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Sunday, February 28, 2010

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS IN EVERY CIRCLE / DIVISION / BRANCH ON 2.3.2010

ALL INDIA POSTAL JCA CALL

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS
IN CIRCLE / DIVISIONAL / BRANCH LEVEL
ON 2.3.2010
 
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT IN NEW DELHI AT 2.00 P.M. ON 2.3.2010
 
SAME DAY HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CIRCLE / DIVISIONAL / BRANCH LEVEL AND SEND BY SPEED POST THE LETTER WRITTEN TO HON'BLE MOC&IT BY ALL INDIA POSTAL JCA
 
HUNDREDS OF SPEED POST LETTERS SHOULD GO TO HON'BLE MOC & IT FROM OUR CIRCLES / DIVISIONS / BRANCHES - CIRCLE, DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE TO ENSURE THIS TASK - POSTAL JCA EXPECTS THAT ALL ORGANISATIONS WOULD RESPOND MAGNIFICENTLY AND FULFULL THIS TASK WITHOUT FAIL.
 
COPY OF POSTAL JCA LETTER TO HON'BLE MOC&IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:
 
 

Friday, February 26, 2010

CONFEDERATION PRESS RELEASE ON THE UNION BUDGET

 

CONFEDERATION SECRETRY GENERAL ISSUED A PRESS STATEMENT EXPOSING THE RETROGRADE CHARACTER OF THIRD BUDGET CONSECUTIVELY PRESENTED BY HON'BLE PRANAB MUKHERJEE UNION FINANCE MNISTER
 
PRESS STATEMENT

26th February, 2010

 

 

The Budget presented by the Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee  today is totally disappointing in so far as common people and  especially the workers are concerned.  The Finance Minister has allowed tax concessions to the extent of Rs. 26,000 crores under Direct taxes and decided to garner additional revenue of Rs. 46500 crores from indirect taxes including service taxes.  The share of Service taxes is to the tune of Rs. 3000 crores.  He has proposed to raise the excise duty by 2% across the board.  Most of the concessions in the indirect taxes come in the form of customs duty on imports. 

 

The increase in the revenue resources from indirect taxation has been made on the specious plea that the global economic recession has turned the corner and  the  Indian economy is poised for 8% growth.   For sustaining the growth in the economy, the common has to be burdened further and the rich to be spared of taxation, seems to be  the ideology of the Finance Minister.  Due to the unprecedented rise in prices of essential commodities especially food items, the common man is made to bear the brunt and nothing has been proposed by the Finance Minister to help him out. Due to the proposed increase in the excise duty on petroleum products and rolling back the concession offered earlier as part of the stimulus package,  there would be further increase in the prices of all essential commodities injecting further inflation. 

 

In the case of salaried tax payers, the Finance Minister has not thought it necessary to increase the non taxable maximum, whereas he has offered concession in the rate structure of those tax payers who are in higher income bracket of Rs. 3 lakhs and above.  While those in the income bracket of Rs. 3 lakhs and 8 lakhs would be enjoying a lesser tax burden, even the unskilled workers would be drawn into the ambit of income tax liability for the minimum taxation limit has been pegged down to what it was in 2009-10  For no valid reason, the standard deduction available to the salaried tax payers was withdrawn in 2005.  The repeated pleas made by the workers year after year have gone into the deaf ears of the Finance Minister.  The deduction was not restored whereas such deduction continue to be made available to other category of tax payers.

 


In the situation in which the workers are placed presently, there is no alternative to organizing united and militant struggles to force the Government to withdraw taxation proposals that inflicts unbearable burden on people at the lower strata of the society.

 

K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General.

RAISE YOUR VOICE OF PROTEST AGAINST THE RETROGRADE NEW TAX CODE



UNION BUDGET HAS BEEN PRESENTED TODAY BY HON'BLE MINISTER OF FINANCE
 
INCOME TAX PROPOSALS ARE HARD HITTING AGAINST THE LOW SALARIED EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS - NEW INCOME TAX CODE IS TO BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 1.4.2010
 
Employees with an annual income of 1,60,000 alone are exempted from Income Tax - Over and above the amount, 10% Income Tax will be charged upto the ceiling of 5,00,000 annual income. The only minor change the Hon'ble Finance Minister has made to the earlier proposals of New Tax Code is that instead of 3,00,000 ceiling 5,00,000 ceiling is fixed for 10% Tax Bracket. This means even the lowly paid workers and employees in the Central Government Departments will have to pay tax of 10% above their annual income of 1,60,000/-. Even though the 20,000 infrastructural investment is exempted from tax over and above the savings of 1,00,00, We know that the poorly paid employees have no scope of savings from within their meagre income. Middle Class employees of Central Government Services are attracted to more taxation after the 6th CPC and this tax code only trying to extract tax from them.
 
On the other hand the Tax Relief to the higher bureacracy is very striking! The Finance Minister has said that 60% of tax payers would be benefited! yes - High wage earning top IAS line Officers are given a big relief by reducing their tax level by bringing their income upto 8 lakhs into 10% and 20% brackets and only over and above 8 lakhs income would invite 30% tax from now on. This is really a tax relief budget for high income group and hard hitting one for the low wage earning employees and middle class employees.
 
HON'BLE FINANCE MINISTER HAS TAKEN CREDIT FOR SUCCESSFULLY WEATHERING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS IN INDIA - But his announcement that disinvestment to the tune of 25,000 Crores would be done clearly shows that the Government did not assimilate the reasons for the relatively less impact of financial crisis on Indian Economy. All know very well that the existence of  strong public sector financial institutions alone saved India from the depth of crisis but the disinvestment proposals clearly show that the Government has not taken the lessons of international crisis properly and succumbing to the pressures of neo-liberal forces. 
 
Corporate world has welcomed the budget and it is only expected as the present budget is mainly a welcome relief to the corporate world!
 
The problem of price rise is alarming and the budget speech of Hon'ble FM only express hope that prices would come down! We are not able to understand any comprehensive steps contemplated by the Union Budget to control the prices. On the other hand the rise in cost of petrol and diesel coming effect from tonight itself is alarming! This will only escalate price rise and inflation further. The enhancing of central excise will also lead to further price rise. The lip-sympathy shown in the Presidential Speech against the price rise remains only on paper and the budget is working for increasing further inflation.
 
Let us raise our voice clearly and loudly - Hold Demonstrations as per the call of the Confederation of CG Employees & Workers on 10th March 2010 demanding modification of retrograde tax code; dropping of PFRDA Bill aiming privatisation of pension; and against the alarming price rise.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HISTORIC JUDGMENT LEADING TO DEPARTMENT ORDERS FOR TAKING GDS SERVICE FOR QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR PENSION

CAT BENCH MADRAS - MADRAS HIGH COURT - &  SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT IN FAVOUR OF TAKING SHORT FALL IN THE QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR PENSION FROM GDS SERVICE.
 
FULL TEXT OF JUDGMENT OF CAT MADRAS AND THE DECISION OF REJECTION OF SLP BY SUPREME COURT AS WELL AS THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ORDER IMPLEMENTING THE DECISION ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING IN THE FOLLOWING LINK:
 

HISTORIC MERGER OF TWO SBCO ASSOCIATIONS FOR THE BIRTH OF A STRONGER UNITED ORGANISATION OF SBCO EMPLOYEES

TWO SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATIONS TODAY DECIDED TO MERGE AND FUNCTION
AS A SINGLE ORGANISATION
 
A new and historic decision has been taken today by the General Secretaries and All India Presidents of  All India Postal SBCO Employees Association and Indian Postal SBCO Staff Association in a Special Meeting in New Delhi. In the special meeting Comrades K.Ragavendran [SG NFPE]; K.V.Sridharan [GS P3]; and P.Suresh [GS R4] also were present. The basic idea of the special meeting is to find out ways and means for having a fighting united organisation for protecting the basic interests of all SBCO Employees and Staff.

The Meeting took into consideration that unless these two organisations merge together and function as a single entity, it will be impossible to create a stronger trade union association for the cause of the SBCO staff. This is the aspiration of the basic membership of SBCO also.

With this task in mind, and in an atmosphere of mutual good will and accommodation, the leaders of both the SBCO Organisations came to the decision to merge their both Associations and henceforward to function under the banner of "All India Postal SBCO Employees Association" and to seek affiliation with the National Federation of Postal Employees after winning Government Recognition under CCS RSA Rules 1993.

It is also unanimously resolved that all SBCO employees would be approached jointly to get their signature in favour of "All India Postal SBCO Employees Association" to win Government Recognition in the ongoing process of Re-verification because of the fact that the interests of the SBCO Employees can be well protected only if the organisation of SBCO Employees enjoy Government Recognition.

It is also unanimously decided by the leaders of both SBCO Organisations that within one month of the finalisation of the Re-verification process, the All India Conference will be convened by Comrade Asit Das the General Secretary of All India Postal SBCO Employees Association and a unanimous team of Office Bearers will be elected with the representatives of both the SBCO Organisations as per the understanding reached in the meeting. The copy of the understanding signed by both the leaders is exhibited below [Scanned Documents] for the information of all our members.

The list of Authorised Office Bearers for each and every circle is also placed below. NFPE & P3 CHQ requests all the Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions in general and the P3 Circle / Divisional / Branch Unions in particular to extend total cooperation to the representatives of SBCO Association for enrolling the SBCO Members immediately. This time our target is Recognition to our All India SBCO Employees Association with greater membership.


MERGER OF SBCO ASSOCIATIONS - JOINT DECLARATION OF MERGER




NEWS FLASH - CHIEF PMG MAHARASHTRA ARRESTED



CBI HELD PRESS CONFERENCE IN MUMBAI ABOUT THE TWO CRORES LAND DESIGNATION TRANSFER SCAM BY CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL MAHARASHTRA & GOA

 

THE CHARGES ARE THAT THE CHIEF PMG DEMANDED TWO CRORES OF RUPEES FOR CHANGING THE DESIGNATION OF PLOT OF LAND RESERVED FOR INDIA POST TO A SOUTH MUMBAI HOTEL

 

IN ADDITION TO THE CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL, TWO MORE PERSONS 'DALMIAS' INVOLVED IN THE DEAL ARE REPORTEDLY ARRESTED - CHIEF PMG WAS ARRESTED WHILE A BAG CONTAINING CASH FOR Rs.1,25,00,000 [One crore twnenty five lakhs] WAS KEPT IN HIS CAR

 

CHIEF PMG HOUSE WAS ALSO RAIDED BY CBI - 35,00,000 LIQUID CASH - 3400 EURO DOLLARS - 10,700 US DOLLARS & SOME MORE CURRENCY OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES - 22 BANK ACCOUNTS - 24 LAKHS WORTH PPF ACCOUNTS WERE REPORTEDLY FOUND IN HIS HOUSE AND FREEZED BY CBI.

 

CHIEF PMG MAHARASHTRA WHO WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN BEFORE MAGISTRATE IS A SHAME TO THE IMAGE OF THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT - EVEN THE P3 CHQ HAD ALREADY COMPLAINED TO THE SECRETARY [P] ABOUT THE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH LAPTOPS WERE PURCHASED BUT DISAPPEARED IN MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE - NO ACTION SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THE DIRECTORATE YET.

 

 

THIS TYPE OF HIGH LEVEL CORRUPTION IS THE PRODUCT OF COMMERCIALISM AND CORPORATE POLICIES UNLEASHED BY INDIA POST INCLUDING PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS AND HAND SHAKE WITH PRIVATE PARTIES - EVEN THE PROPOSED POSTAL LAND UTILISATION MIGHT LEAD TO LARGE SCALE CORRUPTION - DEPARTMENT SHOULD STOP ALL ITS UNILATERAL ACTIVITIES FOR PRIVATISATION, OUTSOURCING ETC IMMEDIATELY LEADING CLOSER INTERACTION WITH THE PRIVATE PARTIES AND CONSEQUENT CORRUPTION AT HIGH PLACES.


CHIEF PMG MAHARASHTRA & GOA CIRCLE CAUGHT IN CBI RAID IN A A TWO CRORE BRIBE SCAM


CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL MAHARASHTRA & GOA CIRCLE RAIDED BY CBI IN A TWO CRORE BRIBE SCAM


TIMES OF INDIA MUMBAI EDITION REPORTS THAT THE CHIEF PMG HAD REPORTEDLY TAKEN THIS BRIBE OF TWO CRORES FOR CHANGING THE DESIGNATION OF A PLOT OF LAND RESERVED FOR POSTAL DEPARTMENT TO A SOUTH MUMBAI HOTEL.


MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE ADMINSTRATION IS RECENTLY SHOWING TRENDS OF SHAKING HANDS WITH PRIVATE AND JUST SOME DAYS BACK THE SPEED POST PROCESSING HAS BEEN GIVEN TO PRIVATE - NOW THIS NEWS OF TWO CRORES BRIBE SCAM HAS COME OUT - THIS IS ALL THE OFF-SHOOT OF THE CORPORATE POLICY AND UNILATERALISM IN IMPLEMENTING THINGS IN VIOLATION OF GOVERNMENT RULES & REGULATIONS!


THE NEWS ITEM APPEARED IN TIMES OF INDIA MUMBAI EDITION IS GIVEN HERE FOR THE INFORMATION OF OUR MEMBERS.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Demonstration on 10.03.2010 against introduction of PFRDA bill & Direct Tax code- Confederation call

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.

A-2/9,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi110 027

Website:www.confederationhq.blogspot.com. Email:Confederation06@Yahoo.co.in

Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303

Confdn/05 /2010

Dated: 18.02.2010

Dear Comrades,

The last National Sectt. Meeting inter alia discussed the possibility of a joint action programme with the AISGEF and AIDEF in the event of the Government introducing the PFRDA Bill and the new direct taxes code in the Budget session of the Parliament. While the AISGEF was to take a decision in the matter in their all India Conference which was scheduled to be held in the first week of February at Hyderabad, the AIDEF had promised us to discuss the issue in their organizational fora and revert back to us. So far we have not received any communication from the AIDEF. The All India Conference of the AISGEF had to be postponed due to the ongoing agitation in Andhra Pradesh. Hence, no finality could be reached on the proposal for organizing a day's strike somewhere in March, 2010.

The Budget session is likely to commence on 22nd Feb.2010. The National Secretariat had discussed of the necessity of organizing a demonstrative programme in the first week of the Parliament session. It was decided that Lunch recess programme should be organized in front of all offices eliciting the participation of all the employees in the respective office on a pre determined date. Taking into account the requirement of sufficient time to organize the programme, we call upon the affiliates and State Committees to ensure that the lunch hour demonstration is organized in front of all offices on 10th March, 2010 to oppose the introduction of the new Direct Taxes code and the reintroduction of the PFRDA Bill. The following telegram/Savingram may be sent to the Hon'ble Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherji, (at North Block, Central Sectt. New Delhi.)

Reintroduce the statutory defined benefit pension scheme for all CGEmployees recruited after .1.1.2004 by withdrawing the PFRDA Bill and amend the direct taxes code as demanded in the memorandum submitted by the Confederation of CGE and Workers.

Enclosed herewith is a copy of the letter sent by the Confederation to the Hon'ble Finance Minister in response to the draft proposal placed on the website by the government.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

K.K.N. Kuty

Secretary General.

GDS Membership Verification Form (Hindi)


GDS Membership Verification Form

Thursday, February 18, 2010

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP

The declaration form signed by the Director (SR) dated 18.02.2010 may be downloaded immediately for obtaining declarations from the members.




Pl act swiftly and quickly to enroll more membership this time.

K.V.Sridharan,
General Secretary

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP ORDERED

The department has released the fresh verification of membership procedures today vide its letter no 13/01/2010-SR dated 18.2.2010.

Last date of receipt of declaration by DIVISIONAL HEADS ; 26.04.2010
( The list of members five copies to be submitted)
Display in the noticeboard 27.04.2010 to 30.4.2010.
Representation from members if any before 06.05.2010
Recovery of subscription starts from 31.05.2010
Completion of verification should be before 11.06.2010


Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansd Marg,

New Delhi-110001.

No.13/01/2010-SR Dated: - 18th February, 2010

To

  1. All Heads of Postal Circle,
  2. All Postmasters General,
  3. Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP)
  4. CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi
  5. CGM, BD & M Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
  6. DDG (PAF)/Chief Engineer (Civil)/ ADG (Admn), Department of Posts.
  7. Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
  8. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
  9. Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi
  10. All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).
  11. All Service Associations
  12. DOP&T, JCA Section, North Block, New Delhi

Subject: - CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993- Re-verification of membership for recognition of Service Association – Procedure regarding.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to the Department’s letter No. 13/04/2007-SR dated 17th April, 2009 on the above-mentioned subject. The re-verification process initiated in compliance with the direction of the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras, vide the aforesaid letter, had to be abandoned due to further litigation in the matter as per details given below:-

S.N.

WP No.

Filed in/by

Prayer made

Decision of the High Court

1.

SB Civil WP No. 5037/2009

High Court at Jodhpur

by BPEU Class.III

Extension of time for submission of authorization letters

In the counter Affidavit, the Department agreed to extend the time limit.

2.

Contempt Petition No. 950/09

High Court Madras by BPEU Class III

The entire process to be handled by Divisional Head

The direction given in WP No. 4704 of 1999 dated 06.01.2009 should be strictly followed.

2. With the closure of the above filed Petitions, it has been decided to re-initiate the process of re-verification of membership for recognition of service associations as per the following procedure:-

(i) Every employee desiring to be a member of service Association will give a letter of authorization in writing, addressed to the Divisional Head in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure-II) (bearing the signature of Director (SR & Legal) for deduction of subscription from his pay. The letter of authorization is to be sent through the applicant Service Association to which the membership is sought, so as to reach the Divisional Head on or before 26.04.2010, for scrutiny. Any authorization given through a non-applicant association will be ignored. The Associations will also submit to the Divisional Head a list of members in quintuplicate (5-copies) duly signed by the authorized office bearer on each page of list. At this stage, the Divisional Head will scrutinize the letters of authorization in the presence of one representative from each of the Association.

(ii) After scrutiny of the letters of authorization and comparing them with the list submitted by the Association, the Divisional Head will display one copy of each set of lists on the notice board from 27.04.2010 to 30.04.2010. An individual employee, whose name has been included in more than one Associations’ List exhibited on the Notice Board, may, if he so desires, submit a representation, to the Divisional Head by 06.05.2010. The employee concerned must specifically indicate in the representation with supporting material, if any, that he has given the authorization in favour of a specific Association (Name must be given) and the authorization in favour of the other Association (Name must be given) is fake one. The Divisional Head on his part will scrutinize the authorization given by the employee and in case he finds that the authorization was not genuine, he may delete his name from the concerned list under intimation to the concerned Association and allow it to be included in the list, the employee genuinely chooses. Trade union facilities of such authorized office bearer who signed the fake/fabricated/non-genuine authorization would be withdrawn as per prevailing instructions, till the next verification process. However, if on scrutiny by the Divisional Head, both the authorizations are found to be authentic given by the employee, both the authorizations would be treated as invalid and the employees concerned would not be allowed to become member of any Association. No representation received after 06.05.2010 will be entertained. Any other complaint received in this regard will also be considered and disposed of by the Divisional Head by 06.05.2010, after which a copy of each list will be made available to the authorized office bearers of all the participating associations in that category, duly acknowledging the receipt of lists in duplicate and also the authorization letters, which will be transferred to the Drawing and Disbursing Officer.

(iii) Here it may be pertinent to mention for information of the member employees of various service associations that issuing authorization letter in favour of more than one service association is against the spirit of the general instructions on the subject and creates obstruction in the way of recognition of genuine and deserving associations. Therefore, the practice may be avoided under all circumstances. Further instances have come to notice where some of the authorized office bearers deliberately avoided handing over the authorization letters to the Divisional Head/Circle Heads. In this regard it is made clear that in all such cases and once the malafide on the part of authorized office bearers is established, he/she will be debarred from being the office bearer of any association till the next verification process. In such cases, the General Secretary/Circle Secretary may submit authorization letters direct to the concerned Divisional Head.

(iv). The letters of authorization will be grouped category/Designation-wise and filed securely in guard files by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer who will note down the details of the authorizations in a register, the format of which is indicated in Annexure-III. The serial number in Annexure III should also be marked on the authorization letter placed in the guard file, duly authenticated by the Divisional Head.

(v) (a) All the Drawing & Disbursing Officers will start making monthly recovery from the employees who authorize such recovery out of their salary for the month of May, 2010 payable on 31.05.2010.

(b) Recovery of subscriptions being made in respect of Service Associations on the basis of old authorization will be made till April, 2010 salary (payable on 30.04.2010) except for All India Association of Postal Supervisors (GL) as in their case, as per the directions of the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi in CWP No. 1827/97, status-quo is to be maintained till the case is heard. The status quo position as ordered by the Honorable Court will be applicable in regard to recognition of various associations in this category as also its membership.

(vi). Drawing & Disbursing Officer shall make recovery of monthly subscription from pay in favour of a particular Association every month.

(vii). An extract from the register in duplicate will be handed over to the Cashier for making necessary entries in the acquittance roll (ACG 24) of the month concerned. A suitable column in the acquittance roll. Viz. ‘Membership/Subscription to Service Association’ may be opened to record the deduction separately. The deduction made by the Cashier through acquittance roll will be ‘Out-of-account’ transactions of the Government account.

(viii). Drawing & Disbursing Officer after making the deductions will remit the amount to the Divisional Secretary of the concerned Association who, in turn, will remit this amount to the All India, Circle etc. as per the quota fixed in their respective constitutions. There is no objection if the membership subscription is remitted to the Circle/Central body of the Association for further distribution, provided such a provision is made in the constitution of the Association. The total deductions and total number of persons covered by the amount remitted should also be specified.

(ix). Remittance to the Association should on no account be made by means of Service Money Orders.

(x). Divisional Head will ensure that work relating to verification and its compilation is completed by 11.06.2010 and is reported to the Heads of Circles with details of the total number of persons belonging to each of the Service Associations in the Proforma as per Annexure-IV and one copy of Annexure IV is displayed on the notice board on the same day.

(xi). Divisional Head will ensure that while counting total strength in respect of a particular category, total employees actually working and eligible for being included in that category may be taken into account. They should not report the total number of sanctioned posts.

(xii). The Heads of Circles will send the consolidated statement to SR Section, Department of Posts in the Proforma at Annexure IV by 25.06.10 and display its one copy on Notice Board on the same day. The Circles will ensure that the information in respect of all Divisional Heads has been included in the statement. The concerned Service Associations will also be endorsed the statement referred to above.

3. Generally the Service Associations had a grievance that the Drawing & Disbursing Officers maintain a soft corner for the Association to which they belong (ed). Aggrieved with this, Bharatiya Postal Employees Union filed Writ Petition Nos. 4704 to 4707 of 1999 in the High Court of Judicature at Madras. Agreeing with the view point of the Petitioner Union, the Hon’ble High Court directed the Department of Posts to entrust the verification process to an independent officer in the rank of Divisional Superintendent who will scrutinize the option/authorization form in the presence of one representative from each of the Union. The above directions of High Court, Madras are to be complied with scrupulously. The Heads of Circles will see to it that absolute transparency is observed in carrying out the reverification process and it is conducted in a free and fair manner. In case any irregularity is noticed on the part of any officials/officer, a serious view in the matter be taken and prompt action may be initiated by the competent Disciplinary/Administrative Authorities. Further all Heads of Circles will nominate a senior officer of the Circle (of the level of JAG or above), who will be responsible for attending to complaints and settlement of disputes arising in carrying out the verification process. This will be reported to the undersigned immediately.

4. A list of Service Associations eligible for participation in the verification process is enclosed as Annexure-I. In case any other Service Association intends to participate in the process, it should submit its application direct to the undersigned by email (email ID: subhashchander280@yahoo.com) by 12.03.2010, which will be examined and disposed of by 15.03.2010. Further follow up action will depend upon the decision taken in this regard.

5. The terms ‘Drawing & Disbursing Officer’, as mentioned above, means only such authority in charge of the work of drawing pay and allowances for an employee.

6. In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training vide O.M. No. 2/13/98-JCA dated 11.02.2002, the recognition of service associations granted as a sequel to this exercise shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue of order granting recognition.

7. The instructions contained in this letter are to be given wide circulation and are also to be displayed at the Notice Boards so as to avoid any complaint about its non receipt. It is clarified for all concerned that all recognized and unrecognized associations at various levels as indicated in Annexure-I are to be properly apprised of this letter.

8. In all those establishments where there is no Divisional Head, his role will be performed by an officer of the equal rank or by an officer higher in rank than that.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(Subhash Chander)

Director (SR & Legal)


ANNEXURE-I

(File No. 13/01/2010-SR)

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

SR Section

LIST OF APPLICANT SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION UNDER RE-VERIFICATION PROCESS

SN

Category

Employees eligible to be included in this category

Name of the applicant association

1

2

3

4

1.

Group ‘C’

(POSTAL)

All Group ‘C’ Postal staff excluding Postmen and members of Supervisors (GL) Association.

1. All India Postal Employees Union Group ‘C’

2. National Association of Postal Employees Group ‘C’

3. Bharatiya Postal Employees Union Class III

2.

Group ‘C’ RMS including MMS

All Group ‘C’ staff in RMS and MMS excluding Mail Guards

1. All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’

2. National Union of RMS & MMS Employees Group ‘C’

3. Bharatiya RMS & MMS Employees Union Class. III

3.

Group ‘D’ Postal including Postmen

All Group ‘D’ Postal staff including Postmen

1. All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & Multi Skilled Employees/Group ‘D’

2. National Union of Postal Employees Postmen & Multi Skilled Employees.

3. Bharatiya Postal Employees Union Postmen & Group ‘D’

4.All India Postal Group ‘D’ Employees Union

4.

Group ‘D’ (RMS & MMS) including Mail Guards

All Group ‘D’ staff in RMS & MMS including Mail Guards.

1. All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Mail Guards & Multi skilled employees.

2. National Union of RMS Employees Mail Guards & Group ‘D’

3. Bharatiya RMS & MMS Employees Union Mail Guard & Group ‘D’

5.

Circle Office Administrative staff (Group ‘C” & ‘D’

As in column 2

1. All India Postal Administrative Offices’ Employees Union Group ‘C’ & ‘D’

2. All India Postal Administrative Offices Association (FNPO)

3. Bharatiya Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union

4. All India Postal Administrative Offices Association (Non Affiliated)

6.

Postal Civil Wing (Group ‘C’ & ‘D’) including Jr Engineers

As in Col. 2

1. National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-gazetted employees

2. Bhartiya Postal Civil Wing non-gazetted Employees Union

3. All India Postal Civil Wing Employees Association

7.

Postal Accounts Employees (Group C & D) including Jr. Accounts Officer

As in Col. 2

1. All India Postal Accounts Employees Association

2. Bharatiya Postal Accounts Offices Employees Association Gr. ‘C’ & ‘D’

3.All India Postal Accounts Offices Association

8.

SBCO

All Grades of SBCO staff

1. All India Postal SBCO Employees Association

2.All India Savings Bank Control Employees Union

3. Indian Postal SBCO Staff Association (FNPO)

9.

PSS Group ‘B’ Officers

Only PSS Officers

(officers promoted from Gr. B to A are also eligible)

Postal Officers’ Association (India)

10.

AAO/AO/

Sr.AO

As in Col.2

(JAOs and officials promoted to Gr. A are not eligible)

All India Postal Officer’s (Accounts) Association

11.

IPO/IRM Association

Only IPO and ASPOs

1.All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts

2.All India RMS Assistant Superintendent & Inspectors Association

12.

Mail Motor Service Officers

Mail Motor Service & Postal Machine Workshop officers

1. All India Mail Motor Service Officers Association

13.

Stenographers

All stenographers

All India Postal Stenographers Association

14.

Supervisors (General Line)

All Supervisors LSG/HSG.II including TBOP/BCR officials

In this regard para-2-(v) (b) of the letter refers.

15.

Indian Postal Service Association

All IPS Group ‘A’ officers

Indian Postal Service Association


ANNEXURE IV

(File No. 13/01/2010-SR)

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

PRFORMA OF STATEMENT TO BE SENT BY DIVISIONAL HEAD TO HEADS OF CIRCLE/HEADS OF CIRCLES TO THE DEPARTMENT (Director SR & Legal)

SN

Category

Total no. of employees in the categ-ory

Name of the applied association

Memberas per check off system

1

2

3

4

5

1.

Group ‘C’

(POSTAL)

1. All India Postal Employees Union Group ‘C’

2. National Association of Postal Employees Group ‘C’

3. Bharatiya Postal Employees Union Class III

2.

Group ‘C’ RMS including MMS

1. All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’

2. National Union of RMS & MMS Employees Group ‘C’

3. Bharatiya RMS & MMS Employees Union Class. III

3.

Group ‘D’ Postal including Postmen

1. . All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & Multi Skilled Employees/Group ‘D’

2. National Union of Postal Employees Postmen & Multi Skilled Employees.

3. Bharatiya Postal Employees Union Postmen & Group ‘D’

4.All India Postal Group ‘D’ Employees Union

4.

Group ‘D’ (RMS & MMS) including Mail Guards

1. All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Mail Guards & Multi skilled employees.

2. National Union of RMS Employees Mail Guards & Group ‘D’

3. Bharatiya RMS & MMS Employees Union Mail Guard & Group ‘D’

5.

Circle Office Administrative staff (Group ‘C” & ‘D’

1. All India Postal Administrative Offices’ Employees Union Group ‘C’ & ‘D’

2. All India Postal Administrative Offices Association (FNPO)

3. Bharatiya Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union

4. All India Postal Administrative Offices Association (Non Affiliated)

6.

Postal Civil Wing (Group ‘C’ & ‘D’) including Jr Engineers

1. National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-gazetted employees

2. Bhartiya Postal Civil Wing non-gazetted Employees Union)

3. All India Postal Civil Wing Employees Association

7.

Postal Accounts Employees (Group C & D) including Jr. Accounts Officer

1. All India Postal Accounts Employees Association

2. Bharatiya Postal Accounts Offices Employees Association Gr. ‘C’ & ‘D’

3.All India Postal Accounts Offices Association

8.

SBCO

1. All India Postal SBCO Employees Association

2.All India Savings Bank Control Employees Union

3. Indian Postal SBCO Staff Association (FNPO)

9.

PSS Group ‘B’ Officers

Postal Officers’ Association (India)

10.

AAO/AO/

Sr.AO

All India Postal Officer’s (Accounts) Association

11.

IPO/IRM Association

1.All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts

2.All India RMS Assistant Superintendent & Inspectors Association

12.

Mail Motor Service Officers

1. All India Mail Motor Service Officers Association

13.

Stenographers

All India Postal Stenographers Association

14.

Indian Postal Service Association

Indian Postal Service Association

Note :-

1. To Heads of Circle from Divisional Heads:-

It is certified that the above information in Column 5 is based on actual letters of authorization received from the concerned employees and deduction will be made from their pay in the month of May, 2010.

Signature of Divisional Head_____________________

2. To the Directorate from Heads of Circle:-

It is certified that the above information has been complied from the reports in the above performa.

Signature of Authorized officer of the Circle_______________________


Annexure-II

NO. 13/01/2010-SR

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS IT

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

SR SECTION

NAME OF THE OFFICE­­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________________________________

LETTER OF AUTHORISATION

To

_____________________________

_____________________________

Designation of Divisional Head

I, _______________________________________ (Name & Designation) being a Member of___________________________________________(Name of Service Association) hereby authorize deduction of monthly subscription of Rs___________per month from my salary starting from the month of May 2010 payable on 31-05-2010 and authorize its payment to the above mentioned service Association.

I hereby certify that I have not submitted authorization in favour of any other Service Association. If the above information is found incorrect, I fully understand that my authorization for the Association becomes invalid.

Signature______________________________

Station:-

Dated:-

Name___________________________________

Designation_____________________________

To be filled by the Association

It is certified that Shri/Smt_____________________________is a Member of _____________________________________________ (Name of Service Association)

It is further certified that the above authorization has been signed by Shri/Smt_________________________________in my presence.

Signature___________________________

Name (in Capital) ____________________

Of authorized Office bearer____________

Signature

Name (in Capital)

Of the member

Divisional Head’s Attestation.


ANNEXURE -III

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

File No. 13/01/2010-SR

Register to be maintained by DDO in respects of Member Employees of the Association

Year _______________________

Category of Employees_____________________________________________

Month/Bill No.______________

S.N

Name

Name of the Association of which the official is member

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov.

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

(Authentication by Divisional Head)
For GDS

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansd Marg,

New Delhi-110001.

No.13/02/2010-SR Dated- 18th February, 2010.

To

  1. All Heads of Postal Circle,
  2. All Postmasters General,
  3. Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP)
  4. CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi
  5. CGM, BD & M Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
  6. DDG (PAF)/Chief Engineer (Civil)/ ADG (Admn), Department of Posts.
  7. Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
  8. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
  9. Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi
  10. All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).
  11. All Service Associations representing Gramin Dak Sevaks.
  12. DOP&T, JCA Section, North Block, New Delhi

Sub: -EDA (RA) Rules, 1995 –Re-verification of membership for

recognition of Associations’ – Procedure regarding.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to the Department’s letter No. 13/01/2008-SR dated 17th April, 2009 on the above-mentioned subject. The re-verification process initiated in compliance with the direction of the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras, vide the aforesaid letter, had to be abandoned due to further litigation in the matter as per details given below:-

S.N.

WP No.

Filed in/by

Prayer made

Decision of the High Court

1.

SB Civil WP No. 5037/2009

High Court at Jodhpur

by BPEU Class.III

Extension of time for submission of authorization letters

In the counter Affidavit, the Department agreed to extend the time limit.

2.

Contempt Petition No. 950/09

High Court Madras by BPEU Class III

The entire process to be handled by Divisional Head

The direction given in WP No. 4704 of 1999 dated 06.01.2009 should be strictly followed.

2. With the closure of the above filed Petitions, it has been decided to re-initiate the process of re-verification of membership for recognition of service associations representing Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs) afresh as per the revised procedure.

3. The dates, forms and procedure regarding verification of membership inter-alia including recovery of subscription from the pay rolls of the members in favour of the GDSs associations will be the same as prescribed for Service Associations of departmental employees and circulated vide Department’s letter No. 13/01/2010-SR dated 18.02.2010. However, in case of GDSs, separate letter of authorization (Annexure II) will be used, a copy of which is enclosed.

5. The compilation of information and submission of reports regarding re-verification of GDS’s Associations will be done and communicated by Divisional Head to Circle office and by the Circle office to the Department separately in Annexure-IV, a specimen of which is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

Encl: - As above

(Subhash Chander)

Director (SR & Legal)

Copy to: -

1. All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union.

2. National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks

3. Bharatiya Extra Departmental Employees Union


Annexure-II

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

SR SECTION

NAME OF THE OFFICE­­­­­­­­­

____________________________________________________________________Under order of Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts vide letter No. 13/02/2010-SR dated 05.02.2010)

LETTER OF AUTHORISATION

To

_____________________________

_____________________________

Designation of Divisional Head

I,______________________________________ (Name & Designation) being a Member of___________________________________________(Name of Association of GDSs) hereby authorize deduction of monthly subscription of Rs___________per month from my TRCA starting from the month of May 2010 payable on 31-05-2010 and authorize its payment to the above mentioned service Association.

I hereby certify that I have not submitted authorization in favour of any other Association of GDS. If the above information is found incorrect, I fully understand that my authorization for the Association becomes invalid.

Signature______________________________

Station:-

Dated:-

Name___________________________________

Designation_____________________________

To be filled by the Association

It is certified that Shri/Smt_____________________________is a Member of _____________________________________________ (Name of Association of GDS)

It is further certified that the above authorization has been signed by Shri/Smt_________________________________in my presence.

Signature___________________________

Name (in Capital) ____________________

Of authorized Office bearer____________

Signature

Name (in Capital)

Of the member

Divisional Head’s Attestation.

ANNEXURE IV

File No. 13/02/2010-SR

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

PRFORMA OF STATEMENT TO BE SENT BY DIVISIONAL HEAD TO HEADS OF CIRCLE/HEADS OF CIRCLES TO THE DEPARTMENT (Director SR & Legal)

SN

Category

Total no. of employees in the category

Name of the applied association

Memberas per check off system

1

2

3

4

5

1.

Gramin Dak Savaks (GDSs)

1. All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union

2. National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks

3. Bharatiya Extra Departmental Employees Union

Note :-

1. To Heads of Circle from Divisional Heads:-

It is certified that the above information in Column 5 is based on actual letters of authorization received from the concerned Gramin Dak Sevaks and deduction will be made from their TRCA in the month of May, 2010.

Signature of Divisional Head_____________________

2. To the Directorate from Heads of Circle:-

It is certified that the above information has been complied from the reports in the above performa.

Signature of Authorized officer of the Circle_______________________