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Monday, April 16, 2007


General Secretary's Desk

Dear Comrades,


The Postal JCA Circular No. PF-12 (C)/JCA/2007 dated 01-04-2007 & the copy of the strike notice proposed to be served on 09-04-2007 are enclosed along with this circular. All Divisional / Branch Secretaries should circulate the same to all the members and organise the workers for the indefinite strike at once. The importance of the demands & its settlement are furnished as a separate annexure and all should translate and circulate the same in their regional language immediately. A copy of the same may please be forwarded to CHQ for reference and file. Please ensure cent percent participation in the proposed strike.


As per the report of the NFPE, our branches have remitted quota to NFPE only to the extent of 16 Federal Councillors as on 31-03-2007. According to our membership, this should have been at least by 60 to 65 councillors. Even in the last Federal Council, we are having the representation of more than 30 Federal Councillors.

So, all Branch / Divisional Secretaries are requested to remit quota to NFPE positively before 30-04-2007 under intimation to CHQ. Non clearance of dues to NFPE is against to the provisions of the constitution.


Similarly, while pursuing records, there is a poor remittance of quota from branches to CHQ during the last six months. Many branches have not remitted any amount towards quota for the accounting year of 2006-07. There is a huge dues towards the Bhartiya Post. All are requested to clear the quota up-to-date and also to clear the dues for Bhartiya Post.


A delegation led by Com. C.C. Pillai, Secretary General consisting Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P-3; Com. Des Raj Sharma, General Secretary, P-4; Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-3 met the Secretary and discussed various issues. The message about serving strike notice on 09-04-2007 has been conveyed to him in case if Judicial Committee is not constituted to consider the GDS problems.


The Pay Commission has appointed three inter committee to study the following subjects.

1. Examining the Feasibility of Performance Related (PRP) in Government ----- By Prof. Biju Varkkay, IIM, Ahmedabad
2. Estimating the Compensation Package for Government employees and the cost to the Government ---- BY Prof. P.K. Premarajan Xavier, Labour Relation Institute, Jamshedpur (within 4 months)
3. Study on Terminal Benefits of the Central Government Employees --- By Dr. Gayithri, Centre for Economic Studies & Policies, Bangalore – 560072 (within 7 months)


The First Committee (PRP) will study about the identification of metrics for five measures of performance.

(a) Competency / Skill (b) Effort / Activity (c) Result / Output / Value Added Measures
(d) Efficiency / Productivity and (e) Quality / Customer Satisfaction

After the study, it would devise means by which PRP can be introduced in the Government. Specifically it should consider

(i) Should PRP be applied to all or higher managerial position to begin with.
(ii) Should PRP be individual based or group based.
(iii) Should specific percentages be prescribed for restricting number of posts to which PRP is given.

The study group is meeting the representatives of NFPE on 13-04-2007 at 11:00 A.M. in the Postal Directorate, New Delhi. A delegation under the leadership of Com. C.C. Pillai, Secretary General, NFPE will discuss with the study group on the said date.

The following is the opinions of me and I request all the comrades to offer their suggestions through E-Mail or letter positively before 11-04-2007.


(i) PRP is a welcome measure wherever more Productivity delivered by the employees. It was clearly mentioned that the PRP will be a second component of hike in salary apart from the existing conventional method of safety with annual increments etc.
(ii) PRP should be measured on the performance and not on the profit since the department like postal are socially oriented department yet under the universal postal service obligation.
(iii) The work norms were fixed by ISU (Internal Study Unit) by application of various scientific parameters to various types of job. If the excess work performed within the working hours, the excess component may be taken for the elements of PRP.
(iv) There is a scientific formula available for the grant of Productivity Linked Bonus every year. Similar formula may be drafted and applied for the entire department.
(v) The PRP should be introduced & distributed for the entire team (i.e) All staff and this should not be granted to certain category alone or officers placed in the managerial position.
(vi) The targets fixed in the business activities are being achieved by the field staff upto the level of GDS agents. The fruit of the PRP should be distributed to all staff based on the performance of the previous year. Every year the performance of the whole department be reviewed and PRP be fixed.
(vii) Individual measuring is not possible / feasible and we are not for such individual PRP.
(viii) The assessment in C.R. or by any means should not be accepted as deciding factor for PRP as most of these items are either favoured or biased.
(ix) So far the Job evaluation of Postal Assistants to HSG.I cadre, we have categorically detailed in our memorandum. We could well justify ourselves about our tremendous performance amidst the staff reduction on matching savings and acute shortage of staff.
(x) The postal employees could establish their strength & mite above all Central Government employees in the output and arduous nature in the midst of multifarious duties and responsibilities.

Comrades! The above are very few. There may be many in your minds. I seek the feed back from all on the above before 10-04-2007 so that we could consolidate and place before the team on 13-04-2007 on behalf of the NFPE.

This study is to assess the total cost incurred (like Salary, Allowances, HRA, Transport / Telephone, Free Passes, LTC, Pensionary benefits, Job Securities and other benefits etc.)
The Terms & Reference of Study are follows:-
· To work out the cost incurred by the Government in paying the pay, allowances and all other benefits whether monetary/ in kind (tangible/ intangible) to their employees and to compute cost per employee to the government in each of the pay scales prevailing in the Government for employees who enjoy these benefits as well as those who do not.
· To work out in monetary terms the benefits, whether in form of allowances or in kind, available to the employees in various sectors of the government like Armed Forces, Police, Railways and Posts and to study the efficacy of these benefits in meting their objectives.
· To determine the feasibility of evolving a compensation package that would compensate all the benefits presently available in various pay scales/ sectors in purely monetary terms as a more efficient way of compensating the employees.
· To study the monetary value that can be attached to security of and the protection under Article 311 of the Constitution available to the Government employees. Whether this can have any impact on the emoluments payable to the Government employees given the fact that the extant rules also preclude an easy exit from a Government job.
The study would be carried out in the following phases.
Phase I – Computation of cost using available data with respect to pay and allowances of all government sectors.
Phase II – Assessment of monetary value of tangible and intangible benefits with inputs from recipients and from experts.
Phase III – Assessment of some of the understated benefits of working for the government viz. job security & protection, Article 311, cost of no easy exit, etc. Assessment of monetary value attached to benefits and impact on the pay mix.
Phase IV – Discussion on the efficacy of having all cash pay along with the feasibility of such a pay structure.
This should be seriously discussed and debated among the organisations / unions of the Central Government employees. The existing protection under Article 311 of the constitution, pensionery benefits, Job Security etc. should be safeguarded. Please offer your opinions also in this regard.

This study is mainly related to those appointed before 01-01-2004 and about an assessment of the existing and future liability of the Government towards retirement benefits and suggesting effective ways and means of reducing the budgetary liability on this account.
The Terms of Reference of Study are follows:-
· To analyse the expenditure presently being incurred by Government, under the existing scheme of retirement benefits available to Central Government Employees under consideration, make projections thereon and suggest ways to meet this liability.
· To see the age profile of existing government employees as had joined before 1.1.2004 and to assess the liability likely to arise towards their terminal benefits in the next three to four decades.
· To suggest various options for suitable self sustaining models to finance the pensions of Central Government employees with the final objective that the funds so devised are able to meet substantially the entire pension liability of the Government.
· To assess the financial liability that will need to be initially incurred by the government for implementation of such self sustaining models.
The study proposals a projection of terminal benefits related expenditure and some other option which will be considered after interaction with the stake holders.
CHQ office bearers / Circle Secretaries / Divisional Secretaries are requested to offer their views and opinion on this also.
Let us meet in our next. Till then Bye…….
With struggle greetings,
Yours fraternally,

K.V. Sridharan
General Secretary



K.V. Sridharan,
General Secretary,
AIPEU Group 'C' (CHQ),
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,
2151/1, New Patel Nagar,
New Delhi - 110008

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