Thursday, May 5, 2011

CHQ Circular Dated 4-05-2011

GDS/CHQ/1/5/2011                                                   Dated: 04.05.2011



All Circle Secretaries/Divisional Secretaries/Branch Secretaries

All Members of the CWC AIPEDEU


Dear Comrades, We are furnishing here under some recent developments concerning the postal employees in general and GDS employees in particular.


Declaration of results of the verifications process 2010:-


Much awaited result of verification Department finally was declared vide its letter No.13/02/2010-SR Dated the 15-April, 2011. Recognition of Associations of Gramin Dak Sevaks under EDA (RA Rules, 1995 – Declaration of results of the verifications process 2010. regarding re-verification of membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks Associations through 'Check-off system' for grant of recognition. Three Associations namely, All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union, NUGDS and BEDEU, participated in the re-verification process, in this category. Based on the information received from the Circles, the competent authority has decided to grant recognition to All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union which secured 60.15% membership. The recognition so granted will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issue of this letter. With the issue of this communication, the facilities, if any being availed by other Associations of this category, stand withdrawn.


Now our AIPEDEU only one Recognized Union in GDS Category. We convey Heartiest Congratulation to All our CWC Members, Circle Secretaries, Branch/Divisional Secretaries, All our Members and all our well wishers' of the Unions. Dear comrades now we have much more responsibility to work more for the welfare of our members who are our masters.  


Service Discharge Benefit Scheme 2011 for Gramin Dak Sevaks Launched by Hon'ble MOS:-


On 03 May, 2011 Hon'ble Communication Minster for state Shri Sachin Pilot has launched the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) 2011 for Gramin Dak Sevaks, The programme was held at   MP Hall Gurgaon (Haryana)  Presentation of PRAN Cards to GDS by Hon'ble State Communication Minster &IT,  On the occasion, Ms. Radika Doriswami, Secretary, Department of Posts, Sri P.K Gopinath, Member(P); Smt. Indu Gupata; CPMG Haryana Circle; Sri A.K. Sharma, DDG Estt.; Shri Raj Kumar, Director (T&E); Smt. Manisha Badal, DPS HQ, Haryana Circle; Smt. Minakshi Yadav, DPS Gurgaon Division and other Seiner Officers also attended in this Programme General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah also invited and attended along with Com. R. Diwaker, Tr. CHQ; Com. Vijay Sharma, Circle Secretary, Haryana Circle; in this Function.



GOVERNMENT ISSUED OFFICE MEMORANDUM PROVISIONAL REGULATIONS, GOVERNING THE SERVICE DISCHARGE BENEFIT SCHEME FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS:-The Government has decided to introduce the new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) with effect from the Ist April 2011. Vide Lettr no. No.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 01-04-2011A copy of the provisional Regulations, governing the Scheme is already published through our journals. In accordance with these provisional Regulations, to facilitate smooth and satisfactory implementation of the Scheme from the 1st April, 2011.


2.1 First installment of contribution by the Department @ Rs.200/= (rupees two hundred only) per month, in respect of each GDS, enrolled under the Scheme, shall become payable in the month of April, 2011, while drawing the TRCA for the month (April, 2011); The contribution shall be remitted to the Trustee Bank, i.e. Bank of India.


3.0 The Scheme shall be operated utilizing the platform of the "NPS-LITE" scheme of the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA), as adopted by this Department in its modified form.


3.1 The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has been appointed as Central Record keeping Agency (CRA) by PFRDA/NPS TRUST, for providing centralized record keeping, administration and customer service functions for all beneficiaries of the SDBS, like, NPS-lite.


3.2 The Bank of India (BOI) shall function as the TRUSTEE BANK, which will provide banking services to the Scheme, including uploading of details of contribution received from Aggregator cum-Accounts Officer (AO) in specified file format to CRA, transfer of funds to PFM's accounts as per instructions of the CRA as well as the Government, from time to time. It would manage the Pension Funds in accordance with applicable provisions of the NPS Lite, the SDBScheme, the guidelines/notifications, issued by PFRDA and the Government of India, from time to time as per applicable Law.


3,3 It has been decided to manage the funds deposited under SDBS, on the pattern of Central Government Scheme of the NPS Lite, Therefore, the following shall function as Pension Fund Managers (PFM) for investments and management of the funds under the Scheme;- 1. LIC Pension Fund,2. SBI Pension Fund Limited; and 3. UTI Retirement Solutions Limited,


3.4 The approved Annuity Service Providers (ASPs) would be responsible for delivering a regular monthly pension to the subscribers/beneficiaries or his/ her spouse (in case of death of the subscribers/beneficiary)for the rest of his/her life under the Scheme.


4.0 The GDS opting to switch over to the SDBS by 30th April, 2011, shall be deemed to have opted for the Scheme W.e.f. Ist April 2011 itself and the arrears of contribution from April, 2011 onwards shall be remitted to the Trustee Bank on their enrollment and receipt of PRAN Cards from the CRA, subsequently.




It is informed by the dept. of posts that only 175,129 applications have been received regarding service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS). Most of the applications submitted to the Divisional heads by the GDS have been retained by themselves. Kindly approach the Divisional Heads and pursue to speed up the process to avoid delay for implementation of this scheme. Ask the GDS who have not joined the scheme to join and get benefit.



Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011-The existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Emplacement) Rules, 2001 as amended/revised. In supersession of the existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Employment) Rules, 2001 The word 'Employment/Appointment' has been replaced with word 'Engagement' this unliterary and arbitrary decision of the Department a Bureaucrat Sri.Natarajamurthi recommended many anti-labour recommendations.  The service rules of this section is called as CONDUCT AND ENGAGEMENT Rules,2011, vide No.21-8/2011-GDS dtd 18.04.2011 of postal Directorate,New Delhi.  Pushing the Gramin Dak Sevaks to the category of Contractualisation by such terminology is anti labour and anti public.  The Government should be a model employer.  They are part and parcel of the departmental machinery and to be considered as RURAL POSTAL EMPLOYEES and scrap the non-statutory instructions of the department of posts.  Kindly make the general rules of the department made applicable to GDS also. Our CHQ shall challenge the replaced GDS Conduct Rules.




The Central JCA meeting held on 30.03.2011 and 20.04.2011 has unanimously decided to go on nationwide indefinite strike from 5th July 2011, protesting against the unilateral orders of the Department to close down large scale post offices and RMS office and also for settlement of the long pending demands of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.


After detailed discussion the Central JCA decided to intensify the campaign programmes by reaching out to each and every employee. The following decisions are taken.


1.     The strike from July 5th will be for indefinite period or TILL SETTLEMENT.


2.     Joint State/Circle level convention of Divisional secretaries of JCA (NFPE, FNPO, GDS Unions) will be held in the month of May 2011. Dates of the Circle level conventions finalized will be published in the websites within two days.


3.     An All India Joint convention of all Circle Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions of all Circles will be held at Chennai (Tamilnadu) on 19.06.2011 (19th June 2011) Sunday. All Circle Secretaries should attend the All India convention without fail. Up and down tickets should be booked immediately. Delegate fee is Rs.600/- (Rs. Six hundred only) per head. The Reception Committee will make all arrangements for one-day stay (accommodation) and food.


4.     All out effort should be made by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries to make the 25th May 2011 mass Dharna a grand success. Similarly the joint Circle Conventions should also be made grand success by the JCA leaders.


          All are requested to make the above mentioned programmes of action a grand success.


CWC of AIPEDEU at Chennai on 18.06.2011

When All India Joint convention of all Circle Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions of all Circles will be held at Chennai (Tamilnadu) on 19.06.2011 (19th June 2011) before or after Our Union Central Working Committee meeting, is being proposed More details will follow.


GDS Conduct Rules in the form of Book CHQ releasing shortly.


Much awaited rulings and updated Orders, Letters and instructions of Directorate are brought out in the form of a compendium. Please expect it in Hindi and English, now you can order for number of book for your division, Book is under print, more information shortly.



Comrades, May we remind you once again that the special donation as requested earlier towards building and legal funds will add to our strength in fighting out our demands. The receipt of special donation is not satisfactory. May I hope that you will pay serious attention to this matter?


          With May Day Greetings

         Yours fraternally,


General Secretary
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union