Friday 30 December 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011

PARTICIPATE AND MAKE THE CENTRAL JCA PROGRAMME A GRAND SUCESS

AS THERE IS NO FRUITFULL RESULTS IN THE DISCUSSIONS ON 27-12-2011 CENTRAL JCA DECIDED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME OF ACTION.

ALL CASUAL,PARTTIME CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS IN DEPT. OF POST ARE REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMME MASSIVELY AND MAKE THE PROGRAMME A GRAND SUCESS.

PROGRAMME.

1. MASS DHARNA BEFORE CPMG,/PMG/ DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 10-12-2011

2. CANDLE LIGHT RALLIES/MASS RALLIES IN IMPORTENT PLACES
ON 16-12-2011

ALL DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES OF CASUAL UNION IN HYDERABAD& CITY REGIONS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING WITHOUT FAIL

Hyderabad City and Hyderabad Regions Branch/Divisional secretaries meeting on 04/01/2011-Circle JCA

To
All Branch/Divisional secretaries of Hyderabad and Hyderabad city regions

It is proposed to hold Branch/Divisional Sectretaries meeting of Hyderabad and Hyderabad City regions on 04/01/2011 at B1, P&T Quarters,Chikkadpally, Hyd-20.It is requested to all the Branch/Dvisional secretaries of Hyderabad and Hyderabad city Regions to attend the meeting with out fail.Make the meeting as grand success

Thursday 29 December 2011

GO AHEAD, STRIKE HARD TO SAVE POSTAL SERVICE TO GIVE BETTER SERVICE TO PUBLIC

A Clarion call to protect centurion old postal services


Despite our desire to maintain peace and tranquillity for the advancement of service and the workers, we have been pushing again and again towards the wall and forced us to take confronting position just in order to save the service and its workers.
                During   the July settlement, we were optimistic that the Postal Board would honour its commitments which were given in writing and led a peaceful passage for better improvement of service. Perhaps it is our apprehension, that it may be due to the clear mandate of some sitting at the decision taking level with the collusion of some courier agencies or with foreign forces which have taken pledge to pull to pieces the postal from Govt. Services.
                When the department introduced freight carrier through Air India, we record our observation that it would not improve service but deteriorate. But nobody hears. What happened? The freightcarrier has been dropped after one year resulting in the known minimum loss of 300 crores! Just to justify the weight of the freighter carrier, speed post and other articles were back routed and inordinate delay was noticed resulting hue & cry from the circle heads too.            
The very same coteries which were responsible for the freighter carrier,is now annoying to introduce L1 & L2 in sorting despite the fact that they know very well that it will lead to delay in delivery and cause inconveniences to the staff. The inordinate delay in delivery of speed post articles within intra circle resulted in growth of couriers in towns. If there is a loss of even one rupee, the contributory factors are misused against the innocent officials. Whereas for the known Rs 300 crore loss, who was held responsible? What action was taken against them? Whether the same persons’ harpingon  L1& L2 will be taken forward as a reward for the loss caused by them in freighter carrier? We are suspecting that as such in the past many senior postal board members and senior officers became the consultants of couriers and licence holders of franking machines to loot the postal revenue.Is there any lobby or a conspiracyin existence in the Directorate for deterioration of the postal services leaving behind the brighter chance for the growth and development of postal service?.
Can the department come out with the real picture about the realisation of BNPL dues to be cleared by the firms? One institution inChennai has not paid BNPL amounting to the tune of 14 lakhs over nine months despite the fact that it should have been cleared within a month.Crores of rupees are being kept unrecovered amount under BNPL. Is it real business, the department is entertaining now? Without settling the existing loopholes in the service and revamping the service by motivating the staff, the department proposes to introduce L1 & L2 with the definite intention to cause delay in delivery of letters.Can we remain mute spectators allowing the things or will it not be our responsibility to resist such move from the point of a constructive and disciplined organisation? This is the million dollar question before us.
                The Secretary, Department agreed to revise the cash handling points for GDS and also to give protection of TRCA. It was agreed to consider revision of bonus ceiling to GDS as Rs 3500/-. The proposals for the above were simply turned down by the internal finance (not Finance Ministry). Shall the postal Board not be vested with powers to set aside the unwarranted objections raised by IFW and honour its commitments in writing with unions during July agreement? Payment of minimum wage to casual labourers as per 6th CPC wages is the right as per Supreme Court and earlier orders of DOPT. But this has been denied repeatedly by internal finance by raising unwarranted queries and calling for details? What the Postal Board is doing?
                The IPS officers started their lobbies for the seventh cadre review! Even some minutes were issued for the discussions had with IPO/ASPOs! Whereas more than seven meetings were held so far but there is no minutes; no process. Still we are remaining in the in the initial stage only. The delay over three years in deciding cadre review exhibits the unfairness being extended towards the lowest cadres of the department. The cry of the system administrators could not reach the deaf ears. The acceptance to allow for IPO/Group B exam of Postmaster Grade I officials has not been honoured.
                There is no periodical meeting with unions over eight years. There was only one Departmental Council meeting held over six years. The Department is bluffing in the JCM National Council that the meeting are being held regularly in the Postal Department! It appears in the JCM National Council minutes also. Is it not shameful to give such false reply to the JCM National Council, the biggest body constituted by the Govt of India to redress staff grievances? There is no action yet by the department for acceptance of nomination from postal side to represent the national council.
                The postal workers’ distress has reached the climax and they are not in a mood to await further with hopes any longer as they are totally ignored and neglected by the authorities.There is a sign of desperation and frustration everywhere and in every one’s mind due to protraction in finding the first cadre review proposals where the powers started silently to pursue their seventh cadre review.
                Inspite of the best efforts made by the Federations and unions to proceed cautiously, the mounting discontentment and dissatisfaction prevailing among themasses of postal workers due to the firm determination of the Govtand Postal Board in deterioration of mail services by the proposed L1 & L2 introduction arbitrarily against the wishes of the postal workers, are now finding exposition through sporadic actions here and there like Karnataka, Kerala & Maharashtra Circles.
                All these incidents are but writing on the wall and should serve as a pointer to the authorities responsible for running the administration in the country. They should take a note of it before it is too late.This is our last word and in a sense and a warning to the authorities. Let us hope that good sense will prevail and everything will be considered with a changed outlook so that the postal workers are enabled to serve the postal department with contentment and zeal and render every possible for cause of service in the current days of competition.
Let us therefore organise the workers for a massive strike from 17.01.2012 and record our protest and discontent demanding a fair settlement on all the charter of demands.
Rise like lions after slumber
 In unvanquishable number,
 Shake your chains to each like dew,
Which in sleep has fallen on you –
You are many – they are few.          Shelly.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI
DISCUSSION WITH POSTAL BOARD - NO PROGRESS
JCA DECIDES TO GO AHEAD WITH THE STRIKE DECISION
HOLD MASS DHARNA ON 10.01.2012 IN FRONT OF
CIRCLE/REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL OFFICES
            On 27.12.2011, Discussion on 25 point Charter of Demands has been held with the Postal Board -Member (Personnel), Member (Operations), Member (PLI) and Member (Planning). The discussion lasted for eight hours. Even though the staff side has elaborately explained all the demands raised in the Charter, there was no favourable or result-oriented settlement on any of the demands. Thereafter the Central JCA met and decided to go ahead with the strike decision. It is decided to intensify the campaign. Accordingly the Central JCA calls upon all the Branch/Divisional/Circle Union to organize MASS Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 10.01.2012. It is also decided to organize candle-light protest demonstration/procession/rallies on all important places on 16.01.2012. Further all intensive campaign such as squad work, conventions, general bodies, press conferences etc may be organized at all levels. Make the indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 a historic success

Tuesday 27 December 2011

LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED IN OPERATIVE & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF A.P POSTAL CIRCLE FOR THE YEAR 2012.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES OF CENTAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR INFORMATION

PRESIDENT :        COM C. C. PILLAI                09446362277.       ccpillai@gmail.com

                                            COMRADES:
WORKING PRESIDENT : Y.NAGABHUSHANAM        09550279069,      yn.krishna@yahoo.in

VICE PRESIDENTS : 1.      SOMNATH MUKHARJEE    09433703923
                                    2.      D. SIVAGURUNATHAN      09444845881
                                    3.      JAYANTHILAL                     09447508255
                                    4.     T.KOTAPPA

GENERAL SECRETARY:  P. MOHAN                            09491201569      pmohan7654@gmail.com

ASST.GEN.SECRETARY: GOWTAM KUNDAGRAMI, 08001777685

TRESURER:                        A.S. GAJENDRAN                09047177889

ASST. TRESURER:            N.SREEKANTAN                  09388530551

ORGANISING SECRETARIES:
                                    1. M. SURESH KUMAR                09842399132
                                    2. NOOR PASHA
                                    3. KUMAR PANKAJ                     09931134351
                                    4. UMESH BHAGAT                     09470892056
                                    5. K.RAMAMANI                         09848759166
                                    6. V.K. AMBIKA DEVI                09947986009, 9496036661
                                    7. RAJU DEY                                09836954510
                                    8. SHRIKANT. B. DANDGE        09422608372
                                    9. T. ARMUGAM                          09701570861

MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THESE OFFICE BEARERS FOR ANY INFORMATION

Friday 23 December 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

జే.సి.ఎ సమ్మె నోటిస్ పై 27-12-2011 పోస్టల్ బోర్డ్ అధికారుల -జే.సి.ఎ నాయకుల సమావేశము.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
SR Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.
F.No. 8/15/2011-SR Dated the 22nd December, 2011
Sujbect:- Notice of indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIl Postal Extral Departmental Employees Union and National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks – Meeting of Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action.
This has refreence to note of even No. Dated 16.12.2011 dealing with notice for indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action along with their 25-point Charter of Demands. Vide the above note, all Division heads were requested to furnish comments/Action Taken Reports in regard to the issues concerning them.
2. As decided with the approval of Secretary(Posts), the issues raised in the Charter of Demands will be discussed in the meetings to be taken by respective Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action on 27.12.2011 in Shri K.R. Murthy Room, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi as per timings indicated below:
(i). Member(P) will take meeting in the Forenoon stating at 10.30 AM.
(ii). Member(O) – 2.30 P.M.
(iii). Member(PLI) -3.30 P.M
(iv). Member(Planning) -4.30 P.M
All the concerned heads of divisions will make it convenient to attend the meeting along with updated comments/ATRs, which may also be sent to SR Section by 23.12.2011.
3. As regareds issue relating to Postal A/Cs Wing/Civil Wing, DDG(PAF)/CE(Civil) will take the meeting in the afternoon of 27.12.2011, timing for which will be fixed keeping in view convenience of both the sides.
Sd/-
(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

Tuesday 13 December 2011

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED ON THE ISSUES OF CASUAL/CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES


ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
NEW DELHI.
                                Date- 7.12.2011
Memorandum Submitted to Sri Manojit Kumar, CPMG, Assam circle appointed as chairman of the Committee Constituted to review the wage structure of casual contingent employees and submit the proposal for regular absorption.
    We the all India federation casual, contingent part time and contract workers working in Dept. of posts for favorable consideration of the committee.
     The system of engaging casual laborers is in existence in the Dept. of post even from undivided  P&T Dept. In the year 1980 order was issued by the Dept. dividing them into different categories. They are ....
1-        Those who has not completed  720 days of service in a period of 3 years @ 240 days per anum as on 1-4-1980
2-        Those who working from 1-4-77 or earlier and have completed 720 days as on 1-4-80.
3-        Those who are working  from 1-4-75 or earlier and completed 1200 days service as on 1-4-80.
The wages were fixed as follows
First category they will paid approved local rates.
Second category they will be paid  75% of the 1/30 of minimum of group D + DA Third category daily wage equal to 1/30 of minimum of group D + DA.
Against this discrimination in payment of wages which  is against fundamental rights NFPTE filed writ petition No302 of 1986 on 5-2-86 in the manner of MANDAMUS to the Union of India to direct it to pay to the petitioners same salary and allowances and other benefits as are being  paid to the regular and permanent employees in the corresponding cadre and to direct the Union of India to regularizes the service of casual labor who had been continuous service more than 6 months.
The Apex Court delivered the Judgment on 27-7-1987 which directed the Government as follows :-
Direction (1). The petitioners are entitled for the wages rates equal to the minimum pay in the pay scale of the regular employees and workers in the corresponding cadre including DA & ADA if any and other benefits which are being enjoying on the date of the Judgment.
Direction (2). Directed  the department to prepare scheme on a rational basis for absorbing as far as possible those who have been continuously working for more than one year Within eight months of the date of Judgment.
Basing on these Judgments some orders were issued by the department.
They are-     
      (1) DOP no 14/8/88-PAP dated 15-6-1987.
This order allowed paid w/off if a casual labor performed duties for 6 days
2- DOP no 2-10/88-PE dated 19-2-88 directing the authorities to create posts wherever feasable  and complete the process of absorption by 31-5-1988
3- DOP No 17-141/88-EDC & trg. dated 6-6-88 in these orders instruction issued for considering casual labors against group D/ EDA posts. In spite of all these orders same are not  being implemented at lower level and number of quires were  raised as mentioned below.
A.        Who should be treated as casual  labor
B.        Whether casual labor engaged through employment exchange are to be absorbed or all casual labors are to be absorbed .
these were clarified by the department vide its No 55-24/88 –SPB1 dated 17-3-89 This order clarified that all the casual workers working with different names in all the offices should be treated as casual labor only with two different names i.e. part time casual labor and full time casual labor.
Further clarification was issued on 16-9-92 vide lr. no.45-14/92 –SPB 1-directing the authorities to consider the PTCLs working for five hours and more should be made PTCL by re-adjusting on combination of duties wherever possible. In the same order it was clearly mentioned that in future no fresh CL should be engaged
Dept. of post issued orders called as grant of temporary status and regularization scheme wef. 29-11-89 according to which CL on the roles of the Dept as on 29-11-89 was continued to employed for 240 days in a year would be conferred by the temporary status.  This was further extended up to 1-9-93.
In spite of various orders mentioned above lower level authorities did not concentrate on this issue and casual labor system was continued as it is and engagement of new CL and contingent without following the rules and orders.
Again in the years 2006 orders were issued by DOPT vide its memo no. 49019/1/2006-EStt.dated 11 Dec.2006 for regularization  of casual labors who were recruited  in irregular manner also basing on the Supreme Court Judgment in Civil Appeal No 3595,3612/1999 dated 10-4-2006. But the same was neither circulated nor implemented by the dept. of posts.
Even CAT HYD. in OA no 388 of 1998 directed the Dept. to grant the temp. status to PTCL also but the same was not implemented and opposed by the Dept. and filed wp No 17048 of 2000 in AP High Court . Hon'ble High Court dismissed the petition confirming  the orders of the CAT on 7-9-2010 . again dept. approached Hon'ble Supreme Court by filing SLP which was dismissed by the Apex Court . After this much of long struggle for 15 years the Hon'ble CAT judgment was implemented for only those who approached that too particularly prospectively but not retrospectively.
This is the situation prevailing in the dept of post in respect of casual labors. Even today Number of casual labours working from 1980 are still awaiting  for their absorption.
After implementation of 6th C.P.C. to the regular employees  they have been denied of revised wages even till today on one plea or other. The benefits which have been enjoyed by the down trodden section which are given because of the Judgment given by Apex Court on 27-7-1987 were withdrawn one by one. They are
1.                                      Paid w/o was withdrawn on the plea of Audit objection
2.                                      They have been denied temporary status
3.                                      They have been denied identity cards which are essential to them for performing duties.
4.                                      They have been denied arrears of revised wages / DA from 1-1-2006
5.                                      Wages were not revised on par with regular employees w. e.f. 1-1-2006
6.                                      They are not being paid DA for the last three years.
7.                                      Up to implementation of fifth C.P.C. recommendation payment of HRA & CCA was drawn with arrears but subsequently this was withdrawn against which Hon'ble CAT Chennai delivered Judgment to pay HRA&CCA ,the same was ratified by Hon'ble High court also but by amending the rules dept. did not implement the Judgment and HRA&CCA and permanently withdrawn by issuing clarificatory order.
Keeping in view all the above the committee is requested to examin the situation prevailing in respect of casual labor in the dept. and recommend the following to settle the issue.
         i.      Immediate payment of revised wages from 1-1-2006 along with arrears irrespective of date of entry in the dept. which was quashed  by the Apex Court in 1987
    ii.      All the CL either full time or part time may be granted paid w/o,POH Including national holidays.
iii.      All the part time contingent posts may be converted as GDS posts and the present incumbents working in that posts may be upgraded as GDS
    iv.      All other PTCL may be regularized by issuing appointment orders so that they will get job security
         v.      All the PTCL may be absorbed against MTS/GDS vacancies by implementing AP High Court Judgment in W.P. no 17048 of 2000 dated 7-9-2010
    vi.      The following modifications may be made in the latest MTS recruitment rules
1.  Against 25% out side quota priority may be given to eligible casual labors.
2.  The condition of prior to 1993 in respect of PTCL may be remove keeping in view AP High Court Judgment
vii.      PTCL may be considered against GDS vacancies by reiterating the DG posts order no 17-141/88-EDC&TRG dated 6th June 88.

Monday 5 December 2011

TRCA TO BE DRAWN TO GDS SUBSTITUTES - CLARIFICATION BY CIRCLE OFFICE


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA :: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, A.P Cirle, Hyderabad 500 001

To

1.The Postmaster General
Hyderabad / Kurnool / Vijayawada / Visakhapatnam

2.The Sr. Supdt. of POs
Hyd. City Dn. / Secunderabad Dn. / Hyd. South East Dn.

3.The SSRM, Hyd. Sorting Dn., Hyderabad – 27 

4.The Chief Post Master
G.P.O., Hyderabad -1

No.EST / Wage Rate / DE / 09                Dated at Hyderabad-1        the 24-11-2011

Sub:- Payment of TRCA to outsiders working in the leave vacancies of GDS.

Ref:- This office letter of even no. dated 2-2-2011.
***

As per para 2.1 of Directorate letter No.6-1/2009-PE.II dated 09-10-2009 “The TRCA to GDS engaged on or after 1-1-2006 shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised TRCA slab from the date of their engagement”.

In this connection under the orders of the Competent Authority, I am directed to inform you that the minimum of the TRCA drawn by the regular incumbent which may be any of the authorized TRCA is applicable to the substitutes, but not the minimum of the first TRCA applicable to the GDSs concerned.

This is for favour of information and necessary action.

Sd.x.x.x
Asst. Director (Estt. & Inv.)
o/o Chief Postmaster General
A.P Circle, Hyderabad – 500 001.


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