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Sunday, March 29, 2015

meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th CPC

Feedback of the meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th CPC

No.NC/JCM/2015 Dated: March 25, 2014
Dear Comrades,
The 7th CPC had asked the JCM Staff Side to present their case before the Commission for wage revision on 23rd and 24th March 2015. Accordingly, the Standing Committee of the Staff Side met on 22nd March and again 23rd March 2015. The presentation was made on 23rd and 24th March 2015 before the Commission.
We have discussed the memorandum, chapter wise and the Commission made a very patient hearing and interacted with us seeking clarifications on certain matters. It is not possible to provide a detailed account of the discussions. However, we are to inform you that we came out of the discussion with a very good impression and satisfaction.
1. The Commission will adopt Minimum Wage Concept(Dr. Aykhrod Formula) as the principle of wage determination. They will however, collect the retail rates of the commodities that go into the basket.
2. We have pleaded for the adoption of the best international practices while fixing the highest salary.
3. On the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA, the Commission finally said that those can only be considered if Terms of Reference are amended.
4. The Commission agreed that there had been reduction in the sanctioned strength and working strength over the years despite the increased workload.
5. They have also noted that there was substantial reduction in percentage terms of the expenses on salary and wages over the years.
6. The Commission enquired, as to how multiplication factor of 3.7 was arrived at. The same was explained in detail.
7. Fitment Formula and the demand on Fixation of Pay on Promotion, were appreciated as the rationale was explained.
8. Date of effect: No commitment or comment was made by the Commission. The Staff Side explained, as to how they compromised by shifting the date from. 01.01.2011 to 01.01.2014.
9. The institution of Special Pay, especially in the wake of de-layering was explained.
10. Common Categories: We have requested the upgradation and amalgamation of the cadres of LDC with UDC and the need for bringing about parity in pay scales of the Subordinate Offices with the Central Secretariat. The problems of Staff Car Drivers were also elaborated. The contractorisation and casualisation at lower level positions and the consequent exploitation of the labour were discussed at length. The Commission has made a proposal to do away with the contractorisation/casualisation. Staff side will discuss the proposal and will send its views to the Commission in due course.
11. Classification of Posts: Our proposal has not been found favour.
12. GDS: While sympathizing with the Staff Side, the Commission wanted them to approach the Government with a view to amend the Terms of Reference.
13. Allowances and Advances: Detailed discussions were held on HRA, CCA, Transport Allowance, CEA and Special Allowance for personnel posted at North East Region. Chapters dealing with the facilities was also discussed at length, including compassionate appointment. On holidays, we have requested to include May Day in the list of holidays. The background of observance of May Day was enquired by the Commission and explained.
14. Pension and Retirement Benefit – NPS: Commission stated categorically that NPS being an Act of Parliament, they will not make any comment thereon.
Pension Computation: The rationale of 67% was explained and appreciated.
Minimum Pension: our demand for 2/3rd of the Minimum Wage was also explained.
Parity in pension of past and present pensioners was fully explained, linked with one rank -one pension scheme for Defence Personnel. We have pleaded that Civilian Pensioners should not be discriminated against. Demand for Additional Pension for both Pensioners and Family Pensioners was explained. All matters concerning Family Pension were also discussed. So also, gratuity to be computed in accordance with the Gratuity Act.
There was good response for the demands from the Commission.
Restoration of commuted value of pension: The Commission will enquire the views of the Government as to what is their objection to the demand.
Medical facilities for pensioners and discrimination between Pensioners in CGHS area and CCS(MA) Area as also the Postal Pensioners was brought home including the higher Fixed Medical Allowance for ESI persons.
Certain clarifications/elucidations have been asked for by the Commission. To provide such clarifications, another meeting with the Commission might be held after the Commission’s interaction with other organizations. The Staff Side may meet the Commission after their interaction with the other organizations are over.
With greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary/Staff Side NC JCM
PDF file regarding feedback of the meeting is reproduced underneath:-

Friday, March 27, 2015

NFPE-P3 CHQ NEWS

HATS OFF to TAMILNADU COMRADES for their ONE DAY STRIKE.

Simple Demands lead to one day strike on 26.3.2015 at Tamilnadu Postal Circle  due to evading attitude of the Circle Administration .

Despite the earnest efforts made by Tamilnadu NFPE COC , all CHQs and NFPE to have negotiations across the table with Tamilnadu NFPE COC,  the Tamilnadu Circle administration was reluctant and replied that they would discuss  on the issues only by  second  week of April 2015.

Even they were reluctant in attending the Asst Labour Commissioner (Central) office for conciliatory talks. Despite of summoning the DPS HQ in the afternoon of 25.3.2015,  no body turned up for  discussions. 

Even after issuance of the strike notice, even after  serving notice by the Asst Labour Commissioner for conciliatory  talks, even after summoning of the decision making authority for negotiations by the ALC, the Tamilnadu Circle Administration has failed to respond ignoring the legal obligations.

Having no other go, all the 9 unions under NFPE in Tamilnadu Circle staged a powerful demonstration in front of O/o CPMG, TN at the close of 25.03.2015 and announced total strike throughout Tamilnadu on 26.03.2015 as notified earlier.

Now the reports received from Divisions/Branches / ranks /cadres /wings showSTRIKE is TOTAL in NFPE.  The avoidable Strike was forced on the staff side by the Postal administration of Tamilnadu Circle

Nobody is above law and it is the bounden duty of the Tamilnadu Postal Administration to invite the Tamilnadu NFPE affiliated unions for negotiations to sort out all the issues early.

P.J.C.A. MEETING -CIRCULAR

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION, GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION GDS
No. PJCA/2015                                                                          Dated: 26th   March , 2015

CIRCULAR

To
            All Office Bearers of both the Federations.
            All General Secretaries
All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries.

 Dear Comrades,
P.J.C.A. MEETING

As decided earlier PJCA meeting was held at NFPE office, 1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building New Delhi-110 001 on 24.03.2015. at 2 P.M The meeting was Presided over by Shri. D.Theagarajan, Chairman, PJCA and Secretary General FNPO.

The meeting attended by both Secretary Generals and General Secretaries of both the Federations.

Before commencement of meeting homage was paid to Com. S.K. Vyas, a Veteran & legendry leader of Central Government Employees & Pensioners Trade Union Movement by observing one minute silence.

In the meeting Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary PJCA and Secretary General NFPE presented the position of action and development on the 40 points Strike Charter of demands after PJCA meeting with Secretary (P) on 05.02.2015.

All General Secretaries presented their views and after a detailed discussion, the following decisions were taken:

1.         Disagreement was recorded on items No. 1,2,11,12,13,14,15,16,21, 25,27, 30, 31,33,34, 35,36,37, and 40 of PJCA Strike Charter of demand as the progress is not being noticed on all these items. Secretary (P) will be addressed to settle these issues as per the assurance given in meeting on 05.02.2015.
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2.         Due to some unavoidable circumstances the date of Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi by All India leaders of both Federations is rescheduled as 29th April-2015 instead of 15th April.

3,         Notice for Indefinite Strike to be organized from 06th May 2015 will be served to the Secretary, Department of Posts, New Delhi on 06th April-2015. All Circle /Divisional and Branch Secretaries will also submit Strike Notice at all levels by organizing demonstrations in front of all important offices.

4          Campaign programme by All India Leaders of both the Federations affiliated unions has been finalized and it will be completed between 05th April to 15th April, 2015 to mobilize entire rank and file. All concerned  will fix the dates in consultation with Circle  leadership and conduct the programme to mobilize  maximum employees to participate in Parliament March to be conducted on 28th April 2015 under banner of National Council  JCM and to make them ready for the Indefinite  strike  from 06th May 2015 onwards . (Campaign programme is enclosed)

5.         Next Meeting of PJCA will be held on 29th April, 2015 on the day of Dharna by All India leaders in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

MEETING WITH PAY COMMISSION

1,         Meeting of NFPE leaders with 7th Central Pay Commission was held on 25th March, 2015 at Pay Commissions Office at Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi. Secretary General NFPE and all General Secretaries participated in the meeting and presented the issues very nicely submitted in the memorandums. Chairman and members appeared courteous and co-operative with positive attitude.

            GDS issues were also discussed by Secretary General NFPE and Com. P. Panduranga Rao General Secretary, GDS (NFPE) and Memorandum on GDS issue was also presented again to Chairman 7th CPC by General Secretary GDS (NFPE) . Chairman assured all possible help to this most exploited and deprived section of Postal Workers within his capacity.

2.         Meeting of FNPO leaders was also held with 7th CPC on 26th March 2015 at CPC office at New Delhi. Secretary General & all General Secretaries presented the issues effectively and Pay Commission was also of positive views on most of the items. FNPO & NUGDS also discussed GDS related issues to Pay Commission and submitted  memorandum.
                                                                  
     D. THEAGARAJAN                                                      R.N. PARASHAR              
            Secretary General, FNPO                                          Secretary General NFPE



MOST URGENT / IMPORTANT

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH  MAY-2015

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (FNPO)

COMBINED CAMPAIGN TOUR PROGRAMME OF ALL INDIA LEADERS

(MEETINGS BE HELD BETWEEN 05TH APRIL TO 15TH APRIL-2015)

SL.NO.
CIRCLE
PLACE
LEADERS ATTENDING
1.
ANDHRA PRADESH
HYDERABAD
NFPE
Com. N. Subramainan G/S P-3
Com. Santosh Kumar President Postal Accounts.
Com. R. Shivanarayana President P-III
FNPO
Shri D Kishan Rao G/S  P-III
Shri G,M, Rabbani President P-IV CHQ
2.
ASSAM
GUWAHATI
NFPE
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.
FNPO
Shri H.C. Dutta AG/S R.-III
3.
BIHAR
PATNA
NFPE
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE
FNPO
Shri R.K.Tripathi Dy. G/S NUPE Gr.-C
4.
CHATTISGARH
RAIPUR
NFPE
Com. Giriraj Singh  G/S R-III



FNPO
Shri T.N. Rahate GS P-IV
5.
DELHI
NEW DELHI
NFPE
All available General Secretaries



FNPO
All available General Secretaries
6.
GUJARAT
AHAMEDABAD
NFPE
Com. Seetha Laxmi G/S P-IV
Com. P. Suresh G/S R-IV



FNPO
Shri T.N. Rahate GS P-IV
Shri N.K. Pande AG/S NUPE Gr. -C
7.
HARYANA
AMBALA
NFPE
Com. K.K. Sharma  VP NFPE
Com. Balwinder Singh Treasurer P-III



FNPO
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn.
Shri Jayapal Singh, P-IV
8.
HIMACHAL PRADESH
SHIMLA
NFPE
Com. K.K. Sharma  VP NFPE
Com. Balwinder Singh Treasurer P-III



FNPO
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn. 
Shri Jayapal Singh, V/P P-IV
9.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
JAMMU
NFPE
Com. Raj Kumar Fin. Secy. NFPE
Com. Giriraj Singh President NFPE/G/S R-III



FNPO
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn.
Shri V.K. Mathur Dy. G/S P-IV
10.
JHARKHAND
RANCHI
NFPE
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE



FNPO
Shri Ajay Kumar Sharma AGS , P-III
11.
KARNATAKA
BANGALORE
NFPE
Com. N. Subramainan G/S P-3
Com. Pandu Rangarao G/S GDS(NFPE)



FNPO
Shri B Shiva Kumar AG/S P-III
Shri N. Ramappa  G/S R-IV
12.
KERALA
TRIVANDRUM
NFPE
Com. Seetha  Laxmi Dy. S/G NFPE & G/S P-IV



FNPO
Shri P.U. Muralidharan G/S NUGDS
13.
MADHYA PRADESH
BHOPAL
NFPE
Com. Giriraj Singh G/S R-III



FNPO
Shri Samson , AG/S P-III
14.
MAHARASHTRA
MUMBAI
NFPE
Com. Seetha Laxmi G/S P-IV
Com. P. Suresh G/S R-IV
Com. S.P. Kulkarni President SBCOEA



FNPO
Shri T.N. Rahate G/S P-IV
Shri R.N. Dewre  AG/S NAPE-III
15.
NORTH EAST
SHILLONG
NFPE
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.



FNPO
Shri Rajat S Das President P-III
Shri H.C. Datta  AGSR-III
16.
ORISSA
BHUBANESWAR
NFPE
Com. T Satyanarayana G/S Postal A/C
Com. Pandu Rangarao G/S GDS(NFPE)



FNPO
Shri P.U. Muralidharan G/S NUGDS
17.
PUNJAB
CHANDIGARH
NFPE
Com. Balwinder Singh Treasurer P-III N(NFPE)



FNPO
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn.
Shri V.K. Mathur,Dy. G/S P-IV
18.
RAJASTHAN
JAIPUR
NFPE
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO
Com. Seetha Laxmi G/S P-IV & Dy. S/G NFPE



FNPO
Shri D Kishan Rao G/S NUPE P-III

19.
TAMIL NADU
CHENNAI
NFPE
Com. T Satyanarayana G/S Postal A/C
Com. S Raghupathi  ASG NFPE
Com. R. Sivanarayana President P-III
Com. Pandu Rangarao G/S GDS(NFPE)



FNPO
Shri D. Theagarajan S/G NFPO
20.
UTTAR PRADESH
LUCKNOW
NFPE
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO



FNPO
Shri V.S. Singh V/P P-III
Shri R.K. TripathiDy. G/S R-III
21.
UTTARAKHAND

NFPE
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO
Com. Raj Kumar Fin. Secy . NFPE



FNPO
Shri V.S. Singh V/P P-III
Shri  Jagdish Sharma, FS, P-IV
22.
WEST BENGAL
KOLKATA
NFPE
Com. R.N. Parashar , .S/G NFPE



FNPO
Shri D Kishan Rao G/S NUPE P-III


INSTRUCTIONS:
1.    All General Secretaries and NFPE leaders will fix day with consultation of Circle leaders.
2.    Leaders whose names are given should compulsorily attend the meeting.
3.    Circle Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO should take initiative to arrange the joint meeting.  They should consult each other and finalise the programme.
4.    Maximum publicity should be given to campaign programme and maximum participation of employees should be ensured.
5.    Circle Unions / Divisional Unions should make maximum effort to make the strike a grand success.  Joint campaign programmes by Circle / Divisional Union Leaders may be organized in all Circles / Divisions.
6.    Joint Strike notice will be served to Secretary, Department of Posts.  Copy may be served to all Circles / Divisional heads also.  Copy of the strike notice may be down loaded from websites of NFPE / FNPO & affiliated Unions.
7.    All the Unions and Federations of Postal Department are participating in the Indefinite Strike from 6th May, 2015 , make the strike cent per cent.
                                                                   
     D. THEAGARAJAN                                                      R.N. PARASHAR              
            Secretary General, FNPO                                          Secretary General NFPE