All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union (AIGDSU)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2014 Dated 22-02-2014
All Circles / Divisional/ Branch Secretaries of All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union, All India Office Bearers….
AIGDSU INDEFINITE STRIKE SUCCESS. A RESPECTFUL AGREEMENT IS THE OUT COME. DEPARTMENT OF POSTS STARTED SINCERE EFFORTS FOR INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC. OUR UNION ALSO TOOK UP THE MATTER WITH DOPT AND HON’BLE DOPT MINISTER V.NARAYANA SWAMY.
IN CASE THE GOVT. DOES NOT INCLUDE GDS IN 7TH CPC, A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE WILL BE APPOINTED UNDER RETIRED HIGH COURT OR SUPREME COURT JUDGE.
CHQ congratulates all C.W.C Members, Circle Secretaries, Divisional/Branch Secretaries, our members, well wishers, and the leaders of sister unions and members for their valuable support during indefinite strike. With the co-operation of all, we got the victory.
Our leaders were invited for negotiations on 12-02-2014 to discuss and decide the charter of demands. Talks were held in the G.P. Roy committee hall between our leaders and Departmental officers. The Dept. again denied to settle the demands and requested our leaders to withdraw the strike. Our leaders decided to continue the strike till the demands will be achieved.
Again the negotiations were held in the office of Sri S.K. Das Regional labour commissioner (Central) on 14-02-2014 and 17-02-2014. Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, Com. B.V. Rao, Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh and Ram Singh M.P. Circle attended.
The Dept. of Posts handed over the letter to our leaders in presence of labour commissioner written by Member (P) to the Joint Secretary DOPT requesting clarification regarding GDS inclusion in 7th Central Pay Commission and requested us to withdraw the strike. We did’nt accept the request of the Dept. and decided to continue the strike. It is a pity and shame that some leaders claimed that the Departments letter to DOPT was the out come of the two days strike.
Our leaders were invited for Negotiations after the strike started on 20th February, 2014 and 21st Feb, 2014 Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, Com. B.V. Rao, Asst. General Secretary, Com. D.N. Giri, President, R.P. Diwaker, Treasurer, Com. C.B. Tiwary, Org. Secretary attended the meeting on 21st Feb, 2014. After the negotiations in congenial atmosphere, an agreement was accepted. We are herewith enclosing the agreement copy.
POSITION OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS
(1) Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
The Dept of post is not competent to settle this demands, After appointment of the 7th CPC or judicial committee it will recommend to the Govt. of India for consideration.
(2) Inclusion of GDS wage structure and service conditions in the purview of 7th CPC.
The Dept. of Post started sincere efforts for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC. In case the Govt. does not include GDS in 7th CPC A Judicial committee will be appointed under retired high court or supreme court judge.
(3) Provide cent percent compassionate appointments to the wards of deceased GDS employees.
This demand was denied. Some modifications suggested by the staff side are taken into consideration in due course.
(4) Revised Recruitments Rules.
Revised Recruitment Rules will be reconsidered and revised after two examinations.
(5) Merger of 50% with pay for GDS.
It will not be not decided by the Govt. to the Departmental employees at the time of negotiations held. After the decision of the Govt. it will be discussed with union and decide.
(6) Regularization of casual, part time and contingent employees and revision of their wages w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and grant D.A.
It is under active consideration. DOPT submitted its report to IFS. It may be settled in short time.
The Mean, Shameless, Anti-Trade union activities of Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE during our strike His deeds are shameful to all working class.
In the history of postal trade union movement, No Secretary General of NFPE behaved like com. Krishnan when struggles are launched against ruling class. It is shame to all working class.
From the very first day of the strike, he started to act in favour of administration and false information was circulated through his website that the strike rate was only 5%. In the time of 2012 he made such type of false propaganda. Later we proved that this narrow-minded leaders figures were absolutely wrong as per the information of RTI Act. Then all the GDS spat on his face. Though he did not get any realization. Again he started the same tactics. We don’t want to waste our time on the mean, narrow-minded, down trodden leaders falls words. Time will decide who are true? Or who are false? And GDS are with whom?
The General Secretary of AIGDSU submitted the charter of demands unanimously resolved in the GDS National convention held at Delhi on 13-12-2014 in Agarwal Dharmasala and requested to settle the demands. GDS convention issued countrywide relay hunger fast programme at Circle offices from January 20-24th, 2014. Dept. of Posts denied to settle single demand and negative reply has been given to the General Secretary. To put pressure on the Department Relay hunger fast programme was successfully conducted in all Circles at Circle head quarters from 20-24th January, 2014. The General Secretary Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah attended the relay hunger fast in Hyderabad on 24-02-2014.
Due to the adamant steps of Dept. We were compelled to initiate serious trade union action. The General Secretary announced Indefinite strike from 18th February, 2014 amidst thundering claps of 700 GDS employees who attend relay hunger fast. The Indefinite strike notice was served to the Dept. of Posts on 29.01.2014.
We express our heart felt thanks to Shri Oscar Fernades, Hon’ble minister of Transport and high ways, Shri Ajit Jogi, Chairman, CWC Member, ST Department, All India Congress committee, Shri V. Nareyana Swamy, Hon’ble Minister of DOPT and Shri Pradeep Kumar Kunche Coordinator, ST Department, Smt. Maharani Parneet Kaur,Hon’ble State External Affairs Minister, Government of India, Sri Raj Kumar Verka, Vice Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes All India Congress Committee for their valuable cooperation.
We express our special thanks to com. B.V. Rao, Asst. General Secretary and Circle Secretary A.P. Circle, Com. D.N. Giri, President (CHQ), Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Vice President (CHQ), Com. C.B. Tiwary, Org. Secretary and Circle Secretary Uttar Pradesh, Com. Ram Singh Dhakad, Circle President M.P. Circle, Com. R.P. Diwaker, Treasurer (CHQ), Com. Thu Ex. C/S and GDS comrades of Punjab, U.P., Uttarakhand and Haryana for their services during the strike.
We have to fight with full strength to implement the demands which we achieved. All CWC Members, Circle Secretaries, Divisional Branch Secretaries are requested to put all efforts to make our organization strengthen. You are also requested to send quota to CHQ.
With struggle greetings,