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.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

CONFEDERATION IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET ON 23.10.2013 TO DECIDE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION STRIKE BALLOT DEFERRED
Dear Comrades,
            The National Secretariat of the Confederation congratulate the affiliates and State Committees for the strenuous efforts put in by them to propagate and campaign amongst the mass of the employees of the need for an immediate wage revision and setting up of the 7th CPC and enlist the massive participation of the Central Govt. employees for a long drawn out struggle, which commenced in 2011 and the first phase of which was culminated on 12thDecember, 2012 in a one day strike action.  We are proud of the fact that our efforts has borne fruit  as the Government  had to announce the setting up of the 7th CPC  on 25th. Confederation, as you are aware, had always been in the forefront in formulating demands of the CGEs, presenting and articulating the issues in spearheading struggles and negotiating the demands to reach settlement.  This time also Confederation was the organization which raised the setting up of the 7th CPC and wage revision; demanded that the 7th CPC’s recommendation must be effective from 1.1.2011; insisting that the tenure of the recommendation of the 6th CPC must be ended on the expiry of the five years on par with the wage tenure of the Public Sector undertaking workers as early as in 2010.  It could justify the demands with facts and figures of the unprecedented erosion of the real value of the wages of the Central Government employees due to the high rate of inflation in the economy and shooting up of the prices of all essential commodities.  The campaign and propaganda unleashed by us together had its salutary impact on the thinking process of other sister organizations, compelled them to take note of the growing discontent amongst the rank and file of their membership and to realize the fact that the wage structure had become incapable of making both ends meet especially for those employees at the lower levels of the hierarchy. They had to perforce take up the issue of wage revision  and setting up the 7th CPC due to the ambience created by the Confederation and its affiliates by organizing series of struggles during  the period and at the same time spurning every of our attempt for a joint action. We are quite aware that sanctions cannot be generated without joint and united action of the workers.  This dichotomy practiced by the predominant organizations in the JCM inflicted irreparable damage to the cause of the Central Government  employees.

We are happy that the Government of India having realized that the large majority of the Central Government employees have become mentally attuned to the path of an inevitable struggle on wage revision  decided to avert a confrontation by announcing the setting up of the 7th CPC.   We must, however, realize that the decision of the Government  tantamount to a post dated cheque which is capable of encashment only after a long period of two and half years.  We must not take it lying down.  The agony and sufferings of the employees, especially those at the lower levels cannot be mitigated by promises and assurances.  There must be a rise in their emoluments to make them capable of meeting the ever increasing cost of essential needs.  The Government must be told categorically and compelled to agree for the merger of DA with pay; and interim relief, which had all along been the case ever since the advent of the system of Pay Commission for wage revision.  We must bring home the fact that there will be no question of any arrears arising from the recommendation of the 7th CPC as the Commission is mandated to make its recommendation before the crucial date of 1st January, 2016. 

Even though, it is stated that the terms of reference would be finalized in consultation with all stake holders, the question of inclusion of GDS within the ambit of the Pay Commission, in all probabilities would be resisted by the Government. In the light of the passage of the PFRDA Bill in the Parliament, the Government might not agree to include the retirement benefits in the terms of reference.  This apart, the Government will now refer all pending matters, be it at the National Anomaly Committee, National Council or various Departmental Councils  or taken up through inter departmental references  to the 7th CPC.  In other words for the next two and half years none of the issues of the CGEs will be either discussed or settled.  We must not allow the Government to succeed in this nefarious objective.
We must note that the present announcement of setting up of the 7th CPC has also the hidden political agenda, for  many States including  Delhi  are to go to polls in the next few months.  The National Secretariat of the Confederation will meet on 23.10.2013 at Delhi. Formal notice is being sent separately. The Sectt. will decide upon the future course of action. In view of the present announcement of the Government setting up the 7th CPC it is necessary that we should defer the strike ballot decision, which is scheduled to be held on 11th to 13th November, 2013.  It is however, our considered opinion that unless we trade the path of struggle the demand for merger of DA with pay, date of effect, inclusion of GDS within the ambit of the 7th CPC and other issues in our charter of demands will not be settled at all.   The campaign chalked out must, therefore, be carried out with determination and understanding that we will succeed.   We request the leaders of the affiliates, State Committees and National Sectt. Members to ensure that the campaign programmes are implemented as planned.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
(K. K. N. Kutty)                                                                                    (M. Krishnan)
President                                                                                             Secretary General

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Postal Act could deal blow to $2-bn courier sector

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Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks


Enhancement of ceiling for  calculation of ex-gratia bonus  payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks  
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- same as that prescribed for the regular departmental employees. The decision would be applicable with prospective effect that is from the accounting year 2012-13 payable in 2013-14. The increase in bonus calculation ceiling will restore the long established parity between regular departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks on the issue of payment of bonus. This decision will benefit 2.63 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts, who play a very vital role in providing postal, financial and insurance services in the rural, hilly and tribal areas of the country.
 
ग्रा मीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनुग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा बढ़ाई गयी      केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने आज ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनु्ग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा 2500 रुपये से बढ़ाकर 3500 रुपये कर दी है। अब उन्हें विभाग के नियमित कर्मचारियों के बराबर अनु्ग्रह बोनस प्राप् होगा। यह निर्णय वर्ष 2012-13 के संबंध में है और बोनस वर्ष 2013-14 में देय होगा।        इस निर्णय से डाक विभाग में कार्यरत 2.63 लाख ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को लाभ मिलेगा, जो देश के ग्रामीण, पहाड़ी और जनजातीय इलाकों में डाक, वित्तीय और बीमा सेवाएं प्रदान करने में बहुत अहम भूमिका निभाते हैं।


Monday, September 23, 2013

CONSTITUENTS OF URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS - CENSUS 2011

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NFPE NORTH ZONE STUDY CAMP 21st ,22nd SEPTEMBER2013,GHAZIABAD(UP)

                  
 NFPE North Zone Study Camp was held at Ghaziabad from 21st Sept. to 22nd Sept. 2013 at Aapka Bhawan ,Kavi nagar , Ghaziabad (UP).

                   The programme commenced with flag hoisting by Com. I.S. Dabas Dy. S/G , NFPE & G/S P-IV union and after that froral tribute was paid to the martyrs .Before start of inaugural session            all leaders and guests were honoured by the Reception Committee, Ghaziabad by garlanding and presenting files and mementos. The Inaugural session was presided over by Com. T.P. Mishra, Ex. President P-III UP and Advisor of NFPE unions UP Circle. The camp was inaugurated by Com. S.K. Vyas Advisor Confederation and he also took Ist Class on the Subject ”National situation and role of working class “and in addition to this he also described the role of Confederation. NFPTE & NFPE in achieving the demands of Central Government employees starting  from the IInd Pay Commission to 6th Pay Commission. Coms. M. Krishnan, S/G NFPE, K. Ragavendran Ex. S/G NFPE, Giriraj Singh , President NFPE & G/S R-III, I.S. Dabas Dy. S/G NFPE and G/S P-IV , Virendra Tiwari, G/S SBCO Association , S.B. Yadav offg. G/S Postal Accounts Association, P. Pandurangarao G/SGDS (NFPE) union, Y. Nagabhushnam, Working President Casual Labourers Federation and Com. R.N. Parashar  were present on dias.

                   A felicitation was given to Com. M.S. Raja Working President Confederation and Secretary General All India Audit and Accounts Association and he also delivered a very valuable speech.
                   . Com. K. Ragavendran Ex. Secretary General NFPE took IInd Class on the subject “Organization and our task”. He made power point presentation on the subject in a very excellent manner which made all the delegates understand the subject well.

                   IIIrd Class on the subject “Lessons of past and task ahead of  trade union movement” was taken by Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE and G/S P-III who elaborately described the role of NFPTE . NFPE and Confederation and its leaders in building the trade union movement and achievement through sustained struggle. He also emphasized  to make broader unity of entire working class  so that the attacks unleashed by the Govt. of India in the wake of globalization   policies could be resisted and genuine and justified demands of workers can be achieved . This session was presided over by Com. R.K. Gupta Vice President R-III CHQ and Circle Secretary R-III U.P.

                   At 5P.M. a Seminar on “ Future of India Post” was organized .Shri John Samuel , Director, Postal Staff College Ghaziabad was the Chief Guest who made very excellent power point presentation on the subject. As a Guest of Honour , Shri V.K. Verma, Joint Director Postal Staff College, Shri Umesh Verma, Joint Director, Postal Staff College , Shri Sanjay Singh , Director Ghaziabad  and Shri B.K. Singh ADG Philately Postal Directorate , New Delhi were present and they delivered very good speeches on the subject. All The officers were honoured by the Reception Committee by presenting flower bouquets, Shawls, mementos and files. Vote of thanks was offered by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG, NFPE.

                   On 22nd September 2013 IVth  Class was taken by Com. K.V. Sridharan Ex. G/S P-III and Leader Staff Side, JCM (Departmental Council) on the subject “Service Rules and Role of Unionists.” He made  power point presentation in English in a very excellent manner which was translated in Hindi by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG NFPE. Com. K.V. Sridharan replied all the queries and questions raised by the delegates. This session was presided over by Com. Subhash Mishra Circle Secretary P-III UP.

                   At 01PM on 22.09.13 the open session was started. The open session was presided over by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG NFPE, and Circle President P-III UP.. The open session was inaugurated by Com. Giri Raj Singh President, NFPE and G/S R-III.

                    In this session Coms. P. Suresh, G/S R-IV , K.K. Sharma Vice President , NFPE, R. Shivanarayana, President, P-III CHQ , N. Subramaniam Dy. G/S P-III CHQ , Balwinder Singh Financial Secretay, P-III CHQ were present. All these leaders were honoured by Reception Committee by garlanding and presenting mementos and files. They all delivered their speech and guided the delegates. Besides them, Coms. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO Association, S.B. Yadav, Offg. General Secretary , Postal Accounts Association, Jagdish Prasad Financial Secretary, R-III CHQ  also delivered their speech . Coms. Vikram Shah Circle Secretary P-IV UP, Narottam Lal Tripathi C/S R-IV UP, R.S. Sosodiya, Circle President GDS (NFPE) and mostly CWC members and Divisional Secretaries of all NFPE Unions of UP Circle remained present in the camp.

                   At last Com. R.N. Parashar delivered his presidential speech. He appreciated the role of Reception Committee, Ghaziabad under able leadership of Com. J.P. Yadav, Rajendra Sharma, Rajesh Jain, Narendravir, Sachin and Aafat Khan and all other members of Reception Committee in making very excellent arrangements in Study Camp. He offered Vote of thanks to all the leaders, guests, delegates and members of Reception Committee who contributed their best in making the camp a grand success.

                   The Camp was ended by shouting revolutionary slogans.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Formation of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

The Department of Posts is one of the largest Central Government Departments next to Railways and Defence and the strength of Pensioners of Postal Department is also one of the biggest in the country. NFPE in its 9th Federal Council had resolved to extend full support and solidarity to the efforts of mobilizing the entirety of Pensioners of Postal Department, especially in the specific background of very serious attacks on Pension and Social Security of all Pensioners and Government Employees under LPG policies of Central Government. We also note with concern that despite the existence and functioning of different Pensioners’ Organizations in the country, more than 80% of Postal Pensioners remain unorganized. 

This weakness has to be eliminated in order to combat the attacks on Pension and Social Security. Mobilization of all Pensioners of Postal and RMS disregarding their union affiliations in the past is the need of the hour.

In this background, the National Federation of Postal Employees extends all support to the endeavor of mobilizing the entirety of Pensioners of the Department of Posts in the country by our retired Comrades, who have served in various capacities in the Postal Unions in the past.

The name of the new Organization will be All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association.

A Steering Committee formed by the senior retired comrades and headed by the under-mentioned comrades with the former Secretary General of NFPE Comrade K.Ragavendran as the General Convenor should be rendered all assistance and help by the entirety of NFPE Organizations at all levels in order to build a strong organization for the Postal Pensioners.

Steering Committee of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

Chairman:         Com. D.K.Rahate [Former President NFPE] [Mobile09821031375]
Vice Chairman: Com. T.Narasimhan [Vice President Confederation] [Mobile09440056969]
General Convener:  Com. K.Ragavendran [Former Secretary General NFPE] [Mobile: 09444919295]

In order to complete the formation of the All India Association in a time bound manner, formation of the Circle level All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association and Division / District level Associations [District level or if feasible Divisional level according to local conditions] shall be completed before the 31st December, 2013. An All India Special Conference will be organized thereafter to complete the CHQ formation.

All are requested to extend total cooperation in the endeavor to build a strong organisation for the Pensioners of Postal Department.
Comradely Yours,
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Friday, September 20, 2013

CHQ CIRCULAR

Dear Comrades,
STRIKE BALLOT

DATES CHANGED TO 11, 12 & 13 NOVEMBER 2013

MAKE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME BY CHQ LEADERS A GRAND SUCCESS

The available members of the Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 19.9.2013 to review the preparation made for the strike Ballot campaign, which is, scheduled to be organised on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2013.  The meeting took note of the fact that certain states and some organisations have not yet initiated steps to conduct the programme with full participation of the members.  It was also reported at the meeting that some of the affiliates have practical problem in adhering to the dates and the house was of the unanimous opinion that the date might be deferred.  Accordingly the dates for strike ballot have now been shifted to 11th, 12th and 13thNovember, 2013 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Confederation National Secretariat members will undertake intensive campaign programmes to mobilise the rank and file of the membership.  The names of Comrades who are deployed to various States are indicated in the list enclosed.  The State Secretaries and the affiliated organisations are requested to get in touch with the concerned Secretariat members to fix up the dates.  The National Secretariat will meet at Mumbai on 15th November, 2013 to review the strike ballot campaign programme and chalk out future course of action.

AUSTERITY DRIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT
BAN ON CREATION AND FILLING UP OF POSTS  
 CONDUCT MASS DEMONSTRATION ON 25.09.2013

The Government on recognition of the serious economic crisis that engulfed the Indian economy has decided to abide by the IMF prescription of imposing austerity measures.  They have now imposed a total ban on recruitment, Creation of Posts and abolition of the posts which lie vacant for more than a year and such other anti-people measures.  We should react to this wanton attack immediately and the Secretariat has decided to call uypon all the affiliates and State Committees to organise a massive demonstration on 25th September, 2013. At all work places and at all important centres.
            
With greetings,

Fraternally Yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General.

10% Hike in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 approved by Govt.

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.7.2013 
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent. 

Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014). 
Source : PIB ( Release ID :99506)

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 7/2013 DATED - 20.09.2013

CIRCULAR  NO. 7/2013                                                                 DATED – 20.09.2013

Dear Comrades,
STRIKE BALLOT

DATES CHANGED TO 11, 12 & 13 NOVEMBER 2013

MAKE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME BY CHQ LEADERS A GRAND SUCCESS

The available members of the Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 19.9.2013 to review the preparation made for the strike Ballot campaign, which is, scheduled to be organised on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2013.  The meeting took note of the fact that certain states and some organisations have not yet initiated steps to conduct the programme with full participation of the members.  It was also reported at the meeting that some of the affiliates have practical problem in adhering to the dates and the house was of the unanimous opinion that the date might be deferred.  Accordingly the dates for strike ballot have now been shifted to 11th, 12th and 13th November, 2013 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Confederation National Secretariat members will undertake intensive campaign programmes to mobilise the rank and file of the membership.  The names of Comrades who are deployed to various States are indicated in the list enclosed.  The State Secretaries and the affiliated organisations are requested to get in touch with the concerned Secretariat members to fix up the dates.  The National Secretariat will meet at Mumbai on 15th November, 2013 to review the strike ballot campaign programme and chalk out future course of action.

AUSTERITY DRIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT
BAN ON CREATION AND FILLING UP OF POSTS  
 CONDUCT MASS DEMONSTRATION ON 25.09.2013

The Government on recognition of the serious economic crisis that engulfed the Indian economy has decided to abide by the IMF prescription of imposing austerity measures.  They have now imposed a total ban on recruitment, Creation of Posts and abolition of the posts which lie vacant for more than a year and such other anti-people measures.  We should react to this wanton attack immediately and the Secretariat has decided to call uypon all the affiliates and State Committees to organise a massive demonstration on 25th September, 2013. At all work places and at all important centres.
            
With greetings,
Fraternally Yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General.

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS DEPLOYED FOR CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME

S.No
Territorial area to be covered
Name of CHQ Office Bearers
Mobile Nos.
1
Kerala
K. K. N. Kutty,
C. P. Sobhana
09811048303
09446721330,
2
Tamilnadu
M. Krishnan,
T. Narasimhan
09447068125,
09440056969
3
Karnataka & Goa
M. S. Raja
T. Narasimhan
V. Venkatasubramanian
R. Seethalaxmi

09868145667
09440056969
09443735356
09448819821
4
Andhra Pradesh
M. Krishnan
M. Duraipandian
B. Krishna Gaud
Mani Achari
09447068125
09789833552
09866618391
09442155128
5
Maharashtra
K. K. N. Kutty
Ashok B Salunkhe,
Giriraj Singh,
R.P. Singh,
Nilesh Nasre
09811048303
09969233999
09811213808
09969080996
09850354898
6
Gujarat
K. P. Rajagopal
I. S. Dabas,
K.V. Jayaraj
09868277455
09968099272
09869501189
7
Rajasthan
Giriraj Singh,
M.S. Raja
09811213808
09868145667
8
Madhya Pradesh
K. P. Rajagopal
I. S. Dabas
N. Somaiya
Nageshwar Rao
09868277455
09968099272
09704562781
09912348233
9
Chhattisgarh
M.S. Raja
P. Suresh
Yeshwant Purohit
09868145667
09885077451
09406717191
10
New Delhi
M. Krishnan
Ashok Kr. Kanojia,
Giriraj Singh
V. Bhattacharjee
09447068125
09810206426
09811213808
09868520926
11
Bihar
Giriraj Singh
V. Battacharjee
09811213808
09868520926
12
Jharkhand
K. K. N.Kutty
Pijush Roy
09811048303
09433575577
13
Uttar Pradesh
S. K. Vyas,
R. N. Parashar,
V. Bhattacharjee
T. Satyanarayana
09868244035
0986819295
09868520926
09912348500
14
Orissa
K. P. Rajagopal
P. Suresh

09868277455
09885077451
15
Bengal
K. K. N. Kutty
M. Krishnan
Pijush Roy
09811048303
09447068125
09433575577
16
Assam
K. K. N. Kutty,
Pijush Roy
09811048303
09433575577
17
Meghalaya & Tripura
K. P. Rajagopal
V. Bhattacharjee
09868277455
09868520926
18
Haryana & NCR (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Gaziabad, Noida, Meerut etc.)
R.N. Prashar
A. K. Kanojia
I. S. Dabas
V. Bhattacharjee
N. Somaiya
0986819295
09810206426
09968099272
09868520926
09704562781
20
Punjab
K. K. N Kutty
Giriraj Singh
09811048303
09811213808
21
Himachal Pradesh
M. Krishnan
0944706812
22
Uttarakhand
S. K. Vyas
MS Raja
Arup Chatterjee
09868244035
09868145667
09874408310