FORMER PRESIDENT A P J ABDUL KALAM PASSES AWAY. A BIG SALUTE TO THE MISSILE MAN
Thursday, July 23, 2015
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION, GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION GDS
No.PF-PJCA/2015 Dated: 22nd July,2015
Ms. Kavery Bajerjee,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Progress on the items of PJCA Strike Charter of Demands.
Ref: Directorate, SR Division No. 08/07/2014-SR dated 5th May,2015.
Kindly refer to the discussion held in the meeting on 30.04.2015 on PJCA Strike Charter of Demands. There is no remarkable progress on most of the items.
Though all items are important but two items are most important which are mentioned below and the reply given by the Department is also reproduced below:
Item -2 Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission. Grant of civil servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
Reply: It was decided that the proposal will be strongly recommended and referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration. (Action DDG (Estt)
Item. 9: Implement cadre restructuring in postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side
Reply: The proposal for cadre restructuring of Gr. ‘C’ employees, will be sent to DOP&T next week. The proposal for MMS and DAP will be sent to DOP&T within a period of two months. (Action DDG (Estt) / DDG(PAF)
But it is very sorry to say that no progress is reported on the both items. It is learnt that 7th CPC is now preparing report and may submit its report to Finance Ministry upto 31s August, 2015 and its report will be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016. But there is no response about inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC. The poor GDS employees are eagerly waiting the favourable decision but it appears that they are being deprived from their basic rights and natural justice.
Similar is the position of Cadre Restructuring. After lapse of three months period there is no response from Department. During the meeting it was assured that cadre restructuring will be implemented before 31st July 2015 though later it was not mentioned in the minutes. If the Cadre restructuring proposal is not implemented before 7th CPC report, the entire process will go in vain and Postal employees will be deprived from their benefit.
It is therefore requested to kindly bestow your personal attention on the matters and cause early redressal of the grievances to maintain co-ordial relations between staff and administration failing which the unions will be compelled to launch agitational programmes.
Hoping for a positive response,
(D. Theagarajan) (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General Secretary General
2015 SEPTEMBER 2nd ONE DAY STRIKE
INDIA WORKING CLASS UNITEDLY DEMANDS CHANGE OF POLICY
On 26th May, The day Modi Government at the Centre completed one year in office, Workers National Assembly at the Mavlankar Auditorium in the National Capital, New Delhi, in one voice condemned BJP-led NDA Government’s anti worker, anti-peasants, anti-people and pro-corporate, pro-MNC one year’s rule and declared country wide united protests and resistance through General Strike on 2nd September 2015 against these policies and to pursue 12 points charter of demands.
The unanimous declaration of the National Convention, organized by All the eleven Central Trade Unions and National Federations of Employees of all sectors and services condemned the Modi Government for bringing sweeping changes in the Land Acquisition Act permitting forcible acquisition of land from the farmers and drastically curbing farmer’s right to land and agricultural worker’s right to livelihood, bringing sweeping changes in the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on the existing social securities like EPF, ESI benefits, cutting budgetary allocations to scheme which benefit the poor like MNREGA, dismantling of the Public Distribution System, disinvesting profit making public sector undertakings, Not implementing tripartite decisions of the successive Indian Labour Conferences (ILCs), Ignoring the 10 point demands submitted earlier by the Central Trade Union pending since UPA Government etc.
The Central Government Employees are the worst sufferers due to the policy offensives of the Government. No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No retrospective date of effect to 7th CPC from 01.01.2014 as demanded by JCM Staff Side, refusal to include Gramin Dak Sewaks under 7thCPC, denial of revision of wages and regularization of casual labourers, non implementation of Cadre Restructuring agreement signed by Postal department and Postal federations, 5% condition on Compassionate appointment, non revision of bonus ceiling, non implementation of arbitration awards, non convening of JCM National Council are the one year balance sheet of the Modi Government in the Central Government employees sector. Over and above this, policy offensives like Task Force Committee Report on Postal Corporatisation, Bibek Debroy Committee Report on Railway privatisation, corporatisation of the 41 Ordinance factories in the defence sector, move to close down printing, stationery and publication department and Medical store depots, non filling up of vacancies, downsizing, outsourcing, contractrisation, privatisation, are also being implemented in an aggressive manner.
The atrocious attack on the working people of the country including Central Government employees should be combated resolutely. The anti worker character of the neo liberal policies and the capitalist class interest behind these policies must be thoroughly exposed. It is to resist and repulse these attacks on the working class that the united trade union movement gave a call for a country wide general strike on 2nd September 2015.
From 1991 onwards, when the Congress government started implementing these policies, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been opposing it and had joined the main stream of the working class in resisting the onslaught of imperialist globalization policies. Confederation National Executive had decided to join the one day strike on 2ndSeptember 2015.