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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Coming soon, Post Bank of India

Coming soon, Post Bank of India

The postal department plans to enter the banking business with the Reserve Bank of India deciding to grant new bank licences to entities with credible track-record.
Consultant appointed
Sources said the Department of Posts, which has a strong foot print in rural areas, has appointed Ernst and Young (E&Y) as the consultant for the proposed ‘Post Bank’
“Ernst and Young is expected to submit a detailed project report by April, after which all the necessary measures will be taken up to apply for banking licence,” a source at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told PTI.
The sources added that the Department of Post (DoP) might need Cabinet approval for setting up Post Bank of India.
Of the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, around 24,000 district offices may be ready to offer banking services in the next two years.
The DoP is in process of setting up 1,000 ATMs.
“Post Bank shall not only take care of the banking needs of the rural poor but shall also converge with micro-insurance and micro-remittance services of the DoP,” the source said.
As per data shared with Parliament, there were over 26 crore operational small savings accounts in post offices as on March 31, 2012, having deposits worth Rs.1.9 lakh crore.


http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/coming-soon-post-bank-of-india/article4443509.ece

Friday, February 22, 2013

A BIG TASK IS AHEAD - GDS UNITY IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR FOR INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC


A BIG TASK IS AHEAD -

GDS UNITY IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR FOR INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC
 

Revolutionary regards and greetings to the GDS Employees for the active involvement in the 2013 February 20-21 Nation wide strike against Anti People and Anti Employees Policies of central Government.

 

AIPEDEU is the symbol of struggle and sacrifice. AIPEDEU never shirked of its responsibility and organised struggles after struggles to realize our goal. The achievements after historical indefinite strike from 16-22 October 2012 are not completely satisfied our aspirations, though it is ever remained a glorious struggle in the history of postal trade union movement. The most pressing problems of GDS are yet to be settled. Beyond all this, there is a big task before us. Our main and important demand is inclusion of GDS Employees in the 7th CPC and grant civil servant status to GDS. To achieve this principal demand GDS unity is essential and inevitable. Unfortunately the unity of the GDS Employees has been broken by disruptive forces since 2007. They are continuously spreading falsehood in order to weaken AIPEDEU. Beware of those who are spreading lies against our union. 

 

We are ready to initiate any sort of action to achieve our main demand "departmentalization." It is not easy task. It will be fulfilled only by the dedicated and uncompromised struggles. So CHQ is requested all our Circle, Divisional, Branch Secretaries to enroll more and more membership to strengthen our union. Unity is the need of the hour. It is right time to move.

 

Comrades remember one thing. We have to fight our selves. We are the sufferers. We are the exploited. We are the fellow feeling the burnt. None can fight for us.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hearty congrats to one and all for the success of Second day strike today the 21st Feb., 2013



Hearty congrats to one and all for the success of Second day strike today the 21st Feb., 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE 20 AND 21ST FEBRUARY, 2013


Comrades,
Today Good Start.
This is the first time GENERAL STRIKE is TWO DAYS.

Tomorrow (21February, 2013) also strike continue.


PLEASE MAINTAIN PEACE AND ENSURE 100% STRIKE PARTICIPATION IN YOUR PLACES.

With warm regards,


-S.S.Mahadevaiah,
General Secretary, AIPEDEU.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE 20 AND 21ST FEBRUARY, 2013


ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE 20 AND 21ST FEBRUARY, 2013

IT IS THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, PARTICIPATE IN STRIKE ON 20TH AND 21ST OF FEBRUARY AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS IN POSTAL TOO.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE


FORWARD TO ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE

20 AND 21ST FEBRUARY, 2013


For the first time in the history of India all the eleven (11) Central Trade Unions and thousands of Independent Federations have given a call to the workers to observe 2 days All India General Strike on 20 and 21st February, 2013 protesting against the policies of the Government. Millions of workers across the country in private sector, public sector, Central & State Govt. employee sector etc. will join the strike to make protest louder and stronger as never before keeping in view the total unity of the trade unions.


Today is the right moment to rise in protest against intolerable price rise, mounting unemployment, mass contractualisation of permanent posts, accentuating poverty, violation of labour laws, failure to provide social security to the workers like Gramin Dak Sevaks demanding Rs.10,000 p.m. as minimum wage, maternity benefit, old age pension and food at cheap price through Public Distribution System. The AIPEDE appeals to all Gramin Dak Sevaks and postal workers to join this massive historic protest breaking all barriers to mount the counter offensive against the non-performing govt. who have brought the country to the brink of a disaster. Let all of us stand up and fight. This is perhaps one of the rarest moments. People are boiling in anger against poverty, corruption, mis-governance etc.


A dreadful spell of slow down of the economy has set in, the recession is causing loss of wages and erosion of income. Inflation is hitting the sky, rise in the price of atta, dal, oil, all that is essential for daily life are sky-rocketing.
 

Disparity of income is becoming intolerable. The rich and super rich alone  benefit from the so called economic development. In contrast, nearly 70 per cent of the people live in poverty. Even safe drinking water is not provided let alone the question of supply of power to the mute millions. The vast sections of the population have been bypassed by the course of economic development.


The workers in the organized sector also face grim violation of the labour laws. There is a massive inflow of contractual labour who are forced to work at  very low wages almost ten hours a day. It is only the contractual job that is being provided by the private corporate and by the govt. In Postal, Gramin Dak Sevaks workers are facing discrimination in all respects. Repeated requests are yielding but no positive result.


Let us all rise in protest and ensure total participation of the Gramin Dak Sevaks workers in 2 days All India General Strike on 20-21 February 2013. It is the right time to go into the action because of the total unity of the trade unions. The Postal workers including Gramin Dak Sevaks must join this national programme of militant action on 20 and 21st February, 2013.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister on Bonus issue



Meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister on Bonus issue

On 14th Feb, 2013 General Secretary, Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah and Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Circle Secretary Punjab Circle  meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambram and Shri Oscar Fernandes, Hon’ble (M.P), and requested to early settlement of Bonus issue.  Memorandum also submitted. The M.P. and Finance Minister given assurances to AIPEDEU leaders.


S.S. Mahadevaiah)                                                                  General Secretary




DOP Appeal to AIPEDEU -All India General Strike on 20 and 21st February, 2013


All India General Strike on 20 and 21st February, 2013  Government Appeal.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Most urgent and pressing problems of the Gramin Dak Sevak employees


Tele-Fax: 23697701

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

(Central Head Quarter)

First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

 
President:                     D.N. Giri

General Secretary         S.S. Mahadevaiah

 

GDS/CHQ/43/1/2013                                                 Dated. 06-02-2013

To

Ms. P. Gopinath,                                      

Secretary,

Department of Posts,                                                      

Dak Bhavan,

New Delhi – 1.


Madam

Sub:-    Most urgent and pressing problems of the Gramin Dak Sevak employees.

We are submitting herewith a short note on most urgent and pressing problems of the Gramin Dak Sevaks for your kind perusal and favourable action.

1.                      Gross injustice and discrimination has been done to Gramin Dak Sevak employees by denying Bonus Ceiling of Rs. 3500/- at par with Departmental Staff. Bonus Ceiling of Rs. 2500/- to GDS is nothing but discrimination. Bonus is granted on the basis of profits earned by the department of posts. The major source of the department’s income is from rural postal life insurance. Gramin Dak Sevaks Procured 1,22,03,345 active policies and 661,322,3 million rupees deposit were collected. Besides this NREGS is being implemented effectively in branch post offices. GDS officials got equal bonus at par with departmental employees till 2008. In 2008 the bonus ceiling was enhanced from Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 3500/- unfortunately enhanced bonus was denied to GDS officials. The discrimination still continues despite court verdict in several states. It is high time to remove this discrimination and grant Rs. 3500/- bonus to GDS employees.

2.                      Removal of tightening of norms for GDSBPMs, Rs.20,000/- Cash handling per point is unreasonable and unscientific.  Hither to Rs.1000/- per point for Cash handling was in force which was the basis for computation of their TRCA.  Similarly no norm is fixed for transactions done under MNREGS up to 20 transactions, Stamps sales norms Rs.900/- is unreasonable against the former norms of Rs.45/- per point.  We request immediate review as the officials undergo REDUCTION IN THEIR MONTHLY EMOLUMENTS/TRCA.  No pay committee has suggested downward revision of pay/TRCA and such peculiarity/discrimination is only towards this section! In reality their pay should have been on the basis of minimum hours of attendance like Departmental staff, not on the basis of workload assessed unscientifically and irrationally.  ANOTHER PERTINENT POINT IS THAT THEIR SERVICES ARE UTILISED OUTSIDE THE DUTY HOURS TO MOBILISE R.P.L.I, MGNREGS AND OTHER SMALL SAVINGS WORK.

3.                      Hither to Compassionate appointment to the wards of GDS have been given as    a welfare measure, without any condition or restrictions.  Imposing unethical and unreasonable conditions and norms prescribed recently is against the principles of natural justice and law of the land.  Introduction of irrational and unscientific methods to assess indigent circumstances of the family are quite unreasonable and unjust.  Earning MINIMUM POINTS OF 50 is highly impracticable and unjust, live examples have been furnished already for urgent review.  Please look into this issue objectively, compassionately and ON PRIORITY.

4.                      Scrap the new recruitment rules for appointment of postman/MTS. Stop 25% recruitment from open market. Restore the previous Recruitment Rules. Senior GDS officials have been denied to promote as postman/MTS. The avenue of series be convey departmental is blocked the most enhman action.

5.                      Most of the GDS posts have been abolishing stating that there is not justified workload for the post. Stop abolition of GDS Posts and filling up of all vacant post in all cadres of GDS. To fill up the GDS posts (other than GDS BPM), powers may be vested to Divisional Heads to save delay. As per the Annual report of Department of post and the information obtained by RTI Act, there are above 40 thousand GDS post vacant left unfilled in the Branch post offices Necessary action may be taken in this regard as GDS are traced to undergo combination of 2 to 3 duties, working beyond 5 hours without any compaction. 

6.                      Casual labour, contingent, part time workers are working in the post offices along with postal staff years together. They are getting the wages along with D.A they are also low paid employees under finitely payment of D.A. has been stopped to them for four years. Reasons are not know. Hence you are requested to restore D.A and grant pro-rate revised scales.  

        We, therefore, most respectfully solicit your kind intervention and early settlement of the issues for which we shall be highly grateful.           

With regards,
        Yours faithfully                                         
                Sd/-
      (S.S. Mahadevaiah)
       General Secretary