POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS
PJCA/Resolution No-2/14 Dated 28.08.2014
1) The Cabinet Secretary 2) The Secretary
Government of India Department of Posts
Cabinet Secretariat Dak Bhawan
Rashtrapati Bhawan Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001
New Delhi – 110001
3) The Superintendent of Post Offices
Keonjhar Division, Keonjhargarh-758001
Sub: - Long Pending issues pertaining to Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) – agitational programmes – regarding.
The meeting of the Postal Joint Council of Action ( PJCA) comprising all the affiliated Unions/Associations of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) & Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) held at New Delhi on 28.07.2014 has reviewed the overall situation prevailing in Department of Posts and has come to the unanimous conclusion that the attitude of the Government and the Department of Posts in settling the long pending demands which are agitating the minds of the Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) is not at all positive, in spite of the fact that the staff unions and employees, especially the above mentioned two recognised Federation (NFPE & FNPO) and all its affiliated Unions/Associations have extended full support and cooperation in implementing all developmental activities including IT Modernisation project and also in increasing the efficiency, productivity and revenue of the Department of Posts. Even the approved forums for negotiations like JCM Departmental Council are remaining defunct for the last many months, in spite of clear instructions from Cabinet Secretary and DOP&T.
In view of the above, the meeting decided to organize following phased programme of agitation for calling attention of the authorities and also for realization of the genuine and justified demands of the employees, culminating in indefinite strike.
Programme of action:
1. Submission of memorandum to Government and to Department of Posts on 28.08.2014 with mass demonstration in front of all offices all over the country.
2. Mass Dharna in front of all Postal/RMS Divisional offices on 24.09.2014.
3. Five days Relay Dharna in front of all circle/Regional office from 27.10.2014 to 31.10.2014
4. Massive Parliament March in the month of November 2014 (Date will be announced later)
5. Indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan and all Circle/Regional/Divisional /DAP offices from
6. Indefinite strike (Date will be announced later).
Charter of demands for settlement is enclosed herewith in Annexure-I.
We earnestly desire that the Government and the Department of Posts shall take initiative for a negotiated settlement, failing which the entire employees will be forced to tread the path of struggle as mentioned above.
Awaiting favourable response,
(Amulya Ku. Mishra) (Anasuya Mahanta)
Divisional Secretary Divisional Secretary
AIPEU, Group 'C' NAPE, Group-C
Keonjhar Divisional Branch Keonjhar Divisional Branch
(Sarat Ch. Samal) (Sanjib Kumar Das)
Divisional Secretary Divisional Secretary
AIPEU Postmen & MTS NAPE Postman, & MTS
Keonjhar Divisional Branch Keonjhar Divisional Branch
AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
Keonjhar Divisional Branch
CHARTER OF DEMAND
1. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay
Commission. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental
employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
2. Revision of wages of Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees with effect from 01.01.2006
consequent on revision of wages of regular employees by Sixth Pay Commission and
Regularisation of services.
3. Grant of merger of 100% DA with pay with effect from 01.01.2014 for all purposes, including
4. Grant of 25% pay as Interim Relief (IR) with effect from 01.01.2014 to all employees including
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and Include all employees recruited on or
after 01.01.2004 under the old statutory pension scheme.
6. Remove 5% condition for compassionate appointment and grant appointment in all deserving
cases as in the case of Railways. Remove the minimum 50 points condition for GDS
7. Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including MMS & GDS.
(a) By direct recruitment
(b) By holding DPC and granting promotions
(c) By conducting departmental promotional examination.
8. Implement Cadre Restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal
signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
9. Settle MACP related issues.
(a) Promotions accrued by passing departmental promotional examinations should not be
counted towards MACP. Implement Jodhpur CAT Judgment.
(b) Bench mark should not be made applicable to non-gazetted posts.
(c) Stepping up of pay with junior should be allowed in MACP also.
(d) Pay fixation on Promotional hierarchy and not Grade pay hierarchy
10. Settle issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
(a) Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations
(b) Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with
general line promotions to identical posts.
(c) Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that
time adhoc-promotion may be granted.
(d) Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster
Posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintainance of Circle
Gradation list etc.
11. Reimburse full mileage allowance to system Administrators and fix duty hours and responsibilities of SAs. Create separate cadre for system Administrators.
12. Grant of Cash handling allowance to Treasurers in Post offices at par with cashiers in RMS & Administrative offices.
13. Counting of Special allowance granted to PO & RMS Accountants for pay fixation on promotions
as the promotional post involves higher responsibilities.
14. Settle all issues related to IT Moderinisation Project – computerization, Core Banking Solution,
Core Insurance Solution etc.
(a) Replace out dated computers and peripherals with new ones.
(b) Increase network capabilities and Bandwidth.
(c) Set right the Users credential problems in leave arrangements etc.
(d) Stop hasty “Go live” of CBS, CIS till cleansing of data pucca.
(e) Provide all assistance and stop harassment in the Implementation of CBS & CIS
(f) Grant enhanced financial powers to Head Postmasters
15. Prompt and regular holding of JCM, Departmental Council meeting, Periodical meeting with Secretary Department of Posts, Sports Board meeting and Welfare Board meeting. Ensure representation of recognised Federations in Sports Board and Welfare Board by calling for nominations.
16. Ensure prompt and regular holding of JCM (Regional Council) meeting at Circle level, Formal Four monthly meeting with Chief PMG, Bi-monthly meeting at PMG/DPS HQ level and monthly meetings at Divisional level. Implement a monitoring mechanism at Directorate level to ensure conducting of Circle/Divisional level meetings at regular intervals.
17. Avoid abnormal delay in conducting Departmental promotion Committees (DPCs) at all levels and grant promotion to eligible officials.
18. Fill up all vacant posts of Chief Postmasters General (CPMsG) Postmaster Generals (PMsG) and
Director of Postal Services (DPS). At present, posts are remaining vacant for months together
and additional charge/combined duty is ordered, which adversely affects the efficiency of the
services and also delay in settling staff matters.
19. Notify canteen employees New Recruitment Rules and fill up all vacant posts in Departmental
Canteens/Tiffin Rooms exempting the posts from the purview of downsizing order and reviving
the posts abolished/kept vacant.
20. Ensure full protection of existing allowance (TRCA) of GDS employees and introduce
Medical Reimbursement Scheme to GDS. Existing monthly emoluments (TRCA) drawn by the
GDS should not be reduced under any circumstances. Revision of cash handling norms.
21. Ensure time bound and speedy disposal of all Rule – 9 cases and Review/Revision petition cases
pending at Directorate level.
22. Allot sufficient funds and sanction all pending bills.
(a) PLI/RPLI incentive bills
(b) Medical Reimbursement Bills (ROHSC)
(c) Tour TA bills
(d) OTA Bills
23. Enhance overtime allowance rates at par with Railways.
24. (a) All Circle offices/Regional offices/DPLI office, Kolkata must be allowed to function as Circle
Processing Centres (CPCs) while implementing Core Insurance Solutions (CIS) through
McCamish for steady growth of PLI/RPLI Business
(b) Stop diversion of 615 posts (576 posts of PAs from C.O.s and 39 posts of PAs from APS PLI
CELL) ordered vide Department of Posts, Establishment Division No. 43-47/2013-PE-II dated
the 9th June,2014.
(c) Stop harassment and victimization of staff of Circle Administrative offices in the name
of decentralization of PLI/RPLI.
25. Stop ordering officials to work on Sundays and holidays in some Circles and also stop
harassment of staff by Circle/Regional/Divisional heads. Eg. 1) Karnataka Circle 2) Delhi Circle.
26. Allot sufficient funds to circles for carrying out constructions, repairs and maintenance of
Departmental buildings/Postal Staff quarters and RMS Rest houses.
27. Take stringent measures to eradicate corruption from Postal Department. Stern action should
be taken against those committing frauds and corruption. Stop disciplinary action against
innocent officials in the name of contributory negligence, instead of punishing the
28. Fillup all vacant posts of Astt. Manager/Manager and Sr. Manager in MMS
29. Make substitute arrangement in all vacant Postmen and MTS Posts. Wherever GDS are
not available, outsiders should be allowed to work as substitutes.
30. Modify the orders dated 22/5/1979 regarding existing time factor given for delivery of articles
taking in to account the actual time required for door to door delivery.
31. Increase the percentage of PS Group ‘B’ Posts to General line in LDCE and allow all
PACO/PA SBCO & SA also to write the examination.
32. Open more L1 offices as recommended by CPMsG Eg: Guntakal RMS in A.P Circle.
33. Powers for writing APARs of SBCO staff may be delegated to AO (SBCO) instead of
Divisional heads and stop imposing the work of SB Branch on SBCO.
34. Prompt supply of good quality uniform and kit items and change of old specification.
35. Stop vindictive actions of GM (Finance) Postal Accounts Chennai. More than hundred
Postal Accounts employees are charge sheeted. GM (Finance) even refused to heed the
instructions of DDG (PAF).
36. Review of marks of JAO (P) Part-II examination held in December 2012 in r/o SC/ST candidates.
As the exam was conducted on the basis of old Recruitment Rules i.e JAO and the said posts are
Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) review may be held.
37. Creation of appropriate number of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) in RMS after assessing the
total work hours of the vacant GDSMM posts to mitigate the problems of the staff and
38. Immediate notification of HSG-I Recruitment Rules and transferring of all IP line HSG-I posts to
General line as already agreed in the JCM Departmental Council meeting.