Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
NFPTE - NFPE formation day 24TH November
LET US REMEMBER AND SALUTE MARTYRS OF OUR GREAT MOVEMENT ! .
LET US TAKE PLEDGE ON THIS HISTORIC OCCASSION
TO PLAY OUR DUE ROLE TO COMPLETE THE TASK UNFINISHED !
It was 61 years back on 24th November 1954 that the united organisation of National Federation of Posts and Telegraphs Employees (NFPTE) was born. All the existing unions/associations in the Posts and Telegraphs including Union of P and T Workers (UPTW) merged for bringing the new organisation. It was as per an agreement with the Government that this unification was brought. The then Communications Minster, Shri Jagjivan Ram, also took a pivotal role in this realignment scheme.
NFPTE was one of the foremost unions not only in Central Services, but in the entire government employees for having taken a correct trade union line, thus building a mighty organisation. Under the able leadership of Comrade Bhupendra Nath Ghosh (B.N.Ghosh), the first Secretary General, NFPTE became the leading light of Posts and Telegraph Employees.
NFPTE took initiative in the formation of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, which was formed in 1956. Along with the AIRF and AIDEF, the Confederation led the historic five days strike in July 1960, despite promulgation of Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance and the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru terming the strike as a Civil Rebellion. The strike was smashed by the brutal force of the police, judiciary and the administration, but that strike still stands as one of the greatest struggle, Independence India has ever seen.
It was not much different in the One Day Token Strike on 19th September 1968 on the demands of Need Based Minimum Wage etc. P and T employees were in the forefront under the leadership of NFPTE and naturally the maximum victimisation fell on them. The victimisation including suspension, jail term, termination etc. continued for a long time. Many leaders were under suspension for about three years and on reinstatement they were transferred out of their Divisions. Such was the case of many leaders and even ordinary workers.
NFPTE took the lead in organising many struggles for settlement of the demands of the workers. Coms. B.N.Ghosh, O.P.Gupta, K.G.Bose, N.J.Iyer, K.Adinarayana and many other leaders led the movement.
NFPTE was bifurcated in to NFPE and NFTE after the Department of Posts and Telegraphs was bifurcated in to Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications, in 1985.
LONG LIVE NFPE ! LET US PREPARE FOR SUCH SACRIFICIES !
LET US CONTINUE THE STRUGGLES ! LET US ACHIEVE THE GOAL !
Posted by NFPE PALAKKAD 678001 at 10:40 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7TH PAY COMMISSION REPORT SUBMITTED TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ON 19.11.2015
MOST DISAPPOINTING AND RETROGRADE RECOMMENDATIONS
WORST RECOMMENDATIONS EVER MADE BY ANY PREVIOUS PAY COMMISSION
ONLY 14.29% INCREASE IN PAY AFTER 10 YEARS
(EQUAL TO TWO DA INSTALLMENTS)!!!
50 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL CHEATED & DECEIVED
HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
NJCA LEADERS MEETING AT DELHI ON 20.11.2015 AT 11 AM, WILL DECIDE THE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION
1. DATD OF EFFECT – 01.01.2016
JCM Staff Side demand – 01.01.2014 - Rejected
2. MINIMUM PAY – 18000
JCM (SS) demand – 26000 – Rejected
Dr. Aykroyd Formula of 15th Indian Labour Conference for calculation of Minimum wage distorted by 7th CPC to deny the eligible minimum pay.
3. FITMENT FORMULA – 2.57 TIMES
JCM (SS) demand – multiplication factor 3.7 (26000/70000)
4. FIXATION ON PROMOTION – NO CHANGE – ONLY ONE INCREMENT IN THE OLD SCALE
JCM (SS) demand – Minimum two increments fixation.
5. ANNUAL INCREMENT – 3% NO CHANGE
JCM (SS) demand – 5%
6. MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION – NO CHANGE – 10, 20, 30
Conditions made more stringent. Bench march “Very Good” required instead of “good”. No Examination for MACP proposed. Hierarchial promotion restored.
JCM (SS) demand: Five promotion – 8,7,6,5,4 (30 years)
7. PAY BAND, GRADE PAY SYSTEM ABOLISHED
New Pension Structure called “Matrix based open ended pay structure” recommended. Total span of the scale 40 years.
JCM (SS) demand: Abolish pay band, Grade Pay system and open ended pay scales should be introduced.
8. MAXIMUM PAY INCREASE – 14.29%
JCM (SS) demand – Minimum 40% increase for all employees.
9. COMPARISON BETWEEN MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PAY – 1:11.4 (18000 : 205400)
Demand of the JCM (SS) – 1:8
10. NUMBER OF PAY SCALES – NOT REDUCED - NO DELAYERING
JCM(SS) demand – pay scales with grade pay 1900, 2000, 4600, 8700 and the pay scale 75500-80000 to be abolished.
11. ALLOWANCES – NO IMPROVEMENT
Commission recommended abolition of 52 existing allowances such as Assisting Cashier Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Treasury Allowance, Handicapped Allowance, Risk Allowance, Savings Bank Allowance, Special compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Family Planning Allowance etc.
12. HRA REDUCED TO 26%, 16% AND 8% FOR X, Y AND Z CITIES
JCM (SS) demand – Existing HRA of 30% (for X class cities with population 50 lakhs and above), 20% (for Y class cities with population of 5 lakhs to 50 lakhs) and 10% (for Z class cities with less than 5 lakhs population) may be increased to 60%, 40% and 20%.
13. DRIVERS – HIGHER PAY SCALE REJECTED
14. DA FORMULA – NO CHANGE
15. HBA – NO CHANGE – CEILING RAISED TO 25 LAKHS
16. CASUAL LEAVE – NO INCREASE
17. CHILD Care Leave
1st 365 days – Full pay (100%)
Next 365 days – 80% Pay only.
18. MATERNITY LEAVE – NO CHANGE -
19. LEAVE ENCASHMENT AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT – NO INCREASE MAXIMUM 300 DAYS ONLY
Medical Insurance Scheme for serving and retired employees recommended.
21. TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE - NO HIKE - ONLY 125% MERGER
Higher Transport Allowance cities (A, AI)
9 and above
7200 + DA
3600 + DA
3 to 8
3600 + DA
1800 + DA
1 and 2
1350 + DA
900 + DA
22. LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION (LTC) – NO CHANGE
One time LTC to Foreign Country during the service rejected. Splitting of Home Town LTC for employees Posted in North East, Laddakh, Andaman & Nicobars and Lakshdweep allowed.
23. ACCOUNTS STAFF BELONGING TO UNORGANIZED ACCOUNTS – PARITY WITH ORGANISED ACCOUNTS REJECTED.
24. PERIODICAL REVIEW OF WAGES (NOT TEN YEARS) RECOMMENDED. NO PAY COMMISSION REQUIRED
25. PERFORMANCE RELATED PAY SHOULD BE INTRODUCED IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND ALL BONUS PAYMENT SHOULD BE LINKED TO PRODUCTIVITY.
JCM (SS) demand – No Performance related Pay. Productivity Linked Bonus for all.
26. COMPULSORY RETIREMENT AND EFFICIENCY BAR REINTRODUCED
Failure to get required bench MarK for promotion within the first 20 years of service will result in stoppage of increment. Such employees who have out lived their ability, their services need not be continued and the continuance of such persons in the service should be discouraged.
27. PROMOTEE AND DIRECT RECRUITS – ENTRY LEVEL PAY ANOMALY IS REMOVED
JCM (SS) demand – the differential entry pay between new recruits and promoted employees should be done away with.
28. CADRE REVIEW TO BE COMPLETED IN A TIME BOUND MANNER.
Commission recommended to hasten the process of cadre review and reduced the time taken in inter-ministerial consultations.
29. NEW PENSION SCHEME – WILL CONTINUE
30. CEA & HOSTEL SUBSIDY
CEA per month 2250 - 25% increase when DA crosses
Hostel subsidy 6750 – 50& increase when DA crosses
31. GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME
Level Monthly Contribution Insurance Amount
1 to 5 1500 15 Lakhs
6 to 9 2500 25 lakhs
10 and above 5000 50 lakhs
32. PENSIONERS – PARITY – LONG STANDING DEMAND OF THE PENSIONERS ACCEPTED
Commission recommends a revised Pension Formulation for Civil employees and Defence Personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016. (expected date of implementation of seventh CPC recommendations). This formulation will bring about complete parity of past pensioners with current retirees.
33. PENSIONERS – MINIMUM PENSION RS. 9000/-
(50% of the minimum pay recommended by the 7th CPC)
34. PENSIONERS – GRATUITY CEILING RAISED TO 20 LAKHS
35. PENSIONERS – FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) – NO CHANGE (RS. 500/-
36. CGHS FACILITIES TO ALL POSTAL PENSIONERS RECOMMENDED
33 Postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS
37. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) OF THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT DEMAND FOR CIVIL SERVANTS STATUS REJECTED
Recommendation: - The committee carefully considered the demand for treating the Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants at par with other regular employees for all purposes, and noted the following:
(a) GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural areas.
(b) As per the Recruitment Rules the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is class X.
(c) GDS are required to be on duty only for 4 to 5 hours a day under the terms and conditions of their service.
(d) The GDS are remunerated with Time Related continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the pattern of pay scales for regular Government employees plus DA on pro-rata basis.
(e) A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS to sustain himself and his family.
Government of India has so far held that GDS is outside the Civil Service of the Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government Employees. The Supreme Court Judgment also states that GDS are only holder of Civil posts but not civilian employees. The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS.
Posted by NFPE PALAKKAD 678001 at 9:57 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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All India Postal Employees Union Group C
All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MTS
All India Postal Employees Union – GDS (NFPE)
PALAKKAD DIVISION, PALAKKAD 678001
The Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices
Palakkad Division, Palakkad 678001
Memo No: NFPE/Agitations/2015 dated 28.10.2015
Sub: Consideration for urgent intervention for settlement of issues related to CBS, CIS & DBT.
The division has burning problems and your immediate intervention is requested for the settlement.
Unmanageable workload is being experienced in sub and branch offices of this division. It is the duty of the divisional administration to rise to the occasion and to act. The Sub Offices may be permitted to outsource the work. The BPMs are also forced to work beyond their usual working time. Therefore they may be paid some remuneration for the extra work done. These are essential as there is no other way to resolve the issue. As this is a very sensitive issue, besides public complaints, there is every possibility of experiencing untoward incidents at offices due to mass protest. We once again urge upon you to act as per the need of the time. And suitable instructions may be issued to restrict the number of DBT transactions as per the office status as deemed fit and in this regard LSG bodies may be taken into confidence. It is also suggested that an awareness programmes may be carried out among pensioners about silent features of SB accounts and its withdrawal process, through Sub Divisional Head, as done during SB canvassing.
It is known that basic amenities are still lacking for starting migration process. No fruitful training is imparted to officials of CBS designated offices. NSP2 connection is not supporting on NSP1 failures. Laser and passbook printers are not supplied to all offices. The UPS problem is a crucial issue in some offices. The doubling of bandwidth as ordered by the directorate is seen not followed up from the division. Besides, the divisional head is not supervising the migration work and it is left to the system administrators alone. In this circumstance, we request you to stop further migration of offices to CBS platform except the already listed offices, Ettanur, Mannapra and Pallippuram till the basic amenities, as detailed below, are provided and workable training is imparted.
1) Purposeful training to officials at least for 1 week.
2) NSP 1 and NPS 2 connectivity.
3) Presence of Divisional Head or an Officer in IP/ASP rank during the entire migration process and they should counter sign in the Sign Off reports
4) Proper UPS backup.
5) Enhancement of Sify bandwidth as approved by Dte.
We are shocked to understand that McCamish software is commissioned in the SOs under Alatur HO in the last week of the month that too without giving any sufficient training. We request you to impart training at WCTC or at SOs immediately utilizing the service of the WCTC trainer. The staff may be asked to operate only after formal or informal training. Till that time, acceptance of premium may be suspended in CIS offices. The default fee may be condoned for the time being.
Canvassing of SB Accounts:
In this grave situation of DBT and pre migratory activities, the divisional administration is compelling SPMs to do house to house campaign and to collect new SB accounts. It is hereby brought to your notice that we are not in a position to do that work at present and the administration should stop such untimely compelling hence forth.
It is our belief that the divisional administration will act in a befitting manner to resolve these issues. We, the grass root level link, facing the public and experiencing the difficulties due to lack of amenities, share our concerns with you and it is your responsibility to settle the issues. It is our hope that the administration will be wise enough to hear us and judiciously.
C.Unnikrishnan A.G.Sanjeev K.S.Unnikrishnan
Divisional Secretary Divisional Secretary Divisional Secretary
AIPEU Group C AIPEU Postmen & MTS AIPEU – GDS (NFPE)
Posted by NFPE PALAKKAD 678001 at 7:17 PM