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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Resolution of 9th All India Conference held at Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division,Karnataka Circle - Reg. on GDS Problem,

Resolution of 9th All India Conference held at Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division,Karnataka Circle - Reg. on Problem of GDS.

Tele-Fax: 23697701
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President:                   M. Rajangam

General Secretary:       S.S. Mahadevaiah
Letter No. GDS/CHQ/1/8/2016                              Dated: 26/09/2016

To

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan New Delhi - 110 001.

Sir,

Sub.:     Resolution on Problems Reg. Provision of special amenities to the Gramin Dak Sevak working in odd situations in hilly areas.


        A resolution adapted by the 9th All India Conference of the All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union held at the historic place Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division, Karnataka Circle from 17th   to 19th September, 2016.on the above subject is forwarded herewith.

        You are requested kindly to consider the views put forth in the resolution and cause to issue necessary orders accordingly.
       
With high regards,
                                                                          Yours faithfully 
        
 (SS Mahadevaiah)
 Gen. Secretary. 





Resolutions on Provision of special amenities to the Gramin Dak Sevak working in odd situations in hilly areas:-
I)  Uttarakhand Allowance:- In 1966, the then communication Minister and the Director General of post and Telecom department have taken personal  initiative and an amount of Rs. Forty(40/-) per year was granted considering the need for purchase of warm clothes and shoes in view of the prevailing climatic condition.  The GDS working in Uttarakhand, Pitoragarh, Almora, Tehri Ghadwal and Chamoli are the places where the allowance is granted.  Even after a lapse of 43 years, since 1966, the allowance is not revised and the hardship of the GDS is inexplicable. An amount equivalent to the actual price of the clothes and shoes was geanted, at that time when the consolidated allowance of ED Agents varied from Rs.25/- to Rs.35/- per month was paid. This allowance was paid in September in the case of ED Agents who worked regularly for six months from March onwards. No other type of compensatory allowance is being paid to ED Agents working in other parts of the country.
Gramin Dak Sevaks, like the whole-time departmental employees, are also subject to the vagaries of nature and are subject to similar hardships. If the whole-time employees, who continue to stay in such a place for years, are entitled to remote locality, hill compensatory, border allowance, etc. there is no reason to deny such compensatory allowance to ED Agents on the ground that they are locals. This Committee, therefore, recommends that the ED Agents should be granted the various types of compensatory allowances subject to the same conditions as are applicable to the whole-time employees. However, in that event, the Uttarakhand Allowance will have to be discontinued. In this regard we urge the administration to grant the Uttarakhand allowances at least Rs.10000/- per year which will be commensurate with the rate of present allowances.
II)     The 9th All India conference in session at the historic place Sri Uddaneshwara Samudaya Bhavana, Sri Siddaganga math, Kyathasandra, Tumakuru, Dn. Karnataka Keeping in view the geographical and climatic condition of the country, the G.D.S. are working in a pitiable condition as compare to other employees of Govt. of India and they face much difficulties on account of odd climatic and geographical condition remoteness of areas, dangerous hilly routes of traveling, snow falls, land slides etc. A brief description of hardships faced by the employees is submitted as under and the proposals for redressal of the grievances are also noted against each.
            Remoteness of areas: Most of the hilly areas are not so easy of access. These areas are generally spread over in remote corners of hills and high mountains much far away from Rail or Bus heads. The employees have to travel on foot. The essential commodities are rarely available and at a very high cost. No basic facilities are available there. The Departmental employees are compensated in the form of remote locality allowance/Border area allowance/Difficult area allowance, backward area allowance. But the E.D. employees (G.D.S) are deprived from the same. A provision of such risk allowance should also be made to the Gramin Dak Sevaks e.g. in places like J&K, Uttarakhand, North East, Sikkim etc.
III)        SPECIAL DUTY ALLOWANCE:- The 9th All India conference in session at the historic place Sri Uddaneshwara Samudaya Bhavana, Sri Siddaganga math, Kyathasandra, Tumakuru, Dn. Karnataka discussed at length various burning issues concerning GDS in N.E. Region unanimously resolves that the recommendations of Sixth CPC, "Department of Expenditure" issued orders in OM No. 11(5)2008-E.II(B) dated 29-08`-2008, regulating various allowances to the civilian employees posted in the States and Union Territories of North Eastern Region.  The most important factor for the consideration of the Committee was the risk and dangers involved in discharging functions and duties of the Civil servants in the said regions due to the prevailing insurgency.   Various facilities, concessions, and allowances were extended to the employees posted in the North East Region by virtue of the above cited order, one among them being the special duty allowance at the rate of 12.5 % of basic pay. Thereafter the Special Duty allowance was paid to the employees    working   in the region in the same atmosphere such risks and dengers at par with regular employees.  Therefore, the same Allowance or a similar may be extended to Postal Gramin Dak Sevaks also who are working in the region.
IV)    Grant of Naxalist Threat Area Allowance:   According to O.M. No. 2003/5/90-E.II (B) dated 27-01-93 of Ministry of Finance, the compensatory allowance shall be paid to Central Government employees during which he serves the tribal areas and the orders shall remain in operation up to the date of withdrawal of such allowance by the State Government.  Accordingly the allowance was in operation till 31-03-2002 and the postal officials were paid with Tribal Area Allowance.
After 31-03-2002, the State Governments like Maharashtra discontinued the payment of Tribal Area Allowance to their employees working in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts and granted Naxalist Threat Area Allowance at the rate of 15% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month.
The same allowance has not been paid to the postal officials who are working in these and inaccessible forests and facing the horrified problems as in the case of State Government employees. The same is the position in respect of Andhra Circle, Jharkhand, Orissa,Chattisgharh, W.B. Circle and Karnataka the threat is visible.
V.        Regarding Allowances:-
(i)         Payment of Rs. 100/- as OMA is inadequate in these days of spiraling cost of living. Payment of Electricity charges should also be taken note of. Hence Rs. 100/- be enhanced to Rs. 2000/- P.m.
(ii)        Ceiling fixed for cash conveyance at the rate of Rs. 50/- should be removed. We cannot predict as to when and how many days the surplus cash will have to be conveyed in a month. Hence the ceiling should be removed. On the other hand it may be fixed at the rate of Rs. 250/- for each occasion. i.e., Five times of the old rate formula without any ceiling.
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(iii)        As regards combination of duties no combined duties are to be attached if the incumbent is having 5 hrs work load. By the addition of Delivery or mail conveyance work etc, the total work load would become more than 5hrs say about 7 hrs which would justify for regularization of the post. So we must demand for the up gradation of the post as Group 'D' or postman as the case may be.
(iv)        Compensation of Rs. 12/- per day for detention of mails is totally inadequate. Based on the hourly rate of TRCA fixed for the GDS a minimum of Rs.100/- should be paid per hour of detention. Considering the above facts our demands should be as follows.
(V) Revise Boot allowance Rs 30/- to Rs- 600/-


VI.        FLOOD ADVANCES; The Postal employees, especially the G.D.S. employees are spread over interior parts of the country side. Those in flood affected areas have lost everything, like other people. These Postal employees require help from the department of Posts. The states Government are trying to rush help to the affected people but these measure are proving to be too limited and too short to mitigate the misfortune. The Postal department, therefore, has to rush immediate help to its employees - help of immediate use and help for reconstruction of the property damaged by the floods.

Now the department is giving Rs.600/- for the employees affected by the flood.  We urge the dept. to raise the same to Rs.250000/ {Twenty Five thousand only}. This would help them for immediate rehabilitation.

.           Grant of advance to House Building for Gramin Dak Sevaks who lost their houses due to Natural Calamities like tsunami super cyclone and Earthquakes:-It was brought to your kind notice that the grant of House Building advance to those Gramin Dak Sevaks who lost their houses due to Natural Calamities like tsunami, super cyclone and Earthquakes in the country .The affected Gramin Dak Sevaks are working rural and remote area and they are economically very Poor, Exploited and downtrodden section employees in Department of Posts. Gramin Dak Sevaks in this conditions when Natural Calamities take place, Deportment cannot deny or ignore the possible helps from department to their Employees. The following necessary steps are required to be taken. 
            
Department could grant of HBA loans to Gramin Dak Sevaks without making any descrimination between departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks.Deportment should issue salary certificates to Gramin Dak Sevaks if necessary to those applying for Housing loan.

Granting Certificates by the DDO to the GDS staff for taking loan from Nationalised Banks and Co-operative Banks. The Nationalised Banks and Central Co-operative Banks are interested to grant loans to the GDS staff provided necessary salary certificates for the GDS staff where as the DDOs have declined to grant such certificates in absence of specific rules of the Department despite the fact that the GDS staff are in the crying need of such loan for Marriage, and Educational   purposes of their children construction of small portions etc on the basis of their service security. As the GDS staffs have repaying capacity of loan from their wages as well as retirement benefits, the DDO can grant necessary certificates to the Banks.

                                                                      
  Sd/-
                                                                             President
                                  AIGDSU






Tele-Fax: 23697701
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President:                   M. Rajangam

General Secretary:       S.S. Mahadevaiah
Letter No. GDS/CHQ/1/9/2016                               Dated: 26/09/2016

To

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan New Delhi - 110 001.

Sir,

Sub.:          Resolution on Problems Reg. Incentive to GDS Sports Persons and Reservation for physically challenged persons.

          A resolution adapted by the 9th All India Conference of the All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union held at the historic place Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division, Karnataka Circle from 17th   to 19th September, 2016.on the above subject is forwarded herewith.

          You are requested kindly to consider the views put forth in the resolution and cause to issue necessary orders accordingly.
         
With high regards,
                                                                             
 

   

Yours faithfully 

         Sd/-
 (SS Mahadevaiah)
 Gen. Secretary. 
                                                                          
 
         

Resolution on Problems Reg. Incentive to GDS Sports Persons and Reservation for physically challenged persons.
1.      INCENTIVE TO GDS SPORTS PERSONS:- Presently GDS are recruited for sports proficiency mainly in the field of Kabaddi, foot ball, cricket, carom, volley ball, etc.  However after recruitment there is a grievance that the welfare of sports persons is neglected.  There are however very proficient persons in this field who are ranking at state and All India level and even some are at international level.  It is therefore suggested in order to encourage sportsmen, the following measures are proposed.
1.       Suitable training schedule and time off.
2.       Better equipment and sports uniforms.
3.       Food and dieting allowance to sustain stamina, particularly weight lifters/body builders.
4.       Better promotional avenues, especially those representing All India
Postal meet.
2.      RESERVATION FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS: There is already a Govt. notification to earmark 3% of vacancies for Physically Challenged persons in Department of Posts.  Very unfortunately this is not being followed for GDS for the purpose of promotion to the cadre of PA, Postmen and MTS.  Hence it is urged that the administration must invariably consider promotion policy by reservation of 3% and arrange filling up of this quota including back log for GDS at par with regular employees.


                                                                                    Sd/-
                                                                                      President
                                                                                                   AIGDSU
                                                                                                   Tele-Fax: 23697701
 ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)

(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President:                   M. Rajangam
General Secretary:       S.S. Mahadevaiah
Letter No. GDS/CHQ/1/10/2016                             Dated: 26/09/2016

To

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan New Delhi - 110 001.

Sir,

Sub.:          Resolution on Problems Reg. - Grant of full trade union facilities to AIGDSU.

          A resolution adapted by the 9th All India Conference of the All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union held at the historic place Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division, Karnataka Circle from 17th   to 19th September, 2016.on the above subject is forwarded herewith.

          You are requested kindly to consider the views put forth in the resolution and cause to issue necessary orders accordingly.
         
With high regards,
                                                  
 Yours faithfully 
        
  (S.S. Mahadevaiah)   
 General Secretary
 


          Resolution on Problems Reg. - Grant of full trade union facilities to AIGDSU:-

The provision of trade union facilities is a genuine and long pending demand. At present very limited trade union facilities are available to the chief executives of AIGDSU. Some effective mechanism should be provided to the chief executives to carry out the function of the union.

The CCS (RSA) rules 1993 have been issued by the department of personal & Training. The issues of EDAs (Recognition of Association) Rules 1995 were issued by the department of Posts, in department of the D.O.P. & T., In this connection it is not out of order to mention that the GDS (Conduct & Employment) Rules 2001 also have been issued by the Department of Posts. Several amendments/provisions have been carried out or added to these rules to meet the requirements of the situation by the department.

We therefore suggest and demand that full trade union rights and Privileges i.e., grant of Foreign service under the F.R. and S.R. to the Chief Executive be granted.

Your effective intervention and initiation will be of great value and for that the entire Gramin Dak Sevak will be thankful.

                                                                                     Sd/-
 President
                                     AIGDSU
Tele-Fax: 23697701
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President:                   M. Rajangam

General Secretary:       S.S. Mahadevaiah
Letter No. GDS/CHQ/1/11/2016                        Dated: 26/09/2016

To

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan New Delhi - 110 001.

Sir,

Sub.:          Resolution on GDS Problems Reg.

          A resolution adapted by the 9th All India Conference of the All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union held at the historic place Siddagangamatt, Ketasandra, Thumukur Division, Karnataka Circle from 17th   to 19th September, 2016.on the above subject is forwarded herewith.

          You are requested kindly to consider the views put forth in the resolution and cause to issue necessary orders accordingly.
         
With high regards,
                                                                             
 Yours faithfully  
  Sd/
(S.S. Mahadevaiah) 
 General Secretary
 









Resolution on GDS Problems:- The 9th All India conference in session at the historic place Sri Uddaneshwara Samudaya Bhavana, Sri Siddaganga math, Kyathasandra, Tumakuru, Dn. Karnataka discussed at length various burning issues concerning GDS and therefore urged unanimously for immediate settlement/improvement.  The following demands require urgent attention and immediate settlement:-

1.         Grant of Scooter/Motor cycle advance to Gramin Dak Sevaks staff:- This union would like to bring to your kind notice that the Scooter/Motor cycle advances are not granted to the GDSs. At present only cycle advance is granted to Gramin Dak Sevaks that too on allotment of funds to the particular divisions. At present two wheeler vehicles are commonly used by everyone including Gramin Dak Sevaks. Most of the GDSs are using vehicles for covering enormous area for delivery of letters, conveyance of mails etc, In many areas without the vehicles they cannot perform duty effectively. But non eligibility for grant Scooter/Motor cycle advances to the Gramin Dak Sevaks, is causing a great problem to them. Most of the staff (G.D.Ss) are not having financial resources. This is need of time to make provision for grant of Scooter/Motor cycle advance to these servants Rs 70,000/-           

2.         UPGRADING GDS MM TO GROUP D/MAIL GUARD;    Recent developments taken place in Mail operations in the department the retention of GDS posts in RMS is not feasible and their services will be upgraded as multiskilled employees/Gr D/Mil guard and selections to the cadre accoarding to their age ,qualification etc., instead redeployment proposal to postal wings. As the GDSMM services has been utilised to the RMS sections and had attained appreciable skills besides seeking promotions to departmental cadre.
3.         RESOLUTIONS ON FILLING UP OF RELAXATION GROUND POSTS;
The compassionate appointment should be provided without further delay in all circles. The process is getting delayed by the local administration even for months/years together. The compassionate appointments are to be settled by holding regular meeting in all circles.

4.       Retirement/Terminal benefits on the day of retirement; Having served the department upto 65 years GDS officials go home empty handed on the day of retirement. Terminal benefits will be sanctioned and paid after some months or sometimes after years. Therefore in order to be fair and rational towards this section, we urge suitable action/measure before hand like departmental staff so that payment could be ensured on the date of retirement.  Further the date of retirement of the GDS should be the last workingday of the month of retirement instead of the date of birthday of the particular GDS.

5.       Supply of identity cards to GDS; In the present situation where the department is expecting multifarious activities, business etc., from the staff supply of identity card is a must for obvious reasons. Outdoor duty staff like GDSMD, MC, Packers are to be supplied with Identity Cards, The staff at naxalite/extremist threat area should invariably ware Identity Cards, it is urged for immediate action.

6.       Supply of stationery and furniture to BOs. The field staffs working in BOs/SOs are facing lot of inconveniences due to shortage or inadequate supply of furniture, forms and stationery. Except computerized offices, the operative offices are facing inadequate forms and stationery. Even minimum furniture for working atmosphere is also lacking. Hence in the interest of public service proper working condition should be ensured at all levels.

7.    No loss of annual increase/increment on limited request Transfer of GDS:
         The annual increase (increment) earned by GDS should not be taken away when the GDS gets transfer at request – limited request transfer.  The GDS should continue with the same TRCA with the annual increases(increments) earned by actual service, similarly as Rule 38 transfer of regular employees as the new incumbent to the post would be fixed at the minimum TRCA. 

8.      LIBERALISATION OF LIMITED TRANSFERS:  Although the present system has given relief to a few GDS, some more relaxation is felt essential as recruitment to GDS is not with the condition of local selection.  Anybody from any corner of the country can be appointed to the post.  This power to be delegated to PMG, DPS, Divisional heads on the basis of the requests at the level of Circle, Region and the division respectively.  As such transfer is once in one’s entire service, the interest of GDS may also be looked into for smooth public work.  The authorities should have discretionary powers in exceptional cases. 
                                                                                  
 Sd/-
 President
                                   AIGDSU