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Thursday, 27 October 2016

GDS Bonus @ Rs.7000- issue has been discussed in JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting with the Govt.
 GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO Rs.7000-

      This issue was discussed in the JCM Standing Committee meeting as a notified agenda. The official side informed that the file is still under process in the Finance Ministry and a decision is yet to be taken. Once the approval of the Finance Ministry is given the proposal is to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

      All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to extend full support and solidarity to the proposed Postal Strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding bonus calculation ceiling limit enhancement to 7000/- for GDS and immediate payment of revised wages to casual labourers from 01.01.2006. Conduct solidarity demonstration in front of important Postal/RMS office on 9th & 10th November 2016.
Temporary Employee to be paid at par with regular worker: SC

HIGHLIGHTS

SC said contractual employees are entitled to wages at par with permanent employee
  • Principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ must be followed, SC said
  • Undoubtedly, the action pf paying lesser wage is oppressive, the bench said
NEW DELHI: In a big relief to lakhs temporary employee who have been hired by government departments and agencies across the country on contractual basis, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that they are entitled to wages at par with permanent employees and principle of 'equal pay for equal work' must be followed.
A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde said the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right vested in every employee whether engaged on regular or temporary basis.
"In our considered view, it is fallacious to determine artificial parameters to deny fruits of labour. An employee engaged for the same work, cannot be paid less than another, who performs the same duties and responsibilities. Certainly not, in a welfare state. Such an action besides being demeaning, strikes at the very foundation of human dignity," the bench said.
The bench said the principle had been expounded through a large number of judgments rendered by the apex court and and constitutes law declared by the Supreme Court.
"Any one, who is compelled to work at a lesser wage, does not do so voluntarily. He does so, to provide food and shelter to his family, at the cost of his self respect and dignity, at the cost of his self worth, and at the cost of his integrity. For he knows, that his dependents would suffer immensely, if he does not accept the lesser wage," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgement, said.
"Any act, of paying less wages, as compared to others similarly situate, constitutes an act of exploitative enslavement, emerging out of a domineering position. Undoubtedly, the action is oppressive, suppressive and coercive, as it compels involuntary subjugation," he said.
The court passed the verdict on a bunch of petition filed by tempoary employee working for state of Punjab seeking wage parity with regular employee. They approached the apex court after Punjab and Haryana High Court held that temporary employees were not entitled to the minimum of the regular pay-scale, merely for reason, that the activities carried on by them and the regular employees were similar.
Setting aside the HC order, the apex court held that the principle of equal pay for equal work must be followed in the country as India was a signatory of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
"There can be no doubt, that the principle of equal pay for equal work would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged government employees, holding the same post,"it said.
"India is a signatory to the covenant, having ratified the same on April 10, 1979. There is no escape from the above obligation, in view of different provisions of the Constitution and in view of the law declared by this court under Article 141 of the Constitution of India, the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right and is vested in every employee - whether engaged on regular or temporary basis,"it said.
Read at: Times of India
FLASH NEWES
GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO Rs.7000- Aproved by Cabinet Department  issued orders to grant Rs. 7000/- Arrears bonus for 2015-2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Parliament March on 15-12-2016 by CCGEW

CHALO DELHI ...... CHALO PARLIAMENT
15th DECEMBER 2016 CONFEDERATION PARLIAMENT MARCH
NDA GOVERNMENT & GROUP OF MINISTERS NOT HONOURED THEIR ASSURANCE TILL DATE.

*    HOME MINISTER SHRI. RAJNATH SINGH, FINANCE MINISTER SRI. ARUN JAITLEY & RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI.SURESH PRABHU HAS GIVEN THE ASSURANCE ON 30-06-2016 TO NJCA  LEADERS THAT MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA WILL BE ENHANCED.

*   FINANCE MINISTRY ISSUED PRESS STATEMENT ON 06-07-2016 CONFIRMING THE ASSURANCE AND STATED THAT A HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE WILL BE CONSTITUTED.

*   MINISTERS  ASSURED  FAVOURABLE  DECISION  WITHIN  FOUR  MONTHS TIME.
3 MONTHS ARE OVER.  NO HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE.  NO DECISION ON HRA & OTHER ALLOWANCES.  * ALL DEMANDS RAISED IN THE NJCA CHARTER OF DEMANDS PENDING * NO DECISION ON OPTION-I OF PENSIONERS * NO DECISION ON NEW PENSION SCHEME  * ALL ANOMALIES PENDING  * MOST RETROGRADE ORDERS ON MACP BENCH MARK AND HIERARCHY ISSUED WITHOUT CONSULTING JCM STAFF SIDE OR NJCA.
20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SHALL MARCH TO PARLIAMENTON 15th DECEMBER 2016.
ALL AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS AND C-O-CS ARE ONCE AGAIN REQUESTED TO MOBILISE MAXIMUM EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN PARLIAMENT MARCH AS PER QUOTA FIXED BY CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT.  FIX QUOTA TO EACH STATE/BRANCH/UNIT OF EACH AFFILIATED ORGANISATION.  C-O-CS SHOULD FIX QUOTA TO EACH AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS IMMEDIATELY.
BOOK THE TRAVEL TICKETS NOW ITSELF.  DON’T WAIT FOR LAST MINUTE.  ADVANCE PLANNING MAY BE MADE.
COPY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS/CIRCULARS ISSUED BY EACH AFFILIATED ORGANISATION AND C-O-CS FIXING QUOTA TO ALL UNITS IN ALL STATES MAY BE EMAILED TO CONFEDERATION HEADQUARTERS FOR PUBLISHING IN WEBSITE. EMAIL: confederationhq@gmail.com or mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
C-O-C KERALA DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF
500 EMPLOYEES FROM KERALA STATE.
NFPE 200, ITEF 50, AG’S 25, ISRO 10, AILRSA 10, DREU 10, SREECHITRA 5, ALL OTHER AFFILIATES 2 EACH.  DISTRICT COMMITTEE TRIVANDRUM - 25, DISTRICT COMMITTEE ERNAKULAM - 25, OTHER DISTRICT COMMTTEES - 10 EACH.
                                                                                          P. V. RAJENDRAN,
                                                                           GENERAL SECRETARY, KERALA.
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMAN AND MTS DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 4000 EMPLOYEES.
(1) AP -200 (2) Assam-200 (3) Bihar 200 (4) Chattisgarh 200 (5) Delhi 500 (6) Gujarat -200 (7) Haryana 300 (8) HP 50 (9) J&K 25 (10) Jharkhand 25 (11) Karnatka 100 (12) Kerala 100 (13) MP 200 (14) Maharashtra 300 (15) NE 50 (16) Odisha 200 (17) Punjab 50 (18) Rajasthan -200 (19)Tamilnadu -100 (20) UP 500 (21) UK 100 (22) WB 200.
R. SEETHALAKSHMI
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIPEU POSTMEN AND MTS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘C’ DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 4000 EMPLOYEES.
1. Andhra Pradesh – 200
12. Kerala – 200
23. Telangana - 100
2. Assam – 50
13. Maharashtra – 400
3. Bihar – 200
14.Madhya Pradesh – 300
4. Chhattisgarh – 100
15. North East = 50
5. Delhi – 300
16. Odisha – 200
6. Gujarat – 200
17. Punjab – 200
7. Haryana – 200
18. Rajasthan – 200
8. Himachal Pradesh – 150
19. Tamilnadu - 300
9. Jammu & Kashmir – 50
20. Uttar Pradesh – 700
10. Jharkhand – 100
21. Uttarakhand – 100
11. Karnataka – 200
22. West Bengal – 300
R. N. PARASHAR
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIPEU GROUP ‘C’
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE) DECIDED TO ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF 10000 EMPLOYEES FROM ALL AFFILIATED UNIONS OF NFPE
P-III – 3500,                     P-IV-3500,             R-III-1000,           R-IV – 700,                     Postal Accounts-200,       Admn –200,            SBCO – 100,        GDS – 3000.
R. N. PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL
NFPE
ALL AFFILIATES/C-O-CS
HURRY UP.  FIX QUOTA, ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL UNITS IMMEDIATELY.  SEND COPY OF THE CIRCULAR TO CONFEDERATION CHQ WITHOUT FAMIL.
                                                                                                           
                                                                                              M. KRISHNAN,
                                                                                    SECRETARY GENERAL,
                                                                                          CONFEDERATION.
                                                                                          MOB: 09447068125
                                                                      EMAIL: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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.
CHALO DELHI ----------- CHALO DELHI
PARLIAMENT MARCH - 15-12-2016
UNDER BANNER OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS AND NFPE
          ALL AFFILIATES OF NFPE ARE REQUESTED TO ALLOT QUOTA CIRCLE WISE AND DIRECT THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 15.12.2016 IN LARGE NUMBER.

          ALL POSTAL, RMS AND GDS EMPLOYEES ARE REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN LARGE NUMBER AND MAKE PARLIAMENT MARCH A GRAND SUCCESS.
     R.N. PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL

2nd phase of struggle programme of Postal JCA - Dharna on 20-10-2016

Dear Comrades,

With smile, Department and Govt has not done anything to Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Without struggle nothing has been achieved.

This is the history, again now it repeats --

Let us march forward with our struggles to reach our demands.

Mobilize the cadres to participate in the next phase of programme - 

Mass Dharna infront of all Divisional / Regional / Circle Offices on 20-10-2016.

Make the struggle programme a grand success.

Introduction of Rural ICT Handheld Device in Branch Post Offices


As a pilot phase Department of Post has started using solar powered, biometric hand-held devices in rural post office with connectivity along with the application software in selected circles viz. Bihar, UP and Rajasthan. This move was the outcome of Rural ICT project declared by the Government of India.


Following re the important features or benefits of Hand-held device supplied to Branch Post Offices.

1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated

2. Instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices.

3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages.

4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately.

5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes

6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc,.

National Postal Week celebrations

Mumbai : 09-10-2016


India Post will begin National Postal Week celebrations from today to create awareness about the role of postal sector in the lives of people and business and its contribution to social and economic development.



The celebrations, which will conclude on October 15, are also aimed at generating a broader awareness about India Post's role and activities among the public and media at national level.



"As part of National Postal Week, the Department of Posts is celebrating Savings Bank Day, Mail Day, Philately Day, Business Development Day and Postal Life Insurance Day to focus on various services provided by the department," Chief Post Master General of Maharashtra and Goa Circle Ashok Kumar Dash said on the eve of the event.



He said the department is well aware of the changing needs of the customers and has introduced services like speed post, express/business parcel, business post, e-post, money remittance services etc.



"To utilise the full strength of vast network of post offices, we are pushing hard to tap e-commerce market and have set up parcel facility at Parel in Mumbai by having commercial tie-ups with dozens of e-commerce companies," said Dash.




In-tune with the emerging e-commerce market, the parcel product has been revamped and Cash on Delivery (CoD) facility too has been introduced, he said.


The World Post Day is being celebrated today to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital Berne.



It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo in 1969 and since then, it is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.





"We would celebrate : 

Savings Bank Day 11, 
Mail Day on October 12, 
Philately Day on October 13, 
Postal Life Insurance Day on October 14 and 
Business Development Day on October 15,"