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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NEWS LETTER

The latest from the General Secretary Desk

 

 

Meeting member (P)

 

(i)             We met the member (P) Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy on 23.11.07 & also on 26.11.07 and discussed elaborately on all pending issues.

 

(ii)           All the Chief PMGs have been instructed to send details about LSG Vacancies from 1983 onwards and the notional promotions accorded.

 

(iii)          The process of completion of LSG, HSG II will be carried out with strict instructions.

 

(iv)         Director SPN will be directed to Orissa Circle in the first week of December'07 to sort out all the issues pertaining to notional LSG promotion.

 

(v)           Agreed to cause orders to keep abeyance of the orders postponing the BCR promotion in the event of declining LSG promotion.

 

(vi)         Agreed to arrange a meeting shortly to sort out the pending issues with DDG (P) & DDG (Estt)

 

LGO Exam

We have already sent 40 Questions already and sent further 25 Questions today. The process is going on completion of Question Bank, this will be implemented for the ensuing exam.

 

PA Recruitment Rules

The revised PA recruitment rules is under scrutiny with law ministry and will be released shortly which will resolve many issues like LGO exam, Allowing ED officials without any mark limitation, confirmation etc.

 

Exemption from Screening Committee

It is informed that the Ministry of Finance & Department of personnel have rejected the cabinet note submitted by the Dept for exemption of Postal Services from the purview of screening Committee. The Federal Executive, which is scheduled to be held on 01.12.07 at New Delhi will decide further course of action.

 

Bonus

The Finance Minister has not favourably responded for extending the benefit of increased bonus ceiling limit to Central Govt. employees. The Confederation of CG Employees & workers held a Massive demonstration at North Block in front of Finance Ministry's office on 23.11.07.

 

Postal Act

It is shocking to note that the Govt has turned down the postal Dept proposal to amend the Postal Act. The news item appeared in the Economic Times dt 23.11.07 is appended alongwith this note for information.

 

Postal Leaders - German Tour.

The Dept is sending study tour delegation to Germany for exposure to Deutche post and study the functioning. On behalf of NFPE, Com. K. Ragavendran, Secretary General, Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, Com. Iswar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary R3 will participate in the delegation. The team may leave India on 09.12.07 and remain in Germany for 5 days.

 

New cell phone connection to General Secretary.

As the roaming charges & call charges are in higher rate in the existing vodafone, the General Secretary has shifted to MTNL connection from today,

 

His Cell Phone No. is 09868545552 repeat 09868545552.

 

Please Note.

 

Note

Due to sudden tour programme from 09.12.07 to 15.12.07, the General Secretary is missing the great opportunity in participating the Orissa CWC meeting form 07.12.07 to 09.12.07. the CHQ wishes the CWC meeting a Grand success.

 

The General Secretary on return from tour will try to attend the Karnataka Circle conference which is scheduled to be held from 16.12.07 to 18.12.07. Similarly he will be attending the All India conference of A3 union at Trivandrum from 18.12.07 to 20.12.07.

 

As usual, during his absence in the Headquarters Com. Balwinder Singh, Asst. Treasurer will manage the CHQ and attend the problems as officiating General Secretary.

 

With greetings,

 

Comradely yours,

 

 

(K V Sridharan)

General Secretary

 

Dated- 27.11.2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

COURT CASE

TBOP/BCR COURT CASE

 

 

The TBOP/BCR court case was heard on 13.11.2007. The Next hearing of Court case will be held on 19.03.2008.

 

 

(K V Sridharan)

General Secretary

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NATIONWIDE PROTEST BY CONFEDERATION AND POSTAL JCA

Dear Comrades!
 
The Confederation has given a call for nationwide protest demonstrations and dharna demanding immediate orders on the bonus ceiling from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- to the Central Government Employees. The call has been endorsed by the Postal JCA of NFPE and FNPO also. The call of the Confederation and the endorsement of the Postal JCA are reproduced below. All Circle Secretaries are requested to circulate the copy of the call to all branches and make the programme a resounding success.
 
Yours Comradely
K.V.Sridharan
General Secretary AIPEU Group 'C'
 

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE & FNPO

CALLS UPON TO ORGANISE NATIONWIDE

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNA

 

DEMANDING IMMEDIATE ORDERS BY FINANCE

FOR RAISING THE BONUS CEILING TO 3500/-

 

Dear Comrades!

 

The Central Government had already through its Ordnance amended the Bonus Act to raise the bonus ceiling from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- and the same was Gazette notified also.

 

The Staff Side Secretary to the National Council JCM had already wrote letters to the Secretary Expenditure and the Secretary DOPT demanding immediate orders to raise the same in respect of all Central Government Employees also.

 

The leaders of the Confederation also have been moving with the Finance Ministry to get the orders issued by the Ministry of Finance but the issue is being delayed unnecessarily. We are given to understand that the file is on the table of the Honourable Finance Minister who will decide about the course of action to be taken in this matter.

 

The Central Government Employees all over the country are very eagerly awaiting the orders and the delay is causing lot of resentment and anxiety. It was anticipated that the orders will be issued before Diwali Festival but even after the festival no orders are forthcoming from the Ministry of Finance. The Central Government Employees cannot be ignored when the Bonus Act had already been amended by the Government with retrospective effect from 1.4.2006 and all other section of the workers are being paid the bonus at the enhanced level.

 

The Confederation of Central Government Employees has therefore issued a call to all its affiliates to organise immediate protest demonstrations and dharna all over the country by mobilizing the entirety of our work force and send Telegrams / Savingrams to Shri. P.Chidambaram, Honourable Finance Minister, Government of India, North Block, New Delhi – 110001. The Call of the Confederation and the text of the Telegram are reproduced below. The Postal JCA of NFPE and FNPO calls upon all its affiliated Unions / Circle Unions / Divisional and Branches to launch the above programme of action with all our might. The Circle Secretaries are requested to circulate this call to all their branches requesting them to hold the programme successfully as and when they receive the circular from the Circle Secretaries. [Please note that there is no specific date to hold the programme] This method is resorted to considering the urgency of the issue.

 

 

 

 

Comradely Yours

 

K.Ragavendran                 D.Theagarajan

SG – NFPE                              SF- FNPO

 

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.

E mail: confederation06@yahoo.co.in

Phone: 2510 5324

President:                     Com.S.K. Vyas:            9868244035

Working President.            Com.C.C. Pillai:             9811213808

Secretary General:            Com.K.K.N.Kutty             9811048303

Dated: 13th November, 2007

Conf.D-11/11/2007

 

Dear Comrades,

 

As you are aware., the Government took the decision to raise the bonus ceiling for the purpose of computation from Rs 2500 to Rs 3500 after more than a decade.    As per the Press Information Bureau release, this decision of the cabinet is applicable to the bonus payable to the workers for the FY 2006-07 onwards.    The Adhoc and productivity linked bonus in the case of  CG Employees were declared and paid in Sept. Oct. 2007.

 

Confederation has taken up this issue with the Government.   The Secretary of the Staff Side of the JCM National council had also written to the Secretary, Expenditure and  Secretary Personnel, indicating the need for making this applicable to the CGEs. for the year 2006-07 and revise the orders issued in respect of PLB and adhoc bonus.    We have been informed by the Officials in the Finance Ministry that the proposal is awaiting the approval of the Finance Minister.  Perhaps   this may require the sanction from the cabinet too as that has been the procedure adopted in the earlier occasion.  Since the matter is being unduly delayed for no ostensible reason as the Finance Minister was party to the earlier cabinet decision for raising the ceiling limit to Rs 3500,the Confederation desires that Demonstration/Dharna should be organized in front of all Offices and send the following telegram/Saving gram   to Shri P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi- 110 001. The  programme of action may be carried out immediately on receipt of this letter by the Units of all affiliates.    The affiliates are requested to kindly convey the decision to their branches and units so that the programme will have wider participation and create sanction to compel the Govt. to take an expeditious and positive decision in this matter.    We are sending this communication through our e-mail and copy of the same has been  placed in our web-site.  Programme may be carried out as and when the message is received by the State/Divisional/Branches.  Confederation has also sent  SMS to all the National Executive Members.

 

Text of Telegram

KINDLT EXTEND THE BENEFIT OF THE DECISION TO RAISE THE BONUS CEILING LIMIT FROM 2500 TO 3500 TO CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES .

With greetings,                                                                                                

 Yours fraternally,

 K.K.N.Kutty ,

Secretary General.

 

 
 

COURT CASE

TBOP/BCR COURT CASE

 

 

The TBOP/BCR court case was heard on 13.11.2007. The Next hearing of Court case will be held on 16.03.2008.

 

 

(K V Sridharan)

General Secretary

 
 


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Saturday, November 10, 2007

REVISION OF BONUS CEILING

LATEST ON BONUS CEILING

 

Confederation Secretary General and Chairman met the JS [Per] and ascertained that the file on enhancement of bonus ceiling from Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- to the CG Employees is sent to the Honourable Finance Minister for decision. It is informed to our leaders that on both the earlier similar occasions the decision to extend the benefit to the CG Employees was taken by the Cabinet only. However the Finance Minister will take a decision as to whether the issue should go to the Cabinet for approval. It is gathered that the Railway Ministry is also sending the issue to the Cabinet for taking a decision in this matter. Our leaders have pointed out to the authorities concerned that the issue for all CG Employees be decided without any delay.

 

The Confederation is trying to meet the Honourable Finance Minister or at least contact him over phone through MPs to request him for expediting release of orders in this matter.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

NEW LATTER

The General Secretary's Desk

                                                                                                           

      Happy Diwali

 

Congratulations! Lal Salam!

 

At the call of the Postal JCA of NFPE & FNPO, the Postal and RMS workers all over the Country have magnificently responded and made the one Day Token Strike on 30.10.2007 a grand and total success.

 

The response in this strike is stupendous in many circles. It was a total strike in Assam, Chhatisgarh and West Bengal. Many circles like Andhra, Kerala, North East Surpassed 90% mark. In respect of Karnataka, Maharastra, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Orissa, the Strike was success exceeding 80% participation.

 

For the first time in the history of the Postal employees of Delhi Circle, more than 70% of employees went on strike. New Delhi GPO, Delhi GPO, I.P. HPO were paralysed, There was total strike in which more than 75% of delivery post offices were closed in Delhi Circle.

 

The reports pouring in from various parts of the country show that the participation of Postal employees in this strike is better than the previous strikes. Particularly there is a vast improvement in our P3 while comparing the past. Now P3 led the strike in many circles.

 

This strike is a warning to the UPA government and also a caution to Sixth Pay Commission. We are sending the message that we are united and will fight against any injustice if caused by the Sixth Pay Commission. Congratulations once again   comrades and request to maintain this struggle unity at all levels.

 

Bonus Ordinance 2007

 

The Ministry of Law & Justice has issued Gazette Notification on 27.10.07 under the payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance, 2007 (No 8 of 2007).

 

1.       The Bonus Act amendment deemed to come in to force from 01.04.2006.

2.       The ceiling was substituted as Rs. 3500/- & Rs 10000/- in the original notification.

Accordingly, all will get arrears for the bonus year of 2006-07. So far, the central Government employees concerned, the DOP & T has to issues orders.

 

14 Days Strike Wages

 

The Communication Minister Thiru A. Raja while delivering his speech on 21.10.07 at a state level conference held at Dindigul, Tamilnadu mentioned that the strike period of 2000 (14 days) will be treated as leave and Postal Employees will get salary for the period.

 

This was the announcement of our Minster. Let us hope that he will implement his assurance soon.

 

Amendment to Postal Act.

 

The Department has sent proposal to amend the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Act to the cabinet for approval. The following are the main substance:

 

(i)            The letters & Packets up to 150 grams may be the exclusive preserve of India Post.

(ii)          The private couriers will have to charge 2.5 times the tariff specified for Speed Post.

(iii)         There is a cap of 49% on FDI in courier business. 51% of the paid - up share is held by the citizens of India.

 

The draft bill has been sent to the Cabinet and, once approved, the Government can introduce the Bill in the Parliament.

 

This item is appeared in the 'Economic Times' on 31.10.07 and we exhibited full text in our CHQ Website.

 

General Secretary's Strike Tour

 

1         Karnataka: -  The Postal JCA has organised six meetings at the following places on 24.10.07 & 25.10.07.(i) Rajaji Nagar HPO (ii) Circle office (iii) Bangalore GPO. (iv) Basavangudi HO (V) Musuem Road HPO (vi) Bangalore GPO. (Dely). Our Circle Secretary Com. S.S. Manjunath and his team had optimumly utilised the services of the General Secretary during his tour. Our sincere appreciations to Karnataka Circle comrades and special mention to Com. S.S. Manjunath.

 

2         Gujarat: - Com. K.B . Barot, Circle Secretary has well organised the meeting under the banner of JCA on 25.10.07 evening at Ahmedabad. There was another meeting at Rajkot, organised by the Postal JCA on 26.10.07 at 1700 hours. Prior to the meeting, Com. K.B. Barot has organised a Divisional Secretaries interaction session in the noon which was very useful and purposeful. At Rajkot meeting, there was more than 200 participants and the office bearers of Rajkot division deserve all appreciations.

 

On 27.10.07 morning, the Ahmedabad divisional Secretary Com. R.C. Waghela organised a meeting at Navrangpura HPO at 0900 hours and it was well attended. There was another meeting organised at Ahmedabad RMS at 11 hours. My special thanks to Com. K.B. Barot who utilised my services fully from 25.10.07 after noon to  27.10.07 for noon.

 

3         New Delhi GPO: - A well organised Demonstration & Gate meeting was conducted on 29.10.07 at 1300 hours at New Delhi GPO. General Secretary & Com. Balwinder Singh, ATR CHQ attended and orated before the gatherings. Com. Geeta Bhattacharya, President, Com. K.K. Verma, Divisional Secretary & Com. A. K. Chawla, Ex- Branch President deserve all appreciations for is historic success of strike at New Delhi GPO on 30.10.07.

 

General secretary's Tamilnadu Tour

 

1         Vellore: - A Special meeting was organised by the Divisional Secretary, Vellore Com. S. Veeran on 17.10.07 at Vellore HO. The meeting was presided by Com. Porkai Pandian, President. Com. C. Karunakaran, Circle Vice President, Com. A. Veeramani Circle Treasurer and Com. Gunasekaran, Divisional Secretary AIPEDE union were the prominent speakers. General Secretary took more than 1 ½   hours to explain all the developments and the need to go on strike on 30.10.07. The CHQ congratulates Com. S. Veeran for the excellent arrangement he made for the meeting and the Vellore team deserves all appreciations.

 

2         Gobichettipalayam: - The General Secretary attended the branch conference of Gobi on 19.09.07. The conference was converted as a strike preparatory meeting. Com C. Chandrasekar. Secretary NFPE and most of the Divisional/Branch Secretaries of Western region addressed the meeting. Com. P. Venkatachalam Ex- President was felicitated. G/S during his speech mentioned the services & sacrifices of Com. P. Venkatachalam. Com. Mahanasundaram, Br. Secy, Gobi and his team deserves all appreciations and we congratulate them for their re election   in the conference unanimously.

 

3         ED convention at Chennai: - The ED convention organised by the GDS Union Chennai City North Division was attended by more than 2000 comrades of the entire circle. It was presided by Com. J. Srivenkatesh, Circle Vice President P3. The prominent speakers were Com. K. Raghavendran, Secretary General NFPE, Com. K.V. Sridharan G/S P3, Com. C. Chandrasekar, Secretary, NFPE, com. V. Parthiban, Circle Secretary P3, Tamilnadu. Many Circle office bearers of P3 & GDS Unions addressed the meeting. The convention was really a historic success. It has given a message to Tamilnadu GDS comrades that GDS are part & parcel of NFPE and we are united always. Our heartiest appreciations to com. Vedagiri, Divisional Secretary GDS & Com P. Mohan, Divisional Secretary P3 Chennai North for their splendid & superb arrangements.

 

4         Nagapattinam: - A Special meeting was organised at Nagapattinam on 22.10.07 evening to discuss about various issues confronting Postal Services. General Secretary attended the meeting. Com J. Ramamoorthy, ACS, Tamilnadu also attended. The meeting was attended by more than 150 comrades, in the midst of heavy rain. Com. S. Govindarasu, Divisional Secretary Nagapattinam, Com. K. Ramalingam Branch Secretary Tiruvarur, Com Gurusamy, Divisional Secretary Nagapattinam ED and Com Dhanraj, B/S Tiruvaraur ED deserve all appreciations. The meeting was lasted for four hours. My special thanks to Com. S. Govindarasu, Divisional Secretary, Nagapattinam.

 

5         Pondicherry: - An interaction session with activists of Pondicherry division was organised on 23.10.07 at 1400 hours by Com. E. Sathiyamoorthy, Divisional Secretary P3 & Com. M. Pannerselvam, Divisional Secretary P4. We record our appreciations to Com. E. Sathiyamoorthy & Com. M. Pannerselvam.

 

6        Salem West: - An interaction meeting was organised by Com. R. Sundarakrishnan, Divisional Secretary, Salem West on 18.10.07 evening to discuss the issues. It was attended by activists of Salem West & Salem East divisions. Com. K. Sempan, Circle President had also participated in the discussions. My kudos and appreciations to com. R. Sundara Krishnan, Divisional Secretary and his team.

 

Com. Ravinder Sharma, circle Secretary Punjab- No more.

 

Our beloved Circle Secretary Punjab Com. Ravinder Sharma and his wife met with and road accident and died on the spot on 19.10.07. On behalf of CHQ, Com. Balwinder Singh ATR attended the funeral on 20.10.07.

 

A condolence meeting was organised on 28.10.07 at Chandigarh com. K. V. Sridhran, General Secretary, Com. Subash Sharma, Treasurer, Com. Balwinder Singh, Asst. Treasurer, Com. I.P. Bhardwaj, Circle President, Delhi Circle, Com. Aishvir Singh, Circle Secretary Delhi Circle, Com. R.A.P. Singh, Ex- General Secretary, Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, G/S AIPEDE Union attended the meeting and paid tributes to the departed leader.

 

We lost a best companion and a cultured intellectual. We dip our banner in respect of the departed leader. Longlive Com. Ravinder Nath Sharma.

 

Clear Dues for Bhartiya Post/Venture

 

All the Branch/ Divisional Secretaries are requested to clear the dues for Bhartiya Post & also the cost of Venture immediately. All are requested to remit donation of Rs. 10/- to NFPE and Rs. 7/- to CHQ and Rs. 3/- to Confederation through CHQ as per the decision of the Allahabad CWC meeting, positively in the first fortnight of Nov'07.

 

General Secretary's Tour

 

The General Secretary is leaving New Delhi on 2.11.07 to New Jalbaiguri to attend the circle conference of West Bengal circle from 3.11.07 to 6.11.07. He is attending the convention organised at Kochi, in Kerala circle organised by the Circle union on 8.11.07. He will be returning to Head Quarters on 14.11.07. Com. Balwinder Singh, ATR will look after the CHQ during his absence. His mobile phone No. 09868853970

 

Once again with Heartiest Deepawali Greetings.

 

Comradely yours,

 

 

(K V Sridharan)

General Secretary

NON SETTLEMENT OR IMPROVEMENT IN THE ASSURES ITEMS- PROTECTED DELAY IN CAUSING ORDERS- REQUEST PERSONAL INTERVENTION

 

A kind attention is invited to the discussions we had on 28.9.07 and the directions, you had given to the DDG (P) in our presence in resolving the burning following issues.

 

1.      LSG, HSG II & HSG I Promotions:

 

While we discussed about the non completion of LSG Promotion process in many Circles like Bihar, U.P. Gujarat, Rajasthan, A. P. etc, and also non according due HSG II & HSG I promotions, you have informed that a cut off date will be fixed and all the DPS & APMG staff will be invited and sort out all the pending issues. No improvement could be seen. The position remains static.

 

It is also instructed to the DDG (P) to depute one of the officers to Orissa Circle to sort out the mistakes in notional promotion. The assurance given in April 07 to depute Director (SPN) to rectify the mistakes in notional promotion has not yet been honoured. The senior officials are retiring every month with out any benefits.

 

2.      Filling up of Residual Vacancies

 

During discussions, you have directed the DDG (P) to cause immediate instructions to all circle heads to fill up all the pending residual vacancies irrespective of the years of unfilled and there is no need to obtain revival sanction etc to fill up the posts. No instruction has been emanated from your office so far. The Circle Heads are taking a ruse under seeking clarifications for their inaction to fill up the residual vacancies.

 

This serious issue is being delayed despite your assurances and instructions.

 

3.      Fixing incentive to WUMT services etc.

 

It was assured to fix incentive for the works like Western Union money transfer, processing of Pass Port applications, I.M.O etc. it was also assured to instruct all the circle heads to fix incentive at the time of introduction of any new service and supply the copy of the instruction to Unions. We could see no improvement in the assurance.

 

4.      Shortage of Staff

 

It was assured on 28.09.07 to formulate a new scheme of engaging retired postal employees to manage the shortage of staff with fixed remuneration.

 

Similarly it was assured to issue instructions to all the circle heads to grant OTA to manage the shortage in the Post offices.

 

It was assured to revise the LGO exam syllabus and conduct a special exam in Nov'07 to fill up the Vacant Posts.

 

It is constrained to note that no order is issued in these three vital issues confronting the Postal employees at base levels.

 

5.      Withdrawal of irregular order dt 21.05.07 on declination of LSG

 

While requesting to withdraw the order dt. 21.05.07 on declining the regular LSG Promotion affecting BCR, you have agreed that LSG is the regular promotion and TBOP & BCR are financial upgradation and the order is the arbitary and instructed the DDG (P) to withdraw the instruction.

 

This has not been implemented far.

 

In short, all the assurances and directions to DDG (P) you have given on 28.09.07 have not been carried out or implemented and we are very much fed up over the inordinated delay in mitigating the genuine grievances of the staff which were agreed for settlement in April 2007 itself. The staff are very much agitated and it causes a concern.

 

It is once again requested kindly cause appropriate action and orders on all the above items without any further delay.

 

A line in reply about the action taken is highly solicited.

 

With kind regards,

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

(Balwinder Singh)

Offg. General Secretary

Thursday, November 1, 2007

BONUS ORDINANCE PROMULGATED

 

 

 

   The Gazette of India

 

 

                                                  MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

             (Legislative Department)

 

 

               New Delhi, the 27th October, 2007/Kartiaka5, 1929 (Saka)

 

THE PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2007

 

No. 8 of 2007

 

Promulgated by the president in the Fifty -Eight year of the Republic of India.

 

An Ordinance further is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for her to take immediate action;

 

Now, THEREFORE, in exercise f the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 123 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance: -

 

1         (I) This Ordinance may be called the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Ordinance  2007.

 

(II) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2006.

 

2         In section 2 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in clause (13), for the words "three thousand and live hundred rupees", the words "ten thousand rupees" shall be substituted.

 

3         In section 12 of the principal Act, for the words "Two thousand and five hundred rupees", in both the places where they occur, the words "three thousand and five hundred rupees" shall be substituted.

 

4         In section 32 of the principal Act, clause (vi) shall be omitted.

 

 

PRATIBA DEVSING PATH

President

 

 

K.N. CHATURVEDI

Secy. to the Govt of India