Thursday, December 26, 2013
Com. A.C.Madhusudhanan, President P3, hoisting NFPE Flag
Com. P.Subaida, Chairperson, Ottapalam Municipality Inaugurates
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE Speaks
Audience -Centre View
A View -Ladies
Aadaravu- Retiries- Old is Gold
Mughamugham- Open Discussion with SG, NFPE
SG, NFPE at Warrier Master's Residence at Kuttanad
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
NEWS FLASH NEWS FLASH
PMG,HYDBAD COMMITTEE SUBMITTED ITS REPORT
ON CASUAL REGULARISATION AND PAYMENT OF
ARREARS & DA
WE DECIDED TO CONDUCT HUNGER
SECRETARY GENERALS & ALL GENERAL
SECRETARIES BEFORE DAK BHAVAN
[DG OFFICE] ON
5TH FEBRUARY IF NOT SETTLED
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
FLASH! FLASH!! FLASH!!!
FIRST MILESTONE ON legal fight for GDS DEPARTMENTALISATION
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011.
This is a TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF GDS
NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) DID IT
FINAL LEGAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN
We shall fight for GDS both legally and organizationally. See order below:
ITEM NO.8 COURT NO.2 SECTION X
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 1003 OF 2013
NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR Petitioner(s)
UNION OF INDIA Respondent(s)
(With office report )
[FOR PREL. HEARING]
Date: 13/12/2013 This Petition was called on for hearing today.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE R.M. LODHA
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SHIVA KIRTI SINGH
For Petitioner(s) Mr. M.R. Calla, Sr. Adv.
Mr. Uday Gupta, Adv.
Ms. Shivani M. Lal, Adv.
Mr. M.K. Tripathi, Adv.
Ms. Pratiksha Sharma, Adv.
Mr. Ankit Achariya, Adv.
Mr. Mohan Pandey,Adv.
UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R
Writ Petition is disposed of in terms of the signed order.
(Rajesh Dham) (Sneh Lata Sharma)
Court Master Court Master
(signed order is placed on the file)
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 1003 OF 2013
NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR. Petitioner(s)
UNION OF INDIA Respondent(s)
O R D E R
This is a Writ Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India by the National Federation of Postal Employees and All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NEPE). The principal prayers in the Writ Petition are, (one) that a direction be issued to the respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants for all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits, and (two) the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.
2. Having regard to the controversy raised in the matter, we are satisfied that the grievance of the petitioners can be adequately considered by the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.
3. Since about three lakh persons serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Dak Sevaks) are concerned about the subject matter and they are spread all over the country, we are satisfied that to avoid multiplicity of proceedings in different High Courts, it would be appropriate that the matter is considered by one High Court.
4. We, accordingly, transfer this Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court for consideration.
5. The Registry shall transmit the record and proceedings of the Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court.
6. Upon receipt of the record and proceedings of the Writ Petition, the Registry of the Delhi High Court shall register the Writ Petition and proceed with the matter accordingly.
7. So far as this Court is concerned, Writ Petition stands disposed of.
( R.M. LODHA )
( SHIVA KIRTI SINGH )
DECEMBER 13, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
11th DECEMBER 2013
GDS PARLIAMENT MARCH
GDS PARLIAMENT MARCH
MORE THAN 10,000 GDS PARTICIPATED
BIGGEST RALLY IN THE GDS HISTORY
INDEFINITE STRIKE UNDER THE BANNER OF JCA IF DEMANDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY GOVERNMENT
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
GET READY FOR STRIKE IF GOVERNMENT REJECTS DA MERGER,
GDS INCLUSION & INTERIM RELIEF
Eventhough Government has announced constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission, the appointment is yet to take place. In the meanwhile one round of discussion was held with Secretary, DOP&T on terms of reference. Subsequently, the staff side, JCM National Council has submitted a unanimous proposal on the items to be included in the terms of reference of the 7th CPC, which includes (i) date of effect as 01.01.2014 (2) merger of DA with pay (3) grant of interim relief (4) inclusion of GDS under the ambit of 7th CPC (5) statutory pension for those entered into service on or after 01.01.2004 (6) settlement of anomalies of 6th CPC (7) cashless/hassle-free medicare facilities etc.
Government while announcing the 7th CPC has made it clear that the date of effect will be 01.01.2016. Further nothing has been mentioned about DA merger and interim relief. Regarding GDS the declared stand of the Government is that GDS are not civil servants and in the past also every time when CPC is appointed, the Government refused to include them in the Pay commission. Last time also inspite of the strong protest and agitational programmes conducted by NFPE and Postal JCA, the Government has appointed a bureaucratic committee. Regarding statutory pension to those who entered into service on or after 01.01.2004, the Government’s stand is well known and it may refuse to include this item also in the terms of reference.
This being the position, our past experience shows that unless and until the demands raised in the staff side proposal submitted to Government on terms of reference of the CPC is backed by serious agitational programmes, rallying the entire Central Government Employees and create compulsion on the Government to accept our justified stand, there is every possibility of Government rejecting the above proposal.
Further all of us are aware that the political situation in the country is gradually getting in election mode. This is bringing forth before the working class movement a crucial task of front-loading our class issues in the ensuring political battle. We have to keep in mind that the corporate class and corporate controlled media has started making effort for relegating the working class issues and the economic policy related issues in particular to the background. It is our duty to bring the demands of the working class to the fore-front and conduct intensive campaign against those policies and also against those who are supporting the neo-liberal globalization policies. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and NFPE being the part and parcel of the mainstream of the working class of our country has got an added responsibility to rally the entire Central Government Employees in the struggle against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Government which shall ultimately lead to a change in the political equation ensuring implementation of pro-people, pro-worker alternative policy.
It is in this back the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers met at new Delhi on 28.11.2013 has decided to go for strike if the Government refuse to accept the staff side proposal on terms of reference. Confederation further decided to organize series of phased programme of action and campaign from now onwards so that the employees will be ready to go for strike on short notice.
ORGANISE DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF NFPE
IN ALL CIRCLES AND DIVISIONS
All General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and Divisional/Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated Unions are requested to organize at least one grand programme in their Circle/Divisions to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of NFPE during the one year period from 24.11.2013 to 24.11.2014. Conventions, Seminars, Cultural programmes, sporting events, honouring of leaders, class on history of Postal Trade Union movement, Exhibitions, Eassay/Poem/Drawing competitions etc. etc. may be organized by ensuring maximum participation of employees and their family members.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
GDS CIVIL SERVANT STATUS
IMPLEMENT 1977 SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT
NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) FILED
WRIT PETITION IN THE
HON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has filed a Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1003 of 2013 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Writ Petition is likely to be listed for “ADMISSION HEARING” before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on 13.12.2013 or any day thereafter. Our main submission before the Hon’ble Supreme Court is implementation of the 1977 Judgment and grant of Civil Servant status and all other benefits of Departmental Employees to Gramin Dak Sewaks as per the 1977 judgment. Let us hope that the Writ Petition will be admitted.
Friday, November 29, 2013
സം യു ക്ത പ്ര വ ര് തത ക സ മി തി 01 -12 -13 ന് ഒ റ്റ പ്പാ ല ത്ത്
ALL OFFICE BEARERS AND WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE COMBINED WORKING COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON 01-12-2013 AT OTTAPALAM HPO PREMISES FROM 10 AM.
Monday, November 25, 2013
NFPE -KERALA CIRCLE LEVEL INAGURATION OF YEAR LONG DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS WAS DONE AT PALAKKAD IN A GRAND MANNER
The circlelevel inaguration of the year long diamond jubilee celebrations of NFPE was done at Palakkad on Sunday 24th 2013 by Com P.K.Biju MP in front of more than 450 comrades . He inagurated the jubilee celebrations by handing over the red flag , the symbol of our long tradition and aspiration of the future generation of Postal Employees to com. P. V.Rajendran,Convenor Circle coordinating committee of Postal &RMS unions ,Kerala.
The union flag was hoisted by Com Jacob thomas ,Vice chairman , Circle coordinating committee ,Kerala .
The inagural function was presided over by Com .P.V Rajendran ,convenor CCC. Comrades.Jacob Thomas (Circle Secretary P3) , P Sivadas (Circle president Piv ) ,
V.Murukan ( All India Finance Secretary , GDS Union -NFPE) ,P.R.Parameswaran
(Dist. Secretary BSNLEU) addressed the gathering.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC:
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.
A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.
1 Central Government employees – industrial and non industrial;
2 Personnel belonging to All India services;
3 Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4 Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks belonging to the Postal Department;
5 Personnel of Union Territories;
6 Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8 Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up under Act of Parliament.
B. To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.
C. The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15thIndian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
D. To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees and Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;
E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension
F. To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.
G. To work out the improvements needed to the existing retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
H. To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
NFPE & FNPO DECIDED TO GO ON NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE IF THE DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF 7THCENTRAL PAY COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE STRIKE WILL BE
(1) Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC
(2) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent Employees and Revision of their wages with effect from 01.01.2006 (as per 6thCPC wage revision) & Grant of DA
(3) Merger of 50% DA with pay for all employees including GDS
The above decision was taken in the Central JCA Meeting held on 19.10.2013 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri. T. N. Rahate, President, FNPO.
(M. Krishnan) (D. Theagarajan)
Secretary General,NFPE Secretary General,FNPO