Tuesday, April 29, 2014



The voice, which was strangulated and silenced long long ago in the distant city of Chicago, is now echoing in the hearts and throats of millions of workers and common people across the continents, manifesting the burning desire to fight for the rights. The struggle for ‘working hours’, which shook the world, transcended and transformed into a symbol of struggle for establishment of egalitarian society and fighting spirit of working class across the nations. May Day beckons us to get inspired and imbibe that spirit of struggle and sacrifice!

The natural resources, the collective property of mankind, are being swallowed by the capitalists with the aid and abetment of Ruling Class in the guise of Globalization and Economic development. They have engulfed the permanent jobs and are extracting the work from the manual labour in the name of Contractorisation and casualization at dead cheap rates. The sweat of farmers and workers has no value in the eyes of these exploiters. The Gobble’s campaign that there is no substitute for Capitalism has had its great ill effect on the workers and employees!  Parallel campaign that the Socialism has failed and that it is not visible even in the distant vicinity is being thrust into the psyche of the general public.

We have to recapitulate the famous verses of Sri Sri, the great telgu poet of this century, which are to be engraved in ebony permanently.  “The Kingdoms built on earth, the artificial Statutes enacted by the Monarchs and by the egoistic, have crumbled like a palace of playing cards, with the tsunami of forces of working class, far and near” This reminds every one that any system which is inimical and exploitative is bound to crash and collapse.

The motive and end of Capital is to earn profit. The capitalism will never hesitate to denude the Mother Earth and green nature for the sake of profit. The un-quenching greed of capitalists for profit has become hazardous to the environment resulting in the pollution of air and water bodies. The global –warming is causing disorders in environment and, in effect, posing danger to the very existence of mankind. The changes in the environment due to pollution are pushing the agriculture and the farmers into catastrophe.

The accumulation of wealth in a few hands, the growth of corporate sector and the fall in the purchasing capacity of the workers and employees are the indication of the growing unrest and degradation of the society. Education and medical facilities are unreachable to the common man. A place to dwell in is still a distant dream to so many employees and workers.

   At this juncture, the Central Government employees should discharge their duty with full awareness and understanding. To regain the lost pension right, to retain the health facilities, to ensure the periodical wage revision for every five years, to get the DA merger, to achieve status to the Grameen Dak Sevaks, etc., the Central Government employees have no other alternative but to tread the path of struggle in the coming days on the face of adversarial political and economic policies.

Oppose the neo-liberal economic policies, which intend to privatize every Sector and mortgage the future of employees and common people to the Capitalists. As enlightened sections of the society we have to pin down and expose the deceit perpetrated on the people and Working Class in the name of Globalization and Development.  With all the unity, awareness and conscientiousness, we the Central Government employees, should resist and stop these anti-employee and anti-people policies. Let’s take pledge on this May Day to strive hard for Better life and brighter tomorrow for all and to demand our rightful share as a stakeholder in the process of development, defeating the nefarious designs of the protagonists of neo-liberal economic policies.

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


Departmentalisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)  and inclusion of GDS under 7TH  Central Pay Commission.

First Hearing of the court case on 7th May 2014

 Hon’ble Delhi High Court issued notice to the Government and Department of Posts.
          As already reported the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has issued notice to Government and Department of Posts in the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India which stands transferred to Delhi High Court for grant of Civil Servant status and inclusion of GDS in 7th Central Pay Commission.  Next hearing of the case is posted for 7th May, 2014.  In the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) following are the main prayers:
(1)     Give direction to the Government of India and Department of Posts to grant Civil Servant Status to GDS as per the 1977 Supreme Court Judgement and grant all the benefits of the Departmental Employees.
(2)     Include GDS under the purview of 7th CPC.
(3)     Quash the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules 2011.
          Government of India, Department of Posts shall have to file its reply in the High Court.  Now the files have started moving in the Directorate and                DOP&T.
Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has no role to play:
          Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has already signed an agreement with the Department of Posts accepting separate committee for GDS and accordingly Government has excluded  GDS from the purview of the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is fighting both organisationally and legally for Departmentalisation and for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC.
          Shri. Mahadevaiah wrote in his journal (April 2014 Issue) and website supporting separate committee for GDS and claimed that separate committee is better than 7th Pay Commission.  In his journal and website he wrote as follows:
          -  One man GDS committee more independent than a judge heading a pay commission with other members” (!!!!).  Thus Shri. Mahadevaiah has fully justified separate committee for GDS and he claimed that he has signed a “respectable agreement” by accepting separate one-man committee!!
          Let Shri.Mahadevaiah and his Recognised GDS Union support the Government and Department of Posts, by cheating three lakhs GDS by signing their “ death warrant ” in the name of “ respectable agreement”.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will not compromise with the Government and shall continue its struggle both legally and organizationally.

Shri Mahadevaiah Don’t Want the Support Of
 Departmental Employees

            Shri.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary of the recognised GDS Union has requested the Department of Posts NOT TO ALLOW other Federations and Unions to take up the issues relating to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.  As Shri. Mahadevadevaiah has helped the Government and Department by accepting separate committee for GDS, the Department accepted the request of Shri. Mahadevaiah and issued orders.  It shows that Shri Magadevaiah don’t want the support of Departmental employees who are members of NFPE & FNPO.  NFPE & / AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) believes that the GDS demands can be achieved only with the full support and joint struggle of both GDS & of the Departmental employees. 
          This is the difference between the recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) and AIPEU-GDS (NFPE).  LET THE GDS employees decide which union stands for the cause of GDS.

All GDS& Departmental Employes  BE ready to finish the recognised GDS union in the next Membership Verification
          Recognition is not a licence to cheat the GDS employees.  Recognised GDS Union has signed an agreement with the Department accepting separate committee and thus admitting that GDS are not civil servants.  Thus recognized GDS Union’s role is over and it has no role to play hereafter.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is challenging in the Delhi High Court the stand taken by the Department of Posts and the Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah). 
          NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) calls upon all GDS Departmental Employees be ready to finish the “Recognised GDS Union” in the next membership verification.  We are sure that AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) shall become the number One  recognised GDS union in the next membership verification with flying colours. Days are not far away.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Aptitude Test for PA/SA Direct Recruitment Examination to be held on 27-04-2014

As per  Directorate’s letter No. A34012/10/2014-DE (Schedule Part)  dated 21-04-2014  Aptitude Test for PA/SA Direct Recruitment Examination  to be held on 27-04-2014 at  215 centers in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack,Berhampur and Sambalpur and about 116098 candidates are appearing in the above examination in 106 venues at Bhubaneswar and  80 venues at Cuttack .
  1. Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Circle Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Odisha Circle branch concluded successfully in Bhubaneswar on 18.04.2014

 Com. B Samal, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU,Gr.-C, Odisha Circle branch inaugurated the CWC

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DA @ 10% for GDS - order issued by the Directorate

8th Biennial Conference of AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar Division concluded successfully on 13.04.2014

            The AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Divisional branch concluded its 8th Biennial Conference on 13.04.2014 in the Institution of Engineers ( India ), Odisha State Centre, Bhubaneswar – 751 001.
            In accordance with the Notification issued vide this Union’s letter No. Un/BN-AIPEU/Gr.-C/Con-2014, dated 18.03.2014, the Working Committee sat on 12.04.2014 and finalized the agenda for the 8th Biennial Conference and discussed , considered and adopted the draft Biennial Report , Audited Accounts and Budget Estimates  to be presented before the 8th Biennial Conference.
            The Draft Biennial Report was released by Com. M Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE/Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers. Wishing every success of the Biennial Conference, Com. Krishnan briefed the long successful journey of NFPE since its initiation in the name of Postal Club of Kolkatta GPO in 1905 till date presenting the story of struggles and sacrifices of our founder leaders and other pioneers of P & T Trade Union Movement. To maintain the glory of such an organization in the name of NFPE, Com. Krishnan advised the members to be knowledgeable and militant to save the organization and the Department as well.
            On the day of the Open Session on 13.04.2014, the national Flag was hoisted by Com M Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE/Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers , the NFPE Flag   by Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary, P-III, Odisha Circle and Vice – President, CHQ and the AIPEU, Gr.-C flag by Com. P C Dash, Divisional President at 10 AM. The Open Session of the Conference was inaugurated by Com. R N Dhal, Ex-Leader , RJCM ( Staff Side )  and General Secretary, Odisha State CoC of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers.
In his welcome address, Com. Dusmant Dash, Convener, Odisha Shramika  O Karmachari Ekata Mancha and Chairman Reception Committee strongly criticized the anti-working class, anti-people and anti-employee  policies of the present Govt and suggested everyone to opt for electing a right Govt. that will work for the welfare of the common men and protect the national unity, social cohesion, secular and federal structure and democratic ethos of this sub-continent.
Addressing the Open Session as Chief Guest, Shri Anil Kumar Singh, DPS ( BD & Mktg.) narrated the need of the hours and role of the postal employees to save the Department.
Shri Subash Ch. Barik, SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division addressed the Open Session as Guest of Honour. In his deliberation, the SSPOs appreciated the efforts of all the Divisional Secretaries and their team members whose hard works and sincere efforts could help Bhubaneswar Division in achieving its target in PLI /RPLI and POSB. He also appealed all the staff members to be very much cordial towards the customers and deliver the same as expected from the members of public by them.
Addressing the Open Session as Chief Speaker, Com. M Krishnan, General Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, CHQ / Secretary General NFPE / Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers briefed the commitment of NFPE towards the nation as a whole. He elaborately discussed all the current issues affecting the Group-C employees in particular and Postmen, MTS and GDS employees in general. Intimating the activities undertaken by the CHQ / NFPE at Directorate level on MNOP, IT Modernization Project, National Postal Policy, abolition of posts and post offices, cadre restructuring, 7th CPC and project Arrow related issues, Com. Krishnan told how the CHQ is functioning prioritizing redressal of the all genuine issues  as early as possible. He suggested the members to make the organizations at grass root level stronger so that the Circle Union, CHQ, NFPE and Confederation will function efficiently. There is no other organization as NFPE and Confederation. So every individual members should feel proud of being a member of NFPE and motivate others to join NFPE.
The Open session was also wished and addressed by the following dignitaries.
1.    Com. R N Dhal, General Secretary, Confederation’s Odisha State CoC
2.    Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secy, P-III and Vice-President CHQ
3.    Shri. G C Mohanty, Circle Secy., Officers Association, Odisha Circle
4.    Shri S K Mohapatra, Circle President, Officers Association, Odisha Circle
5.    Com. Pitabasa Jena, Circle Secy.,  AIAIASP, Odisha
6.    Com. Lenin Mohanty, Circle Secy.,  AIPAOEU, Odisha
7.    Com. M M Samal, President, State CoC, CCGEW
8.    Com. Debabrat Mohanty, Circle Secy., P-IV, Odisha Circle and DGS, CHQ
9.    Com. Nirmal Singh, Circle Secy., AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
10.  Com. Kishore Biswal, Circle Secy., AIPPPEU, Odisha
11.  Com. Srikant Mallick, Circle Secy., AISBCOEU, Odisha
While Com. B P Dash Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Cuttack City Division attended the Conference with his team members Com. Bimal Pr. Mohanty and Com. Rashmi Ranjan Samant, this Union was privileged to have the kind presence of Com. Rajesh Bohidar, Divisional Secretary, AIPEu, gr.-C, Puri Division, Com. Purna Ch. Moharana , Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Koraput Division, Com. Upendra Kumar Sahoo, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C along with Com. Ashish Ku. Dash, ex- Assistant Secy, Bhubaneswar Division and now Postmaster Grade – II, NACO Nagar MDG, Dhenkanal Division, Com. Pravakar Dalai, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Cuttack South Division and Lamobdar Mishra, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bolangir Division. In addition, this union is also obliged to Com. Kishore Ch. Sahoo, Genl. Secy. Text Book Press Employees Federation, Odisha, Com. J K Mishra, Vice – President State CoC from Institute of Physics, Com.  Parsuram Rout, Secretary, Class-IV Karmachari Sangh, Survey of India and all other members of Odisha State CoC for their kind presence.
We also thank Com. Sudhir Kumar Swain and Com. Ghanashyam Panda, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Postmen & MTS and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) respectively and their team members whose participation added colours to the Conference.
The Open Session was presided by Com. P C Dash, Divisional President and organized in a very decorative and colourful manner by Com. Pramod Kumar Sahoo and Ms. Sonali Priyadarshinee, members of this Divisional Union. Lastly all the dignitaries present on the dais were felicitated by the union.
The vote of thanks was given by Com. B Samal, Divisional Secretary.
The afternoon session was started at 4 PM. The Biennial Report was presented by Com. B Samal, Divisional Secretary and the Audited Accounts by Com. Lingaraj Sahoo, Treasurer and adopted by the General Body in the presence of our General Secretary and Circle Secretary. As many as 30 resolutions on local issues were adopted unanimously.  In order to increase the participation of women employees in union activities and to create awareness on the duties and rights of the working women, the 8th Biennial Conference unanimously resolved to form a Women Sub Committee in the line of All India level already formed by our CHQ in the 29thAIC. It was also resolved that the Women Sub Committee will be invited for all the Divisional Working Committees.
The following members were unanimously selected to the 1st Women Sub Committee of this Divisional Union.
Chair Person
Smt. Nandita Mohanty
P A, Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
Smt. Kanti Manjari Bhatt
P A, Sahidnagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 007
Smt. Banani Rath
P A, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
Ms. Suprava Acharya
P A, Bhubaneswar GPO (under orders of transfer)
Smt. Sasmita Sahoo
P A, Bhubaneswar GPO - 751001
Smt. Sasmita Devi
OA, PSD, Bhubaneswar – 751 007
Ms. Neelima Rout
S A, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar-751 009
Ms. Sugi Baske
SPM, Odisha Assembly SO, Bhubaneswar-1
Then election of new office bearers was held and the following members were elected unanimously for the ensuing session.
Elected in the 8th Divisional Biennial Conference held from 12.04.2014 to 13.04.2014
Designation and address
Com. Pramod Ku. Pattnaik
APM, Bhubaneswar GPO, Bhubaneswar-751001
Vice President
1. Com. Anil Ku. Mohanty
SPM , A G SO, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
2. Com. Lingaraj Sahoo
APM, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
3. Com. Daitary Mohapatra
Treasurer, Bhubaneswar GPO  – 751 001
Com. Bruhaspati Samal
Postmaster, Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 9
Asst. Secretary
1. Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty
PA, Bhubaneswar GPO - – 751 001
2. Com Shantilata Rath
APM, Bhubaneswar GPO  – 751 001
3. Com. Ram Chandra Kandi
SPM, Kakatpur S O, Dt.- Puri – 752 108
4. Com. Radha Kr. Pradhan
SA, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
Com. Sukhlal Tudu
PA, Bhoinagar SO – 751 022
Asst. Tr.
Com. Hemant Kumar Ojha
P A, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
Organizing Secretary
1. Com. Nihar Ranjan Pattnaik
PRI ( P ), Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
2. Com. Durga Ch. Mohanty
SPM, Kedargouri S O – 751 002
3. Com.  N C Senapati
SPM, Gop S O  , Dt.- Puri – 752 110
4. Com. Saroj Ku. Patra
O A, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
Com. Ajeya Kumar Mishra
Accountant, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
Circle Councilor
 Com. Kailash Ch. Sahoo
P A, Kakatpur S O, Dt. Puri – 752 108
Com. Tapan Ku. Sahoo
PA, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
Executive Body Members
1.Com. Umakant Lenka
Postmaster, Gr.-II, Bhubaneswar – 2 MDG
2.Com. Sudhir Ku. Mohanty
Postmaster Gr - I, Budheswari Colony
3.Com. Laba Kumar Pradhan
SPM, C R P Line, Bhubaneswar – 751 011
4.Com. Prasanna Ku. Mohanty
O A, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
5.Com. Binod Kumar Das
SPM, Sailashreevihar SO, Bhubaneswar – 21
6.Com. B. B. Mohapatra
 S A , O / o the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, BBSR
7.Com. Nivedita Swain
P A, Bhoinagar S O – 751 022
8.Com. Gopinath Kar
BE, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
9.Com. Rajendra N. Pattnaik
P A, Nayapalli S O, Bhubaneswar – 751 012
10.Com. Hemant Ku. Sahoo
SPM, Nayahat S O , Dt. – Puri  - 752 107
11.Com. Pradeep Ku. Das
P A, Bhubaneswar Secretariat S O – 751 001
12.Com. Arun Kumar Ghosh
P A, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
13.Com. R V Kokila
P A,  Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
14.Com. R N Sahoo-II
BE, CO, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
15.Com. Gopal Mohapatra
PA, Sahidnagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 007
16.Com. Shiba Prasad Barik
PA, Divisional Office, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
17.Com. Lal Mohan Mohapatra
PA, CO, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
18.Com. Sunil Ku. Mishra
SPM, Khandagiri S O, Bhubaneswar - 751030
19.Com. Suryanarayan Sahoo
ATR, Bhubaneswar GPO – 751 001
20.Com. Bajan Tudu
SPM, Aerodrome Area, Bhubaneswar – 751 020