Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
LESSONS OF THE GDS BONUS STRUGGLE
Secretary General, Confederation & Ex.SG NFPE.
The Govt. of India had issued the orders for payment of enhanced bonus to all Central Govt. Employees on 29-10-2016. The bonus calculation ceiling is raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- from 01-04-2014. Accordingly the bonus payment to all regular employees for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 was paid with arrears at the enhanced rate of Rs.7,000/- in August 2016. Unfortunately the Postal Board refused to issue enhanced bonus ceiling in respect of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts. It referred the case to Gramin Dak Sevaks Committee for recommedations.
The previous GDS Committee headed by Shri. Nataraja Murthy had made a retrograde recommendation in its report. As per that recommendation the productivity of GDS is only 50% of the regular employees and hence it recommended only 50% bonus paid to regular employees to GDS. At that time the bonus calculation ceiling was Rs.3,500/-. As per Nataraja Murthy Committee, the GDS are eligible for Rs.1,750/- calculation ceiling only. Hence the Postal Board refused to extend the enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.3,500/- for GDS. Against this stand NFPE and AIPEU-GDS along with Postal Joint Council of Action including FNPO and NUGDS conducted series of agitational programmes including strike. Postal JCA discussed the case with then Minister of Communications also. Finance Ministry rejected the case for enhancement of bonus to 3,500/- three times inspite of favourable recommendations from Minister, Communications. Finally, after prolonged struggle the Finance Ministery approved the enhancement and orders for grant of bonus at the rate of Rs.3,500/- was issued for Gramin Dak Sevaks also.
This time the Chairman of the GDS Committee, Shri. Kamalesh Chandra, took a different stand. The committee recommended the enhanced bonus of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also. It stated that the overall revenue generated by GDS Post offices and the overall expenditure for running the GDS Post offices is almost equal. The actual deficit on account of GDS is only 200 crores, whereas the total deficit of Postal department is more than 6000 crors. That means the loss on account of GDS is very megre when compared to the loss incurred for running the departmental post offices, RMS and Administrative Offices. Hence Shri. Kamalesh Chandra Committee made a favourable recommendation to Postal Board to grant enhanced bonus to GDS at the rate of Rs.7,000/-. Postal Board sent the file to Finance Ministry for approval. The Finance Ministry after detailed study, gave approval and Department of Posts issued orders on 27-10-2016.
Role played by NFPE & AIPEU - GDS:
NFPE and AIPEU-GDS under the leadership of Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, gave call for agitational programmes along with FNPO & NUGDS, protesting against the discrimination shown towards GDS and demanding enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also for the financial year 2014-15, and 2015-16 also demanding payment of revised wages to all casual, part-time, contingent employees from 01-01-2006. It conducted nationwide protest demonstrations and mass dharna in front of all Circle/Regional and Divisional Offices. It declared indefinite hunger fast in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhavan, New Delhi) from 3rd November 2016 and two days strike on 9th &10th November, 2016. Notice for the two days strike was served to the Secretary, Department of Posts on 20-10-2016. Intensive campaign was undertaken throughout the country and the response from employees was overwhelming.
Departmental Employees and GDS unity is exhibited:
In 1984, first time in the history of Postal Trade Union movement the Postmen,Group D & EDAs Union (NFPE) under the leadership of late Com. Adinarayana, the legendary leader, gave a call for nationwide one day strike on 19th September 1984 exclusively for one demand ie; the demand of the Extra Departmental employees. Again after 32 years NFPE & AIPEU-GDS along with FNPO & NUGDS took a historic decision to go for two days nation wide strike on 2016 November 9th & 10th, both by departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks, exclusively for the demands of most down-trodden section of GDS and Casual Labourers. No other demand of departmental employees was added to the charter of demands. We proved that NFPE,AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA always stood with the GDS and Casual Labourers and the departmental employees declared that GDS and Casual Labourers are our own family members and we will not tolerate any discrimination and shall go for two days strike for GDS and Casual Labourers. This is really an inspiring experience.
Role of recognised GDS Union:
The recognised GDS Union of Shri.S.S.Mahadevaiah, earlier used to declare that I will go for indefeinite strike only as no purpose will be served by one day or two days strike. He has written many write up and circulars earlier criticising NFPE & AIPEU-GDS for one day or two day’s strike. The same leader, who earlier said that I don’t believe in one day or two days strike, this time was afraid of the NDA Government and decided to go for two days strike on 25th & 26th October 2016. He has not made any campaign other than giving strike notice. His list of new office bearers elected in the belated last All India Conference was pending before the Directorate for approval. He was afraid of loosing recognition, if he goes on strike. The Department of Posts has clearly informed him about the conseuqences of the strike. After discussion with Department he surrendered and agreed to withdraw the strike and his strike call was widhrawan on 24-10-2016 itself, even before the approval of the Finance Ministry. The leader who used to criticise others for deferring the strike earlier, has ran away from the battle field half way, fearing withdrawal of recognition. Thus the real face of the recognised union leader was exposed before the entire postal employees. NFPE has already reminded him earlier itself that- '' you can fool some GDS for sometimes but cannot fool all GDS for all time”. Sri. Mahadevaiah is afraid of facing membership verification also and is requsting the department every time for extension.
NFPE,AIPEU-GDS and PJCA stand-
Departmental held disscussion with NFPE, AIPEU-GDS, FNPO& NUGDS. They have also cautioned the leaders of the consequences of the strike. But, unlike Shri Mahadevaiah who ran away from battle field fearing de-recognition NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA took a bold stand and declared that we will not withdraw the strike unless and until orders for payment of enhanced bonus is issued by Department and we are ready to face any victimisation. It also demanded issuing of instructions regarding casual labourer wages. Finally department issued GDS bonus orders on 27-10-2016. It has already issued orders for payment of Casual Labour wages from 01-01-2006 and asgreed to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs for implementation.
GDS Committee and role of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS
Government has appointed a sepearate GDS committee under the Chairmanship of Retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamdesh Chandra. Our demand for imclusion of GDS also under the purview of 7th CPc was not accepted by the NDA Government NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has submitted a detailed memorandum to GDS Committee. A delegation of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has met the Chariman, GDS Committee three times and tendered oral evidence. Our main demand is grant of Civil Servant Status and grant of all benefits of departmental employees. to GDS. The GDS Committee has informed that it will submit its to recommendations to Government in November 2016 . If the recommendations are against the interest of the GDS, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will definitely go for struggle including strike along with postal JCA.
The recognised GDS Union of shri. Mahadevaiyya could not settle any of the demands of GDS during the last more than 15 years. It don’t believe in the unity of GDS and departmental employees. It is treating the departmental employees and their recognised federations ( NFPE & FNPO) as the enemy of GDS. He is also against the united movemented of Central Government Employees and Confederation of Central Government employees and workers.
In the above circumstances it is the duty of every GDS employees to strengthen NFPE and APIEU-GDS. It is proved that only a United Struggle of departmental employees and GDS can settle the genuine demands of GDS employees. Realising this fact, all the GDS are requested to vote for AIPEU-GDS, by submitting the authorisation letters (declaration forms) in favour of AIPEU-GDS, which is an Associate member of NFPE, in the coming membership verification.
Role of Confederation and JCM (National Council) Staff Side:
The Confederation of Central Govt. employees & Workers extended full support and solidarity to the strike call of NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA for enhancement of bonus ceiling to 7000 and called upon all other Central Govt. employees (other than Postal employees) to conduct solidarity demonstrations on the days of the two day strike on 9th &10th November 2016. The Confederation took initiative to raise the issue in the JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting held on 25-10-2016 along with the JCM staff side. The GDS Bonus issue was discussed in the JCM with Govt. and demanded immediate settlement.
Congratulations and Salute to All:
No doubt, the GDS bonus ceiling enhancement is as great victory for NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA including FNPO and NUGDS. The departmental employees and GDS who unitedly conducted the struggle till victory, deserves congratulations. The unity of departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks should be further strengthened and those who are trying to break the unity should be isolated. Coming days are very crucial and may demand more united and militant struggle. Let us once again declare that “Unity is for struggle and struggle for Unity”.
LANDMARK JUDGMENT BY SUPREME COURT FOR PAYMENT OF “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” TO THE DAILY WAGE EMPLOYEES, ADHOC APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES APPOINTED ON CASUAL BASIS, CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the payscale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. We will be representing to the Govt. To implement this Judgment and issue a common order in this regard.
GDS Bonus ceiling revised to 7000 from 3500 w.e.f 2014
Vide Department of Posts (Establishment Division)/PAP Section it has been conveyed that the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia Bonus payable to the GDSs has been raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- per month from the accounting year 2014-15.
Arrears will be paid for the year 2014-2015. Orders already sent to all Heads of Circles.
Temporary staff should be paid on par with regular ones
Courtesy : AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR GRAMIN DAK SAVEKS (GDS) IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
ORDERS OF ENHANCED CEILING
OF BONUS @ RS 7000/- FOR GDS
ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF POST
NFPE & Postal JCA always stand for the cause of GDS.
GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT ORDER ISSUED FROM FY 2014-15.
SHINING VICTORY FOR NFPE , AIPEU GDS AND POSTAL JCA INCLUDING FNPO & NUGDS .
RECOGNISED GDS UNION's GENERAL SECRETARY SHRI MAHADEVAIAH WITHDRAWN THE STRIKE DECISION EVEN BEFORE ORDERS ARE ISSUED.
NFPE & AIPEU -GDS , POSTAL JCA INCLUDING FNPO & NUGDS SERVED TWO DAYS STRIKE NOTICE ON 20.10.2016 AND TOOK A FIRM STAND THAT WE WILL NOT WITHDRAW THE STRIKE DECISION TILL ORDERS ARE ISSUED .
SECRETARY , DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HELD DISCUSSION WITH POSTAL JCA AND REQUESTED TO WITHDRAW THE STRIKE DECISION .
POSTAL JCA REFUSED TO WITHDRAW . SHRI MAHADEVAIAH WITHDRAWN THE STRIKE DECISION ON 24.10.2016 ITSELF WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE DECISION OF THE FINANCE MINISTRY AND GOVT AND RAN AWAY FROM THE BATTLEFIELD HALF WAY FEARING WITHDRAWL OF RECOGNITION FACILITIES.
CONFEDERATION & JCM STAFF SIDE EXTENDED FULL SUPPORT AND DISCUSSED THE CASE IN THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON 25.10.2016..
COPY OF ORDER PUBLISHED HERE UNDER.
SECRETARY GENERAL, NFPE
Thursday, October 27, 2016
DA Announced 2 per cent for central government employees, pensioners,w.e.f 01/07/2016
The Cabinet on Thursday approved 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners, effective from July 1, 2016. The proposal to hike the DA was approved during the Cabinet meeting today afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office. The announcement, which comes ahead of Diwali, is set to bring cheer to around 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners in the country.
Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings. Earlier this year, the government hiked dearness allowance by 6% to 125 % of the basic pay. It was later merged into the basic pay, based on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission Panel.
Dr. Santosha Ku. Kamila, Chief PMG, Odisha Circle bereaved
Sj. Narendranath Kamila, father of Dr. Santosha Ku. Kamila, Chief PMG, Odisha breathed his last on 26.10.2016. He was bedridden since long.
Conveying sincere condolence, the members of AIPEU, Group-C, Keonjhar Division pray Maa Tarini to shower Her unending blessings over the bereaved family members to bear with this irreparable loss.
Let the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Source : AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
CABINET APPROVES RELEASE OF AN INSTALMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS DUE FROM 01.07.2016
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefited.
MAKE FOLLOWING AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES
A GRAND SUCCESS
1. INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN BY SECRETARY GENERALS AND GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE, FNPO& GDS UNIONS FROM 3rd NOVEMBER,2016.
2. TWO DAYS NATIONWIDE STRIKE ON 9th AND 10th NOVEMBER, 2016.
(I) GRANT OF ENHANCED BONUS TO GDS.
(II) PAYMENT OF REVISED WAGES OF CASUAL LABOURERS AND REVISED BONUS
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE
ORDERS TO DELIVER E-TAIL ARTICLES BOOKED BY E-COMMERCE COMPANIES.
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
No. PF-67-19//2016 Dated: 27th October, 2016
Shri Ashutosh Tripathi,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Orders to deliver e-tail articles booked by e-Commerce Companies.
It has been brought to our notice by Circle unions that the CPMGs have issued orders to deliver the e-tail articles booked by e-Commerce Companies on every Sunday, religious holidays and on the day of festival also.
In this connection we would like to draw your kind attention towards the decision taken on this subject in the Department Council meeting of JCM and instructions were issued to all heads of Circles in this regard vide Directorate letter No. 16/56/2011-SR dated 8th July,2011 which were again reiterated vide No. 08/15/20111-SR dated 09.11.2012.
Further it is also brought to your kind notice that the same reply was given by Secretary Post to the Parliamentary Standing Committee vide Directorate No. 16/51/2011-SR dated 08/7/2011 through Lok Sabha Secretariat.
But now all these orders are being defied by the Heads of Circles.
We are not against the development of Department. But the employees should not be deprived from their legitimate rights of availing weekly off and religious and festival holidays.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instructions in this regard and on the day of Deepawali officials should not be ordered to perform this duty.
A positive action is highly solicited .
Encl : As above
DA DUE FROM 01-07-2016
In the JCM Standing Committee Meeting, the Staff Side expressed their concern that DA due from 01.07.2016 is not yet announced by the Government. We requested to JS (Pers) DOE to consider the representation of the Staff Side with regard to the calculation of DA percentage. According to the DA index Central Government Employees are eligible for 3% DA and not 2 percent. The JS (Per) informed that the representation of the Staff Side is under consideration and Government would take a decision very soon.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A 300 % Salary Hike Has Been Proposed For President Of India Pranab Mukherjee
In the past days, the Modi government saw a lot of commotion amid the unhappy central government employees with regard to the problems related to minimum wages. The knotty issue has since remained a pressing agenda for many, until today.
In a move that almost looks too good to be true, the Modi government has proposed an increase in the salary of President and the Vice President of India.
Right now, the President withdraws Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Vice-President Rs 1.25 lakh and the Governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh.
After the implementation of the 7th pay commission the Cabinet Secretary, who is the topmost bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 2.25 lakh.
But now, the President’s salary will be 5 lakh and the Vice President’s Rs. 3.5 lakh. The spouses of the Presidents will be receiving Rs 30,000 as compensation.
According to sources, the union ministry has already prepared a cabinet note on the proposed salary and is about to present it to the finance committee for a final nod.
Ever since the 7th pay commission swooped in, the salary of the two highest employees of Indian Government looked like peanuts. It increased the pay of the cabinet secretary with more than Rs 1 lakh than that of the President.
The pay commission doesn’t declare or decide the salaries of the President or the Vice President and the prerogative to effect a change lies with Parliament and the government.
The last hike was given in the year 2010 when the salaries were increased by 300%.
The President’s wages was increased to Rs 1.50 lakh per month from Rs 50,000, the Vice-President's to Rs 1.25 lakh from Rs 40,000 and the Governor's salary o Rs 1.10 lakh from Rs 36,000.
Source : http://www.indiatimes.com
Courtesy : AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 25/10/2016
Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : email@example.com
Dated: October 25, 2016
All Constituents of NC/JCM
Sub: Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today
A meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council(JCM) was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary(DoP&T), wherein Staff Side(JCM) shown anguish against total collapse of the JCM Machinery.
The Secretary(DoP&T), who is also Chairman of the NC/JCM Standing Committee, assured that, he would try to improve functioning of the JCM Machinery as a whole.
In the said meeting, the agenda sent to the DoP&T for the meeting of the NC/JCM Standing Committee was discussed in detail, and on most of the items reply of the DoP&T was “the issue will be examined”.
Subsequently, in the meeting of the Committee on Allowances, held today, the allowances pertaining to the DoP&T, particularly Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Unreported Allowance, Small Family Allowance, Risk Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Uniform(Dress) Allowance, were discussed in detail.
It was assured by the Secretary(DoP&T) that, the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) would be taken up in the Allowance Committee meeting.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
CIRCULAR DATED 26TH OCTOBER 2016
REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA
2ND MEETING OF THE GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS WITH JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE
2nd Meetings of the Group of Senior Officers (Constituted as per the assurance given by Group of Minister to NJCA) to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission, was held with JCM (NC) staff side on 24.10.2016 at 4 PM. The staff side explained in detail the justification for modification in the minimum pay and fitment formula, which was already explained in the memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015 and also in the presentation made before Joint Secretary Implementation Cell and Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary.
From the response of the Senior Officers, it is not clear whether they are mandated to submit a proposal on increasing the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula to Government, as assured by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016. Eventhough, the time frame of four months is almost over, the urgency and seriousness was lacking on the part of the Group of officers. It seems that that Government is adopting a delaying tactics or to deny the assured increase. Perhaps, they may recommend an increase in minimum pay and fitment formula at a later date, but it is quite uncertain.
Confederation National Secretariat after reviewing these developments has decided to intensify the campaign and agitational programmes demanding the Government to honour its assurance given to NJCA leadership and also to settle the 20 point charter of demands. Make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme a grand success. Ensure maximum participation of employees in the 15th December 2016 massive Parliament March. Get ready for strike.
ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON DOP&T SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES
Meeting of the Allowance Committee to discuss the DOP&T Specific allowances was held on 25.10.2016. Secretary, Department of Personnel Chaired the meeting. Important allowances like Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Dress Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Patient Care Allowance, Family planning Allowance, Risk Allowance etc. are discussed. The Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and interacted with staff side on certain points. No commitment on any allowance was given.
JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL – STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
The JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel was held on 25.10.2016. All agenda items were discussed. Some of the items are – JCM functioning, Compassionate appointments, amendment to the definition of anomaly, Changing MACP conditions, Ex-Servicemen pay fixation, Pay fixation option on promotion after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016, GDS bonus enhancement to 7000/-, casual labour regularization and bonus enhancement, filling up of vacancies, upgradation of LDCs to UDCs, one time relaxation of LTC-80 availed by air by purchasing tickets from other than authorized agents, Restoration of Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance and Advance of leave salary, grant of entry pay recommended by 6th CPC to the promotes, reimbursement of actual medical expenditure incurred by the employees in a recognised hospital etc.
Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and clarified certain points. No final decision was taken on any of the agenda items. Gist published below. Minutes will be published later. It was informed that based on the discussion, each item will be examined further and decision will be taken.
AUTONOMOUS BODIES – EXTENSION OF 7TH CPC REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AND PENSIONARY BENEFITS
The issue was raised in the JCM Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 by the staff side. The official side informed that an overall review regarding the performance and financial viability etc. of each Autonomous body is being carried out by the Government. Only after completing the process decision regarding extension of 7th CPC revised pay structure and pensionary benefits, Bonus etc. will be taken. Extension of the benefits depends upon the policy decision of the Government. Hence the official side has not told any time frame for final decision. It is likely to be delayed.
Confederation has already included the demands of the employees of the autonomous bodies in its 20 point charter of demands. All Unions/Associations/Federation and employees of all autonomous bodies are requested to understand the gravity of the situation and make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme and 15th December 2016 Parliament March a grand success. Join the Parliament March with your flags, banners and placard with demands. Let the Government understand the discontentment and protest of employees and pensioners of Autonomous bodies. There is no short-cut to get our justified demand accepted by the Government.
GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO 7000
This issue was discussed in the JCM Standing Committee meeting as a notified agenda. The official side informed that the file is still under process in the Finance Ministry and a decision is yet to be taken. Once the approval of the Finance Ministry is given the proposal is to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.
All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to extend full support and solidarity to the proposed Postal Strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding bonus calculation ceiling limit enhancement to 7000/- for GDS and immediate payment of revised wages to casual labourers from 01.01.2006. Conduct solidarity demonstration in front of important Postal/RMS office on 9th & 10th November 2016.
GIST OF THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25.11.2016
Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel. Items discussed and outcome is given below.
1. JCM FUNCTIONING
Decision: After discussion Secretary (P), assured that the JCM would be activated and steps may be taken to hold regular meetings of JCM at National and Departmental level.
2. COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT:
Decision: The demand of the staff side to remove 5% ceiling would be considered after studying the various. Supreme Court Judgments and the decisions of previous National Council JCM meetings.
3. RESTORATION OF INTEREST FREE ADVANCES WITHDRAWN BY THE GOVERNMENT BASED ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS
Decision: The demand of the staff side to restore Festival advance, Natural Calamity advance and leave salary advance will be examined further.
4. AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “ANOMALY”
Decision: The proposal given by the staff side would be considered is consultation with Department of Expenditure.
5. FIXATION OF PAY OF RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN
Decision: - The anomalies in the fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-Servicemen is under consideration of DOP&T.
6. OPTION FOR THOSE TO BE PROMOTED AFTER 25.07.2016, I.E. AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF CS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016.
Decision: - This issue would be considered by the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC.
7. WITHDRAWL OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF MACP & GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY
Decision: The demand of the Staff Side for withdrawal of “Very Good” grading would be re-examined. Regarding justification of MACP on Promotional hierarchy all the points submitted alongwith the Note on agenda items by staff side was discussed in detail. The official side agreed to examine issue further based on the points raised by the staff side.
8. BONUS CEILING TO BE RAISED TO 7000 FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAK EMPLOYEES OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT
Decision: - Revision of Bonus ceiling for GDS and Casual Labourers would be considered by Department of Expenditure.
9. REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS
Decision: The proposal of the staff side for regularization of all casual labourers would be considered after considering various Supreme Court judgements.
10. FILLING UP OF EXISTING VACANT POSTS
Decision: – Since there is no ban on recruitment, vacancies can be filled up. Instructions in this regard will be issued once again.
11. UPGRADATION OF THE POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS
Decision: The demand of the staff side would be considered in consultation with other Ministries.
12. GRANT OF ONE TIME RELAXATION TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE AVAILED LTC-80 AND TRAVELLED BY AIR BY PURCHASING TICKETS FROM OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED AGENCIES
Decision: - The proposal of Ministry of Defence in this regard is under examination of DOP&T
13. GRANT OF ENTRY PAY RECOMMENDED BY 6TH CPC TO THE PROMOTEES UNDER THE PROVISION OF CCS (RP) RULES 2008.
Decision: - The Judgment of Chennai CAT and Principal Bench New Delhi would be examined by DOP&T and Department of Expenditure.
14. REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE EMPLOYEES IN A RECOGNIZED HOSPITAL.
Decision: - A separate meeting would be held by the Health Ministry with the staff side to discuss this demand.
Some more items related to Ministry of Defence was also discussed.
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