Saturday, December 31, 2016

नव वर्ष 2017की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं


            Let us not forget that behind every rights and benefits enjoyed by the Central Government Employees and Pensioners, there is a history of struggles, sacrifices and martyrdoms.

          Let us not forget that Petitions, Memorandums, Reminders after reminders shall serve no purpose, unless we organise with strong determination and go for a strike, whatever may be the consequences.

          Tomorrow's history will be written by those who are ready to fight and sacrifice and not by those who are paper tigers and dead horses.

          On this New Year Day, let us pledge together that we are ready for bitter struggles and bigger sacrifices for protecting our hard-earned rights and also for realising our justified demands. 

          Let us also pledge that we shall remain as an integral part of the mainstream of the Working Class and toiling masses of our  Country, and shall be in the forefront of all the struggles of the Working Class.  

                                        VICTORY IS OURS

Friday, December 30, 2016

ON 30th DECEMBER-2016

            Shri Ashutosh Tripathi: Director General Department of Posts is going to retire on 31st December-2016.

            Felicitation was given by NFPE, Secretary General & President at Dak Bhawan today on 30th December-2016 and extended best wishes on behalf of NFPE for his happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

            Shri Ashutosh Tripathi is an officer of positive approach and during his period  as Member(P) and DG, Post, so many problems of staff were  settled and  he never gave opportunity to staff  side to go on strike or on any  serious  agitational programmes. Whenever there was any problem in Circles also he invited NFPE leadership and settled.

            We as NFPE wish all the best for his retired life:


Dear Comrades,

            As you are aware that the NFPE in its Federal Secretariat held on 19.12.2016, has unanimously endorsed the decision of Confederation to go on one day Strike on 15.02.2017.  We wanted to conduct this strike under banner of PJCA. We convened a meeting of PJCA at NFPE office on 19.12.2016, in which detailed discussion took place. FNPO leadership told that they will decide in their internal meeting. But now FNPO leadership has told that they will serve strike notice for the same date i.e. 15.02.2017 respectively.

            So we have decided to serve strike notice as NFPE on 05th January-2017.

            All are requested to serve strike notice at all levels by organizing mass demonstrations.

            Proforma of Strike Notice and Charter of Demands is published below:


NEW DELHI-110 001

No.PF-12-C /2017                                                                      Dated: 05th January, 2017

The Secretary / Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001


In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks (NFPE) will go on 1 Day  Strike on 15th February,2017.

The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.
          (R.N. Parashar)                                                                            (R.N. Parashar)         
     Secretary General                                                                             General Secreta
              NFPE                                                                                      AIPEU Group-C        
    R. Seethalakshmi                                                                                (Giriraj Singh)    
     General Secretary                                                                            General Secretary
AIPEU Postmen, MTS/Group ‘D’                                            AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’
       (P. Suresh)                                                                              (U.S. Chaktaborty)                             General Secretary                                                                    General Secretary           
AIRMS & MMS EU MTS & MTS/Group ‘D’         AIPAOEU (Admin Union)

       (S.B.Yadav)                                                                                  (Virendra Tewary)            
General Secretary                                                                              General Secretary          
AIPAEA (Postal Accounts)                                                                   AIPSBCOEA

                                                                                                              ( P. Pandurangarao)
  General Secretary                                                                                 General Secretary  AICWEA(Civil Wing)                                                                         AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)    

                  CHARTER OF DEMANDS                PART-A

1.  Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.  Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).

3.  Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.

5.  Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6.  No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7.  Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8.  Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9.   Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11.  Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15.  Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17.  Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18.  Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

                  CHARTER OF DEMANDS                      PART-B

1.    Settle the demands of various cadres of Postal department relating to 7th CPC recommendations submitted to Secretary, Posts in memorandum dated 08.12.2015.
2.    Implement cadre restructuring in all remaining cadres in the Department of Posts and settle the residual issues arising at implementation stage. Finalize RRs in MMS Cadres.  
3.    Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis./Publish GDS Committee  Report.
4.    Revision of wages and payment of arrears from 01.01.2006 to all casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and regularization of services.
5.    Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including promotional posts and GDS.
6.    Conduct membership verification of Gramin Dak Sevaks and declare the result of the verification already conducted among departmental employees during 2015.
7.    Revision of OTA & OSA and fixation of norms for CRC/Speed post and Parcel in RMS and FMC for Postman Cadre.
8.    Settle problems arisen out of implementation of CSI and CBS.
9.    Grant of upgraded 3050 pay scale to Postmen w.e.f. 1.1.1996 as per Supreme Court Judgment.Change of RRs of Postmen/MTS.
10.  Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark condition for MACP and future increments and holding of DPCs timely..
11.  Grant of S D.A. & HCA to the Assam & NE & remove discrimination..
12. Problems arisen out of demonetization Scheme and grant additional remuneration of full       day salary for Sunday/Holiday and hourly rate for extended duty hours. Provide proper infrastructure including fake currency detector and counting machines. Not to direct the officials to make good the loss where fake currency machines are not provided.
13 Stop Sunday/Holiday working completely.
14. Discussion on     Memorandum of AIPSBCOEA.
15. All COs/ROs & DPLI office Kolkata may be  allowed  to function CPCs.
16. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAO Cadre in Postal Accounts and review of result for SC/ST -2012 Exam.
17. Repairing and Maintenance of Departmental Buildings.
18.Payment of revised  wages to the GDS/ Casual Labourers  substitutes  who are working on the  posts of Postmen, Mail guard, MTS etc,
19. Stop Trade Union victimization.

20. Declaration of Result of LGO & other LDCEs in remaining Circles.

Promotion and Posting in the grade of Director General, Postal services

Sri T.Murthy, Member(O), Postal services Board is promoted as Director General, Dept of Posts in place of Sri A.K.Tiwari retiring on 31.12.2016.

Click here to the Directorate order in original


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Revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor etc., – Assurance given by Senior Ministers-reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chemlmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.IV/NJCA (N) 2014/Part III
Dated: 27/12/2016

Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-110011

Respected Sir,

Sub: 7th CPC Report – Revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor etc., – Assurance given by Senior Ministers-reg.

NFIR brings to your kind notice that the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) – consisting JCM constituent organizations of Central Government employees have deferred the Indefinite Strike action on the assurance of Senior Cabinet Ministers on 30th June 2016 that a High Level Committee will be constituted to consider the demands of JCM (Staff Side) within four months for improving the minimum wage and applying revised multiplier factor for pay fixation in 7ft CPC Pay Matrices to the Central Government employees which include over 1.3 million Railway employees.

Pursuant to the assurance of Group of Ministers as mentioned above, the decision to go on indefinite strike by Railway employees has been deferred, hoping that there shall be a negotiated settlement on the Charter of demands already submitted to the Cabinet Secretary by the JCM (Staff Side).

NFIR however expresses its deep sense of disappointment over breach of commitment as more than five months passed from the date of assurance given to the Leaders of JCM (Staff Side) by the Group of Ministers (Hon’ble Finance Minister, Home Minister, Railway Minister and Minister of State for Railways). The Railways specific issues on which agreement was reached between the Railway Board and the Federations have also not been implemented till date.

The Railway employees of all categories are greatly disappointed over non-fulfillment of assurances, consequently, there has been a feeling among Rail workforce that the Government is not sensitive towards resolving their genuine grievances and equally not sincere to honour its commitments.

NFIR also beings to your kind notice that even though the successive Railway Ministers have sent proposals to Finance Minister that Railways should be exempted from National Pension System (NPS) in view of complexities, unique nature of working of Railway employees and their arduous working conditions, the Government has not given its approval till now, resultantly, the Railway employees who had joined from 01/01/2004 are extremely agitated as there is no social security to them and their families in the form of guaranteed pension at par with those appointed prior to 0110112004. The unique nature of duties are comparable with Defence Forces Personnel. The death rate of Railway employees in the course of performing duties is 700 per annum and the average number of staff injured on duty is about 3000 per annum as reported by the High Level Safety Review Committee headed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar.

NFIR further brings to your kind notice that the Indian Railways has the track record of dedicated working on account of unquestionable loyalty, dedication and devotion of Railway employees to Indian Railways. Most of them perform duties at remote places, jungle areas where minimum living facilities are not available. It needs to be appreciated that not a single man day was lost on employees’ account during the past four decades.

NFIR, therefore, requests your kind intervention in ensuring that the Government implements its commitments on revision of minimum wage and multiplier factor for the Central Government employees which include rail workforce. Federation also requests that other issues which are pending before various Committees constituted by the Government may be got finalized on the basis of submissions made by JCM (Staff Side) before those Committees and also before the Cabinet Secretary. NFIR at the same time requests to kindly arrange to issue appropriate directive for solving Railways’ specific issues through negotiated settlement very soon. Also kind attention of Hon’ble Prime Minister is invited to NFIR’s communication vide letter of even number dated 0111112016 and subsequent reference by the PMO to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) vide PMO ID No. PMOPG//D1201610326695 dated04lIl12016, endorsing copy to the Federation, in this regard.

With regards,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

            A period of more than six months is going to be passed after notification of 7th Central Pay Commission’s Report and formation of various Committees to look in to the matters of allowances, advances, pension and new pension system. National Joint council of Action of all constituent organizations had given a call of indefinite Strike from 11th Jul 2016. A group of ministers comprising Hon`ble S/Shri Raj Nath Singh, Home Minister, Arun Jaitely, Finance minister, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister and Manoj Sinha State Minister Communication and Railway called on NJCA leaders and convened a meeting at the residence of Home Minister and after a detailed discussion it was decided that a high power committee will be constituted to look into the matters of revision of wages and fitment formula. But after their assurance no high power committee was formed and matter was simply given to anomaly Committee. Thus a very important issue was diluted. Now already more than 6 months period has elapsed. All the committees have to give their recommendations within 4 months.    Now 2 months period has been extended to these Committees.
            Now it is crystal clear that in this financial year government is not going to give anything to the employees.
            GDS Committee has also submitted its report to the Secretary (Posts) and Secretary (Post) has submitted this to Minister, Communication. Neither the copy of report has been given to the unions nor has it been published in website of the Department. We have protested on this strongly.
            In many of the region’s the revised wages and its arrear has  not been paid to the Casual Labourers.
            After implementation of demonetization postal employees have been suffering a lot. Now C.S.I.  is also going to be implemented in Postal Department which will further create more problems to staff.
            Though at the time of deferment of July -11 Strike, Confederation and NFPE was not convinced but for the sake of unity and keeping the assurance  given by the group of Ministers agreed to the decision of NJCA.
            But now seeing the attitude of Government, we cannot remain silent spectator. The formation of NFPE and Confederation has been laid on the earth of struggle.
            Keeping in view the all aspects and assessing the whole situation Confederation and NFPE decided to revive the struggle. A Series of programmes have been carried out during the period. The Parliament March conducted by Confederation and NFPE was a grand success despite all odds i.e. bad weather, cancellation of hundreds of trains and flights and Cyclone in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh.
            In the Parliament March, the date of One Day Strike on 15th February -2017 was declared by Confederation leadership which was approved unanimously by the members assembled in rally.
            The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held on 19.12.2016 at NFPE Office, North Avenue New Delhi has also endorsed the decision of strike unanimously.
            We cannot remain silent spectator in this situation. We have to protest the retrograde policies of Government of India which are against the interests of common workers and common people. We have to eradicate the psycho fear of Government from the minds of workers.
            Keeping in mind our original Mantra”Unity for struggle and struggle for unity”   we have to march forward on the path of struggle to defeat the anti working class policies of Government and we have to achieve our genuine and legitimate demands.
             NFPE calls upon the entirety of Postal , RMS and GDS employees to take all effective measurers to make the One Day Strike  on 15th February -2017 a Grand Success.
Inquilab Zindabad

Working Class Zindabad
Confederation Zindabad
                                                                                          NFPE Zindabad