Monday, November 30, 2015

Quote of the Day November 30

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. - Albert Schweitzer

No proposal to discontinue the Digital Life Certificate for the Pensioners

There is a report in a section of press that while inaugurating an Awareness Workshop on the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System “BHAVISHYA”, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the practice of submitting Digital Life Certificate for continuation of pensions will soon be done away with. 

Strongly rebutting the report, it is stated that Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has never ever expressed any opinion on the issue at any platform and, therefore, the question of having made such a statement does not arise at all. 

It is clarified that, as of now, the government has no proposal to discontinue the Digital Life Certification for the pensioners. 

It is to be stated that “Jeevan Pramaan” - a facility for submission of digital of life certificates by pensioners has been launched in November 2014. This is a voluntary facility provided in addition to existing provisions available for submission of life certificates. Till date 9,62,910 Digital Life Certificates have been furnished by pensioners.

Source : PIB Release, 30.11.2015

Process to examine the recommendations made in the report of the 7th CPC.

Minimum wages 18000 Maximum wages 250000 is the justice delivered by Justice Mathur!!


Management means the higher bureaucrats and the Profit means the maximum flow of salary hike by Pay Commission !

On 27th November, at the call of entirety of CG employees organisations in JCM National Council represented by National JCA, Black Day was observed in all parts of the country. Never before such a spontaneous response was evinced in all states uniformly. This shows the degree of anger amongst CG employees without any exception against the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC, drawing a parallel to the immediate aftermath of submission of recommendations by 2nd CPC in the year 1960. From 3rd CPC onwards it was always a divided house with one section getting satisfied than the other to discourage leadership to venture into the path of non-vegetarian struggles! But this time the situation is completely different, thanks to Justice Mathur! No section of employees is happy! No department is shown favour! All basic issues denied! All existing benefits curtailed and tightened! This reflected in nationwide demonstrations on 27th! NCCPA leaders including GS Aiprpa Chq will sit with top leaders comrades Shiv Gopal Mishra (Staff Side Secretary) and KKN.Kutty (SG NCCPA) on 8.12.2015 before the NJCA meeting regarding pensioners issues. Let the NJCA and Confederation correctly judge the sentiments of 50 lakhs of employees and break the records since 1960 to show that a strike can be organised if justice over unjustified recommendations are not agreed to by Modiji's Government. AIPRPA and all other pensioners organisations will solidly stand with the CG workforce and will even court arrest if Central Government dares to suppress the struggle! - KR GS AIPRPA

Transfers and Postings in PS Group B cadre

PMG,Kurnool has ordered the following transfers and postings in PS Group B cadre.

1.Sri PVLNV Bala Satyanarayana, SPOs,Wanaparthy Dn  on reallotment  to Kurnool region is posted as Asst Director(BD) O/O PMG Kurnool region.
2.Sri K.Srinivasarao, SPOs Warangal on reallotment to Kurnool region is posted as SPOs Anantapur Division.

Govt to bring Bonus Act amendment bill

New Delhi, Nov 28, 2015, DHNS:
Prime Minister  Narendra Modi. PTI  file photo
Government will introduce a bill in the ongoing winter session to amend the Bonus Act, 1965, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Parliament on Friday. 
Replying to the two-day special debate to mark the Constitution Day and Dr BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, Modi said: “We are going to bring an important bill in this House to amend Bonus Act. The Cabinet has already approved it. This is a very important bill for our workers. We are taking decisions and working for welfare of the labour class.”

Bonus calculations
The amendment bill seeks to enhance extent of coverage for payment of bonus from the existing wage limit of Rs 10,000 to Rs 21,000 per month as well as the calculation limit for payment of bonus from Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000 per month.

The Union Cabinet had approved the amendment in the Payment of Bonus Act 1965 for the Industrial workers last month, making them eligible for the reward.
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Allowances allow tax saving but some may be obsolete and outdated

Sounds odd, but Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel receive a haircutting allowance at the rate of Rs 5 per month, the lowest among 196 government allowances that prevail today. This allowance should have been discarded long ago, as haircutting is very much a part of the CISF cadres' composite personal maintenance allowance. But no one probably had spotted this till the 7th Central Pay Commission found it "outdated" and recommended its abolition.

The list of outdated government perks is pretty long. Sample this: select postal department employees are entitled to a Rs 90-per month cycle allowance, if the employee fulfills a number of conditions including the submission of proof that there has been an "extensive use" of the bicycle. Indian Foreign Service officers are given a monetary incentive that's ridiculously low for learning an optional foreign language — Rs 100 per month if the officer turns "proficient" in that language and Rs 200 per month if the officer becomes "above proficient"!

So, when the 7th Central Pay Commission chairman Justice AK Mathur along with two members of the Commission had to evaluate the demands of IAS, IFS, IPS, Central government services and defence personnel in several rounds of meetings spanning nearly two years, they encountered a humongous task of rationalising as many as 196 allowances in addition to weighing in on the core issues of pay hike and pay parity. The list of allowances includes the well-known ones like DA (dearness allowance) and HRA (house rent allowance). But there exist perks such as shoe allowance, spectacle allowance, boiler watch keeping allowance and secret allowance, many of which are not known at all to the people working outside the government.

And the Central Pay Commission, which submitted its report 10 days ago to the finance ministry, clearly recommended abolition of 52 allowances that they found obsolete. ET Magazine picks out 10 of the more quirky allowances where the Commission articulated a clear view before recommending their abolition or retention:

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Struggle Path Not Our Choice - Rather Enforced

Com. N. Subramanian
Ex- Dy. General Secretary, AIPEU Group C
& Postmaster Grade-II, Tirupur Cotton Market Grade-II PO
Tirupur (Tamilnadu) – 641 604


            Change is inevitable everywhere. We are all creatures of habit and we like to be comfortable in our own environment. We become settled in our own ways. Rather than go with the flow of change, we strive to maintain the status quo we are accustomed to. When change is abrupt and overwhelming, we have to react to that impact. This can become very dramatic with great dissension among everyone involved. When we allow change to flow naturally, we continue to remain somewhat resilient, adapting and keeping an open mind. When situations do arise, to maintain some level of diplomacy we will always be the example for others to follow. We must maintain a positive radiance for the Good of all if Change is good.  

         From birth human do not like change. We are comfortable in the womb and cry once out. We are comfortable in our mothers’ arms and cry when put down. We are comfortable in our parents’ bed and cry when put in our own bed. We are comfortable at home and cry when we have to start school. We stay in an environment even though we know we will be better somewhere else because we feel comfortable there. We continue where we are because we are uncomfortable trying to learn a new one. Our entire existence is built on a resistance to change as many changes create unknown circumstances and for many the unknown is frightening. Because everyone is comfortable with the present situation no one likes moving on to something where they don't know what to expect or what will happen.

       Breaking all the theories and concepts, we can dare to say that in India Post, because of our abundant endurance and adaptability, technology induction in a great pace become possible .

      IT modernization project was undertaken by the Department of Posts as a part of the 11th  five year plan continuing to next level in the current 12th  five year plan. It is designed to create a strong IT infrastructure and applications for all services provided by the DoP viz postal, retail, banking and insurance. The India Post 2012 Project aims at transforming the Department of Posts into a “Technology Enabled, Self Reliant Market Leader” by introducing IT services. It is directed towards achieving increased market shares and revenues, new products and services, improved service delivery, motivated workforce and rural development.

     Employees stand to benefit from Reduction of manual work which will increase productivity.  New opportunities to learn and enhance their skill set.  Opportunity to provide IT Enabled services to customers which will reduce customer dissatisfaction. It provide an opportunity to work in an innovation based environment and be a part of a growing and vibrant organization. Understanding all the above facts, even though the work force is giving its best efforts, hasty and impromptu bureaucrats of all levels make changes futile. The cry of the work force is unheard in time, trial and error implementation of schemes; untested softwares , outdated hardwares show the incompetency of the planners and need of their revamp .   

        The extensive IT network connecting around  1,55,000 post offices will be an asset for the central and state governments. It will help in improving the quality of services in remote areas and facilitating payment of government schemes to the citizens

      Our trade union recognise the need to keep their affiliated organisations and members to update with new trends and developments in technology, and at the moment the focus is on information and communication technology. It is committed to protect their interests and improve their working conditions, among other goals. To bargain collectively, protect workers from exploitative and abusive conditions at work are the key roles of unions.

    The changes in the department of posts based on the trend of new technology and current social environment are fully acceptable to the workers to the extent of its relevancy and usefulness. The unscientific approach in its implementation by the bureaucrats without consulting the main stakeholders viz the employees is a great concern to the staff especially to the Postal assistants placed in the last mile connectivity. The Postal assistants at counters are the real face of the department in the eyes of the public. Their anger and dissatisfaction arise out of the incompetent technology providers and hasty management focused sharply on the poor staff at counters.

    The poor network, lack of planning, inept softwares, irresponsible vendors, torturous management, ancient computer peripherals apart from all anti labour policies are the present day environment .

      At this juncture, it is needless to illustrate that  Struggle path is not our choice - rather enforced. Do it be heard.

Squeeze on salary increases of central government employees by 7th CPC

The central government sets up a Pay Commission about once every ten years to recommend what the structure of salaries, allowances and pensions for its current and retired employees should be. The seventh Pay Commission had been set up accordingly by the UPA government before it left office and it submitted its report to the finance minister on November 19, with the suggestion that its recommendations should be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016. While the precise implications of the report it has submitted remain to be fully worked out, a number of things are already very clear.


First, the Seventh Pay Commission has imposed a drastic squeeze on salary increases of central government employees. In fact it has been far more niggardly in this respect than perhaps any other previous Pay Commission since independence. Even a cursory comparison between the sixth and the seventh Pay Commissions makes the severity of this squeeze clear.
Between 1995-96 and 2005-06, which is the interregnum between the fifth and the sixth Pay Commissions, the rate of inflation according to the official Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers had been 73 percent. By contrast, between 2005-06 and 2015-16, the rate of inflation by the same index is likely to be at least 120 percent. The seventh Pay Commission in other words had to reckon with an erosion in the real emoluments of central government employees that was far greater than what the sixth Pay Commission had to reckon with (and such an erosion necessarily occurs despite the institution of Dearness Allowances).
Since, between 2005-06 and 2015-16, the ratio of the government sector’s salary bill to the total GDP of the country has not gone down, but has instead gone up, given the much higher inflation in the latter period, one would have expected the increase in the magnitude of emoluments, relative to GDP, recommended by the seventh Pay Commission, to be significantly larger than what the sixth Pay Commission had recommended. Instead what we find is the exact opposite. While the increase in the ratio of the central government’s emoluments bill to GDP recommended by the sixth Pay Commission was 0.77 percent, the increase recommended by the seventh Commission is only 0.65 percent. And this is so despite the fact that the rate of growth of GDP has slowed down considerably between then and now.

The Pay Commission in short has heeded the clamour for “austerity” in public spending which finance capital always generates, and which typically characterizes a neo-liberal regime, and has unfairly penalised the government employees to give effect to it.

The second obvious point is that it has been specifically harsh on the lower paid employees compared to the higher-paid government employees. This is clear from the increase in the ratio of the maximum to the minimum pay it has recommended. While the earlier maximum was Rs 80,000 which has been raised to Rs 2.25 lakhs (let us ignore the proposed salary of Rs 2.5 lakhs for the cabinet secretary), the earlier minimum was Rs 6,600 which has been raised to Rs 18,000. The maximum to minimum ratio which was 12 percent earlier has thus been increased to 12.5. A ratio of 12.5 is itself inordinately large; but the fact that it constitutes an increase at all is a regressive step.

This increase in inequality within the structure of central government salaries is confirmed by other information too. Private calculations suggest that the person with the minimum salary was, together with all allowances, getting around Rs 15,750 per month prior to the Pay Commission report. Such a person would now be getting Rs 18000 which represents an increase of 14 percent. Now, the total salary-cum-allowance-cum-pension bill of the central government is supposed to rise by 23.55 percent, of which the hike in pensions alone is about 24 percent, which is of a broadly similar order. It follows therefore that the increase in total salaries-cum-allowances is also around 24 percent, compared to which the 14 percent increase in the emoluments of the lowest-paid is of a much smaller magnitude. It follows that the lowest paid central government employee is even worse affected by the “austerity” practiced by the Pay Commission than the average central government employee.

Both these tendencies, of a squeeze on the real emoluments of central government employees (and hence of state government employees too, since states tend to maintain the relativity of the pay-structures of their employees with those of the centre), and a widening of disparities within these emoluments, are part of the logic of a neo-liberal economy; unless they are resisted, they would accentuate over time.


The reason is simple. Prior to economic “liberalisation” the government imposed some restraint on the level of salaries of theprivate sector executives as well. This was done not only through the tax system but also through direct pressure. The marginal tax rate those days on incomes beyond a certain level even exceeded 100 percent! This was often a subject of derision in neo-liberal circles, indicating, according to them, the “irrationality” of the dirigiste regime (“How can you have an above-100 percent marginal tax-rate”!); but what it meant in effect was an income-ceiling, that post-tax incomes simply could not exceed a certain level. No doubt there was evasion of tax payment and hence “black” incomes that were much higher, but the legal position at least amounted to an income-ceiling.

Likewise, quite apart from tax policy, the corporate sector was under direct pressure from the government in the wake of the FERA legislation, to keep down the salaries to its top executives. No doubt again, they made up for such restraint through the provision of “perks” of various kinds, but these too had to be restrained because the government’s predilection was clear. With “liberalisation” all these restraints have gone.

Newspapers almost every day carry stories about how fresh IIT or IIM graduates are getting recruited at annual salaries of Rs 2 crores or more, which comes to a monthly salary of almost 17 lakh rupees. This is nearly seven times what the highest-paid civil servant of the country, the cabinet secretary, gets. The utter irrationality of a salary-structure where a fresh graduate from an IIT or an IIM can get a salary that is seven times that of the senior most civil servant, is obvious. Such a disparity between private sector and government sector salaries, which exists essentially at the executive level, would either encourage “corruption” among government officers (to “make up for the difference”), or lead to their arbitrary exercise of authority (where the vicarious satisfaction obtained from a sheer display of power is taken as a “perk”), or lead to a drain of talent from government employment to the private sector.

Such a drain has already been in operation for some time in crucial sectors like healthcare. The salaries offered to doctors even in the most prestigious public institutions of the country like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are just a fraction of what private healthcare facilities offer. Though this has not led to large-scale migration from the public to the private sector, which speaks well of the public medical personnel, it has nonetheless resulted in some outflow of talent. If such an outflow exists even from these prestigious public institutions, the state of public healthcare institutions in the hinterland of the country can be imagined. Devoid, at least in the public perception, of talented personnel, they lose their effectiveness as healthcare providers. The patients too therefore migrate to private facilities, despite having to pay exorbitant fees; and the privatisation of healthcare, which fleeces the people, gathers pace.

Faced with this scenario, the government, at least in the sphere of administration, would tend to raise emoluments to some extent in the top echelons to retain its personnel. Indeed among the terms of reference of the seventh Pay Commission there was an explicit reference to the need for retaining the services of officials who might otherwise be lost to the private sector. But even though the government cannot match the private sector in salaries, its efforts to retain personnel who can be potentially lured by higher salaries in the private sector, necessarily introduces greater inequality into its own overall salary structure.

This inequality exists within the private sector already, where some get emoluments amounting to crores while others get a pittance. The logic of neo-liberalism is to reproduce it within the government sector as well, and hence also to effect an overall squeeze. This is because even such an attempt to retain personnel belonging to the higher echelons imposes a heavy demand on the government’s resources which are in any case squeezed under neo-liberalism through both the FRBM and the provision of largesse to the corporate-financial oligarchy.

The point I am making is not that the government needs to raise the salaries of its better-paid personnel to prevent their migration to the private sector, or that it has no alternative to what the seventh Pay Commission has done; the point is that the logic of neo-liberalism pushes it in this direction, of “austerity” and inequality, and that this logic must be resisted. Reining in private sector salaries, which have reached absurd levels that are incompatible with the ethos of a democracy, is a part of that resistance. Such salaries however come largely out of the economic surplus, which capitalists choose to share with their top executives; reining in these salaries must necessarily entail controlling the size of this surplus, through larger taxation to start with.

Even the advanced capitalist world is talking these days of the problem of growing inequality, as the buzz following Piketty’s book demonstrates. Even the latest Davos summit of the rich listed growing inequality as one of the major problems confronting contemporary capitalism. It is time that the Indian public opinion is roused on this issue.

Source: peoplesdemocracy

Saturday, November 28, 2015

7th Pay Commission Report : More flaws than plus points

The much-awaited 7th Pay Commission report was submitted to the government last Thursday. The 900-page long report was perused swiftly within a day or two and criticisms have already started coming.

The very next day of submitting the report, M. Krishnan, the Confederation Secretary, gave a scathing criticism. “No other Pay Commission had submitted such a terrible report,” he said. At the very beginning of the press release, he had mentioned that the backward mindset of the recommendations of the Pay Commission have been a huge disappointment for the Central Government employees.

Contrary to all the wild speculations, a raise of only 14.29 percent was finally given to the Central Government employees. This increment is akin to two installments of the Dearness Allowance. He has strongly stated that more than 50 lakh Central Government employees and Defence Personnel have been cheated.

The 6th Pay Commission recommended 10 percent, 20 percent, and 30 percent House Rent Allowance for ten years starting from 01.01.2006. The intention behind reducing it to 24 percent, 16 percent and eight percent was not explained. Despite being very well aware of the fact that the recommendations will be in effect until 2026, the fact that the Pay Commission had tried to reduce the allocation has left the Central Government employees greatly disappointed.

MACP Promotions: Among the biggest disappointments of the 7th Pay Commission report is the fact that promotions, which are given once every ten years, so not earn any substantial benefits for the employees. They stand to gain only 3 percent hike. Another painful observation is the fact that the gap between Grade Pay 2800 and 4200 has been completely reduced.

The next big disappointment is the method of calculating the dearness allowance. This was one of the much-anticipated parts of the report. There is no clear explanation as to the reason why changes had to be made in the CPI IW BY 2001=100 method, or the 115.76 Factor.

On top of it all, the commission has introduced a new “Pay Matrix.” Our expectations of a detailed explanation about it were never fulfilled. 3 percent of the amount has been rounded off and given for each CELL.

In short, the 7th Pay Commission report is on the receiving end of lot of criticism. Central Government employees are now hoping that the Centre would intervene and do something positive for them.

7th Pay Panel Proposals A Gimmick: Narayanasamy

PUDUCHERRY: Terming the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for Central government employees as a “gimmick”, AICC general secretary and former union minister V Narayanasamy said the employees will get no benefits if the recommendations were implemented.

In a statement here on Thursday, Narayanasamy said the recommendations has projected a hike of 23.55 per cent.

He said the 6th Pay Commission recommendations in 2006, implemented by the previous Congress regime led by Manmohan Singh, had suggested 30 per cent increase, while the current panel recommended 6.5 per cent less for the employees.

The dearness allowance, which was fixed half yearly, has been made annual; house rent allowance was reduced by two per cent for B-class cities and interest for vehicle as well as housing loans has been made equal to bank interest, he said.

Grade pay has been abolished and risk allowance has been withdrawn, he said, and added that the dearness allowance will be merged and will go back to the base point.

He said if the recommendations were accepted, they would serve as an act of punishment of the Central government and Puducherry government employees.

The former Union Minister urged the Puducherry administration to write to the Centre and register its opposition in removing all the benefits of concessions to the employees in the Pay Commission recommendation and ensure that it should be beneficial to the Puducherry government employees.

Narayanasamy claimed that hundreds of low level government employees met him and expressed concern that if the recommendations were implemented in Puducherry, the state government employees will be affected.

Despite the demand from the employees to announce Rs 26,000 as minimum salary, reducing it to Rs 18,000 could not be accepted, he said.

Narayanasamy said the employees will have no benefits if the panel recommendations were implemented.

Mid-Career Training Programme should include Field Visits to Villages: Secretary, DOPT

The Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Shri Sanjay Kothari has said that "going back to their roots" for officers, Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) should invariably include Field Visits to Villages / attachment with NGOs at their project sites. He was addressing the concluding cession of the Conference of Heads of Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs), Central Training Institutes (CTIs) and Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) and a workshop for Training Managers of Central Ministries/Departments, here today.

Shri Sanjay Kothari said that behavioral skills including module on ethics in training programmes should be incorporated. He observed that the prevailing training capacities are inadequate to train all Class 2 & 3 employees in the government.

The Secretary, DoPT said that the Ministry is devising a Management Information System that will include a pool of National Trainers and Institutes. He also said that MCTP should include foreign visit, but officers will have to submit Project Report that will form part of their APARs.
Source : PIB

Central Govt Employees To Get PPO, Other Benefits On Retirement Day

New Delhi: The government has decided to give pension payment order (PPO) and all other retirement benefits on the day of retirement to all 50000 central government employees retiring every year, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.

“The goal is to ensure 100 per cent payment of all retirement benefits and the delivery of pension payment order (PPO) to retiring employees on the day of retirement itself,” The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said at the inauguration of a workshop on ‘Bhavishya ’, an online pension sanction and payment tracking system for central government retirees.

“Last year of a retiring employee is spent in preparation of pension payment order (PPO) and collecting no-dues certificates as he fears no one will let him in after he retires. The reputation of a retiring government servants becomes such that he is preparing to get his pension on time. This is just not done,” Singh said

“Our experience shows pension payments are considerably delayed. Retirees need a dignified exit from service and can’t be expected to run around for their pension payment order (PPO) and all retirement benefits or make requests to someone for it,” said an official on this occasion.

Bhavishya involves preparation of advance list of employees retiring in the next 12 months and sending each such employee a login and password for ‘ Bhavishya ‘ portal eight months before the date of his retirement on his mobile phone and e-mail ID.

The employee fills up his details on the portal and based on that information, pension forms are auto-generated by the software and submitted for processing. The system then sends SMS and e-mail alerts to the employee, his head of department and disbur...

The Minister said apart from ensuring timely disbursal of pension, the Department is also holding pre-retirement counselling for employees and considering various options on how best to utilize the experience of retired personnel who can contribute a lot to the government and society as they are energetic and resourceful for long beyond 60 years of age.

Source : http://

Date : 27-11-2015

Dear Comrades,

National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees  & Workers held on 27-11-15 at New Delhi after detailed deliberations on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has decided as follows :

1.The National Secretariat has come to the unanimous conclusion that many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC are most retrograde and require to  be modified before implementation by the Government, especially the faulty and depressed  minimum wage arrived at by the 7th CPC and the fitment formula. Some of the recommendations such as abolition of certain allowances etc., are to be rejected.

2. The National Secretariat is of the firm opinion that a united struggle of entire Central Govt Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation under the banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) can only compel the Government to modify or reject the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC and hence it is decided to further strengthen the unity.

3. The National Secretariat further resolved that the form of the united struggle of NJCA should be an indefinite strike, within a time frame, as Govt is moving fast to implement the recommendations. Negotiation with the Government should precede declaration of indefinite strike and intensive campaign among the employees and mobilization, to create sanction behind the demands.

4. In case the requisite movement is not coming about for any reason, Confederation National Secretariat will meet and chalk out its own independent action.

5. Regarding the sector-wise issues relating to the employees of each department, the affiliated organizations of the Confederation in those departments shall take initiative for uniting all like-minded Federations/Associations/Unions in their department and shall organize agitational programmes on departmental specific demands.

6. The National Secretariat decided to insist that the charter of demands of the NJCA and Confederation should include the demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual/Contract labourers, filling up of vacancies and scraping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.

7. All affiliated organizations of Confederation are requested to intimate by e-mail to the Confederation CHQ  ( or on the required modifications or additions / deletions in the common recommendations (not department-specific) of the 7th Pay Commission on or before 05-12-2015.

8. Available Secretariat members of the Confederation will meet on 07-12-2015 at New Delhi and finalize the common demands to be included in the charter of demands of NJCA. (NJCA meeting is being held at JCM National Council, Staff-side office on 08-12-2015 to finalize the charter of demands and the further course of action).

9. The National Secretariat congratulated all the Central Govt Employees who made the 27th November 2015 ‘All India Protest Day’ at the call of NJCA, a grand success all over the country by wearing ‘black badges’ and participating in protest demonstrations.

Other Decisions:

1.Next All India Workshop-cum-Trade Union Camp of Confederation will be held at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) before March 2016.

2. The National Secretariat extended full support and solidarity to the proposed agitational programmes of Passport Employees Association including ‘Indefinite hungerfast’.

Secretary General

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Protest programme infront of Gudur HO by NFPE organization against 7 CPC retrograde  recommendations as per call of central Unions 

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Constitution formation  Day celebrations on 26/11/2015in front of Gudur HO

Quote of the Day November 27

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. - Carl Sagan





The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held at NFPE Office, New Delhi on 26-11-2015, reviewed the whole situation prevailing among the postal employees in general and the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in particular after the submission of the 7th Central Pay Commission Report to the Govt and also after the appointment of a separate committee for GDS by the Govt, headed by a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman.

The Federal Secretariat  further reviewed the proposed two days strike call given by NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) for realization of the legitimate demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks, which  include bringing the GDS also under the purview of 7th CPC treating them as Civil Servants.

The main demand of NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) in the charter of demands submitted to Govt and Postal Board is “inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC”. NFPE organized series of agitational programmes for the GDS demands including dharnas, hunger fast, GDS Parliament March, Parliament March under the banner of Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO), one day strike on 12th December 2012 and 48 hours strike on 12th& 13th February 2014. Due to our agitational programmes the Postal Board was compelled to submit the proposal for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC to Finance Ministry with favourable recommendations. But the Finance Ministry rejected the proposal three times and it is in this background NFPE& AIPEU GDS (NFPE) decided to go for two days strike on December 1st& 2nd demanding the Govt to include GDS under the 7th Pay Commission.

Even though the Govt refused to include the GDS under the 7th CPC, the 7th CPC has suo moto examined the main demand of the GDS ie., treating them as Civil Servants and extending them all the benefits of the departmental employees, ofcourse proportionately. It is most unfortunate that the Pay Commission headed by a retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, has considered our demand and categorically stated that Gramin Dak Sevaks are holders of Civil Posts but outside the regular civil service and hence can not be treated at par with other civilian employees. After this observation of the Seventh CPC even if the GDS are included in the 7th CPC they are not going to get a fair deal. This has compelled us to modify the demand placed by us before the Govt in the charter of demands.

NFPE, from the very beginning has opposed the appointment of an Officer Committee for GDS and NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) has tried their best to prevent appointment of an Officer Committee and compelled the department to make effort for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC itself. But now NDA Govt rejected our demand and has unilaterally appointed GDS Committee with a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman and cheated three lakh GDS employees. From our past experiences we know that the retired officers of the Postal Department will never do justice to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.

In view of the fact that 7th CPC has rejected our demand for Civil Servant status and also the Govt has unilaterally imposed the officer committee on GDS, the Federal Secretariat felt that it is not appropriate to go for an immediate strike with the demands raised by us in the charter of demands, i.e., inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Now GDS can get justice only if NDA Govt take a policy decision to regularize the services of GDS treating them as Civil Servants. Federal Secretariat is fully aware that we can not expect such a decision from the present NDA Govt and it requires change in the policy of the Government towards GDS. To make a change in the policy decision of the Govt., a bigger mobilization and strike of all postal employees including GDS with the active support and solidarity of other central Govt employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and workers and also the JCM National Council Staffside organizations is required.

The Federal Secretariat decided to explore all possibilities and wider consultations for such a united struggle. The Federal Secretariat felt that to pave way for wider consultations, the independent strike call of NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) need to be deferred and all likeminded organizations are to be brought under a common platform. Accordingly Federal Secretariat unanimously decided to defer the proposed two days strike scheduled to be held on 1st & 2nd December 2015.

The Secretary General and all General Secretaries of NFPE shall sit on two days hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 1st& 2nd December 2015 expressing our strong protest to the Govt and also demanding regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks by granting them civil servant status with all consequential benefits of regular employees.

The Federal Secretariat, while saluting the grass root level workers for their intensive campaign and preparation for the strike, calls upon them to organize one day hunger fast infront of all CPMG / PMG and Divisional Offices throughout the country on 11th December 2015 to ventilate our anger, resentment and strong protest against the callous and inhuman attitude of the NDA Govt towards three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks who are the backbone of the Postal Department catering to the needs of the rural population of this country in postal sector.

Federal Executive of NFPE will meet shortly  to review the situation and shall decide future course of action.