Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Departmentalisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) and inclusion of GDS under 7TH Central Pay Commission.

First Hearing of the court case on 7th May 2014

Hon’ble Delhi High Court issued notice to the Government and Department of Posts.
As already reported the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has issued notice to Government and Department of Posts in the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India which stands transferred to Delhi High Court for grant of Civil Servant status and inclusion of GDS in 7th Central Pay Commission. Next hearing of the case is posted for 7th May, 2014. In the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) following are the main prayers:
(1) Give direction to the Government of India and Department of Posts to grant Civil Servant Status to GDS as per the 1977 Supreme Court Judgement and grant all the benefits of the Departmental Employees.
(2) Include GDS under the purview of 7th CPC.
(3) Quash the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules 2011.
Government of India, Department of Posts shall have to file its reply in the High Court. Now the files have started moving in the Directorate and DOP&T.
Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has no role to play:
Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) has already signed an agreement with the Department of Posts accepting separate committee for GDS and accordingly Government has excluded GDS from the purview of the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is fighting both organisationally and legally for Departmentalisation and for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC.
Shri. Mahadevaiah wrote in his journal (April 2014 Issue) and website supporting separate committee for GDS and claimed that separate committee is better than 7th Pay Commission. In his journal and website he wrote as follows:
- One man GDS committee more independent than a judge heading a pay commission with other members” (!!!!). Thus Shri. Mahadevaiah has fully justified separate committee for GDS and he claimed that he has signed a “respectable agreement” by accepting separate one-man committee!!
Let Shri.Mahadevaiah and his Recognised GDS Union support the Government and Department of Posts, by cheating three lakhs GDS by signing their “ death warrant ” in the name of “ respectable agreement”. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will not compromise with the Government and shall continue its struggle both legally and organizationally.

Shri Mahadevaiah Don’t Want the Support Of
Departmental Employees

Shri.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary of the recognised GDS Union has requested the Department of Posts NOT TO ALLOW other Federations and Unions to take up the issues relating to the Gramin Dak Sevaks. As Shri. Mahadevadevaiah has helped the Government and Department by accepting separate committee for GDS, the Department accepted the request of Shri. Mahadevaiah and issued orders. It shows that Shri Magadevaiah don’t want the support of Departmental employees who are members of NFPE & FNPO. NFPE & / AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) believes that the GDS demands can be achieved only with the full support and joint struggle of both GDS & of the Departmental employees.
This is the difference between the recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah) and AIPEU-GDS (NFPE). LET THE GDS employees decide which union stands for the cause of GDS.

All GDS& Departmental Employes BE ready to finish the recognised GDS union in the next Membership Verification
Recognition is not a licence to cheat the GDS employees. Recognised GDS Union has signed an agreement with the Department accepting separate committee and thus admitting that GDS are not civil servants. Thus recognized GDS Union’s role is over and it has no role to play hereafter. NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is challenging in the Delhi High Court the stand taken by the Department of Posts and the Recognised GDS Union (Mahadevaiah).
NFPE& AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) calls upon all GDS Departmental Employees be ready to finish the “Recognised GDS Union” in the next membership verification. We are sure that AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) shall become the number One recognised GDS union in the next membership verification with flying colours. Days are not far away.


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