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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission.
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI - 110001
No.PF-PJCA-12/2016 Dated- 17.11.2016
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Non-settlement of long pending demands.
A meeting of PJCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS was held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi on 16th November, 2016 under the presidentship of Shri D. Theagarajan Secretary General FNPO. All General Secretaries of both the Federations participated in the meeting. After threadbare discussion the following resolution, programme of action and Charter of Demand was finalized.
Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA), views with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Central Government in settling the common demands of the Central Government employees including increase in minimum wage and fitment formula and other modifications sought for by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) and JCM (NC) staff side.
This PJCA further notes that in the Postal department also due to the negative attitude of the Government and Postal administration long pending demands are remaining unsettled. None of the 7th CPC related demands of various cadres of Postal department are settled. Regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of all benefits of regular employees on pro-rata basis is still pending. The New Pension Scheme (NPS) has created uncertainty among the employees recruited after 01.01.2004, about their pensionary benefits. Department has unilaterally issued orders for outsourcing booking and delivery of registered, speed post and express parcel post articles and engaging staff on each Sunday & holiday to deliver parcels of e-commerce companies . The task force committee recommendations are not yet dropped, no effective remedial measures are taken to streamline the functioning of CBS/CSI, revision of wages and payment of arrears of casual labourers from 01.01.2006 is still pending in many circles, more than 60000 vacancies in various cadres including promotional posts are remaining unfilled. Now due to monetization Scheme more difficulties are being faced by the staff due to lack of proper infrastructure and engaging staff beyond duty hours. All the above issues are agitating the minds of the employees for a long time.
The PJCA after reviewing the situation prevailing in the Postal department came to the unanimous conclusion that to settle the above issues, serious agitational programmes are to be launched. Accordingly the PJCA resolve to implement the following phased programme of action.
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1. December-7th-2016 -Mass Demonstration in front of all offices and submission of resolution and Charter of Demands to Minister(C) and Secretary (Posts).).
2. Submission of Memorandum:
Submission of Memorandum to Minister by both Secretary Generals between 19th to 23 December, 2016 by meeting personally..
3. PJCA Meeting 23rd December, 2016 Evening (Further course of action will be decided.)
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle the demands of various cadres of Postal department relating to 7th CPC recommendations submitted to Secretary, Posts in memorandum dated 08.12.2015.
2. Implement cadre restructuring in all remaining cadres in the Department of Posts and settle the residual issues arising at implementation stage. Finalize RRs in MMS Cadres.
3. Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis.
4. Revision of wages and payment of arrears from 01.01.2006 to all casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and regularization of services.
5. Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including promotional posts and GDS.
6. Conduct membership verification of Gramin Dak Sevaks and declare the result of the verification already conducted among departmental employees during 2015.
7. Revision of OTA & OSA and fixation of norms for CRC/Speed post and Parcel in RMS and FMC for Postman Cadre .
8. Settle problems arising out of implementation of CSI and CBS.
9. Grant of upgraded 3050 pay scale to Postmen w.e.f. 1.1.1996 as per Supreme Court Judgment.
10. Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark condition for MACP and future increments and holding of DPCs timely..
11. Grant of S D.A. & HCA to the Assam & NE & remove discrimination.
12. Problems arisen out of demonetization Scheme and grant remuneration and off for extra duty and provide proper infrastructure including Fake Currency detecting Machine and Counting Machines.
13. Stop Sunday/Holiday working completely.
14. Discussion on Memorandum of AIPSBCOEA.
15. Declaration of Result of LGO & other LDCEs in remaining Circles.
16. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAO Cadre in Postal Accounts.
17. Repairing and Maintenance of Departmental Buildings.
R. N. PARASHAR D. THEAGARAJAN
Secretary General Secretary General
First of all, we would like to sincerely congratulate the unity shown by the staff members of Dhenkanal Division irrespective of wing and cadre against their arrogant officiating superintendent who had been continuously harassing and misbehaving the staff members including the women employees since the vary day of his posting.
The determination registered by each militant member of the Division continuously for more than 24 hours against the inhumane activities of the Superintendent is highly praise worthy. All the 54 post offices including 2 H Os remained non-functional on 16.12.2016.
In the first hour on 16.11.2016, Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary and Com. B Samal, Vice-President, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle discussed the matter with Sri Ashok Rath, Asst. Director (SB) and Dr. S K Kamila, Chief PMG in Circle Office and intimated the whole position with demand to immediately transfer Sri B M Das Mohapatra, Supdt., Dhenkanal Division so that the agitation may cease. In addition we also demanded that since Sri Das Mohapatra lacks managerial capability to work for the public which resulted in paralysation of the Division at a time when the Department of Posts is fully involved in the demonetization process and members of public are put into untold sufferings for exchange and deposit of WOS banknotes, he should not be posted anymore as Divisional head.
The Chief PMG told that he had entrusted the work to the Regional PMG, Samablpur for taking necessary action and assured that all feasible measures will be taken after conducting an impartial inquiry. We requested the Chief PMG to ask the PMG to move to the spot for immediate solution. We also tried to contact the PMG, Sambalpur, whose mobile was found switched off. Later we came to know that he was busy in the District Level Philatelic Exhibition organized by Keonjhar Division. As informed by the Chief PMG, Sri Das Mohapatra begged apology to the agitated mass without any result.
We failed to realize the stand of the administration that when the Divisional as a whole has been paralyzed with closure of all the post offices and all staff members of the Division are on agitation since yesterday, how it was not felt necessary by the administration to move to the spot and speak to the agitated employees.
However, Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary and Com. B Samal, Vice-President, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle proceeded to the spot accompanied with Com. Pramod Kumar Pattnaik and Lingaraj Sahoo, President and Vice-President of Bhubaneswar Division and Com. Bishnu Prasad Das, Circle Financial Secretary.
The situation was quite tensed with agitated employees of all the entire Division, police and members of public. We interacted many employees. As experienced, not a single member is satisfied with the nature, body-language, work-culture and above all with mind-set of Sri Das Mohapatra. A Britishraj is almost going on. As opined, Sri Das Mohapatra even never speaks politely to his fellow workers. “Do you know me?’, “I will see you.”, “I will charge-sheet you.” are some of the common dialogues he uses time and again. Full dictatorship ! we were surprised how these employees are tolerating such misbehaviour till date. The present situation was nothing but the outcome of supressed anger of the staff members. The whole situation was intimated to Sri Ashok Rath, Asst. Director (SB) and Dr. S K Kamila, Chief PMG in Circle Office over telephone along with the determination of the employees to continue with the dharana until Sri Das Mohapatra is relieved from Dhenkanal Division. A joint memorandum in this regard was also forwarded to the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle by the Divisional leadership of NFPE and FNPO.
Realizing the public inconvenience for exchange of WOS banknotes, the leadership of Dhenkanal Division agreed to open one exchange counter in Dhenkanal HO on the appeal of District administration.
At last, with the kind intervention of the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Sri Das Mohapatra was relieved handing over charge to one ASPOs. The Chief PMG assured our Circle Secretary over phone that said Sri Das Mohapatra will not be posted back again to Dhenkanal Division and the placement committee will decide his subsequent posting.
Thus, after getting the above assurance from the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle through our Circle Secretary and considering the gravity of current situation due to demonetization, it was decided by the Divisional leadership of Dhenkanal Division to bring a stop to the agitation after Sri Das Mohapatra was relieved with heavy police escort.
As known, a press statement was released later in late night and the offices in Dhenakanl Division are functioning as usual today (17.11.2016)
From: Director (CBS)
Sent: 18 November 2016 17:57
To: All CPMG; CPMG Telangana Circle
Cc: All PMG; DDG (Financial Services); All Postal Divisions; Director (Vigilance)
Subject: Relaxation of Rs.25000/- limit for deposits in Branch Post Offices.
In view of current order /instructions by the Government regarding supply of adequate cash for funding to rural areas in Branch Post Offices, and also an email was sent by this on 14th Nov, 2016 & 15th Nov, 2016, that withdrawals and deposits in Branch Post Office should be encouraged, so that public in rural areas get access to new currency notes..
With a view to facilitate this effort of the Government, the SB order No.5 dated 21.06.2016, Point No. 18 i.e., “ No BPM should accept cash deposit transaction for more than Rs. 25000/- in any account in a day. Instructions in this regard should issued by Circle/Regions and Divisions” is here by relaxed till 30th December, 2016. It is re iterated that Cap for 25,000 /- has been lifted (upto 30th December, 2016).