UNITY FOR STRUGGLE, AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY - UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
34th All India Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ was held from 13th to 16th December 2015 New Office Bearers elected for the next session. President Com. N.R.Malivya MTS Indore RMS ( Madhya Pradesh) Vice-President 1 Com. Tirath Prakash MTS Delhi Stg Division ( Delhi) Vice-President 2 Com. I.P.Shaik MTS RMS ‘L ‘ Division ( Maharastra) Vice-President 3 Com. M. Chick Lakshmana MTS Bangalore Stg Division ( Karnataka) General Secretary Com. P. Suresh MG Hyd Sorting Sorting ( Andhra Pradesh) Assistant General Secretaries. 1 Com. C.M.Ravindernath MTS RMS ‘CT’ Division ( Kerala) 2 Com. Goutam A More MTS Mumbai Sorting Division (Maharastara) 3 Com. G.Vijay Kumar MTS Hyderabad Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh) 4 Com. Ashok Kumar Ghosh MTS Kolkata Airport Sorting ( West Bengal) 5 Com. Sanjay Dhar Dubey MTS RMS ‘A’ Division Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) 6 Com. R.K.Pagi MTS RMS ‘W’ Division Vadadora ( Gujarat) 7 Com. R.Santhanam MTS Chennai Sorting Division ( Tamilnadu) 8 Com. T.Kannaiah MG RMS ‘TP’ Division Tirupathi ( Andhra Pradesh) 9 Com. SajibKumar Biswas MTS MMS Kolkata ( West Bengal) Treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma MTS Air Mail Division ( Delhi)
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHION 23.05.2017 (TUESDAY 12 AM TO 04 PM)NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON SAME DAYMORE THAN 2000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROTEST DHARNA.

Monday, October 31, 2011

FAX /E-MAIL TO SECRETARY . MEMBER (O) , CGM (MB), DEPARTMENT OF POST -RMS `F` & RMS `L` DIVISIONS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE

CHQ/RIV/MAH/SEC/11                                                               Date 31.10-2011
                                               
To                                        To                                     To
Secretary                           Member (Operation)        CGM (MB)
Department of Posts        Department of  posts      Department  of posts       
Dak Bhawan,                     Dak Bhawan,                    Dak Bhawan
New Delhi                          New Delhi                         New Delhi

 Respected Madam,

Subject:- Abolition of F-28 & L-26 Sections.
It has been intimated by the Circle Secretary Maharastra Circle that CPMG Maharastra Circle Mumbai has issued orders for abolition of F-28 and L-26 sections. Both sections have been abolished without any discussion with the staff side and without going through the importance of these section. A detail on the utility of F-28  and L-26 sections has already been intimated to Directorate vide this Union letters of even number dated  02-08-2011 and 12-10-2011.
Action of CPMG Maharastra Circle is totally against the agreements/assurances given by the Directorate that no section will be abolished/merged without taking the staff side into confidence and having a detailed discussion on the subject.
To protest against the abolition of these sections, the staff of RMS `F` Division and RMS `L` Division has gone on indefinite strike with effect from to-day (31-10-2011).
We would request you to kindly intervene into the matter and direct the CPMG Maharastra Circle to withdraw the orders for the abolition of these sections immediately otherwise this strike may spread to whole Maharastra Circle and administration will be responsible for it.

Highlights of draft Post Office Bill 2011




1. Opening of market by reducing the exclusive privilege of Central Government:

Gradual opening of the market by phase wise removal of the monopoly proposed. Exclusive privilege reduced up to 150 gm. In case of letters and up to 50 gm. in case of express mail. Couriers can carry letters even within 150 gm and 50 gm ( the reserve area) subject to them charging twice the postal rates for letters and twice the rates for express service.

2. Sunset clause:

A 15 years SUNSET clause for complete removal of exclusive privilege in express service and Parliamentary Review of exclusive privilege in case of letters is proposed.

3. Universal Service Obligation of the Central Government:

As proposed, USO is defined as the obligation of the Central Government to provide, through the Department of Posts, basic postal services at reasonable access, affordable price and with specified service parameters throughout the country. Commitment to provide postal service, delivery and access to post office 6 days of the week except holidays.

4. Definitions:

Definitions of certain ‘terms’ are proposed keeping in view the definition adopted by different countries, as also the requirement of customers i.e.
a) “postal services” means services provided by the Central Government or on its behalf and includes services related to
(i) handling of addressed letters,
(ii) handling of addressed parcels and packages,
(iii) handling of addressed press products,
(iv) handling of these articles as registered or insured mail,
(v) express services for these articles,
(vi) handling of unaddressed articles,
(vii) Value Payable Post,
(viii) money remittance
(ix) Post Office Counter Services
(x) services on behalf of any Ministry or Department of the Central or State Governments, or services on behalf of any other organization
(xi) other services not specified elsewhere;

b) “courier services” means services related to the handling of articles of mail i.e. collection, sorting, dispatch, conveyance and delivery including
(i) handling of addressed letters subject to provisions in Section 4,
(ii) handling of addressed parcels and packages,
(iii) handling of addressed press products,
(iv) express services for these articles subject to provision in Section 4
(v) handling of unaddressed articles,
c) “express services” means postal / courier services related to handling of articles of mail and expedited delivery within a clearly specified and declared time limit with confirmation of receipt and with or without end‐to‐end integration to ensure track and trace and a record of delivery ;

d) “Registered Courier” means any person registered as such under Section ‐‐‐and includes his employee or agent or assignee;

e) “Licensee” means a Registered Courier who has been given license under Section ‐‐;

5. Registration and Licensing:

The Central Government may grant registration to any person undertaking the provision of any courier service in India, who shall be called a Registered Courier. The Central Government may also grant license to any Registered Courier, who shall be called alicensee, for providing certain specific services. There is no registration fee or license fee. Licensing conditions involve adherence to quality, guarantee relief to customers in case of any deficiency in service and commitment to ensure confidentiality and security of letter. All operators will require registration for providing any type of courier service in India. But license will be required only for reserve area, USO and letter mail.

6. Registering Authority:

It is proposed that Central Government shall appoint Registering Authority, in such manner and to perform such functions, as may be prescribed.

7. Appellate Authority:

An Appellate Authority is proposed for redressal of grievances of any person aggrieved by an order of Registration Authority.

8. Setting up Extra Territorial Offices of Exchange (ETOE) and International mail Processing Centers (IMPC) abroad:

Central Govt. may establish ETOEs/IMPCs in other countries for providing international Mail Services including express and parcel services subject to arrangements with such Postal Administrations regarding terms and conditions.
Courtesy: indiapost.gov.in

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OF SPEED POST CENTRES/SORTING HUBS

 Subject:- Administrative Control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting Hubs. D.G.Posts No. 6-5/2011-D Dated 20-10-2011

The matter relating to the administrative control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting Hubs falling under existing Postal or RMS division was raised by the staff side and was under consideration of this Directorate.
It has been decided that the issues of administrative control over Speed Post Centres/Sorting hubs in terms of placing under the administrative jurisdiction of Senior Superintendent/Superintendent of a Postal or RMS Division of a Postal or RMS Division maybe decided by the CPMG concerned taking into account local needs, administrative convenience and effective monitoring

Sunday, October 23, 2011

DECISIONS OF NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CONFEDERATION HELD AT BANGALORE

 
CONFEDERATION OF
CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
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Confdn/21/2011 23rd October 2011

Dear Comrades,
The National Secretariat of the Confederation met at Bangalore yesterday, ie 22nd October 2011. Due to indisposition, Com KKN Kutty, Secretary General could not attend the meeting. Com SK Vyas, President, presided.
The meeting reviewed i) the preparations for the signature campaign and the March to Parliament on 25th November 2011 and ii) the implementation of calls given by the Confederation on the Charter of Demands. The assessment of the meeting is given below.
1. The Signature campaign on the memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister has picked up, but there is a need to constant monitoring so that the target is completed by 15th November 2011. The meeting, therefore, decided to entrust the charge to the Secretariat members as given below.
1. Tamil Nadu/Pondichery – Coms. K Ragavendran, Mani Achari & M Duraipandian,
2. Karnataka – Com Seethalakshmi
3. Andhra Pradesh – Com SK Vyas
4. Mumbai – Coms. RP Singh & KV Jayaraj
5. Rest of Maharashtra - Com Ashok Salunkhe & PK Das
6. Orissa& Assam – Com N Somaiah
7. Uttar Pradesh – Coms Giriraj Singh & M. S. Raja
8. Madhya Pradesh – Com I. S. Dabas
9. Delhi – Com V Bhattacharjee
10. Bihar & WB – Com Piyush Roy
11. Chhattisgarh – Com M. S. Raja
12. Gujarat – Com M. S. Raja
13. Punjab & Haryana – Com RN Parashar
14. NE Region – Com. Piyush Roy
2. We will be able to meet the target of the mobilisation of 10000 for the March to Parliament on 25th November 2011.
3. The NE members-in-charge may ensure that the convention is completed by 15th November 2011 in all such stations where it is yet not over.
4. On programmes on Charter Demands formulated by National Council of Confederation at its Mumbai meeting it was felt that the momentum is yet to pick up, even though programmes have been carried out in majority of stations.
It was therefore decided to convene the National Council (ie Secretariat members, Chief Executives of affiliates and General Secretaries of State COCs) of Confederation to chalk out future course of action including date for one day strike, in pursuance of the decisions of the Mumbai National Council meeting.
The National Council meeting will be held on 16th December 2011 at Kochi, Kerala. Notice would be issued separately.
5. Com Krishnan, General Secretary, Kerala – where 6-5 lakh signature has already been collected under the banner of Steering Committee – will give brief note on their activity which shall be a model for other COCs to follow.
The Karnataka State Committee of Confederation had organised a well attended Convention on charter of demands in the afternoon session.


CIRCULAR OF CONFEDERATION

Conf./20/2011

Dated: 20th October, 2011
To
All affiliates and through them to the respective
Circle/State/District/Division/Branch/Unit leaders;
The State/District Committees of Confederation;
Dear Comrades,
Movement against PFRDA Bill;
We send herewith copy of the letter from the Convenor of the Steering Committee, which ofcourse is self explanatory. The Steering Committee as you know came into existence as per the decision taken at the National Convention held at New Delhi to launch programmes of action against the proposed PRFDA Bill. In order to establish mass contact with the public at large to elicit their support for the eventual struggles ahead, the convention had decided to organise a mass signature campaign. The campaign was to be unleashed in all States after organising State Convention; March to the Governor's office etc. The draft for the signature campaign had also been circulated to be got printed by the respective affiliates/state Committees. The signature campaign was meant to elicit the support of the people for our demand that the Government scraps the bill which has been presented to the Parliament for deliberation and adoption. We hope that the petition on which signatures are to be obtained might have been got printed and circulated amongst mass of the employees. We request you to monitor the progress in this regard as we have decided to obtain atleast 10 million signatures in the petition to be submitted to the Honourable Speaker on 25th November, 2011. Needles it is to emphasise that without obtaining the support of the people the struggle against the bill might be difficult to succeed.
The programme slated for 25th November is to organise a massive procession and rally before the Parliament and submit the petition with 10 million signatures to the Honourable Speaker, Lok Sabha. The demonstration must be massive, massive and magnificient enough to receive the requisite attention of the media and the public as also to elicit the attention of the Honourable members of the Parliament. We must take efforts to bring to the kind notice of the honourable members of Parliament of the need to compel the Government to withdraw the ill advised Bill or the same is voted out. To ensure that, a powerful and strong movement has to be brought about outside the Parliament. We must bring to the notice of our members the fact that once the bill is made into law by the Parliament, it would open the gates for sever attack on the present defined benefit pension scheme. The Govt. Will be armed with the powers to tinker with the existing pension affecting adversely the entitlement of pension of the serving employees and Pensioners. Our members who are recruited after. 1.1.2004 have already been excluded from the pension benefit by the Government through an executive fiat. It is our bounden duty to fight for them and ensure that they are covered by the defined benefit pension scheme.
The signature campaign and the March to Parliament, if organised with dedication will raise the public opinion against the bill and will pave the way for it annulment. We appeal to you to do everything possible to make the programme of 25th November, 2011 a grand success and ensure that the old age security in the form of pension of Govt. Employees is not allowed to be snatched away to benefit the rich corporate houses and stock market manipulators. The Steering Committee has decided to organise a two hour demonstration at all work-spots on the date on which the Parliament takes the bill for consideration. We expect the bill to come up for deliberation in the ensuing winter session of the Parliament.
With greetings and with the fervent belief that you will intensify the mobilisation for making the signature campaign and march to Parliament programme slated for 25th November, 2011 greatly successful by the participation of the largest number of Central Govt. Employees.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

MNOP COMMITTEE MEETING 21.10.2011 - NO PROGRESS

The fourth sitting of the MNOP Committee meeting held today at 3 PM under the chairpersonship of Mrs. Manjula Prashar, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE and Sri. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO attended.

The Staff side categorically made it clear that they are totally against implementation of first class mails hubs (L1, L2) as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the mails sector and will lead to large scale closure/merger of offices in addition to dislocation of staff. The official side argued that the MNOP is for the best interest of the department and employees.

AS NO CONSENSUS COULD BE ARRIVED THE MEETING ENDED IN DISAGREEMENT.

D.Theagarajan                                                                    Secretary General, FNPO
M.Krishnan                                                                                                    Secretary General, NFPE

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Closing of Central Govt. Offices in connection with elections to Lok Sabha/State Assembly/Panchayat/Municipalities/Corporation or other Local Bodies-DOPT Clarificatory orders issued

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CADRE REVIEW MEETING

As scheduled the cadre restructure meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Salim Haque was held at Directorate on 12.10.2011 at 15.00 hrs. The staff side submitted the comprehensive proposals on each cadre and narrated its justification. The staff side pointed out that except in the case of Postal Assistants and supervisors the functional justification is not practicable and requested consideration on the basis of percentage in respect of other cadres.

Official side intimated that in each basic cadre like MTS, postman, PA/SA etc new cadre called as non functional to the extent of 3% to 5% shall be considered for which matching savings is inevitable and that will be discussed and finalized after forming proposals.


Official side further informed that they will study the entire proposals of the staff side and come out with final proposal at the earliest and in the meanwhile if they desire to have discussion in respect of any particular cadre they will call staff side and finalise after their consent. The meeting ended with vote of thanks.

MNOP Committee - Dissent Note submitted by staff side

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office, New Delhi – 110001

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001

Ref: No. MNOP/GENL/2011 Dated – 11.10.2011


To,
Mrs. Manjula Parashar  Member (Operations)
Postal Service Board Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Madam,
Sub: - MNOP Committee Meeting
Kindly recall the discussion we had with you in the MNOP Committee meeting held on 10.10.2011
As already pointed out by us the minutes of the last meeting do not correctly reflect the view points expressed by the staff side representatives. We have neither agreed with the concept of new sorting hubs for speed post operations nor appreciated the concept for network redesign for first class mails. Our request for change of administrative control of all speed post hubs to RMS Superintendents and also our apprehension regarding closure/merger of sorting offices, especially in the metro/big cities in the wake of implementation of L1, L2 concept was also not included in the minutes. We are rather disappointed to note that inspite of our repeated request the Mckinsey consultancy’s full recommendations are not made available to us.


Regarding the discussion held on 10.10.2011, we had examined in detail all the pros and cons of the suggestions and assurances given by the administration in the meeting. We did not find any reason to change the stand taken by us as regards to implementation of first class mails hub i.e., L1 & L2. We have unanimously decided to oppose the implementation of the L1, L2 on the following counts.


1. It will definitely cause delay to the public mails as compared to the position prevailing now. We are not against improving the quality of the mail operations but it should not be at the cost of efficiency of the Postal Services.
2. Whatever may be the assurances given by the administration, the implementation of L1, L2 concept will result in closure/merger of sorting offices and divisions in the metros in the near future and at other stations at later date.
3. There will be large scale dislocation of staff and their carrier prospects will be adversely affected.


4. We further strongly feel that the international experience in the postal sector, after implementation of such recommendations, have proved disastrous and we don’t want that to happen in India Post by implementing the Mail Network Optimisation Project recommended by Mckinsey.
Finally we once against request you to desist from implementing the MNOP for first class mails i.e. L1, L2


Yours faithfully,
Sd/-                                                                                    Sd/-
M. Krishnan  Secretary General, NFPE            D. Theagarajan   Secretary General  FNPO

FOR ATTENTION OF ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF NFPE UNIONS

CIRCLE WISE QUOTA OF DELEGATES TO PARTICIPATE IN PARLIAMENT MARCH TO BE HELD ON 25TH   NOVEMBER, 2011:
Assam-25, AP-200, Bihar-200, Chhattisgarh-50, Delhi-500, Gujarat-100, HP-100, Haryana-300, J&K-50, Jharkhand-50, Karnataka-50, Kerala-50, MP-200, Maharashtra-100, North East-25, Orrisa-50, Punjab-300, Rajasthan-400, Tamil Nadu-200, U.P.-1000, Uttarakhand-50, West Bengal-500
Please ensure cent percent participation from the Circles concerned.

NOTE: ACCOMMODATION BOOKED AT ARYA SAMAJ MANDIR, AT KAROL BAGH, NEW DELHI

Scholarship Scheme for the Children of Canteen employees

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M.T.S. AMENDMENT RECRUITMENT RULES 2010

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