National Federation of Postal Employees
Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
011.23092771 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers/All Circle, Divisional & Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated Unions
NFPE along with
AIPEUGDS (NFPE) has taken decision to go on 48 hours strike on 1st
& 2nd December, 2015 on the four point\s charter of demands.
NFPE had requested
Secretary (P) in writing and by meeting personally to resolve the issues which
are pending since long. But it is a very sorry state of affairs on the part of
Department of Posts that neither any issue is settled nor even a single line in
reply is being given.
As you all are aware that NFPE along with PJCA had declared
indefinite strike from 6th May-2015 onwards. On most of the
items Secretary (P) gave positive
assurance in writing in the meetings
during negotiations on agenda of strike Charter of demands and the
minutes were circulated among all and were published in all union journals. On
5th May Honourable Minister
Communication also called meeting
with both Secretary Generals NFPE & FNPO and he also gave positive assurances
including GDS wage revision by 7th
CPC and for Cadre restructuring he told
that he has signed the file after
approving the proposals and handed over to Secretary Post.
But after a lapse of 6
months period no progress is being noticed in any of the matter.
Earlier National Joint
Council of Action of Constituent
Organizations of National Council JCM
had taken decision to go on
indefinite strike from 23rd November -2015 in which our main demand of inclusion of GDS was
also included in the Charter of demands
It was expected that
Pay Commission will submit its report upto 30th September, 2015. Pay
Commission requested to grant 2 months extension to bind up the office but the
Government of India was very much generous to grant 4 months extension to Pay
Commission. Pay Commission has completed its task but now Government is
interfering and Secretary Finance Ministry has directed Pay Commission to give
recommendations keeping in view the fiscal condition of the country and it
should not give such recommendations which cannot be implemented. NJCA had
deferred the decision of strike from 23rd November, 2015. We as NFPE
told in the meeting of NJCA that we are going on indefinite strike in Postal.
NJCA leadership requested to review and
reconsider the decision and change the date as NJCA has given call of a grand Dharna by All India
leaders of NJCA at Jantar Manter, New Delhi on 19 November,2015. Some of our Confederation leaders and senior leaders of NFPE also
advised to review the decision. Accordingly NFPE Federal Secretariat meeting
was held at Hyderabad on 11.10.2015 and reviewed the situation and unanimous
decision was taken to organize 48 hours strike on 1st & 2nd
December, 2015 on the following 4 points of Charter of demands:
(i) Include GDS in 7th CPC for wage revision and
other service related matters.
Implement cadre Restructuring proposals in all cadres including Postal Accounts &
(iii) Fill up
all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts (i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mail Guard, Mail Man, GDS Mail Man,
MMS Driver & other staff in MMS,
PA CO, PA SBCO, Postal Accounts
Staff, Civil & Electrical Wing Staff,
as per actual sanctioned strength.
(iv) Stop all
types of harassment in the name of implementation of various new services
and schemes and Trade Union Victimization.
BRIEF OF JUSTIFICATION OF DEMANDS
(i). INCLUDE GDS IN
7TH CPC FOR WAGE REVISION AND OTHER SERVICE RELATED MATTERS.
Gramin Dak Sewaks
constitute 50% of Work Force in Department of Post. They run 89% Post Offices
in Rural Areas. Since 2nd Pay Commission, every time a Committee headed by bureaucrats has been constituted to look into the wage
revision and other service related
matters except at the time of Vth Pay Commission when Justice Talwar
Committee was formed which
gave very favourable recommendations to the GDS but Government did not implement 25% of its recommendations.
This time NFPE raised the issue to include GDS in 7th CPC and this
was supported by Confederation and National Council JCM. But Government has not
given any attention towards this demand. During the negotiation on Strike Charter of demands, Secretary (Post) assured
to refer the matter to Government of India again third time with strong recommendations and on
05.05.2015 , Hon`ble Minister
Communication had also assured to use his influence to get the GDS included in
7th CPC but nothing has been done so far. It is coming to the notice
by some sources that Department of Post is going to form bureaucratic Committee
again. We have requested several times that when Pay Commission complete its
task than this matter should also be
given to him . Now Pay Commission has been allowed to sit idol for 3 months.
This period might have been utilized for the wage revision of GDS. But
Government of India is not at all concerned about this poor deprived and
exploited section of working class. We cannot tolerate this state. So we have
to go to agitation to fight this injustice and discrimination.
Restructuring proposals were finalized by the Committee 2 years before. On 5th
May 2015 Minister also approved.
JS&FA also cleared the proposals. DOP&T has not raised any
objection and suggested to take clearance from Finance Ministry. There is no
more financial implications even that Finance Ministry has not cleared the
proposal. We have asked Department of Post several times but nothing has been
done so far. If it is not implemented before implementation of 7th
CPC report. It will be of no use.
(iii). FILL UP ALL
VACANT POSTS IN ALL CADRES OF DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.
Though Recruitment is
going on in the Department of Posts here and there. But there is acute shortage
of staff in all cadres because recruitment is not being done as per actual
sanctioned strength. If recruitment is made as per actual sanctioned strength
and shortage is met out then 50%
problems will be solved automatically.
(iv). STOP ALL TYPES
OF HARASSMENT IN THE NAME OF IMPLEMENTATION OF VARIOUS
NEW SERVICES AND SCHEMES AND TRADE UNION VICTIMIZATION.
Our staff in all cadres
is facing so much harassment and victimization. Every day any new service or
scheme is being launched without proper infrastructure and sufficient man
power. CBS and CSI biggest problem for P-III, 100% delivery for Postmen.
Harassment of staff in RMS on OTA, More problems in Circle Office, Postal
Accounts and Civil Wing and Electrical Wings are being faced due to staff
shortage. If any Trade union leader raises his voice against these onslaughts,
he is victimized. Holding of Melas and Meetings on every Sunday and Holiday has
become the regular practice against the directions given by Secretary (Post).
So keeping in all these
we have to fight against all these onslaughts and wrong policies of department
of Posts and Government of India.
Whatever we have
achieved that is due to struggle only. We have achieved so many things in past
by struggles only. If we fight unitedly we will win sure.
For making the strike
100% successful please follow the following instructions:
1. Campaign programme of All India
leaders have been declared and published in websites, all circle secretaries of
NFPE affiliated unions are requested to consult each other and make all
arrangements for the meetings of All India leaders. If any change is needed,
can be made with consultation of all.
2. All India leaders should attend the
3. Maximum publicity should be given to the
4. Strike notice will be served on 06.11.2015 to the Secretary
(Posts) by NFPE leaders.It should be served at all levels by organizing mass
5. Joint campaign programme should be
conducted by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries in their respective Circles and
Divisions and make maximum efforts for grand success of strike by organizing
Gate meetings and General Body meetings.
6. Circulars/Pamphlets /Hand bills
and Posters should be published and send to all. These should be published in
regional language also.
7. Please leave no stone
unturned for success of strike.
8. Give Wide
Publicity in local Press and Media.
(R. N. Parashar)