First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2014 Dated 23-12-2014
Circles/Divisional/ Branch Secretaries of All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union
AIGDSU DHARNA REMAINS MILE STONE AND LANDMARK IN
GDS TRADE UNION MOVEMENT.
NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF POSTAL TRADE UNION
MOVEMENT SUCH A LARGE NUMBER OF ARRESTS WERE MADE.
CHQ congratulates office bearers, circle secretaries,
Divisional, Branch Secretaries and well wishers of GDS for making unprecedented
and thundering success of 19.12.2014 Dharna.
You will be pleased to know that nearly three thousand
Gramin Dak Sevaks from different parts of the country assembled in Dak Bhavan
early morning at 8:00 A.M. on 19.12.2014 to stage dharna to protest against
Department of Posts unwillingness to implement the written agreement between
Department of Posts and All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union dated 21.2.2014 to
the effect that a Pay Committee headed by a judge of Supreme Court/High Court
will be appointed to determine the pay structure & service conditions of
the Gramin Dak Sevaks. This has not been implemented till date. We were
therefore compelled to launch Massive Dharna. The Government instead of
allowing GDS to stage a peaceful dharna, arrested them and detained them till
Three thousand GDS
employees continued Dharna while in custody with slogans up to 5:00 P.M. in the
police station. AIGDSU congratulates thousands of Gramin Dak Sevaks who
willingly courted arrest for their sacrifice and heroic act. This act glorified
AIGDSU as the real fighter for the cause of Gramin Dak Sevaks. Com. S.S.
Mahadevaiah, General Secretary and Com. Rajangam, President met senior officers
of the Prime Minister office and submitted the memorandum.Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah explained the
happenings in detail. Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary and Com. B.V.
Rao, Asst. General Secretary negotiated with SP in the evening. All the three
thousand GDS employees released unconditionally late in the evening.
We have fought a glorious
struggle. We shall continue our struggle till our demands are met. AIGDSU
acknowledges with gratitude the support & solidarity we got from AITUC and
the Hon’ble Member of Parliament Sri. Dilipji Gandhi.
SPLITTERS/DISRUPTERS OF ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION EXPOSE THEIR BETRAYAL OF
GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS CAUSE
Enlarged CWC of AIGDSU thundering
enlarged CWC of AIGDSU was held at Gurudwara, Rakab Ganj, New Delhi from
17-12-2014 to 18-12-2014 to discuss and decide the programme of action against
unwillingness of department of posts to implement the written agreement.
than three thousand GDS comrades from different parts of the country attended
the enlarged CWC. Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary explained the
present situation and the attitude of the department of posts towards the pay
committee. All the CWC members, circle secretaries, divisional and branch
secretaries discussed the items of Agenda and suggested the CHQ for trade union
action to realize the justified demands of GDS. The declaration of the enlarged
CWC proposed by Com. B.V. Rao, Astt. General Secretary and seconded by Com.
S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary was unanimously accepted by the August
house. AIGDSU acknowledged with gratitude the support and solidarity from P.
Suresh, General Secretary, R-IV and Com. K.K. Sharma, Vice President, NFPE.
Meeting with Secretary on 22-12-2014
A delegation of AIGDSU
consisting Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, Com. B.V. Rao, Asst.
General Secretary, Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Treasurer and Com. Rambir Singh,
Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle met Secretary on 22-12-2014 to demand for the
appointment of Judiciary committee. Secretary, Department of Posts said that
the Department has taken the decision to appoint officer committee and file was
sent to the minister for formal approval. She added that except AIGDSU all are
accepted for officers committee. The General Secretary opposed the decision of
the Department of Posts and demanded to honour the agreement. The meeting ended
with hot atmosphere.
CHQ carefully discussed the decision of the
Department with available CHQ office bearers and decided to go on Indefinite
strike. Before Indefinite strike. The following programme of action should be
1.All the GDS should send
memorandum to the Prime Minister by registered post from 1st January
to 25th January, 2015. All Divisional and Branch Secretaries are
requested to send the memorandum to the Prime Minister and Communication
Minister though local M.P.
2.All the Divisions and Branches are requested to hold
either Divisional Working Committee meetings or General Body meetings on
25-01-2015 to motivate GDS comrades. Invite the divisional leaders of different
unions and request for their solidarity and support.
3.Country wide One day Dharna at Divisional Level on
4.Countrywide One day Dharna at Circle level on 24-2-2015.
1.Regularize GDS employees and grant all benefits at par with
2.Appoint Judiciary committee to examine wage structure and
service conditions of GDS.
corporatization of postal department based on the report of Task Force
We would like to go on
GDS united trade union action against the attitude of the Department of Posts.
We are consulting the sister GDS unions for united trade union action. We have
return letters to The General Secretary, NUGDS, The General Secretary, Bhartiya
GDS Union and The General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) to discuss and finalize
the dates of Indefinite strike. After heaving their consent we will announce
the date of Indefinite strike.
Only few Divisional and branch secretaries are remitted quota to CHQ.
All are requested to remit quota to CHQ immediately to meet the expenses of
AIGDSU REQUESTED TO ALL THE GDS STAFF TO SEND MEMORANDUM THROUGH REGISTER POST
MEMORANDUM TO HON’BLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
Most Respectfully We, Gramin Dak Sevaks, working in
the Department of posts are submitting memorandum for your kind perusal and
Gramin Dak Sevaks (Perviously called Extra
Departmental Agents) are rendering valuable services to the rural India working
in the nook and corner of the country for last hundred and fifty years with low
wages Rs. 5000 to 10000 per month. Gramin Dak Sevaks are unique in the Postal
Department. They are denied to grant pension, Medical facilities and 8 hour pay
though they are working more than 8 hours in practical.
Gramin Dak Sevaks are main source of Income to the
Department of posts. Gramin Dak Sevaks procured 1,46,64,650 Rural Postal Life
Insurance Active policies through Branch Post offices.Seventy Six thousand Crores of rupees are
earned through this scheme by Gramin Dak Sevaks.
Government of India enacted Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural employment Guarentee Act (MGNREGA) in September 2005. The scheme came
into effect in all districts in the country from 1st April 2008. The
scheme is operational through 96, 375 Branch Post offices. During the period
from April 2013 to February 2014, 63 crores 90 lakhs MGNREGA accounts were
opened and an amount of ten thousand four hundred crores was disbursed.
In order to ensure quality of service under
MGNREGA, Gramin Dak Sevaks are working 8 to 10 hours per day. Various social
security pension schemes are also operational through Branch Post offices in
rural India. Branch Post offices in Andhra Pradesh Circle are doing Adhaar
Enabled Payment of wages/benefits under MGNREGA and other social security
schemes with the support of M/S A.P. online. 9000 Micro ATMs have been deployed
by the circle for doing the DBT (Direct benefit transfer) payment to the wage
workers. Gramin Dak Sevaks have to attend more than 8 hours per day to these
additional work besides normal Branch Post office work. They have to pay only
0-50 paise as incentive per account by the Department of Posts.
We are requesting the Hon’ble Prime Minister
keeping all the points in view, to take necessary steps to regularize Gramin
Dak Sevaks and provide 8 hours work to serve the Rural People. We are ready to
work 8 hours duty to implement various schemes under IT project going to be
introduced by the Government of India for the welfare of rural people to lessen
the poverty among the common man.
We are also praying the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s
intervention to appoint judiciary committee to examine wage structure and
service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks as the Government of India appointed 7th
Central Pay Commission headed by retiredSupreme Court Judge Sri Ashok Kumar Mathur.
The Gramin Dak Sevaks are having high hopes and
expectations on the honourable Prime Minister who knows very well than any
other leader in India the difficulties of down trodden to consider the
justified demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks.
A delegation of AIGDSU consisting Com. S.S.
Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, Com. B.V. Rao, Asst. General Secretary, Com.
Lakhwinder Pal Singh, CHQ Treasurer, Com. Rambir Singh, Circle Secretary Delhi
Circle met Secretary Department of Posts on 22.12.2014 to discuss about GDS Pay
Committee. The Secretary informed that the Department has taken firm decision
to appoint officer committee and file was sent to the Minister of Communication
& IT for approval. We were also informed that the Government of India
vehemently denied to include GDS in 7th CPC. Judiciary committee
also will not be appointed for GDS she added. The delegation seriously objected
the decision of the department and insisted for Judiciary committee.
This union would like to discuss the GDS sister
unions about the attitude of the Government and the Department. We felt that a
serious and effective united trade union action of GDS is the need of the hour
as early as possible to cause GDS fraternity.
Hence you are cordially invited to have a dialogue
on 6.01.2015 at 10-A.M. in Vijayawada Head Post office in Andhra Pradesh
Circle. Please contact this number. 09966826877 (B.V. Rao).
B.V. RaoLakhwinder Pal SinghS.S. Mahadevaiah
A G/S CHQ TreasurerGeneral
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
First Floor, Post
Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
General SecretaryS.S. Mahadevaiah
Narendra Modi Jee,
Hon’ble Prime Minister,
Government of India,
All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union on behalf of two
lakh sixty thousand Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts most
respectfully submit the memorandum on pressing and urgent problems of Gramin
Dak Sevaks, working in the nook and corner of the country to extend valuable
services to the rural people by implementing the various schemes such as
MGNREGS, SSPO, PLI, RPLI etc. introduced by the Govt. of India efficiently and
honestly for the welfare of ordinary people.
The Gramin Dak Sevaks the main source to the
Department of Posts to generate revenue through small saving scheme and Rural
Postal Life Insurance.
Unfortunately these low paid employees are being
neglected after independence to grant minimum wages and facilities. They are
denied to grant minimum pension at par with the pension granted to the people
in old age by state Government. After rendering forty years service to the
department of posts, they have to spend miserable life after retirement as the
Department of posts denied to grant Pension to Gramin Dak Sevaks.
The Govt. of India appointed 7th Central
Pay Commission to examine the wages and service conditions of the Departmental
employees. But the Department of posts denied to appoint judiciary committee to
examine the wage structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks though
there was an agreement made between this union and Member (P) of the Department
Hence this union is humbly requesting the kind
intervention of hon’ble Prime Ministerand cause suitable and necessary instructions to the Department of posts
for the appointment of judiciary committee.
This union is
herewith submitting the signatures of the GDS employees of 500 districts from
28 states praying the intervention of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
(S.S. Mahadevaiah) General Secretary
Copy to:-1)Hon’ble Finance Minister, North Block,
2)Hon’ble Communication & IT Minister,
Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi-1
3)The Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan,