Monday, July 23, 2018

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Sri.P.Srinivasa Reddy Hon'ble MP (Lok Sabha), Telangana State forwarded the NUGDS grievance to Communication Ministry

Sri.P.Srinivasa Reddy Hon'ble MP (Lok Sabha), Telangana State forwarded the NUGDS grievance to Communication Ministry.

NUGDS Telangana Circle Union with a delegation of Sri.I.Vasantha Rao CS, Sri.CH.Koteswara Rao Circle Treasurer, Sri.K.Nageswara Rao Div.President, Sri.V.Srinivasa Rao Div.Treasurer, Sri.V.Rajendra Prasad , Sri.N.Seshaiah and Sri.B.Veeranna DS NAPE Gr-C Khammam Division met Hon'ble MP Sri.Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy at Khammam on 22.07.2018 and submitted a detailed memorandum regarding Civil Servant Status to GDS.

Delegation also explained the anomalies in the implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report and submitted details of all positive recommendations of Committee Report and unfavourable orders issued by Department of Posts.

He responded positively and immediately forwarded NUGDS Memorandum to Sri.Manoj Sinhaji Hon'ble Communication Minister for his intervention for granting Civil Servant Status to GDS.

He also assured the delegation that he will raise the questionier in this Parliament Session in Zero Hour.

The forwarded letter is published below.

CH.Laxmi Narayana

Postal Employees Convention in Chennai (22-07-2018)

A State level convention and seminar have been convened in Chennai on 22-07-2018 under the Presidium of Com. Angel Sathiyanathan, President, Chennai City North Division and Com. V.Parthipan, Vice President, Chennai City Central Division.

The meeting organized by Com.P.Senthilkumar, Divisional Secretary, Gr.C, Chennai City Central Division.

Speakers made deliberations on various subjects, viz.,

Com.P.Sampath, President of an ogranization for eradication of untouchbility.
Topic : Role of Trade Unions against Social evils

Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, AIPEU GrC.,
Topic : Staff problems and role of Unions in Postal department
(In his absence, a message has been read out in the session)

Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS
Topic : 16 days GDS strike & future tasks

Com.J.Ramamoorthy, All India President & Circle Secretary, AIPEU GrC.,
Topic : Introduction of technology and its aftermath in Postal department.

Com.R.B.Suresh, Chairman, CoC, NFPE, Tamilnadu Circle
Topic : NPS, its bad effects & role of Trade Unions.

Com.S.Raghupathy, Secretary, NFPE
Topic : Govt Policies - Politics and role of Trade Unions.

Many other leaders viz., Com.K.Raghavendran, former Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, AIPRPA., Com.K.Manoharan, Working President, NFPE., Com.D.Sivagurunadhan, AIPCPCCWF., Com.R.Dhanraj, Dy,General Secretary & Circle Secretary, AIPEU-GDS., Com.G.Kannan, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Postman & MTS., Com.Jasmin Jalar Begum, Circle Secretary, AIPESBCOEA., Com.L.Sunderamurthy, Div. Secretary, Gr.C., Chennai City Central Divsion were also present and addressed. And also many other veteran leaders, senior comrades of postal unions were participated. The meeting witnessed by more than 500 delegates and continued upto 5.00pm.

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Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) Initial Deposit Changed On 5th July 2018

SSA Initial Deposit Changed on 5th July 2018

According to Suknya Samridhi Account, there is an amendment of SSA Initial Deposit. Ministry of Finance has changed Suknya Samridhi Account Rule 2016, this rule may called
SSA Initial Deposit Changed on 5th July 2018
In the Suknya Samridhi Account Rule 2016 in rule 5, sub rule (1) for the word “one thousand rupees” the following words “two hundred and fifty rupees” shall be submitted.
It means the Present SSA Initial Deposit of Rs. 1,000/- (One Thousand) has been Changed to 250/- (Two Hundred Fifty).
This rule come into affect from 5th July 2018.

Submit This Memorandum To Hon’ble Members Of Parliament

GDS Unions Memorandum copy to submit to Hon’ble Members of Parliament on GDS Committee recommendations.
CHQ:First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
CHQ: 2151/1, New Patel Raod, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 008
CHQ: T-24 Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001   Ph:- 011-23321371 
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (LokSabha/RajyaSabha)
Respected Sir,
On behalf of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts, we submit the memorandum for your kind consideration and favourable action.
The Government of India constituted One Man Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member to examine the wage structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in November, 2015.
The Committee submitted a report to the Department of Posts in November 2016.
The Union Cabinet has approved the report on 06.06.2018. The major recommendations of the committee were overlooked and neglected by Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts. The committee has been wrongfully manipulated and amended. This manipulation and unjustified amendment of the report of the committee has been given the serious detriment of the GDS employees and has put them to  a cumulative loss of lakhs of rupees.
You are humbly requested to take up these issues in the parliament by using your good offices.
We are submitting the following for your ready reference.
Sl. No. Recommendations of GDS Committee Decisions of Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts
1. The Committee recommends that the Department should introduce a voluntary discharge scheme for the GDS who are willing to leave the post before the discharge age of 65 years. Three types of schemes are recommended. Not considered
2. The committee has recommended

Preferring transfer before put off duty.
Not considered
3. The ceiling of ex gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000/- to 5,00,000/- Increased from 60,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/- & diluted.
4. The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/- to

Rs. 5,00,000/-
Not considered.
5. Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6000/- per child per annum has been recommended. Not considered.
6. Composite Allowance:-

Change rent, office maintenance, electricity charges etc., Rs. 1100/- and Rs. 1600/- per month has been recommended for BPMs.
Reduced from Rs.1600/- to Rs. 250/- and Rs. 500/- & diluted.
7. Composite Allowance for ABPMs X-Class cities Rs. 2400/- Y-Class Cities Rs. 1600/- Z Class Cities Rs. 800/- recommended. Not considered
8. Date of Implementation

The Committee recommends that the date of implementation of increase of wages should be effective from 01.01.2016 as in the case of recommendation of 7th CPC for regular Central Government employees.
Implemented from 01-07-2018 & diluted.
9. Leave accumulation and encashment facility upto 180 days has been recommended. Not considered
10. A Financial upgradation has been recommended at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases. Not considered
11. The Limited transfer facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDS. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDS. The Powers of transfer has been delegated to the concerned divisional head. Not considered.
12. The GDS Committee recommends following to rationalize the categories of GDS’s. The same approved and other unapproved categories of GDS merged into two categories.

a) Branch Post Masters.
b) Asst. Branch Post Masters  /
Dak Sevaks.
Orders issued.
13. The committee has recommended only two working hours (4 hrs& 5 hrs) and two levels of wages scales (level-I and level-2) for BPMs and other GDSs Orders issued.
14. New Wage Scales

BPMs 4 hrs work     12000/-
5 hrs work     14000/-
ABPMs 4 hrs work   10000/-
5 hrs work   12,000/-
Orders issued
15. Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for Women GDS’s has been recommended. Orders issued.
16. The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3% Orders issued.

Yours faithfully