CHQ Circular Historic Indefinite strike of the GDS employees and further
GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (CHQ)
Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2015 Dated 23-03-2015
All Circles/Divisional/ Branch Secretaries of All
India GraminDakSevaks Union All India Office Bearers….
Subject:- Historic Indefinite strike of the GDS employees and further
Hats off and militant salutations for the
heroic struggle Our members have fought which forced the administration to see
the reality. We just be failing in our duty if we do not extend our hearty
congratulations to those comrades belonging to other unions who actively
participated in the strike. We also extend our heartiest thanks to several
members of parliament who fought our case in the house while we were fighting
in the field. The media in the states also deserves our thanks for highlighting
our struggle prominently though we did not get that support of the media at
the occasion for a strike arise because the administration had done enough
spade work towards appointing an GDS committee under a retired bureaucrat. They
had to revert. Hence we have rightly hit before damage could be done to 2.60
Lakhs GDS employees by appointment of aNatraja Murthy like committee. The
administration played all tactics to thwart our struggle again. A reference to
the government to include our issues in the terms of reference of the 7th
pay commission was a calculated step to mislead the members and also other
agencies. We are really proud of our heroic comrades that they refused to fall
into the trap. Comrades the administration under took another tactics to
mislead our comrades at circle, divisional and branch formations where they
miserably failed. The misgivings of the administration that GDS employees
cannot wage a sustained fight has been proved entirely wrong by brave comrades.
We really are running short of words to thank the Comrades.
the assistant labour commissioner began conciliation proceedings and finally
the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) had to step in. The CHQ was ably
represented by Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah General Secretary, Com. B.V.Rao
Assistant General Secretary, Com. Lakhwinder Pal Sing Treasurer, Com. C.B.
Tiwari AGS and CS U.P., Com. R.P. Diwakar AGS, Com. Vijay Sharma CS Haryana.
The department tried to hoodwink us and failed again.
19-3-2015 following the deliberations, the Chief Labour Commissioner (C)
recorded the following minutes which is self explanatory.
(The Administration) also submitted that they have already referred the matter
to the department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance to consider their issue
for inclusion the terms and reference to the 7th CPC. In case the
government does not include GDS wage structure and service conditions in terms
and reference of the 7th CPC, The Department of Posts will examine
the issue of constitution of the committee and consider the suggestions of the
union in this regard.
CLC then requested us to call off the strike and also requested the Department
to initiate negotiations on other issues.
accordingly called off the strike honouring the request of the CLC (C) and
believing the offer of the Department on 20-3-2015. The full minutes of the
minutes of the meeting with the CLC (C) signed by the CLC (C), the
administration and the union is put on our website.
Two hours meeting was held on 23.03.2015 to
discuss and decide the charter of demands in D.G. office. The meeting was
started at 3-30 PM and ended at 5-30PM. Discussions were held in congenial
Sri Sekhar Kumar Sinha, member (HRD), Smt.
Anju Nigam, Deputy Director General (SR and Legal) and Sri. Arun Malik,
Director (SR & Legal) attended the meeting. Com. S.S.Mahadevaiah, General
Secretary, Com. B.V.Rao Asst. General Secretary, Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh,
Treasurer, Com. Ram Singh, Circle President, M.P., attended from union side.
We discussed at length on charter of
demands and conveyed our views to the department for the consideration.
The minutes of the meeting are
Comrades, we fought
in right time to put the pressue on the department. Our struggle is continuing
for ever for the betterment of GDS employees. Organize and strengthen our
union. CHQ requests all to convene meetings at all levels to review the
indefinite strike to overcome weakness.
we again bow our heads in salutations before the steal like unity under strong
will of our comrades.
Red salute to