Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Dated – 4th April. 2016
      1)      All Office Bearers
      2)      All General Secretaries C-O-Cs
      3)      All Affiliates of Confederation

DEHRADUN, MAY 24 & 25, 2016

Dear Comrades,

            s decided in the National Secretariat Meeting, the next All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers will be held on 24th and 25th May, 2016.  The Dehradun Unit of the Confederation has come forward to host the said camp at Dehradun on the above days and started the Preparatory work for the programme.  It should be the endeavour of all affiliates and State Units of the Confederation to depute the given number of delegates to the camp and make it a grand success. The quota fixed for each affiliate/COC is given below.  Detailed programme & notice will be sent shortly.  TU Camp will commence at 10 AM on 24th May and continue till 5 PM on 25th May, 2016 and the delegates should ensure their presence throughout the duration of the Camp.   

            Delegates from all affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs should compulsorily attend the TU camp.  The minimum quota fixed for each affiliated organisation and C-O-Cs is given below.  All are requested to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed, WITHOUT FAIL.  Delegates may be instructed to book their up and down tickets immediately. Delegate fee per head is Rs. 600/- (Rs. Six hundred only). All delegates, including All India office Bearers of Confederation should pay the delegate fee.

Name of the Affiliates and the quota of delegates in brackets
      1.      NFPE  (60); ITEF (20); Audit & Accounts (10);
      Atomic Energy (10),Civil Accounts (10);
      2.      All other affiliates (3 each);
      3.      Confederation State Units: Bengal (20); Kerala (15);
         Karnataka (10); Tamilnadu (15); Andhra (10)
      4.      All other State Units: (3 each).

NB:             While deciding the delegates, the concerned organisations shall include the All India Office Bearers of Confederation also in their quota since the number of delegates fixed above includes the Office Bearers of Confederation CHQ.
                                                          Fraternally yours,
                                                         M. KRISHNAN
                                                       Secretary General


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        India has the largest postal network in the world with 1,54,939 post offices as on March 31, 2015, of which 1,39,222 (89.86%) are in the rural areas. At the time of independence there were 23,344 post offices.
            Following are some interesting revelations from India Post’s annual report 2015-16.
1.    The government has decided to digitise 1.5 lakh post offices across the country, which includes 1.3 lakh post offices in rural areas.

2.    One can buy exclusive collection of postal stamps offered by India Post on e-commerce websites like Snapdeal and Shopclues. Philatelic products are also available at e-post office – an e-commerce portal of India Post. Through its e-commerce portal, India Post also provides select postal facilities using the web. The department has generated revenue of Rs 24.31 lakh between April 2015 and December 2015 by selling postal stamps. 

3.    India is one of the earliest active members of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialised agency of the United Nations, having its headquarters at Berne, Switzerland. 

4.    There are more than 33.03 crore account holders of the savings scheme of the department.

5.    The outstanding balance under all the savings schemes and saving certificates in Post Offices are over Rs 6,19,317.44 crore.

6.    Money transfer service of India Post enables instant international money remittance to customers in India sent from 195 countries on real time basis. This service is operational in association with Western Union from 9,942 post office locations and Money Gram through 6,070 post office locations.

7.    To ensure safe and timely delivery of goods, the department has signed an agreement for supply and installation of GPS devices in 990 mail vans. GPS devices have already been installed in 926 mail vans.

8.    India Post ATMs have been installed in more than 500 locations across the country.

9.    The department has earned revenue of Rs 2,247 crore during the period April 2015 to December 2015 registering a growth of 15% compared to corresponding period last year.

10.  The department has 38 heritage buildings having architectural value. 




            Comrade KR GS AIPRPA along with S.Rahman (NCCPA VP) and D.K.Debnath (Convenor RCC) entered into Nagaland State and arrived at Kohima the capital. Comrade Daniel Domeh Divisional Secretary P3 Nagaland received us. The meeting is slated today at 1.00 P.M. Yesterday on 3rd Comrade Daniel took us to the historical monument of international fame 'Second World War Cemetery' maintained by Commonwealth. In this cemetery all heroes of British & Indian soldiers died in 1944 in the war with Japanese Army invading India from Burma. The British Indian Army heroically fought and defeated the Japanese at Nagaland in defending the road to Imphal! Thousands of Englishmen and Indians both Musalman and Hindus sacrificed their lives. The World War at that time came to an end with the atom bomb attack by USA on Hiroshima and Nagasagi. In the honour of soldiers died in Nagaland battle, this historic cemetery is built and Commonwealth is maintaining it. A remarkable international tourist attraction:

Manipur State AIPRPA!
            GS AIPRPA reached Imphal the capital of Manipur along with S.Rahman (VP NCCPA) and D.K.Debnath (RCC Convenor) by flight from Guwahati today afternoon at 2.00 P.M. NFPE comrades led by P3 Divisional Secretary com.Naba Chandra Singh took us from airport to Imphal HPO for the postal pensioners meeting at the room of Workplace Training Centre. A good meeting on pensioners issues and 7th CPC issues were the main topic by leaders before the participants. The Pensioners were impressed with the idea of formation of AIPRPA Manipur State. It was resolved unanimously to constitute a 15 member Steering Committee with Comrade R.K.Maipaksana as its General Convenor. It was also resolved that this Steering Committee will conduct an enlarged meeting of more pensioners on 4th April on the pension payment day at Imphal and form a detailed State Steering Committee under the guidance of P3 Divisional Secretary. It was also considered to explore formation of CGPA under NCCPA at Manipur State after forming AIPRPA. Thus the visit to Manipur, which was once under the grip of insurgency, and still with some problems, turned out to be fruitful and an organization for AIPRPA has also been found for another North Eastern State. As most of the pensioners turned out today were divisional secretaries and office bearers of NFPE in their service time, their awareness to form pensioners organization was visibly high!


                As planned the circle unions of NE Circle (P3, P4 & Admn) under the leadership of comrade Ramani Bhattacharyya organized a well attended combined meeting of employees & pensioners first and later an exclusive meeting of pensioners today at 11.30 a.m in Recreation Club hall of Shillong GPO. Comrades KR GS AIPRPA - S.Rahman VP NCCPA - and F.K.Debnath RCC Convenor addressed along with Circle Secretaries. The meetings were presided over by a presidium of comrades B.B.Chettri (Circle President P4) & S.P.Dohling ACS P3. The pensioners meeting unanimously formed a State Steering Committee with 15 Pensioners with comrades L.Shylla as President; Kaushik Chakraborty as General Convenor; and Jagdish Dey ad Treasurer. Decided to enroll full membership throughout Meghalaya and hold State Convention in three months:

            There was a very good meeting of Postal Pensioners including some senior most comrades in Aizawl HPO premises at 10.30 Hrs on 30.03.2016. The meeting was organized, presided and anchored by comrade P.C.Vanlalchhuang Divisional Secretary P3 Mizoram. GS AIPRPA narrated the developments leading to the formation of AIPRPA and pensioners issues before and after 7th CPC. Comrades D.K.Debnath (RCC Convenor) and S.Rahman (NCCPA VP) also addressed. After interactions to clear all doubts, a State Steering Committee of AIPRPA with Comrades Lalhuliano Hlondo as President; H. Rangthuama as State General Convenor; and a lady comrade C.Thang as Treasurer was unanimously approved. This Steering Committee will enroll members from throughout Mizoram and organize a State Conference. The rapt attention paid by Pensioners and their enthusiasm were highly appreciable. All welcomed our going to Mizoram, one of the farthest corners of North East for formation of our organization for postal pensioners:

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Friday, April 1, 2016

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CHQ: 2151/1, New Patel Road, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi-110 008
Preisdent: Bijoy Gopal Sur                                                 
General Secretary:P.Pandurangarao                              
    Circular No.03                                                                                  Date:30-03-2016
We want change and only AIPEU-GDS can make change in the GDS system
General Secretary
       AIPEU -GDS
Dear Comrades,

            This is the right time to put forth the introduction of our Union “AIPEU-GDS” for a clear understanding and total awareness of the many GDS comrades in the field units of all Circles. Undoubtedly, our union became so popular and well established in most of the divisions of all circles, still some misapprehensions prevail in many quarters to franchise their option in favour of AIPEU-GDS. At this instance, our CHQ come forward to enlighten the growth, development, expansion with some important achievements of the AIPEU-GDS, after its emergence and with unity under the banner of mighty Federation, NFPE, in brief.

            It was a breakthrough and a step forward for the Gramin Dak Sevaks cadre in April 2012 after  17 years mere existence of a separate GDS Union within  the provisions of New Recognition Rules for Service Associations under Check-off system and EDA (RA) Rules 1995. The recognized GDS Union miserably failed to settle any of the demands of GDS and continuously indulged in anti NFPE campaign and undemocratic activities. It is in this background a GDS organization born with postal Trade Union movement with the slogan of “Unity for struggle and struggle for unity”. We pledged for struggle along with NFPE for the emancipation of GDS. We adopted the democratic functioning & style of NFPE at all levels.

            Our union has started its fighting from the month of May 2012 itself by holding a CWC meeting in Hyderabad and conducted Dharna programmes from divisional level in the Month of June 2012 followed by Parliament March in July and December. We conducted strike on 12-12-2012 and 48 hours strike during February 2014 along with NFPE in which the main demand was grant of “Civil servant status to GDS” and all the benefits of departmental employees on pro rata basis. We have participated in many and many struggle programmes unitedly with NFPE, Postal JCA and Confederation of CG Employees besides various Trade Union programmes successfully. This had made possible only because of the trust, faith, confidence and strong belief of the GDS in the united struggles. This being still possible because of the intrusion of the concept of our union into the minds of GDS members and caused the expansion of our Union in all Circles and divisions in the country.

            Our Union did never discourage the GDS, keeping mum on many issues pertaining to the cadre in particular and common issues in general by taking them up in various fora to resolve favourably. Though unrecognized union our CHQ has utilized all channels to do negotiations with the department and participated discussions with the administration projected many issues of GDS effectively.

            Just with in the period of one year our Union conducted 1st All India Conference during March 2013 in Chennai with the participation of 16 Circles and more than 250 divisions with the attendance of about 1,000 GDS comrades. It has framed 32 point charter of demands of GDS and unanimously adopted. From the day onwards, our CHQ had committed to resolve the problems of GDS with the support of NFPE.       We successfully conducted our 2nd All India Conference in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) during September 2015. About 1200 delegates and visitors from all 22 circles participated in the 2nd All India Conference.

Many issues of GDS were taken up with Directorate through Departmental meetings, frequent correspondence, formal/informal meetings besides Postal JCA meetings  by our CHQ.

            AIPEU-GDS had participated in almost all CWC meetings & All India Conferences of affiliated unions of NFPE, Confederation of CG Employees, NFPE study Camps, Organizational meetings of Unions in Circles and divisions. As an “Associate Member of NFPE” AIPEU-GDS participated in Federal Executive Meetings, Federal Secretariat Meetings, Postal JCA meetings and projected the GDS demands effectively. Along with NFPE and Postal JCA, AIPEU-GDS also served strike notice to the Govt  & Dept and participated in strike with large membership. Our GDS demands have been taken up at NJCM level also by the Railway & Defence and Confederation and discussed with the Govt. This was not happened in the past and no such opportunity to other GDS unions.

Commitment and activities of AIPEU-GDS:

            Out of 32 point charter of demands projected in 1st AIC, due to our sincere efforts and also the efforts of NFPE & Postal JCA we have advanced in their settlements. The following is the current position.

1.    For departmentalization of GDS – A case has been filed in the Supreme Court, High Court and also the Principal CAT by NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE).
2.    For inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC – From our Branch level Union to National Council JCM, the demand is seriously put forth before the Govt and prepared for an indefinite strike also.
3.    GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011 – Included as a prayer in the Supreme Court case to declare it as unconstitutional and invalid and the GDS be covered under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 & CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.
4.    Enhancement of bonus ceiling –With the fruitful efforts of Postal JCA and 12-12-2012 strike results and continuous struggle for 5 years, Rs.3500 bonus ceiling is restored to GDS.
5.    Welfare assistance to GDS in respect of Book awards & educational assistance etc.,
6.    GDS Mailmen cadre – restored and posts are being filled up.
7.    NREGS incentive – minimum condition of 20 transactions limit was removed.
8.    Stop combination of duties of GDSMD/GDSMC with that of BPM.
9.    Modifications in SDB Scheme to make feasible grant of monthly pension to GDS.
10.  Modifications in GDS Circle Welfare Fund Scheme.
11.  Regular Payment of RPLI incentives to GDS.
12.  Supply of adequate infrastructure to all BOs as one time measure to meet the public convenience.

            Through our letter correspondence& discussions in JCA , formal & informal meetings the following is the outcome from the department.

1.    Sub: Verification of SB withdrawals in BOs by Mail Over Seers & SDHs – reg. (dtd.26-09-2012)
(No.113-02/2001-SB dated 26-02-2013)
2.    Sub :- Enhancement of sanction of amount to GDS undergoing  training – Reg.(30-10-2012)
(No.1-54/2011-Trg.dated 16-05-2013)
3.    Sub:- Computation of revenue generation in BOs – Reg. (dtd.20-06-2013)
(No.40-17/2015-Plg. Dated 24-08-2015)
4.    Sub:-NREGS incentive – removal of minimum transactions condition:
(No.1-14/2009-RB- dated.03-07-2013)
5.    Sub:-Grant of revised TRCA slab to the new incumbents joined after 01-01-2006.
(No.5-1/07-WS-1 dated 16-07-2012)

Our CHQ has written on several issues despite the fact of non recognition and we have settled many issues. Similarly the following are the important items which we have taken and pending for settlement.

1.    Reduction of allowances to GDS BPMs arbitrarily at lower levels- No reduction under any circumstances.
2.    Revise cash handling norm of granting one point for Rs.4,000/-
3.    Giving protection of allowances Modification in reply for item No.4 - of PSSWB meeting -  Immediate death relief to the family /dependents of GDS etc –
4.    Stop open quota recruitment in MTS & Postman vacancies and to be filled by GDS only.
5.    Relaxation in percentage of marks for SC/ST candidates from GDS to appear for PA/SA examination-
6.    Information about sanction of Severance amount to GDS selected to departmental cadres -
7.    Monetary compensation to GDS staff brought on holiday duties -
8.    Protection of existing TRCA of Gramin Dak Sevaks – on Transfer
9.    Grant of higher amount of CMA to GDSMD/GDSMC as they are working in rural areas.
10.  Extraordinary delay of issue of instructions on the items of PSSWB meeting -
11.  GDS BPM TRCA based on 5 hours & 8 hours in place of various slabs on point system.
12.  Cash line limit has to be revised depending upon the mode of transactions in the BO.
13.  Revise the Memo of Authorized Balance of the BO depending upon the quantum of transactions.
14.  Revision of allowances to be taken up with a periodicity of 2 years with half-yearly / quarterly mode instead of the month where the past revision taken place.
15.  At least two years average (24 months) work load of the BO should be calculated instead of four quarterly months of the preceding year of periodical revision.
16.  All items of work needs to be taken into consideration for workload of the BO  as there is diversity of schemes being introduced in the BO varied from division to division or region to region and circle to circle.

A memorandum was prepared for the main and basic demand of Departmentalization of GDS and submitted to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications. We are demanding the departmentalization of the branch offices and the GDS which will be the only and ultimate salvation for the GDS.


A detailed memorandum on GDS issues was prepared and submitted to the Seventh Pay Commission. The memorandum is prepared in such a manner to deal the issues minutely leading to the departmentalization of GDS. Com M.Krishnan, Ex-S/G, NFPE & Secretary General, CCGEW and Com K.V.Sridharan Ex G/S, AIPEU GrC ., Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE took much pain in drafting the memorandum.

The General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS attended personally before the Committee of 7th CPC along with Secretary General, NFPE and General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFPE on 23-04-2015 and submitted the Copy of Memorandum. The Chairman gave time to the General Secretary to explain about the GDS issues. This is the good opportunity to our GDS Union. No other GDS Union had got this opportunity to present evidence before the Central Pay Commission earlier.
Memorandum submitted to GDS Committee

A detailed memorandum has been submitted by AIPEU-GDS to the Secretary, GDS Committee on 18-03-2016 along with Secretary General, NFPE. Our NFPE also submitted a memorandum on GDS issues to the GDS Committee. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation also submitted a Memorandum on behalf of Confederation of Central Govt Employees to the GDS Committee. The Copy of the Memorandum submitted by our Union is available on the home page of our website and any one can download it. Our Memorandum is the best and a scientific memorandum submitted to GDS Committee.


On 18-03-2016 our Union has submitted application in the name of ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (AIPEU-GDS) to participate in the ensuing verification process under EDA (RA) Rules 1995 for Recognition of Service Associations. Within a short while we have to complete the collection of declarations / authorizations from GDS members in all divisions of all Circles.


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