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Friday, October 30, 2009

TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS SEMINAR INVITATION & GUIDELINES FOR FOR DELEGATES

NFPE SPONSORED TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS SEMINAR INVITATION
 
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS OF NFPE - CHQs OF UNIONS - CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF DELHI CIRCLE - DELHI BASED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS ARE PROVIDED FOR THE BENEFIT OF CONTACT FOR ALL DELEGATES
 
GUIDELINES ABOUT VENUE - ACCOMMODATION - COMMITTEES - ETC ARE PLACED IN DETAIL
 

                            National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

 

 

 

 

Invitation

 

 

ALL INDIA SEMINARS

 

On

 

 

 

"Technology Sweep in Department of Posts - Present & Future Vision - Challenges Before the Management and Staff - Role of System Administrators"

 

 

 

21st November 2009

 

 

 

 

BAPU SAMAJ SEWA KHENDRA

Near Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Delhi Metro Station: Jhandewalan

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

Inauguration         :                  11.00 Hrs.

 

Welcome Address:                  Com. Giriraj Singh

                                                General Secretary R3

 

Chairman               :                 Com. M.Krishnan

                                                Working President NFPE

 

Chief Guest           :                 Shri. S.Samant

                                                Member Technology

                                                Postal Services Board

 

Presentation of Seminar Paper:      Shri. S.Samant

                                                        Member Technology

 

Presentation by NFPE             :       Com. K.Ragavendran

                                                        Secretary General

 

Interaction Discussion with Member Technology.

 

Lunch                      :               13.30 Hrs.

 

 

Delegates Session

 

 

Inauguration            :               15.00 Hrs                                

Introductory Speech:               Com. K.V.Sridharan

                                                General Secretary P3

 

Experiences:                           Com. R. Senthil Kumar

                                                System Administrator

 

Delegates deliberations:         Representatives of System Administrators from Circles

 

Interactions                  :          General Secretaries

 

 

Summing up of Session:         Secretary General NFPE

 

Concluding Address             :          Com.M.Krishnan

                                                       Chairman of Seminar                     

Thanks Giving               :                 Com.S.P.Mukherjee

                                                      General Secretary Admn.

 

Dinner                            :                 20.00 Hrs.

 

 

Contact Numbers in Delhi

 

NFPE & GENERAL SECRETARIES

 

NFPE: 011-23092771 / 09868819295

P3 CHQ: 011-25706040 / 09968545552

P4 CHQ: 011-23341333 / 09968099272

R3 CHQ: 011-23743667 / 09818801178

R4 CHQ: 011-65592288 / 09811358335

Admn CHQ: 011-23363334 / 09163890430

Postal A/c CHQ: 09868451466

 

CIRCLE SECRETARIES DELHI

 

Com.Aishveer Singh P3: 09899564748

Com.Mahabir Singh P4:  09868201031

Com. Amar Pal R3:         09350395246

Com. Harinder Singh R4: 09810325300

Com. R.P.Malhotra Admn:09312575051

Com. Chauhan Postal A/c:  09868254736

 

 

COORDINATING SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

 

Com. R.Senthil Kumar Chennai: 09884373390

 

LEADING SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS DELHI

 

Com. Sailesh           : 09868120300

Com. Himanshu      : 09868878999

Com. Dinesh           : 09810143131

 

                         

National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001

 

 

TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS SEMINAR

NEW DELHI

 

1.     VENUE OF SEMINAR

 

Bapu Samaj Sewa Khendra

Near Office of the Chief PMG Delhi Circle, Meghdoot Bhawan, Panchkuan Road, New Delhi – 110001

 

Opposite to Metro Pillar No: 40

Nearest Metro Station: JHANDEWALAN

 

 

2.     DELEGATES ACCOMMODATION

 

An Accommodation Committee has been constituted with Comrades Mahabir Singh Circle Secretary P4 and Comrade Chauhan Circle Secretary Postal Accounts. System Administrator Comrades will also be Members of this Accommodation Committee.

 

There are two accommodations for the stay of Delegates from distant circles as follows. Delegates are requested to deeply study the details herein:

 

(a)    Garwal Bhawan: This Place is very nearer to the Bapu Samaj Sewa Khendra and in between the Chief PMG Office and Bapu Samaj. This place is having accommodation for 250 Delegates. Accommodation will be made available for us after the lunch time of 20th November 2009 by the Management. However, Delegates reaching there before that also will be able to keep their luggages in a room until accommodation is made available to us after the lunch time. 250 Delegates can stay here on 20th, 21st and 200 Delegates can stay on 22nd also in the same place. This place we have to vacate on 23rd morning. The Comrades of TRANSPORT COMMITTEE will guide the Delegates from the three Railway Stations of Delhi , New Delhi and Nizamudin. Delegates coming by Flight are requested to book 'Pre-Paid Taxis" from the booking booths / counters situated inside the Airport itself since the charges are reasonable only. They have to mention that the destination is 'Jhandewalan". Taxi Fare will be within 200 only. Similarly Delegates from adjoining circles coming to Delhi by Bus to ISBT [Inter State Bus Terminal] are requested to take the Delhi Metro from the 'Kashmere Gate Metro Station' to 'Jhandewalan" Metro Station. Jhandewalan Metro Station is easily reachable from Delhi and New Delhi Railway Stations also from the adjoining Metro Stations.

 

(b)   Chugh Dharmsala: This place is near the CNG Gas Station, No.8, Udyan Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi – 110001. Arrangements for the stay of 70 Comrades have been made here for two days on 20th and 21st November 2009 in the BASEMENT HALL. However another 20 – 30 comrades can adjust to stay here. This place we have to vacate on the morning of 22nd November 2009. Delegates will be guided by the TRANSPORT COMMITTEE as to how to reach this place by Autos / Taxis from Railway Stations.

 

(c)    Therefore arrangements for the stay of around 320 to 350 comrades have been made. In addition to this around 35 comrades can stay in our union offices of NFPE, P3 [Shalimar Bagh] and R3 [Guest House in Kali bari Marg].

 

(d)   The arrangement for stay includes beddings. However due to expected winter Delegates are requested to bring their sweaters and one blanket for their journey in train.

 

3.     TRANSPORT COMMITTEE:

 

A Transport Committee under the incharge of Comrades Amar Pal [Circle Secretary R3] and Com.Harinder Singh [Circle Secretary R4] has been formed. In addition Delhi based System Administrators also will be in this committee. The Phone Numbers of Important Delhi based System Administrators, All Circle Secretaries, All CHQ / NFPE Offices and General Secretaries have been provided separately for the benefit of contacting any one. Delegates are requested to contact the Members of the Transport Committee to inform of their arrival. However all Delegates are informed that the TRANSPORT COMMITTEE Members will be awaiting your arrival in the RMS OFFICES in all the three major Railway Stations in Delhi, New Delhi and Nizamudin. Delegates are requested to reach the RMS Offices in the Railways Stations from where they would be guided by the TRANSPORT COMMITTEE Members.

 

 

4.     FOOD COMMITTEE

 

Arrangement for Tea [12.00 Hrs] and Lunch [13.30 Hrs] in the forenoon session of Seminar; Tea with Snacks [17.00 Hrs] and Dinner [20.00 Hrs] during afternoon session of Seminar will be arranged for Delegates.

 

Food Committee will function under the Charge of Com.R.P.Malhotra Circle Secretary Admn Union. System Administrators will also be members.

 

5.     CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE

 

A Credential Committee under the Charge of Com. Rajkumar Treasurer of NFPE has been constituted. Comrade Balwinder Singh P3 CHQ Treasurer and Comrade Jagdish Prasad R3 CHQ Treasurer also will be Members of this Credential Committee. The Credential Committee will sit in the Seminar Hall Main Entrance from 8.00 A.M onwards and will be distributing the Folder of Seminar Papers and Coupons for Lunch / Dinner to the Delegates on receipt of Delegate Fee of Rs.250/-. Some responsible NFPE Comrades will be assisting the Treasurer NFPE in this task and some System Administrators also will be assisting.

 

System Administrators are requested to prepare a neat list of all the Names of Participants in the Seminar with the Divisions to which they belong in the Credential Forms. Credential Forms will be supplied by the Credential Committee but however for making the process simple and easy, the copy of the Credential Form has been placed in the NFPE Website for downloading.  Leading System Administrator Comrades are requested to download a copy and fill up the same well in advance and as soon as they arrive in the Delegate Camp they are free to hand over the same along with the Delegate Fee to the Credential Committee. As far as possible, the leading and responsible System Administrators from each Circle are requested to submit a single list of all Delegates from their Circles. This will enable the organisers to commence the Seminar at the correct time without unnecessary delay.

 

6.     HALL COMMITTEE

 

A Seminar Hall Committee will function under the Charge of Comrade Aishveer Singh Circle Secretary P3. The Hall Committee will look after the smooth conduct of Seminar.

 

7.     PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

 

A Publicity Committee with two General Secretaries viz., Com.Ishwar Singh Dabas [General Secretary P4]; and Com. Giriraj Singh [General Secretary R3] has been constituted. System Administrators of Delhi will keep contact with these leaders and assist in publicity related task. This Committee will make arrangements for wall poster publicity in Delhi Circle in all Railway Station RMS Offices and Major Postal and Administrative Offices. Invitations are being printed but the same will be sent to Circle Secretaries and one leading System Administrator in each circle for information. The copy of INVITATION will be placed in our websites within a day or two.

 

8.     COMMUNICATION WITH HEADQUARTERS.

 

System Administrators are all requested to keep in touch with the headquarters through email preferably on any issue or arrangement or doubt. Since most of the General Secretaries and the Secretary General NFPE will be attending important meetings in different Circles during the 3rd November to 13th November 2009, contact through Email maintenance will help in plugging any loop holes in the arrangements. The Email of the NFPE is: nfpehq@gmail.com. The Secretary General NFPE will be using any one of the following Mobile Numbers during the organisational tour.[09868819295 and 09444919295]

 

Comrade Senthil Kumar System Administrator is requested to coordinate and furnish a list of in-charge and leading one or two System Administrators from each circle to NFPE with their contact numbers and Email IDs for sending any important communication to them in urgency by the Federation.

 

9. NFPE IS SEEKING THE COOPERATION OF ALL COMRADES FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE ABOVE SEMINAR.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

POSTAL JCA DECISIONS - HIGHLIGHTS

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE - FNPO - AIPEDEU - NUGDS MET ON 28/10/2009 IN NEW DELHI
 
SECRETARIES GENERAL OF NFPE & FNPO - GENERAL SECRETARIES OF P3, P4, R3, R4 & ADMN UNIONS OF BOTH NFPE AND FNPO - DEPUTY GS POSTAL ACCOUNTS UNION - TREASURER AIPEDEU CHQ - ATTENDED THE JCA  MEETING
 
JCA MET IN THE AFTERMATH OF IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
 
JCA UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO ORGANISE A NATIONWIDE 'SAVE RMS' PROGRAMME BY POSTAL JCA DURING NOVEMBER 2009 AND CULMINATING IN INDEFINITE STRIKE BY RMS&MMS UNIONS OF NFPE & FNPO FROM 15TH DECEMBER 2009 - FEDERATIONS & OTHER AFFILIATES OF NFPE & FNPO WOULD ORGANISE EFFECTIVE SOLIDARITY PROGRAMMES IN SUPPORT OF RMS&MMS EMPLOYEES STRIKE.
 
DUE TO MORE TIME REQUESTED BY THE AIPEDEU FOR FINALISING THE DEMANDS OF GDS IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO MEET AFTER RMS STRIKE - OTHER REGULAR EMPLOYEES UNIONS ALSO WOULD FINALISE THEIR DEMANDS IN DUE COURSE AND WOULD BE DISCUSSEDD IN NEXT JCA MEETING AFTER RMS STRIKE
 
POSTAL JCA DECIDED TO ADDRESS THE SECRETARY [P] ABOUT THE SERIOUS ATTACKS MOUNTED ON THE RMS - THE COPY OF LETTER FROM JCA TO SECRETARY [P] AND THE COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS / PROGRAMME OF ACTION / JCA CIRCULAR ARE PLACED HEREUNDER FOR FACILITATING THE BRANCHES AND DIVISIONS TO  ORGANISE JCA PROGRAMMES WITH TOTAL SUCCESS.

COPY OF POSTAL JCA CIRCULAR TO CIRCLE SECRETARIES:

 
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
 
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001
Federation of National Postal Organisations
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001
 
 
JCA/2009                                                                                         Dated 29th October 2009
 
To
 
All Circle Secretaries of NFPE / FNPO Unions / Associations.
 
Dear Comrades / Colleagues,
 
The Postal JCA of NFPE – FNPO – AIPEDEU – NUGDS has met in the Office of NFPE on 28.10.2009 and reviewed the situation as a follow up to the implementation of GDS Committee and pending issues of Postal Regular Employees. It has been decided that the Postal JCA will again meet in December 2009 after the finalisation of demands by GDS Unions and other Unions for reviewing the situation. However, the Postal JCA with grave concern reviewed the intensifying attack on the RMS & MMS and the new schemes and plans aimed at liquidating the RMS & MMS completely. The JCA has thereafter came to the unanimous conclusion that unless the moves are resisted with all our might immediately the Department will go ahead with its negative moves of merger of RMS Divisions; Merger of SROS with HPOs; Merger / Abolition of RMS Offices in violation of agreement between the Directorate and Staff Side; Outsourcing of MMS functions to Private Contractors etc. It was therefore decided upon to launch an All India Programme of Action under the banner of the Postal Joint Council of Action in November 2009 culminating in an Indefinite Strike action by RMS & MMS Unions of NFPE and FNPO from 15th December 2009.
 
The Postal JCA letter addressed to the Secretary Department of Posts along with the 10 Charter of Demands and the Programme of Action are enclosed. Circle Secretaries are requested to circulate all by translating in respective Regional languages. A Strike Campaign Tour Programme by the General Secretaries and the Secretary General of NFPE and FNPO is also under preparation to touch all State Capitals. The Strike Tour will be exhibited in the websites of the Federations shortly.
 
Let us understand that time has come to rise as one man to defend our existence.
 
Organise most effectively.
Organise for our survival.
Initiate all round action for the success of the Programme of Action.
 
With Struggle Greetings,
 
 
 
Yours Comradely,
 
 
 
[D.Theagarajan]                          [K.Ragavendran]
Secretary General                       Secretary General
FNPO                                           NFPE
 
COPY OF LETTER ADDRESSED BY JCA TO SECRETARY [P]
 
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
 
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001
Federation of National Postal Organisations
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001
 
 
JCA/2009                                                                                         Dated 29th October 2009
 
To
                        Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy
                        Secretary [P]
 
Madam,
 
The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of National Federation of Postal Employees; Federation of National Postal Organisations; All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union; and National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks held its meeting on 28.10.2009 in New Delhi and unanimously resolved to address this letter to you drawing your kind attention to the growing serious attacks on the very existence of the RMS & MMS under your Chairmanship.
 
The Postal JCA also noted with grave concern that the solemn agreement reached after hectic negotiations between the Department and the Staff Side on the matter of merger of 101 RMS Offices with all men and materials identified with less than 10,000 mail volumes with the neighbouring RMS Offices is being breached in the Second Phase of Mail Consolidation. Circle Administration here and there have started to attack the existence of RMS Offices with more volume of work in a blatant violation of the agreement reached at the All India level making mockery of such bilateral agreements.
 
The constitution of a Committee headed by the PMG Kurnool without the knowledge of Staff Side and the recommendations of that Committee to merge all SROs with the HPOs and carry on the functions under the control of the Head Postmasters is a rude shock to the RMS & MMS Employees. It is afraid that such type of sweeping recommendations of the above Committee without any kind of mutual discussions with the staff side will be implemented unilaterally resulting in the liquidation of RMS and that already another Enlarged Committee with Circles level Officers has been formed for supervising the implementation of the recommendations.
 
Already 5 ROs out of a total of 14 ROs in the country have been abolished and the balance ROs are also in the process of being liquidated.124 Transit Sections including TMPs have been abolished and mails diverted to road conveyance causing delay in public mails. There are actions initiated to reduce the number of CRCs in several Metros at the command of the Secretary Department of Posts. There has been no purposeful effort to consider the long pending demand of the Staff Side to finalise the work norms in CRCs and other branches in a scientific manner to do away with the unilateral fixing up of CRC norms. However action has been initiated to close down the CRCs!
 
MMS has been operated by the Department for the speedy and punctual mail conveyance all these years but the policy has been reversed to outsource more and more of the mail conveyance. MMS is being replaced by CMS denoting the handing over of mail conveyance to private players as against the stiff opposition of the staff side. With the focus shifting from letter mail to logistics more and more universally, and that the Department of Posts also had entered into the logistics services, the future is for a bigger logistics operation in India due to its expanding market of logistics. In such a scenario instead of planning to build our own fleet of bigger logistics vans and staff, the outsourcing of mail, speed post and logistics conveyance to private contractors is a totally negative approach aimed at liquidation of the MMS wing.
 
To cap it all the Department has started to merge RMS Divisions in some circles also and the Staff Side is apprehensive that the cumulative effect of all the attacking posture is aimed at total liquidation of RMS and MMS and merge the entire RMS operations with Post Offices and hand over whole MMS operations to CMS.
 
The necessary intervention needed on the part of the Department of Posts at the Government level for ensuring upward revision OTA Rates which is far low in comparison to casual labour wages and for revising the OSA is absent. Even the re-fixing the ceiling limit for OT entitlement is not done despite staff side representations. There have been no attempt to get the posts of Drivers and Mail Guards / MSEs filled up despite staff shortage. This shows the Department of Posts is only interested in attacking the interests of RMS & MMS and ignores the interests of staff.
 
The Postal Joint Council of Action after a threadbare discussion has come to the conclusion to address immediately to you seeking your personal intervention for effecting a complete reversal of the policy of liquidation of RMS & MMS and initiate measures to strengthen the RMS & MMS wing through constructive policy directions. The Postal Joint Council of Action has also been forced to take a unanimous decision to launch an all India Programme of Action by the entirety of Postal Employees under the banner of the Postal JCA immediately in the month of November 2009 that will culminate in an Indefinite Strike Action by all RMS and MMS Employees belonging to NFPE and FNPO organisations in December 2009 for which Notice would be submitted at the appropriate time. The Postal JCA also expresses its hope that there will be change of course by the Department of Posts and that meaningful dialogue with both our Federations and the All India Unions affiliated with us would be preferred on the enclosed Charter of Demands to maintain tranquillity and peace in the India Post.
 
Thanking you,
 
Yours faithfully,
 
 
 
 
[D.Theagarajan]                          [K.Ragavendran]
Secretary General                       Secretary General
FNPO                                           NFPE
 
 
 
  [Theagarajan]                            [Giriraj Singh]
  General Secretary – R-III           General Secretary – R-III
 
 
 
    [A.H.Siddique]                                    [P.Suresh]
    General Secretary – R-IV             General Secretary – R-IV
 
 
 
Copy:
 
1. Ms. Manjula Prashar – Member [O] PSB, Dak Bhawan.
2. Ms. Kalpna Tiwari – CGM MB&Operations.
3. Shri.Subhash Chander – Director SR
           
 
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
 
Drop all measures to merge SROs with Head Post Offices and reject the recommendations of PMG Kurnool.
 
Stop merging RMS Offices having more than 10,000 mails in violation of agreement between the Department and the Staff Side.
 
Stop all negative moves of merger / abolition of RMS Divisions; CRCs; ROs; Transit Sections; and Night Sets.
 
Drop all moves towards privatisation / outsourcing of MMS functions.
 
Implementation of Arbitration Award on OTA; Revise OSA; and refix ceiling for entitlement for drawal of OTA.
 
Recruitment of required Drivers and Work Shop Staff.
 
Filling up the vacant posts of Assistant Managers in MMS; Mail Guards and MSE staff in RMS.
 
Abolish all GDS MM posts in RMS and regularise the existing GDS MM as MSEs.
 
Grant Temporary Status to all eligible Casual labourers as on service on 1.9.1993; Issue immediate orders for drawal of 6th CPC wages to all RRR Candidates, Casual labourers and Contingent Staff.
 
Revise unscientific work norms in Speed Post and CRCs.
 
 
 
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
 
 
9.11.2009 – 11.11.2009:         Gate Meeting at Work Spot.
 
13.11.2009:                             Dharna at Divisional / Regional Offices.
 
20.11.2009:                             Dharna at Circle Office and Submission of Memorandum to Chief Postmaster General.
 
22.11.2009 – 29.11.2009:       Meet your Constituency Member of Parliament and submit Memorandum seeking his intervention with the Honourable Prime Minister & MOC&IT.
 
30.11.2009:                             Rally to Governor and submission of Memorandum.
 
1.12.2009:                               Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan and serving of
                                                INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE.
 
FROM 15.12.2009:                Indefinite Strike

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

T. U. WORK SHOP AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

FROM 04.11.09 TO 05.11.09

 

Dear Comrades,

 

Have you booked your journey tickets? If not, please book it immediately and don't miss the Golden opportunity in taking part in the workshop exclusively being organized for the first time to educate and impart knowledge on all subjects required for the Trade Union office bearers.

 

The CHQ is preparing various materials for distribution and the reception committee is also making all elaborate arrangements for the comfortable stay and historical conduct of the workshop.

 

The Circle Secretaries/delegates are requested to intimate their arrival to our CHQ president Com. M. Krishnan in advance over phone (Mobile 9447068125). The venue 'EMS' Academy is about the distance which takes 30 minutes from the Thiruvananthapuram railway station.

 

After or before arriving Thiruvananthapuram, please contact the reception committee members who will provide transportation facilities from the Railway Station/Bus Stand to the workshop venue. Please contact any one of the following three comrades for assistance.

 

1.     Com. M. Krishnan, President CHQ – 9447068125       

2.     Com. S. Ashok Kumar, Convenor, Local Coordinating Committee, NFPE, Trivandrum -9446849677

3.     Com. Jacob Thomas, Treasurer, AIPEU Group 'C' Kerala Circle – 9447440521

 

This is our unique experience and no Circle Secretary should miss his presence in the workshop which is being held as per the unanimous decision of Kurukshetra CWC meeting. In case, no delegation is attended from any circle, it will be construed as if they are thinking no importance of this workshop.

 

Let us meet at Trivandrum either on 03.11.09 or 04.11.09 morning.

 

With fraternal greetings,

                                                                                                                                                                          Comradely yours,

 

 

New Delhi – 110008                                                                                         (K. V. Sridharan)

Dated – 26.10.2009                                                                                         General Secretary

 

To,

All CHQ Office Bearers/Circle Secretaries

Saturday, October 24, 2009

TRADE UNION WORKSHOP/SEMINAR AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

FROM 04.11.2009 TO 05.11.2009

 

WORK SHOP  PROGRAMME

 

 

04.11.09          0800 – 0930    Registration of Delegates

04.11.09          1000 - 1130     Inauguration

                                                     Dr. Prabhat Patnaik, Eminent Economist

04.11.09          1130 – 1200    Felicitation

                                                     Com. C.C. Pillai, Working President, Confederation

04.11.09          1200 – 1330    P & T Trade Union History,
                                                     Com. M. Krishnan, President CHQ

04.11.09          1330 – 1500    Lunch

04.11.09          1500 – 1600    How to safe guard against contributory negligence in SB cases &
                                                     Importance of RTI Act 200504.11.09
                                                     Com B.G. Tamhankar, Ex president CHQ & NFPE                             

04.11.09          1600 – 1730    Staff Rulings – The role of leadership

                                                    Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary

04.11.09          1730 - 1800     Tea Break

04.11.09          1800 – 2000    Interaction – All topics on the day session

 

                                        If need be, there may be night session on 4.11.09.

 

05.11.09          0900 – 1030    Policy offensives & our counter strategy

                                                     Com. K. Ragavendran, Secretary General NFPE

05.11.09          1030 – 1200    Disciplinary rules- The role of Defence Assts & Union

                                                     Com. M. C. Nair, Retd. SSPOs, Trivandrum

05.11.09          1200 – 1330    Interaction

05.11.09          1330 – 1500    Lunch

05.11.09          1500 – 1700    Seminar on 'The Effect of Globalisation on Postal Services

                                                    Guest Lecture: -          Ms. Shoba Koshy, Chief PMG Kerala

05.11.09          1700 – 1730    Tea Break

05.11.09          1730 – 1930    Interaction & feedback

05.11.09          1930 – 2000    Valedictions

 

1.      The object of the workshop is purely to guide, impart, interact the knowledge on staff matters and to guide how to tackle the issues at divisional & circle levels.

2.      This has to felicitate to create more leadership in each circle to deal the issues confronting day to day.

3.      This is further to get feedback on the issues from grass root levels to further modify and strengthen the demands at higher levels.

4.      If the time allotted for interaction is fully utilized, it will be most purposeful to the delegates as well as leaders of this august movement.

5.      This is our first attempt in organizing such programmes of workshop and interactions.  After assessing the results and requirements, we may further decide to organize such workshops in all the four regions of the nation like, North, East, West & South. This is the prelude for our future strategy in conducting such workshops in future and so everybody should attend as per the allotment to their circle

6.      Once again Circle Secretaries are reminded that the travelling &  other expenses of Delegates including the Delegate fee Rs.250/- shall be borne by the respective circles only.

 

All the Circle Secretaries are requested to organize the workshop a grand success with full participation of the delegates allotted to their circles. Further TA/DA shall be borne by the respective divisions /Circles. Please ensure that there should be no absence from any circle. If anyone has not booked his ticket, please book today by tatkal or by any means.

 

Let us meet in the seminar and make it a grand success as planned and purposeful

 

With greetings

 

Comradely yours,

 

 (K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

 

Dated – 23.10.2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

HAPPY DIWALI GREETINGS



HAPPY DIWALI GREETINGS

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GDS COMMITTEE IMPLEMENTATION AND APPROVAL BY CABINET AND FUTURE TASK

GDS COMMITTEE IMPLEMENTATION ORDERS BY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ISSUED ON 9.10.2009
 
ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICER HEADED NATARAJA MURTI COMMITTEE INSTEAD OF TOTAL BOYCOT PROPOSED BY NFPE IS THE REASON FOR THE PRESENT PREDICAMENT
 
TOTAL REVERSAL IS NOT POSSIBLE NOW BUT CONCRETE MODIFICATIONS ON SOME ISSUES LIKE THE FOLLOWING ISSUES HAVE TO BE UNITEDLY PRESSED FOR ACCEPTANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT IMMEDIATELY
 
POSTAL JCA OF NFPE – FNPO – AIPEDEU – NUGDS SHOULD DISCUSS ALL ISSUES ON 28.10.2009 AND PROPER DEMANDS FOR MODIFICATIONS SHOULD BE FINALISED FOR SETTLEMENT - UNITY AND UNITED APPROACH BY ALL UNDER THE BANNER OF POSTAL JCA IS THE ONLY CORRECT COURSE FOR IMPROVEMENT.
 
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT EXHAUSTIVE BUT IMPORTANT FACTORS. IN THE VIEW POINT OF NFPE THE FOLLOWING ISSUES REQUIRE TOTAL CONCENTRATION FOR MODIFICATIONS BUT THE POSTAL JCA HAS TO TAKE A FINAL VIEW. RANK AND FILE IS REQUESTED TO STUDY THE WHOLE GOVERNMENT ORDERS AND OUR UNDERMENTIONED POINTS AND REQUESTED TO SUGGEST THEIR CONSIDERED OPINION AND SUGGESTIONS THROUGH E-MAILS TO HEADQUARTERS.
 
 
1. TRCA:
 
The TRCA proposed by the Nataraja Murti Committee for the GDS SPM/BPM and the GDS MD/SV have been based only on the pre-revised Mail overseer Postmen pay scales of 3200 and 3050 respectively. The GDS Committee ignored the recommendation of the 6th CPC which recommended upgradation of pay scales to Postmen from 3050 scale to 3200 scale and for Mail Overseer Postman the 3200 scale was elevated to 4000 scale. Thus the historical prorata comparison maintained by all earlier GDS Committees had been diluted by the Nataraja Murti Committee. Despite the Staff Side representation, the mistake has not been rectified by the Government. The dilution of Pro-rata wages to both GDS SPM/BPM and GDS MD/SV has resulted in a drop in TRCA computation for these two categories. This gross error has to be rectified by the Government.
 

 2. OTHER ALLOWANCES:

The Government has ordered implementation of Allowances w.e.f. 9.10.2009 i.e., the date of the order. This should have been from 1.9.2008 as in the case of CG Employees because the date of effect of wage revision in the case of GDS also had been given effect to from 1.1.2006 only as like CG Employees. 
 
3. SERVICE DISCHARGE BENEFITS:
 
Ex-gratia Gratuity shall not be less than the quantum permissible under Gratuity Act 1972 as ordered by different Court Judgments. The maximum of 60,000 shall be suitably revised upwardly to a maximum of 16 ½ months TRCA + DA to GDS employees on the date of their retirement.
 
The non-inclusion of Social Security recommended by Nataraja Murti in the
Cabinet Memo for approval by the Cabinet is wrong. Nataraja Murti Committee had recommended for a Social Security Scheme wherein the Department of Posts is to deposit a sum of Rs.200/- per month throughout the service of the GDS and then on retirement a monthly payment of social security should be paid. This issue should have been sent for approval along with wage related issues. But this issue has been kept pending for further consideration. The delay caused in this issue would deprive the retiring GDS employees the benefit of Social Security after serving more than 30-40 years. The Social Security should be implemented with immediate effect instead of postponed consideration by the Government.
 
4. PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS:
 
The contention of the Government Order that the present calculation of the Ex-grtia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.2500 as basic + DA shall continue is based on a wrong concept placed on an unsustainable logic. The records show clearly that all previous bonus ceiling ordered by the Government by way of amendments to Bonus Act have been fully made applicable to GDS also. The departure had been made only from the recent amendment to Bonus Act allowing ceiling limit of 3500/-. The wrong orders issued by Department of Posts have been superseded by an another order but once again a wrong order was issued to supersede the superseded order. No consultation was made even with the MOF on this matter. The Bonus Ceiling for GDS also shall be Rs.3500/- and the dubious method followed to deny the benefit of Bonus Act shall be dropped.
 
 
These are the major issues in our opinion that are to be treated as Anomalies for settlement and effectively projected before the Government by the Postal Joint Council of Action for a settlement. However the GDS Unions in the Postal JCA have to come with their analysis and demands for chalking out a suitable Charter of Demands for placing before the Government for approval. The Postal JCA would meet on 28th October 2009 as already announced in the Office of the NFPE in New Delhi and discuss the GDS Committee implementation and also the pending issues of Postal Regular Employees that are to be taken up for immediate settlement.
 
 
5. TIGHETENING OF TIME FACTOR:
 
The recommendation of GDS Committee for tightening of time factor of cash counting from the present 1000/- = 1 Point into 20,000 = 1 Point is too harsh and unscientific. In spite of the stiff opposition to this unscientific and irrational norm suggested by the Nataraja Murti Committee, the Government has reportedly gone ahead unilaterally to accept this unjustified recommendation. This tightened time factor has to be given up and a rational norm like at least 5000/- = 1 Point has to be accepted.
 
 
6. ESTABLISHMENT RELATED ISSUES:
 
Once again it is not clear as to what decision the Government has taken with regard to various establishments related matters like relocating the GDS BOs etc recommended by Nataraja Murti Committee. It was pointed out earlier also that on establishment related issues, a deep study and mutual consultations with the Staff Side should be undertaken. The Government should not take any unilateral decision on any of the establishment related recommendations without subjective them to mutual study and scientific analysis.