No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2010 Dated: 09-06-2010
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries &
All India Office Bearer of AIPEDEU
We are furnishing hereunder some recent developments concerning the postal employees in general and GDS employees in particular.
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 13.07.2010
The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of National Federation of Postal Employees, Federation of National Postal Organisations and All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union has decided to launch Indefinite STRIKE w.e.f 13th July 2010. Strike notice was served to Government on 4th June,2010 and copy of the notice is enclosed. Long pending demands, Attacks on Postal services and harassment denying justice INTOLERABLE. So, no other way but to go on direct action.
KEEP GUN POWDER DRY:
All Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize members of this mighty Union. In order to realize our long pending demands viz., Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.
Retirement benefits like ex-gratia and severance amount which were enhanced as recommended by the GDS Committee should be paid w.e.f. 1.1.2006 since all retirement benefits to regular employees on the recommendations of 6th CPC were implemented not from a prospective date but from 1.1.2006. Comprehensive schemes for departmentalisation of GDS by allocating proper work norms for PLI/RPLI, NREGS, Pension MOs and Bill Payments etc to enhance the work hours of GDS for facilitating departmentalisation should be worked out. Now with the large scale of expansion of PLI/RPLI as well as NREGS work coming up in a big way, there shall be change of approach towards GDS System to comprehensively departmentalise them. Grant of Pension, Grant of all benefits, Grant of Trade Union facilities, Grant of Welfare measurers etc to GDS shall be considered. The discrimination perpetrated in the name of GDS Committee to deny the parity on the matter of PLB Ceiling of 3500/- should be removed. The unscientific tightening of BPM work norms by enhancing the quantum of cash handling to 20,000/- per point should be modified.
JCA FINALISED TOUR PROGRAMME:
Extensive tour with Postal JCA in the circles by CHQ/Circle union representatives and of the Division by Divisional union representatives should be undertaken and members should be educated about the issues/development. As regards the issues pertaining to the members of this union, much matter has been provided in several issues of the union journal- Rural Postal employees.
WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ARREARS DUE:
Payment of II installment of arrears (60%) payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks: The CHQ Demanded to the Department to second installment of arrears is due to be paid to the GDS employees for which the poor GDS officials are waiting for. The parliament has already made budget provisions for 2010-11. This is high time that much delayed dues of the neglected class is paid at the earliest. Needless to mention here that the Gramin Dak Sevaks are been working hard for all round development of this great department.
Re-verification Process is proceeding as scheduled - Completed
Recovery of subscription starts from 31.05.2010. All formalities have been completed in respect of re-verification of membership. Divisional and Circle Secretaries need to collect figures from the respective divisions and circles for fair comparison with the departmental figures. This is very important issue. Circle Secretaries should send the figures to CHQ EARLY so that we can demand early publication of the result followed by T.U facilities.
You are earnestly requested to remit the quota positively. We may remind you that the receipt of quota at the CHQ is not commensurate with the membership. All are requested to remit Quota to Circle @ Rs 2/- and All India @ Rs. 2.50/- per member.
CLEAR DONATIONS SOUGHT BY THE CHQ FOR BUILDING AND LEGAL REMEDY:
All Circle and Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to comply with the request of the CHQ, majority of Branches not responded yet. Rs.200/- per member may be collected in the next payment of arrears payable shortly.
GDS CHQ CONSTRUCTED NEW OWN WEB SITE!
CHQ takes interest to get registration of OWN WEB SITE. Formalities will be completed shortly and members and readers can have easy access/browse.
WEB ADDRESS; www.rpehq.com
The CHQ calls upon All the CWC Members/Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries and active members to make the indefinite strike from 13.07.2010 a programme of resounding success. It is requested to arrange press conference and other publicity to popularise our demand. A report may also be sent to the CHQ.
We request you kindly to translate this circular letter in local language and circulate among the staff. This fact may be explained to the membership through group meetings and general body meetings.
With struggle greetings,