Sunday, 3 June 2018

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)
"CHANGE THE POLICY OR WE SHALL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT"

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE
The unprecedented strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department will enter the 14th day on Monday. Functioning of  rural postal services has come to a grinding halt. Out of 1,55,000 Post offices, 1,29,500 rural Post offices are completely shut down. GDS are not demanding to give them the "Moon" from the sky. They are demanding their legitimate wage revision. If 32 lakhs departmental employees wage revision can be implemented within eight months after submission of Seventh CPC report, why the unjustified delay of eighteen months for implementation of wage revision of only three lakhs low-paid GDS employees? Why lamenting about the deficit of the department only when GDS wage revision comes? Are GDS responsible for the deficit? No, not at all.

Postal "Gods" and Central Government are in deep slumber for eighteen months, when poor GDs are waiting..waiting..and waiting. The strike is a natural outburst of pentup discontentment and anger of the marginalized section after desperately waiting for long. Then suddenly the sleeping "Gods" wokeup. Appeal after appeal started pouring in all languages just like distributing chocolates to lure children. But 96% of GDS stood united and continued their struggle. They declared they will not surrender their self-respect and prestige, even if they and their families are made to starve or die by prolonging the strike.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before our country got freedom. Mahatmaji had told the Britishers "you can kill me, but you can not make me surrender".

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the most dreaded "apartheid" system is legally banned and abolished in South Africa. Nelson Mandela has taught them “never to give up or surrender".

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the "slave system" is legally abolished in United States. Martin Luther King had told them "I have a dream" and his dream had come true later.

GDS system is a "beggar system"and nothing but slavery and bonded labour. This heroic struggle of GDS will definitely mark the beginning of the end of this slave system which is a "black mark in the face of Indian democracy". Those GDS and departmental employees (though in some states only) who participated in this historic struggle for emancipation of the most down trodden section of the society will be remembered for ever in the history and their sacrifice will never go in vain.

Those Government's supporters in the bureaucracy are propagating that GDS unions have committed a great mistake and unpardonable crime by going on an "untimely" indefinite strike, that too all the four Unions together. We have only to remind them the old saying "when a beggar come to your house, you need not give money to him if you don’t like, but please don’t unleash your dogs to bite him".  Let the GDS fight for their own destiny. Government may allow their right or not. This struggle is not the end of history. As long as injustice and discrimination are there, strikes and protests will emerge again and again like phoenix bird from the ashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the Government and Postal Department. It is they to decide how to play. What is wrong in inviting the GDS unions for negotiation and in reaching an honourable settlement, instead of distributing pamphlet type appeals one after another? What is the mindset of the top bureaucracy of the Postal Board? Are they thinking like olden days feudal landlords and expecting the GDS Union leaders "to obey them and not to question them". Sorry, they are thoroughly mistaken and they should understand the writings on the wall. Only mutual trust and goodwill can build confidence in the mind of striking GDS and that can only lead to an amicable settlement.

We hope that good sense will prevail upon the powers- that-be. We want to make it clear that any attempt to break or crush the strike by attempting to victimization or any other coercive methods will only complicate the situation and the entire Central Government Employees will be forced to come out to defend and protect the striking GDS at any cost.

Source: CONFEDERATION

PASSPORT EMPLOYEES AGITATION WITHDRAWN ON ASSURANCE GIVEN BY MINISTER

PASSPORT EMPLOYEES AGITATION WITHDRAWN ON ASSURANCE GIVEN BY MINISTER.

FOLLOWING A DISCUSSION BETWEEN SMT. SUSHMA SWARAJ, MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL INDIA PASSPORT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION TODAY AND ON THE BASIS OF THE ASSURANCES FROM THE MINISTER, THE A.I.P.E.A. HAS WITHDRAWN THE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES FROM TODAY EVENING. FURTHER DETAILS SHALL FOLLOW.

WE CONGRATULATE THE MEMBERS OF ALL INDIA PASSPORT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR SUCCESS AND OFFER OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THOSE PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO HAD RESPONDED TO THE REQUEST OF THE ASSOCIATION AND EXTENDED THEIR SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLING PASSPORT EMPLOYEES.

IT HAS ONCE AGAIN PROVED THAT TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IS STILL RELEVANT AND IT IS THE ONLY PATHS TO RESOLVE  THE GRIEVANCES OF THE WORKERS.

GIRI RAJ SINGH &
V. BHATTACHARJEE
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL SECRETARY,
COC OF CGE&WS, DELHI STATE
Source: Confederation

DoPT: Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades


DoPT: Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades

IMMEDIATE
 No.2/2/2018-CS.II-(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(CS-II Division)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003.
June the 1st , 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the promotion in the grades of CSSS may be taken up shortly, subject to outcome of court cases pending in the various courts. The range of seniority likely to be covered for promotion to various posts would be as under:

SI. No.Name of the PostRange of Seniority
1.PACSL Steno Grade 'D' of CSSS upto 2007.
2.PSSelect List of PAs of CSSS upto 2010.
3.PPSSelect List of PSs of CSSS upto 2010.
4.Sr. PPSSelect List of PPSs of CSSS upto 2010
2. All the cadre units are requested to take the following preparatory actions in this regard:
i. To ensure for updating all the particulars of CSSS officers in CSCMS portal in a time bound manner;
ii. Preparation in all aspects for conducting the DPC meeting, immediately;
iii. Availability of APARs for the period upto 2017-18 in respect of eligible CSSSofficials/officers;
iv. Up-to-date information with regard to vigilance clearances, details of officers retired on superannuation or otherwise, cases of refusal of promotion, etc, may be made available readily;
3. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph. 011-24623157
To
Director / Deputy Secretary (Admn.) of All Cadre Units of CSSS

Source: DoPT

7th CPC LTC: Employees Serving in NER and J&K


7th CPC LTC: Employees Serving in NER and J&K

7th Pay Commission - LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North- Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands

Ministry of Defence issued orders on 23.5.2018 regarding the above subject and the reference order attached below…
F.No.31011/12/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated April 24, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands - Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 11 (2)/97-E.II(B) dated 22nd July, 1998, regarding Allowance & Special Facilities for civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States and Union Territories of the North-Eastern Region and in the Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands.

2. The aforesaid O.M. provided the option of availing every year Home Town LTC (for self and family) to a Government servant serving in North- Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep groups of Islands who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence, and who has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family. In addition, two additional passages under "Emergency Passage Concession" is also provided to the employees posted in these regions to enable them and/or their families [spouse and two dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency.

3. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should bellowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. This will enable these employees and their families to meet more often.

4. Consequent upon acceptance of recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission, it has been decided that a civilian Central Government servant serving in North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep groups of Islands, who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence and has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family, shall be provided with the following options for the purpose of LTC:
(i) The Government servant may avail LTC for journey to the Home Town once in a block period of two years and/or one 'Anywhere in India' LTC in a block of four years under the normal LTC rules.
Or
(ii) In lieu thereof, the Government servant may avail the facility for himself/herself to travel once a year from the station of posting to the Home Town or the place where the family is residing and for the family [restricted only to the spouse and dependent children as per the 'family' definition of CCS(LTC), Rules, 1988] to travel once a year to visit the Government servant at the station of posting.
5. In addition, Central Government employees and their families posted in these territories shall be entitled to avail of the Leave Travel Concession, in emergencies, on two additional occasions during their entire service career. This shall be termed as "Emergency Passage Concession" and is intended to enable the Central Government employees and/or their families [restricted only to spouse and dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency. The two additional passages under the Emergency Passage Concession shall be availed by the entitled mode and class of travel as admissible under the normal Leave Travel Concession Rules.

6. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.mod.gov.in

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