 14th February 2016. Intensive campaign will be planned by the National Executive meeting of the Confederation on 16.12.2016. All the affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to start intensive campaign and preparations to make the 15th February 2016 strike a grand success.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Enhance bonus calculation ceiling of GDS also to 7000 from 01.04.2014.
5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16. Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees working in autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.
Thursday 8 December 2016
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Thursday 1 December 2016
IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT FROM HON'BLE CAT PRINCIPAL BENCH DELHI-REGARDING GDS
To summarise, we dispose of the O.As. with the following directions to the respondents:
(a) For all Gramin Dak Sevaks, who have been absorbed as regular Group ‘D’ staff, the period spent as Gramin Dak Sevak will be counted in toto for the purpose of pensionary benefits.
(b) Pension will be granted under the provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to all Gramin Dak Sevaks, who retire as Gramin Dak Sevak without absorption as regular Group ‘D’ staff, but the period to be counted for the purpse of pension will be 5/8th of the period spent as Gramin Dak Sevak. Rule 6 will accordingly be amended.
(c) The Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 are held to be valid except Rule 6, as stated above.
(d) The claim of Gramin Dak Sevaks for parity with regular employees regarding pay and allowances and other benefits available to regular employees, stands rejected.
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Saturday 26 November 2016
প্রয়াত কিউবার প্রাক্তন সর্বাধিনায়ক ফিদেল কাস্ত্রো
নয়াদিল্লি: মারা গেলেন কিউবার প্রাক্তন কমিউনিস্ট সর্বাধিনায়ক ফিদেল কাস্ত্রো। কিউবার সরকার নিয়ন্ত্রিত টেলিভিশন এই খবর দিয়েছে। মৃত্যুকালে তাঁর বয়স হয়েছিল নব্বই।
পুরো নাম ফিদেল আলেজান্দ্রো কাস্ত্রো রুজ। সংক্ষেপে ফিদেল কাস্ত্রো। গত শতাব্দীর প্রায় অর্ধেক সময়টা কিউবা শাসন করেন তিনি। ১৯৫৯ থেকে ১৯৭৬ পর্যন্ত তিনি প্রধানমন্ত্রী ছিলেন। তারপর প্রেসিডেন্ট পদে থাকেন ৭৬ থেকে ২০০৮ পর্যন্ত। তাঁর শাসনে কিউবায় একদলীয় কমিউনিস্ট শাসন চালু হয়। ২০০৬-এ অন্ত্রে রক্তক্ষরণের কারণে সাময়িকভাবে তিনি ক্ষমতা হস্তান্তর করেন তাঁর ছোট ভাই রাউলের কাছে। দু’বছর পর রাউল পাকাপাকিভাবে কিউবার প্রেসিডেন্ট পদে বসেন। অসুস্থ ফিদেল তখন থেকেই কার্যত অন্তরালে চলে যান। জানুয়ারি মাসে শেষবার তিনি প্রকাশ্যে আসেন, হাভানার একটি আর্ট স্টুডিও উদ্বোধন উপলক্ষ্যে। সে মাসের শেষে তাঁর সঙ্গে সাক্ষাৎ করতে আসেন রাষ্ট্রপুঞ্জের মহাসচিব বান কি মুন। তিনি জানান, শারীরিক ও মানসিকভাবে সজাগ রয়েছেন কিউবার এই প্রাক্তন সর্বাধিনায়ক।
যৌবনে আপাদমস্তক বিপ্লবী ফিদেল কাস্ত্রো চে গুয়েভারার বন্ধু ও সহযোগী ছিলেন। হাভানা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে পড়াকালীন বামপন্থায় দীক্ষিত হন তিনি। ডমিনিক প্রজাতন্ত্র ও কলম্বিয়ায় দক্ষিণপন্থী সরকারের বিরুদ্ধে বিদ্রোহে যোগদানের পর কাস্ত্রো কিউবার বাতিস্তা সরকারকে উৎখাতের ছক কষেন। ব্যর্থ অভ্যুত্থানের জেরে ১ বছর জেলে কাটিয়ে তিনি পাড়ি দেন মেক্সিকো, ভাই রাউল কাস্ত্রো ও চে গুয়েভারার সঙ্গে গড়ে তোলেন বিপ্লবী দল, দ্য টুয়েন্টি সিক্সথ জুলাই মুভমেন্ট। কিউবায় ফিরে এসে গেরিলা যুদ্ধের মাধ্যমে উৎখাত করেন বাতিস্তার একনায়কতন্ত্র।
Thursday 24 November 2016
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Saturday 12 November 2016
Wednesday 9 November 2016
National Federation of Postal Employees
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No.PF-05(a)/JCM (DC)/2016 Dated: 10thNovember, 2016
Shri B.V. Sudhakar,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Supply of Fake Currency Detecting Machine to Post Offices.
As you are aware that the Government of India has stopped transaction of Denomination of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 Currency Notes and ordered to deposit these in the Banks and Post Offices .There is every possibility that fake currency may be deposited in Post Offices and due to heavy rush it will not be possible to detect the same by employees.
It is therefore, requested to kindly cause suitable action to provide Fake Currency detecting Machines to Post Offices so that the poor Postal Employees may be safeguarded from the loss.
Yours Sincerely, (R.N. Parasar) Secretary General
Monday 7 November 2016
Sunday 6 November 2016
Saturday 5 November 2016
Friday 4 November 2016
MEETING ON ALLOWANCES
A meeting on Department of Posts specific allowances was held with the Committee on allowances under chairmanship of Secretary Finance and secretary Expenditure. From Department of Post, Secretary (Post), Member (Personal), DDG (Personal), DDG (Estates) , DDG(Estt. & SR), Director Estt. attended the meeting. From Staff Side Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE,Shri Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO & Shri S.K. Mishra , Secretary General, BPEF, participated in the meeting. Many other officers of DOP&T, Finance, Health Ministries also participated.
Three meetings were held with Department and Administration and Unions after discussing threadbare came to conclusion and accordingly presentation was prepared which was presented before the Committee. Secretary (Finance) shown much interest and he asked so many questions and raised queries on each allowance and asked the Department to submit a report on financial implications.
The meeting was concluded in a very co-ordial manner and we should hope for positive outcome. On the following allowances we submitted our proposal which is mentioned below:
Fixed Monetary Compensation to Postman:
Proposal: Not to abolish the allowance. It is proposed to grant Rs.300/- per day for additional full beat and Rs.150/- per day for sharing of beat(half beat) and further proposed to increase by 25% every time when DA reaches at 50%.(Department earlier proposed that allowance as Rs.200/- and Rs.100/- but on the demand of Federations, now it is proposed same as Rs.300/- and Rs.150/-.
Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants:
Proposal: The allowance is required to be continued as this special allowance has been sanctioned in lieu of higher pay scale. If abolished, one increment is to be allowed on promotion which costs more to the Department.Therefore, it is proposed to grant special allowance equivalent to one increment which will be kept separately and not to be added in the basic pay.Other conditions applicable to present allowance will remain in force. (i.e. if this allowance is drawn for three years it will be added to basic pay while pay fixation on promotion.)
Cycle Allowance to Postman:
Proposal: Must be retained while doubling the amount to Rs.180 p.m. and further increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%.
Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance:
Proposal: The Cash Handling Allowance should be retained and need to be doubled and further increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%.
Fixed Medical Allowance:
Proposal: 33 Postal Dispensaries may be merged with CGHS.All Postal Pensioners irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in service should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription.Till such time, the FMA may be allowed @ Rs.2000/- per month enhancing from Rs.500/- p.m. being paid at present.
Proposal: Proposes to retain the Headquarters Allowance at the uniform rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to ceiling of Rs.9000/- per month.
Proposal: Department recommends to grant additional duty allowance in lieu of OTA in operative offices only for performing additional duty of absentee official.
It is proposed Rs. 100/- per hour maximum of three hours in a day and further increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%.
Besides these we demanded S.B.Allowance and Supervisory allowance to be continued and enhanced proportionately.
Wednesday 2 November 2016
WITHDRAWAL OF THE PROPOSEDINDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN FROM 3rd NOVEMBER, 2016 AND TWO DAYS STRIKE ON 9th & 10th NOVEMBER 2016.
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI - 110001
No.PF-PJCA-12/2016 Dated : 01.11.2016
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Withdrawal of the proposed indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 3rd November, 2016 and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016
While expressing our sincere thanks to you and the Postal Board for taking positive action for settling the demand for bonus parity to Gramin Dak Sevaks, we would like to request your sympathetic and immediate intervention for implementing the Directorate orders for payment of revised wages to Casual, Part time Contingent employees working in the Postal Department with effect from 01.01.2006.
The Directorate has issued orders for payment of revised wages (6th CPC minimum) to casual labourers in the month of January 2015. Subsequently the queries raised by some Chief PMGs were also clarified by Directorate. Even though 21 (twenty-one) months are over, the Directorate orders are not yet implemented in some circles. We have already brought the case to your notice and the notice of the concerned Chief PMGs several times, but the issue still remains unsettled. Hence we were compelled to include this demand also as the second demand of the proposed indefinite fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 3rd November and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016.
As you have assured us that the grievances of this poor and most downtrodden section of workers will be settled in a time-bound manner, we hereby inform you that we have decided to withdraw the proposed hunger fast from 3rd November and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016.
We once again request you to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs to implement the Directorate orders in a time bound manner, say, before 30th November 2016.
Thanking you in anticipation
R. N. PARASHAR D. THEAGARAJAN
Secretary General Secretary General
P. PANDURANGARAO P. U. MURALEEDHARAN
General Secretary General Secretary