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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

General Secretary's Desk



Dear Comrades,



The Federal Executive held on 01.12.07 has decided to launch Trade Union Programmes focussing the sectional demands. Accordingly, the Charter of demands of our Union have been framed and a copy there of has been furnished and circulated to the Branch Unions for expressing their consent and opoinion.


You may singly and collectively but through the Divisional/Branch/Circle Union, communicate your views to the CHQ so as to reach, the CHQ not letter than 31.01.08 for incorporation in the final 'Charter of Demands' to be prepared and placed in the programme of action to be decided and declared by the JCA.


I seek all your assistance to make our charter containing all the problems confronting the Postal Group C comrades.


1.       Filling up of LSG, HSG II & HSG I Posts


(i)                   Recast the notional promotions since 1982/1983 onwards and fill up all vacant posts of LSG\, HSG II & HSG I.


(ii)                 Fill up 2/3rd unfilled LSG vacancies notionally from 7.2.02 to 18.5.06.


(iii)                Relax minimum qualifying service for HSG II promotion.


(iv)               Irregular application of bench mark of current period for notional promotions.


(v)                 Date of LSG Promotion be calculated from the date of issue of orders and not form the date of joining.


(vi)               Grant of Modification of LSG as one time measure for those aggrieved due to dearth of LSG vacancies/ Rule 38 transfers.


(vii)              Drawal of pay to senior BCR officials in HSG I posts as the pay scales of HSG II & BCR is one and the same & settlement of earlier officiating cases of Tamilnadu, West Bengal & other Circles as one time measure.


(viii)            Anomaly in the preparation of PA Gradation list. Date of confirmation should not be taken now and Date of appointment be taken for construing seniority. Fixing seniority based on the date of confirmation is unconstitutional and discriminatory.


2         Withdraw the draconian orders contained in Directorate letter No. 22-5/95-PE I dt 21.5.07 denying BCR benefits to those declining LSG Promotion. Several officials were arbitrarily, unjustified denied the due BCR promotion.


3         Filling up the APM Accounts LSG, HSG II posts as per 1976 LSG Accountant recruitment Rules.


4         Filling up Residual vacancies since 1999-2000 onwards without any further delay.


5         Immediate withdrawal of orders discriminating regular and FTP LSG and posting them in Delivery offices in the middle of the tenure.


6         Withdraw the Directorate letter dt. 22.10.07 on Systems Administrators and form uniform & correct norms & guidelines first before passing sarcastic comments.


7         Withdraw the orders fixing responsibility on D.D.Os/APM Accounts for the over payment of Pay & Allowances to Postman on account of Fixation under R.P. Rules.


8         Counting of special Allowance for pay fixation case of PO & RMS


9         Counting of Past services of erstwhile R.T.P for promotion & pension as per the Supreme Court direction.


10     Withdraw the condition in tenure posting of Single & Double handed offices & restriction in posting of SPM due to minor penalties/ CR entries which are in violation of provisions of statutory rules of volume IV.


11     Allowing all TBOP officials to appear for Group B exam to be held in Feb'08. as per original orders & various judicial pronouncements. The cut off date should be extended for the current exam as 01.01.2008. The exam should be conducted after completing the process of notional promotions to LSG in all circles.


12     Counting of Training period for increment and promotion to the departmental candidates also.


13     Revision of FSC to Post offices & Enhancement of honorarium for RD PMC work in Sub Offices, Department Exam invigilation work etc.


14     Implement the assurance made on 19.4.07 in fixing incentive to RPLI, IMT Pass port applications, NRGEIS, other business activities etc., Grant of OTA to operative staff to manage the shortage, Engagement of SDPA to manage the Shortage, Dispensation of Confirmation Exam etc.


15     Creation of Systems Manager/Administrators Posts & Marketing Executives. Grant of SPL pay and grant of Road mileage Allowance without restrictions. Trainers Allowance for imparting training Norms be fixed for Systems Administrators uniformly to all Circles; providing mobile phones, Fixing duties & responsibilities.


16     Allotment of adequate funds to clear all pending personal claims like OTA, TA medical etc. pending since 2002-03.


17     Spot payment of incentive to SPM/BPM for procuring RPLI business. Grant of incentive for schedule work in accounts branch.


18     Drawal of SB Allowances to all working in SB branches on computers.


19     Refund of Fee for appearing AMFI (Association of Mutual Fund industry) Exam to all candidates.


20     Revision of Bonus Formula & removal of 60 days cap.



The CHQ is in receipt of too many greetings from various Branches and individual members and thankfully acknowledging them with a cheer and hope that with such blessings, the Central Union will be to Himalayan heights of glory and power in the New Year 2008.



The 28th the Circle conference was held at Bapa Dham Motihari from 06.01.08 to 08.01.08 under the Presidentship of Com. S.K. Roy Circle President. After a big rally in the streets of Motihari, the open session was held at 1300 hours on 06.01.08. The Chairman of the receiption committee Dr. Parvej, also a philanthropist delivered his welcome address containing various suggestive, innovative thoughts. Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary inaugurated the conference. The other prominent speakers in the open session were Sri Pramod Kumar, MLA, Motihari, com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary GDS, Com. Jagannath Singh, Circle Secretary, R3, Com. B. Upadhayay Circle Secretary R4, Com. Baleshwar Upadhyay, Circle Secretary P4, Com. Gagan Rawat, Circle Secretary, R4, Com. Arjun Sahu, Circle President GDS, Com. Subhash Sahu, Vice President, CHQ GDS, Com. R.P. Singh, Circle and Secretary, GDS Union. An interaction with General Secretary was organised on 07.01.08 in the morning and purposeful debates, discussions were held. Com. S.K. Roy, com. U.K. Tewary & Com. Vivekanand Sharma were duly elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively. Com. Ashok Kumar, Divisional Secretary, Motihari and his team deserve all appreciations for the excellent arrangements they made for the stayal & food for the delegates and conduct of the circle conference in a befitting manner. Our hearty congratulations to the newly elected office bearers.



NFPE met the Secretary [P] on 28.12.2007 and discussed certain issues like LSG Notional Promotions, Recognition of Federations, Vindictive attitude of DA [P] Patna and SSPOs Meerut Division, Formation of Mumbai Region, Decentralization of PLI/RPLI, Improvement in Check-Off procedure, Funds for OTA, TA Bills, Curtailment of Delivery etc. The delegation comprised of Comrades K.Ragavendran [SG NFPE]; K.V.Sridharan [GS P3]; Ishwar Singh Dabas [GS P4]; Giriraj Singh [GS R3]; and Subash Mishra  [AGS P3 CHQ]. Secretary [P] assured to issue fresh instructions against curtailment of delivery and enquire into the vindictive attitude of Officers. Informed that formation of Mumbai Region is only in proposal stage. Agreed to look into the issue of decentralization of PLI/RPLI in the background of higher technology introduction and suggested for discussion between the Member [I&F] and the Staff Side. On notional promotions etc the Staff Side is to discuss with the Member [P]. Secretary [P] was requested to expedite recognition of federations and he assured to look into the suggestion of NFPE on improvement in check-off procedure.



27TH All India Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees Union – Group 'C' will be held in Nasik [Maharashtra] from 18th to 21st January 2008. The Reception Committee is making elaborate arrangements for holding of the Inaugural session, Seminar, Women convention and Open Session in the AIC. Our General Secretary is attending the conference.



The General Secretary will attend Raipur on 02.02.08 & 03.02.08 and Participate the Circle working committee meeting and also the divisional conference of Raipur division.



The circle Secretaries are requested to confirm the arrangements about the conduct of conventions on the scheduled dates. They may hold circle council and discuss all our issues including charter of demands and suggest the CHQ furher.



The Departmental will notify the verification of membership during the current year at any time. All Branch/Divisional secretaries are requested to conduct more meetings, gatherings at work spot, organise the comrades to our fold. Meet each and every individual and take all out efforts to enrol more membership in their divisions/Branches.


With fraternal greetings,


Comradely yours,




(K V Sridharan)

General Secretary


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DEVANAND.N said...



1. The report exposes our inherent weakness as a trade union. But the weakness is not identified or addressed correctly. So we ,not only R3 but NFPE as such are in darkness .
2. The trade unions are formed and workers are united around it primarily for increase in wages, as wages are low and inadequate to live. So basic function of a trade union is considered as united struggle for wages.We are no exemption
3. In postal department, wages are low, promotions are less and that less promotions are not implemented. No where in government service employees are promoted to a lower scale.Our BCR SA/PA in the scale 5000-8000 are being promoted to LSG in the scale 4500-7000 .Thousands of our members have retired during this period after being demoted to a lower scale.
4. Our union has never noted this ,objected this or demanded a higher scale for this promotion with the seriousness as it deserves.We say any how your pay is not reduced on promotion
5. We have given separate memorandum to pay commission but we have not asked for higher scale.
6. System administrators, those working in CRC,AMPC etc.are with extra qualifications. But we have no case for creation of such posts with higher pay
7. 20% promotion ,TBOP and BCR were promotions by decisions in the JCM (Departmental Councils).They were achieved by prolonged struggles. But they were declared unilaterally not as promotion but as financial up gradation and changed the nomenclature of these posts
8. Our Union did not object this or challenged the right of department to nullify the JCM decisions and thrown the employees to a helpless situation. (It is wonder full to read the para 11.26 of the report “An issue decided in the JCM cannot be decided outside the forum of JCM”)
9. Further we are demanding filling up of norm-based posts. It is a shame How did union found out that there are norm based posts different from 20%LSG,TBOP LSG and HSG(BCR).
10. If there are norm based posts above these posts and the change of nomenclature envisage higher posts like LSG,LSG(TBOP) LSG (BCR),HSG2(TBOP) and HSG2(BCR) it was mandatory to prescribe separate pay scales for these posts .But no scales were declared and our union remained a spectator.WHY?
11. Now senior SA(TBOP) and SA(BCR) are junior to LSG(SA) promoted under 2/3 promotion test. The former were not allowed to appear for the test. They were eligible for the 1/3 test only which were never conducted Now they lose their seniority not by their fault.Union has no say.
12. According to recruitment rules of HSG2, feeding cadres are LSG and IPOs. But IPOs got up-gradation of their pay scales but union did not demanded a similar up-gradation of scales to LSG ,LSG(O)and LSG(TBOP).WHY?
13. According to recruitment rules of HSG1, feeding cadres are HSG 2 and ASPs. But ASPs got up-gradation of their pay scales but union did not demand a similar up-gradation of scales to HSG2 and HSG2(BCR).WHY?
14. Whose interest is the concern of NFPE and R3 union.
15. If an SA in 4000-6000 gets TBOP after 16 years he will be placed in scale 4500-7000 and will stagnate after eight years. Those who were in pre revised scale will not be affected as their fixation was for less pay.But those in 4000-6000 will definitely be stagnated. This was never been the concern of the union.
16. MailMan scale also will cause stagnation in the initial scale but it was never a concern of R4 union.
17. So I request the conference to demand higher and separate scale of pay for all the posts identified with separate nomenclature in the 2002 order .It should also be decided that if promotion to the norm based posts are issued without specifying new higher pay-scale, we will refuse to accept the posts and work assigned will not be attended.
18. Never mix this demand with the PAY COMMISSION.
19. Our struggles and agitations are only against the modifications in postal service.It is right so far as we are responsible to people. But our primary responsibility should be towards the employees


The terms of reference of GDS commission do not include any issues of GDS of RMS and the memorandum submitted by NFPE also do not contain any problems of GDS of RMS. Night duty, night conversion and inclusion of converted hours towards TRCA ,abolition of GDS system in urban area where most of the RMS are situated and a lot of problems are not in the memorandum.We will be telling lies again to the GDS in RMS that their problems will be attended.

We have demanded “graduation” as qualification for SA. Great
Naxalite Area Allowance is Greater.
How can high courts intervene in the matter of All India federations and issue stay orders against convening Federal Councils.It is outside the jurisdiction of High courts. Why it was asked to send to Supreme Court. Our advocates might have misguided us or they were incompetent. Why not move a resolution against the Judges of the High Courts illegally intervened in the Federation Case ?
It is natural that so far as GDS are not made employees of department, they cannot remain in Federation.
The main crisis is that postal unions are coming to an end and have to change their name to ASSOCIATION.
We should have taken a stand that so long as we remain as union and come under ID Act, GDS union also will remain in NFPE.
When new associations are formed. GDS Union will inherit the mantle of NFPTE.
Post office is the identity and address of every Indian.So any retrograde steps by the department to damage India Post should be exposed as a challenge to the identity of Indian Citizen and not as an attack on the postal employees. Our spearhead of campaign should be remodeled in that line

Anonymous said...

Thank u dr.I noted all your views. It is true that there are some weaknesses but try to rectify the same in the future. Regards.

Anonymous said...

there are some undesirable elements coming in the name of BD like selling of Yoga books.hope everybody knows who is that person who wrote that yoga book. he is the preson who tried to attack Com.Vrinda Karat. so selling of these books became impossible among our staff comrades.dept need to discuss with our staff side before signing MOU with private companies like these. Comrades are you aware of these facts?

Anonymous said...

all the best for our new leaders in the new year 2008