Friday, February 28, 2014


7th Central Pay Commission
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-
a)      To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-
i.          Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial;
ii.         Personnel belonging to the All India Services;
iii.        Personnel of the Union Territories;
iv.        Officers  and   employees   of  the   Indian  Audit  and   Accounts Department;
v.         Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; and
vi.        Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.
b)      To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.
c)      To work out the framework for an emoluments structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system to respond to complex challenges of modern administration and rapid political, social, economic and technological changes, with due regard to expectations of stakeholders, and to recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.
d)     To examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus, keeping in view, among other things, its bearing upon performance and productivity and make recommendations on the general principles, financial parameters and conditions for an appropriate incentive scheme to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity.
e)      To review the variety of existing    allowances presently available to employees in addition to pay and suggest their rationalization and simplification, with a view to ensuring that the pay structure is so designed as to take these into account.
f)       To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).
g)      To make recommendations on the above, keeping in view:
i.          the economic conditions in the country  and need for fiscal prudence;
ii.         the need to ensure that adequate resources are available for developmental expenditures and welfare measures;
iii.        the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications;
iv.        the prevailing emolument structure and retirement benefits available to employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings; and
v.          the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions.
h)      To recommend the date of effect of its recommendations on all the above.
The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution.  It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.
The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Central Pay Commissions are periodically constituted to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required.
Source : PIB

The statements of Confederation, CHQ and NFPE, CHQ will be published shortly after collecting full details.
M. Krishnan
Secretary General

Tuesday, February 25, 2014



Direct Recruitment Notification issued to fill up the vacancies for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant posts for the year 2013 - 2014 :

Posted by: AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Odisha Circle.


Is it a respectful agreement or respectable agreement? TO WHOM ?
Is it an achievement or deceiving the GDS?

               After reviewing the situation in all the circles, our CHQ is strongly protesting the agreement reached with AIGDS Union  for accepting a separate committee for GDS. The claim of representing the 2.63 lakh GDS by the so called recognized GDS union is a farce and the said indefinite strike is only partial and it could not reflect the decision for that union to reach an agreement with the Dept. betraying the ambitions and willfulness of the GDS for civil servant status and inclusion in 7th CPC.

            To our knowledge, never in the past, such an agreement was made by any union before announcing the pay commission. All are waiting for the decision on terms of reference proposed to the Govt. Decades after, all the Central Govt. employees including Railways, Defense came on one platform and with the successful efforts of the Confederation leaders and inclusion of the issues of GDS in 7th CPC  has been accepted and proposed in the terms of reference for 7th CPC.

               Railway federations & Defense federations wrote letters to the Govt. to include GDS in 7th CPC. One round of discussion was held with JCM leaders. Our Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) wrote to the Prime Minister and the letter is forwarded to the Department of Posts for their consideration. Confederation and FNPO conducted two days strike on 12th & 13th Feb on 15 point charter of demands including GDS demands. And the postal JCA has already decided to go an indefinite strike if the GDS are not included in the 7th CPC.

            In this background, the AIGDS Union started indefinite strike with their demands including the demand of ‘inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC’. But at the conclusion of their strike the General Secretary reached an agreement with the Dept. in such a manner attempting his right to claim the sentiment of all GDS for accepting a separate committee and deviated from their strike demand.

AIGDSU may accept it as a “respectful agreement”.  
What way it is respectful? Or it is respectable? to whom? by whom?
What it is the necessary to go to such agreement alone for one demand? 
What is the meaning in it? 
Can’t that Union question the Dept. where  it is proposed for a separate committee with retd. Judge as the CPC is also headed by a Judge, what is the necessity for two separate judge’s recommendations for the employees working in one Dept.? 
Even in the discussions held on 17-2-14, it is clearly mentioned to review the matter after the terms of reference decided by the Govt.,  
Further Dept. also wrote to DoP&T to include ‘GDS in 7th CPC becomes possible’. 
why showed necessary hurry to go for an agreement?

Reaching such an agreement is not a mandatory because the Govt. did not finalize the terms of reference and the decision of inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC is still pending and did not disclosed anywhere and anybody. The Dept is not yet concluded its decision for constituting a separate committee for GDS.

               The so called respectful agreement is only to skip off from their indefinite strike as it is proved a fragmented one, the response to the said strike is recorded only 25% (average) all over India. 
          Or any other threatening  by the administration or any obligation with the department?
               We doubt that the AIGDS union has no other chance to go further struggles on this issue and decided to conclude like this by creating confusion among the GDS.
                 At the time of last pay commission (6th CPC) also, all the postal organizations decided to boycott the officer’s committee, Com.Mahadevaiah followed his independent  & unilateral decision and accepted it which resulted in the modified rules denying civil status to GDS and kept them separate with GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules. 
              This time also he deviated from the general concept of the cadre and bows his head before the Dept. and reached with such agreement by leaving all the GDS in chaos.
              Again he wrote to the department claiming the inclusion of terms of reference as was proposed for 7th CPC. How funny? Are all GDS are innocent and unaware of the tactics of that leadership?

              AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NEPF along with FNPO continues our struggle to the last mile to include the GDS in 7thCPC. The details of all our programmes will be intimated from time to time.
General Secretary

Monday, February 24, 2014


Recognised union (Mahadevaiah) accepted the stand of the Government and Postal Board that GDS are NOT Government employees (Civil servants) and hence they cannot be included in the Seventh Pay Commission which is for Government Employees.
Government and Postal Board cleverly managed Mahadevaiah to sign a written agreement accepting their stand, so that he cannot go back from the agreement again.

All organizations in the staff side, JCM National Council including Railways, Defence, Confederation, NFPE & FNPO has taken a firm stand that we will not accept separate committee (Whether separate Judge or Bureaucrat) for GDS this time and GDS should be included in Seventh CPC itself. Recognised GDS union leader (Mahadevaiah) became an Agent of the government and signed Agreement accepting the Government’s stand. Mahadevaiah admitted that GDS are not civil servants and hence a separate committee is enough.
NFPE & FNPO and also the GDS unions of NFPE (AIPEU-GDS-NFPE) & FNPO (NUGDS) strongly condemn and protest against the foul play and treachery of Mahadevaiah and Postal Board.
Hold Protest Demonstrations in front of all offices on 26.02.2014 demanding cancellation of the agreement and inclusion of GDS in the 7thPay Commission itself.
Dear friends and Comrades,

All of you are aware that all the Unions and Federation of the Staff Side, JCM National Council including Railways, Defence, Confederation, NFPE & FNPO have taken an unanimous stand that Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts should be included in the 7th Pay Commission and we will not accept any separate Committee (Whether Judge or Bureaucrat) for GDS. This is the first time the entire JCM (Staff Side) including Railways and Defence is taking such a firm stand. Accordingly JCM (Staff Side) has submitted a letter to the Government (DOP&T) to include GDS in the terms of reference of 7thCPC. The matter is now pending before the Government for a decision. NFPE & FNPO and the GDS unions of NFPE (AIPEU-GDS-NFPE) and FNPO (NUGDS) has conducted two days nationwide strike demanding inclusion of GDS in the terms of reference of 7th CPC. Both NFPE & FNPO has already declared that they will jointly go for an indefinite strike, if the demand for inclusion of GDS under the 7th CPC is not accepted by the Government.

But to our shock and surprise, the recognised GDS Union leading by Mahadevaiah has signed an agreement with the Postal Board agreeing for the appointment of a separate committee for GDS. No Unions/Federations including Mahadevaiah’s union have demanded a separate committee (either Judge Committee or Bureaucratic Committee) in their charter of demands submitted to the Government and the Department of Posts. The 7th Pay Commission is appointed for Central Government Employees (Civil Servants). Separate Committee (even if it is a separate Judge) means GDS are not civil servants and they are only Extra-Departmental. Why should Mahadevaiah accept such a stand of the Department and Government? Earlier also one separate committee of Retired Judge (Justice Talwar Committee) was appointed for GDS. But even now GDS are Extra-Departmental and not treated as Civil Servants. Inclusion in 7th CPC means Government accepting our demand that GDS are Government employees (Civil Servants) and their service conditions and wage structure will be examined and recommended by 7th CPC alongwith other Central Government Employees. Thus a century long discrimination towards GDS shall come to an end. Even JusticeTalwar Committee has recommended that in future, no separate committe (either Judge or Bureaucratic) should be appointed for the GDS and they should be included in Pay Commissions itself. By accepting a separate Committee, Mahadevaiah has spoiled the entire future of GDS.

By signing an agreement with the Postal Board, the Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has signed the Death Warrant of the 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks. He has played a drama with the Postal Board and Government and cheated GDS and defeated the very purpose of the united stand taken by all the JCM Staff side organizations. Postal Board has cleverly managed Mahadevaiah to sign an agreement itself. Normally after discussions with the unions, minutes are signed and copy given to unions. In this case, the Postal Board was very particular to get an agreement signed by the Recognised Union (Mahadevaiah) so that he cannot go back from the agreement in future. Ironically, for all other demands raised by Mahadevaiah in his Charter of Demands only separate minutes is given by the Department. Departmental officers and DOP&T are very inteligent and shrewd and they obtained what they want!!!

When Recognised union signed an agreement, tomorrow the Government will say to the staff side that as the recognised union has already agreed for a separate committee, we are not including GDS in the 7th CPC. Thus, the Recognised Union of the GDS (Mahadevaiah) has become an agent of the Government. As already stated by us, Postal Board and the Government have succeded in their game of “Divide and Rule”. That is why Mahadevaiah has not joined the joint strike of two days conducted by NFPE, FNPO and the GDS union of NFPE (AIPEU-GDS-NFPE) and FNPO (NUGDS) on 12th & 13th February 2014. In the coming days the hidden agenda behind the separate strike held by Mahadevaiah and the agreement will come out with more clear.

The Department and the Government always used to told NFPE & FNPO that by appointing a separate committee (either Judge or Bureaucratic) GDs will be much benefited. They have compelled NFPE & FNPO to accept separate Committee. We rejected the offer of the Government & the Department as we are well aware, from our past experience, the danger behind it and also the hidden agenda of the Government & the Department. Finally after the two days strike the Secretary, Department of Posts has given us a letter informing that our demand for inclusion of GDS in Seventh Pay Commission is referred to Government (DOP&T) for a decision. The Government understood that when the entire JCM staff side has taken a firm united stand, it will be very difficult for them to reject our demand. They wanted to pre-empt the united stand of the staff side. That is why the indefinite strike drama was played (eventhough participation was very less) and finally an agreement was signed behind the curtain and declaring that this is a greatest achievement (!) and this is a first step towards the liberation of GDS (!!!), as if there was no separate Judge Committee (Talwar Committee) appointed by Government earlier. It proved beyond doubt that both the Recognised Union (Mahadeviah) and the Government want to keep the GDS always outside the Pay Commission and always as “extra-departmental employees”.

NFPE and FNPO and the GDS Unions of NFPE (AIPEU-GDS-NFPE) and FNPO (NUGDS) strongly condemn and protest the anti-GDS agreement signed by the Postal Board and the Recognised Union (Mahadevaiah) and we demand the Government to include the GDS in the terms of reference of the 7th CPC itself instead of a separate Committee (Whether Judge or Bureaucrat). We call upon the entire Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to recognise the danger behind the agreement and expose those who signed the agreement which is nothing but a

We further call upon the entire employees to conduct protest demonstration all over India on 26.02.2014 in front of all important offices against the stand taken by the Postal Board and demanding to remit the GDS issues the purview of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Yours sincerely,

M. Krishnan                                                                                         D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                                                               Secretary General
NFPE                                                                                                    FNPO
P. Pandurangarao                                                                                P. U. Muraleedharan
General Secretary                                                                               General Secretary

AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)                                                                               NUGDS (FNPO)
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Notice for National Convention of Central Govt. Employees on 04.04.2014 at Nagpur

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Circular No. 12                                                                                                       Dated – 23.02.2014


All National Secretariat Members
All Affiliated organizations
All General Secretaries of State Committees/COCs


Dear Comrades,

Please refer to Confederation CHQ Circular dated 18.02.2014 wherein the decision of the National Secretariat meeting held on 18.02.2014 was communicated (see website). As a part of the campaign against the neo-liberal policies being pursued by both Congress and BJP and also for preparing of an indefinite strike on our 15 point Charter of demands, immediately after the election an intensive campaign programme has been planned. Our stand regarding the neo liberal policies and also future course of action are well explained in the resolution adopted in the National Secretariat.

It is decided that in the National Convention to be held at Nagpur on 4th April 2014, the following number of delegates from each organisation and C-OC should participate without failDelegates for National Convention may be decided urgently and their up & down tickets are to be booked now itself. The national Convention will commence at 10.30 AM on 4th April and continue up to 4 PM.

1. NFPE – 100                                                              2. ITEF – 35                            
3. NFAEEA – 20                                                           4. All India Audit & Accounts Association – 15
5. National Fed. of Civil Accounts Assns – 10                6. Ground Water Board – 15
7. ISRO – 6                                                                  8. IBM – 10
9. GSI – 5 each                                                             10. Survey of India (all Unions) – 20
11. DMIEA – 10                                                           12. Defence Accounts – 6
13. AICGHSEA - 5                                                      14. Customs Group ‘D’ officers Federation-6
15. Customs Min. – 6                                                  16. CE Min. Exe Officers – 4
17. CE Inspectors – 6                                                  18. Canteen Employees Federation – 6
19. Census – 2                                                              20. NSSO – 4
21. CPWD JE – 2                                                          22. Pondichery State Govt. Fed. – 10 (each
      affiliate 5)
23. All other affiliates - 3 delegates each

(a) West Bengal (including Kolkata based affiliates) – 15                 (b) RCC, NE - 5
(c) Bihar – 5                                                                                  (d) Odisha – 3
(e) Chhatisgarh – 3                                                                        (f) Jharkhand – 3
(g) Madhya Pradesh – 5                                                                (h) UP – 10
(I) Vidarbha – 70                                                                          (J) Maharashtra (HQ Mumbai)-10
(K) Gujarat – 3                                                                             (I) Rajasthan – 3
(M) Chandigarh (Punjab & Haryana) & JK – 3                             (n) HP-3
(O) AP – 10                                                                                 (P) Karnataka – 10
(q) Tamilnadu & Pondichery – 10                                                 (r) Kerala – 10
(s) Delhi – 5                                                                                 (t) Dehradun (Uttarakhand) – 2


Immediately after the 12th & 13th February two days National strike of Central Government employees, the National Secretariat of the Confederation has met at Delhi on 18.02.2014. As only short notice was given many National Secretariat members could not attend that meeting. It is decided to hold the meeting of the National Secretariat at Nagpur on 4th April 2014 at 4 PM. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the National Secretariat meeting and Convention WITHOUT FAIL.


A meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at Nagpur (Maharashtra) on 4th April 2014 (Friday) at 4 PM, immediately after the conclusion of the National Convention. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting in time.


1.      Detailed review of the Feb 12th & 13th two days strike participation.
2.      Implementation of the decision taken in the National Secretariat meeting held on 18.02.2014.
3.      National Convention to be held on 4th April 2014 at Nagpur – Review.
4.      Financial Review
5.      Any other items with the permission of the Chair

Yours sincerely,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

Thursday, February 20, 2014

7th CPC Terms of Reference

It is informed that DOP&T has finalized the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay Commission and submitted to Cabinet for approval. Details of the terms of reference finalized by DOP&T is not disclosed to the staff side. Details will be known only after the Cabinet meeting which is likely to be held today evening or tomorrow. (Date of Cabinet Meeting not confirmed)
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Shri Mahadevaiah is telling lies and exhibiting false figures only to show that entire GDS are with him and there is no body in the AIPEU-GDS (NFPE). NFPE has the responsibility to expose the lies of Shri Mahadevaiah. In Andhra Pradesh Circle where the General Secretary of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Com. Panduranga Rao is working only 25% (2nd day figure) are on strike. In the two days strike of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) 72% GDS participated. In Kerala and West Bengal nobody is participating in Mahadevaiah’s Strike. In Mahadevaiah’s own circle Karnataka only 36% (2nd day it came down) is the strike participation. In the Maharashtra Circle where the All India President of Mahadevaiah is working the strike is only 35% in the second day. North East 2%, Uttarakhand 18%, Madhya Pradesh 30%, Himachal Pradesh 27%, Gujarat 14%, Haryana, Punjab – 20%, Tamilnadu 25%. The figures of other circles are also more or less the same. (will be published later). The overall percentage of the strike is below 25%. More than 75% GDS rejected the leadership and strike call of Mahadevaiah group. That is why he is angry with NFPE and abusing Secretary General, NFPE using vulgar and unparliamentary words. (Read Below also)
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.



The above are the words of Shri. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary of the so-called recognised (!!) GDS Union exhibited in his website on 18.02.2014. He is calling Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE & Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) as “BARKING DOG”. Never in the history of Postal Trade Union movement a General Secretary of a union has used such filthy and unparliamentary words against any other leader.

Why Shri Mahadevaiah has lost his mental balance?

1.      This Leader thought that he can continue his anti-NFPE propaganda and remain as the leader of three lakhs GDS forever.
2.      Those who love NFPE tolerated his anti-NFPE propaganda for more than 12 years and in the Amravathi All India Conference of GDS their protest and anger burst out and formed a new union called AIPEU-GDS (NFPE). Corruption was one of the main issue focused by the delegates who formed the new union.
3.      NFPE gave “Associated membership” to the new GDS Union. The decision was ratified by the Hyderabad Federal Council of NFPE, the highest decision making body of NFPE.
4.      Within a short span of two years the new GDS union formed Divisional Branches and Circle Branches in 80% of the Circles and Divisions. In many circles including Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal etc. more than 90% to 100% GDS joined the new GDS Union. In other Circles 60 to 80% GDS joined the NFPE GDS Union.
5.      When the base of the so-called recognised (!!) Union and its leader started eroding very fast, they started malicious propaganda against Secretary General, NFPE. Com. M. Krishnan and then General Secretary of AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) Com. K. V. Sridharan.
6.      Till the new GDS Union was formed all the GDS used to follow the directions of Shri Mahadevaiah eventhough they were well aware of the hidden agenda of the leader and his anti-NFPE lobby as they have no alternative at that time.
7.      The newly formed GDS Union (AIPEU-GDS NFPE) started organizing agitational programmes jointly with NFPE and its affiliated unions. Regular employees and GDS employees again started organizing joint programmes under the banner of NFPE. The new Union organised phased programme of action on 36 points charter of demands including departmentalisation and civil servant status to GDS and decided to organize a massive parliament march exclusively on GDS demands on 11th December 2013. More than 10000 GDS from all Circles participated in the historic parliament march.
8.      Much worried about the decision of NFPE GDS Union’s Parliament march Shri. Mahadevaiah suddenly announced that he will also conduct Parliament March on 12th December 2013. Actually on 12th December 2013, all the Central Trade Unions together has conducted a massive Parliament march in which about more than three lakhs workers belonging to INTUC, BMS, CITU, AITUC HMS etc participated. NFPE, AIPEU GDS-NFPE & Confederation also participated in the Central Trade Union’s Parliament March. On that day no other Parliament March was possible as the entire streets of Delhi was filled with Central TU workers and that is why NFPE. GDS Union conducted Parliament March on 11thDecember. Shri. Mahadevaiah’s GDS Union put one big banner at the side of the Central Trade Union Parliament March and look photos and claimed that more than 10000 GDS participated. (!!!) Only 300 GDS participated. But in the photos other workers of Central Trade Unions are shown behind the banner. Eventhough NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has witnessed the actual number of GDS behind the banner of Shri. Mahadeviah, we have not exposed him at that time. Similarly everybody in Delhi Knows that the Agarwal Dharmshala, Model Town where Shri. Mahadevaiah conducted his National convention on 13.12.2013, has a maximum capacity of 400 only. The hall cannot accommodate more than that. But Shri. Mahadevaiah propagated that more than 10000 GDS participated in the convention. Those who participated know the correct figure which is less than 500.

Everytime Shri. Mahadevaiah conducted this type of Goebelsian false propaganda and many innocent GDS who are not witnessing these programmes used to believe it.

9.      Confederation and NFPE decided to conduct one day’s All India strike on 12th December 2012 on 15 point charter of demands in which GDS demands including Bonus-ceiling raising are included as main demands. Shri. Mahadevaiah’s GDS Union has not joined this strike. He has not given strike notice also. Again Confederation and NFPE declared two days strike on 12th & 13th February 2014. Departmentalisation and grant of Civil Servant status, Inclusion of GDS under the terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission are the main demands of February 12th & 13th strike. The strike was a marvelous success. More than 80% of the Departmental and GDS employees went on strike on two days. Shri Mahadevaiah has refused to join this two days strike also and has not given any strike notice.

10.  Thus the “Divide and Rule” policy and hidden agenda of Shri Mahadevaiah was exposed and defeated by the Departmental employees and GDS employees. Even the figures available with the Department proved beyond doubt that in all the 22 circle majority of the GDS participated in the two days strike on 12th & 13th Feb 2014. In some circles the participation of GDS was 100%. Thus the hollowness of the claim of Shri Mahadevaiah that he is the biggest union has been exposed even before the Government and the department.

11.  As a face-saving exercise Shri Mhadevaiah called for indefinite strike from 18thFeb 2014. Again he want to split the GDS and Regular employees. After the emergence of new GDS Union (AIPE-GDS NFPE), the base of Shri Mahadevaiah has started eroding day-by day and during and after the two days strike of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) it reached its peak. By that time majority of GDS has already joined AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and everybody including the Government and Department knew that the so called recognised (?) GDS Union of Shri. Mahadevaiah is a dead horse.

12.  The first day of Shri Mahadevaiah’s strike on 18.02.2014 proved the above facts beyond and iota of doubt. In majority of circles the strike is below 20% In Kerala and West Bengal there is no strike at all. In Uttar Pradesh the strike percentage is 1%. As we know very well from our past experience narrated above, that if NFPE keep quiet and do not tell the truth to the employees, Shri Mahadevaiah will go on propagating “100% strike 100% strike everywhere” and innocent GDS may believe it. So we decided to put an end to this Goebelsion tactics and placed the strike percentage received from Circles in our website to put the records straight.

13.  To show how false propaganda is made by Shri Mahadevaiah through his journal we will give one example. (We can give many such examples). In his journal’ Rural Postal Employees” (Feb 2014) Shri Mahadevaiah published an article in Hindi written by his Guru and Mentor Shri Govind Singh Asiwal (G. S. Asiwal). In the article the following lines are written.

“Recently in West Bengal and Kerala Circle 6 + 5 Thousand GDS has joined Mahadevaiah’s GDS Union.” (translation).”

Meaning “due to the effort of Shri Mahadevaiah 6000 GDS in West Bengal and 5000 GDS in kerala joined his GDS Union.”

What is the real fact:

In Kerala and West Bengal all the GDS were in Mahadevaiah’s GDS Union. After formation of the new AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) union 100% GDS left the Mahadevaiah union and joined NFPE GDS Union.

Shri Mahadevaiah formed his GDS Union in Kerala with the help of less than 20 GDS who resigned from other GDS Unions due to their internal problems. Not even a single NFPE GDS member has joined Mahadevaiah. Any GDS employee or anybody from Mahadevaiah Union can ask under RTI to Chief PMG Kerala and verify it. We challenge Shri Asiwal and Shri. Mahadevaiah to prove their claim of 5000. Same is the case with West Bengal also. The very fact that no GDs went on strike on 18th Feb or 19th Feb in West Bengal & Kerala itself proves that there is no Mahadevaiah GDS Union in West Bengal and Kerala. This is the model of false propaganda of Shri Mahadevaiah and his group.

14.  This time NFPE decided to expose their false claim as otherwise innocent GDS will be misguided and we did it. Shri Mahadeviah has never expected this. He thought this time also he can continue his lies and fool the GDS without conducting any serious strike at grass root level. In his own Karnataka circle about 50% GDS rejected his strike call. And in Madhya Pradesh, his Guru’s Circle only less than 20% went on strike. Thus the “paper castles built by lies” started collapsing one by one and it is total panicky in Mahadevaiah’s camp.

15.  In the coming days Shri Mahadevaiah is going to face his “Waterloo”
We are confident that in the next membership verification the newly formed GDS Union of NFPE (AIPEU-GDS NFPE) will become the number one union and the Mahadevaiah union is going to face its “Waterloo”. Confederation and NFPE has already declared indefinite strike in the month of June 2014 immediately after the formation of new Government, whichever party’s Government may come to power, demanding settlement of 15 point charter of demands in which GDS Departmentalisation and civil servant status is one of the main demand. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) have declared the biggest mass protest of 50000 (Fifty thousand) GDS in front of Parliament in the month of September 2014. Before that an All India “GDS liberation March” lead by NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) leaders covering all the 22 circles will be organised.

16.  We are fighting both legally and organizationally.
As all of you are aware first time in the history of GDS NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has filed writ petition in the Hon’ble Supreme Court (Writ Petition No. WP (Civil) No. 1003 of 2013) requesting implementation of the 1977 Supreme Court judgment and grant of Civil Servant status and all other benefits of departmental employees to 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks. The Hon’ble Supreme Court have pleased to direct the Delhi High Court to hear the writ petition and decide the case on behalf of three lakhs GDS. Accordingly the writ petition stands transferred to Delhi High Court and registered under WP (Civil) No. 168 of 2014. The First hearing of the case was held on 13.12.2013 and the Hon’ble High Court directed to issue notice to the Government and Department of Posts. The next hearing of the case is on 07.05.2014. We believe that the judgment in this case will be a turning point in the history of the GDS. Eventhough Shri. Mahadevaiah is the General Secretary of the so called recognised (?) GDS Union from 1999 onwards (15 years) he could not file a writ petition in the Supreme Court requesting implementation of 1977 Judgment. He spent the entire money and period carrying out anti NFPE propaganda. The new GDS Union of NFPE has done it, within two years of its formation eventhough they have no money.

17.  First time the Government was compelled to include GDS issues in the agenda for discussion of JCM National council.
Due to the effort made by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) through Com. S. K. Vyas, the legendary leader of Central Government Employees & Advisor Confederation, first time in the history of JCM, the Government (DOP&T) was compelled to admit the GDS items in the agenda of the items to be discussed in the JCM National Council.

18.  And now, as an impact of the two day’s strike of February 12th & 13th of 80 to 100% employees (both Departmental & GDS) the Postal Board has referred the demand of NFPE & FNPO and the GDS Union of NFPE/FNPO for inclusion of GDS under the terms of reference of 7th CPC, to the Departmental of personnel & Training (DOP&T) for decision. Secretary, Department of Posts has written a letter to Secretary General NFPE & FNPO communicating the above decision.

19.  AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) obtained stay order from CAT against abolition of posts and Department issued order keeping in abeyance the abolition of more than 5000 Postmen and MTS Posts, which are promotional Posts of GDS.
As per the orders of the DOP&T Postal Departmental issued orders for abolition of about 5000 Postmen and MTS posts for the period from 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 thus affecting the promotional chances of 5000 GDS. The new GDS Union AIPEU GDS (NFPE) filed a case in the CAT principal Bench Delhi along with the P4 Unions of NFPE and FNPO and got stay orders. The department dragged the implementation of CAT order and AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) filed contempt petition with P4 against the department. Finally Department (Directorate) issued orders not to abolish any Postmen/MTS posts and to keep the abolition order in abeyance. Mahadevaiah GDS Union has not done anything when thousands of posts are abolished from 2001 onwards. Now also they are sleeping and NFPE GDS union which is formed just two years back has done it.

20.  AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and NFPE conducted one day strike on 12th December 2012 in which the raising of bonus ceiling of GDS to 3500 was main demand. Secretary General of NFPE & FNPO met the Minister Communications and the Minister assured to recommend the case and sent the file to Finance. Secretary, Department of Posts also took a favourable stand. Knowing very well that the Minister has agreed to recommend the case, due to the effort made by Secretary Generals of NFPE & FNPO, Mahadevaiah GDS Union conducted a fragmented strike and unconditionally withdrawn the strike even without any discussion with Postal Board. Due to the effort and follow up action taken by NFPE & FNPO, the Bonus ceiling was raised. Mahadevaiah group tried their best to claim the credit for it, but majority GDS who understood the truth did not believe it.

21.  Time and again, history has proved that all those who cheated the NFPE and tried to break the unity of departmental employees and GDS, after getting elevated to the General Secretary posts with the help of NFPE, are thrown to the dustbin of history. Shri Mahadevaiah was made as General Secretary of the GDS Union by Com. Adinarayana and other top leaders of NFPE. After reaching Delhi, he started joining hands with the anti-NFPE lobby and hijacked the GDS Union to anti NFPE camp and made it his “Private Limited company”. But history has its own rule and that is how new GDS Union (AIPEU-GDS NFPE) has emerged upholding the truth and the tradition of our great and glorious organisation NFPE. The days of those “anti-NFPE slogan walas” are counted and the new GDS Union of NFPE shall lead the entire GDS in future. No force on earth can prevent it. And no filthy language or unparliamentary words can deter NFPE and AIPEU-GDs (NFPE) from its onward march for the liberation of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.

“Let Empty Vessels Make Much Noise, But NFPE and AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) leadership will not be provoked by such slanderous write ups and we will always keep the decency and decorum which is the hallmark of NFPE leadership right from Com. Tarapada Mukherjee to Com. Dada Ghosh to Com. K. G. Bose to Com. Adinarayana and N. J. Iyer and other leaders who lead the Great Postal Trade Union movement.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
National Federation of Postal Employees
Mob: 09447068025

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