Wednesday, 6 June 2018

GDS Strike reaps great victory!



GDS Strike a stupendous success!

After a long time a strike ends with the major demand implemented!

Success is due to 'Unity of GDS Unions & their united struggle'!

The indefinite strike of GDS that lasted for 16 days has culminated in total success. The strike has ended many speculations and also the myth that Modi Government cannot be pressurized. But the underlined fact is that this unprecedented success is only due to the sheer determination of GDS masses and the unwavering unity of GDS leadership of all unions. United struggles with determination will never fail. This unplanned and not preplanned unity of all major GDS unions shall be carried forward in future too to record united struggles in spite of organisational separation. All should learn that what the individual efforts could not win, the collective attempt (though independently synchronized) has brought the success! This lesson shall not be undermined.

As far as the Press release is concerned, we could understand:

1) 2.57 fitment formula is applied from 1.1.2016 as recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee. This is on par with all regular Central Government employees, who were also given 2.57 fitment  benefit under 7th CPC. The basic TRCA as on 1.1.2016 will be multiplied by 2.57 to fix the revised wages and arrears paid in one installment.

2) The major recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra to prospectively fix the minimum work hours as 4 Hours instead of 3 Hours as at present stands accepted by Cabinet. We were apprehending that this particular recommendation may be rejected by Government. But the acceptance of minimum 4 hours work and TRCA accordingly from current date, will help thousands of GDS in 3 hours bracket to get good increase in salary.

3) The acceptance of the good  recommendation for a new Risk and Hardship Allowance is very positive. All GDS will get a jump in salary.

4) Continuation of DA as at present will protect the GDS as like regular staff to fight inflation.

5) Fixing Bonus @ 7000/- is according to Kamlesh Chandra recommendation. Even then, this continues the discrimination between the regular and GDS. The anology of fixing a reduced notional pay of 7000/- is basically wrong. The movement shall continue to struggle in future to remedy.

6) Rationalization of 11 TRCA scales into only 3 TRCA slabs and categorizing all GDS as "BPM or Assistant BPM or Dak Sewaks" is done as recommended by the GDS Committee.

7) It is estimated that the acceptance of Kamlesh Chandra recommendations will result in 860.95 crores non-recurring  expenditure (one time expenses) and 396.80 crores recurring expenditure during 2018-19.

8) On the face of it, the Kamlesh Chandra Committee's positive recommendations seem to have been accepted by Government without much alterations. Let us reach conclusions after seeing all the impending orders. The CHQs will be giving more details shortly, no doubt!

Basically, it is a great victory to rejoice by all especially the militant Gramin Dak Sewaks!

Congratulations!

K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA
Comrade G.L.Dhar A great leader of former CG Movement & present AITUC passed away! 


Com. G.L. Dhar, Secretary AITUC, former Secretary General Central Secretariat employees and popular veteran trade union leader of CG employees movement has breathed his last. This nanogenarian leader ( 92 years old) was very popular in Delhi and had conducted historical struggles  for the cause of working class. Workers called him “Lion of the Delhi” with love. AIPRPA CHQ dips our banner in honor and memory of this departed leader. - KR GS AIPRPA

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Confederation & NFPE calls one-day Hunger Fast on 31.05.2018 for GDS Strike! 



The GDS strike will enter 10th day tomorrow. On 31.05.2018 the Confederation and NFPE have called to organize a massive hunger fast. AIPRPA CHQ calls all our rank and file organizations to join the programme with our banners and flags and show our solidarity to GDS!

On 31.05.2018 let us join the Confederation and NFPE programme!

- KR GS AIPRPA
Strike continues! Prime Minister goes foreign!


The honourable Prime Minister has gone on official visit to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore! In India there is more than 90% GDS on strike for 9th day! Unable to sort out an issue  of his own government employees on indefinite strike is expected to sort out national and bilateral issues in foreign countries!! May be some Corporates interests require his immediate attention that warranted a foreign trip! We earlier projected the existing condition on par with buffalows  enjoying the rains when GDS go on strike! Now, there seems nothing excess in conceptualising the inaction of government like that!

 GDS are rural face of India Post; GDS are the backbone of inclusiveness of rural population; GDS are the vital force for the government's digital India moves; Importance of GDS was categorically stressed by Kamlesh Chandra Committee; But the Central Government is least bothered about the discontentment of these large section of work force!

Media focus - Public support - gathering Parliament Members effective intervention are absolutely essential. Postal movement is closer to all theoretically! What is the hurdle in practically taking up this task to heart and approach these important sections to strengthen the strike? Please galvanize! Government is to be brought into senses!!
- KR GS AIPRPA

Monday, 28 May 2018

Payment to Employees on 29th! For Pensioners??


Omission on Payment of Pension on 29th May along with Employees - Is it omission or deliberate?



The AIPRPA CHQ is brought to knowledge about the orders of the Department of expenditure for payment of salary to CG Employees on 29th May, 2018 due to two-days Bank Employees Strike. As we ascertained, the mention of Pensioners was missing in that direction. Was it deliberate? Was it just a omission? Anyway, the AIPRPA CHQ has emailed to both Department of Pension and also to Department to Posts for issue of similar orders as follows:



All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

AIPRPA / Pension / 5 / 2018 Dated 28.05.2018

To

The Secretary
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
Government of India
New Delhi

Sub: Request of Payment of Pension on 29th May, 2018 as like the CG Employees salary payment ordered by the Department of Expenditure – regarding.

Kindly refer to the Finance Ministry Department of Expenditure OM Number S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/GBA/625-706 Dated 21.05.2018 wherein it was ordered that all CG Employees be paid the salary on 29th May itself due to the nationwide strike by the Bank Employees.

Similar stand for payment of Pension to all CG Pensioners should be have been issued as normally the pay to employees and the pension to Pensioners are disbursed on the same day every month. The absence of such a situation has placed the community of pensioners under distress.

This Association would highly appreciate your personal intervention for the issue of such orders to ensure payment of pension on 29th May, 2018 to Pensioners also.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
K.Ragavendran
General Secretary



All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

AIPRPA / Pension / 5 / 2018 Dated 28.05.2018

To

The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi

Sub: Request of Payment of Pension on 29th May, 2018 as like the CG Employees salary payment ordered by the Department of Expenditure – regarding.

Kindly refer to the Finance Ministry Department of Expenditure OM Number S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/GBA/625-706 Dated 21.05.2018 wherein it was ordered that all CG Employees be paid the salary on 29th May itself due to the nationwide strike by the Bank Employees.

Similar stand for payment of Pension to all CG Pensioners should be have been issued as normally the pay to employees and the pension to Pensioners are disbursed on the same day every month. The absence of such a situation has placed the community of pensioners under distress.

This Association would highly appreciate your personal intervention with the appropriate nodal Ministries if necessary for the issue of such orders to ensure payment of pension on 29th May, 2018 to Pensioners or cause to issue direct orders for similar stand at your level.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
K.Ragavendran
General Secretary






Thursday, 24 May 2018

AIPRPA to join protest with all Middle Class Unions in Chennai! 



All middle class Unions in Chennai City will  hold protest demo against reckless police firing that killed 13 people who were protesting the exixtence of multinational Sterlite Factory in Tuticorin. The demonstration will be at 5.00 P.M tomorrow (25.05.2018)  in front of LIC at 'Bombay Mutual Building' at Parry's Corner in Chennai. AIPRPA CHQ calls upon all our members in Chennai and surrounding divisions to attend with our banners and show support to an important issue of people of Tuticorin District. - KR GS AIPRPA - S.Santhanaraman State GS Tamilnadu - M.R.Meenakshisundaram District Secretary Chennai AIPRPA.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

NFPE COC - Confederation - AIPRPA holds Demonstration to support GDS Strike!




A massive demonstration was held in front of Park Town HPO (Chennai) at 5.00 P.M on 23.05.2018 in which leaders of Confederation, NFPE COC & AIPRPA addressed. The meeting was presided over by a two-member presidium comrades Paranthaman (COC President) and M.R.Meenakshisundaram (AIPRPA District Secretary). The speakers strongly condemned the attitude of Central Government to sleep for months without any meaningful action to implement Kamlesh Chandra Committee recommendations. The meeting also condemned the police firing that killed 13 protestors in Tuticorin demanding poisonous Sterlite factory. The leaders urged for intensification of two days strike and called upon the regular departmental employees to play their due role in defense if GDS. COC NFPE later sat in session to plan intensification of strike in Tamilnadu State. AIPRPA participated in large numbers in this protest meeting in which the GS AIPRPA comrade K.Ragavendran; State President comrade M Kannaiyan addressed. Other prominent leaders addressed were comrades M.Duraipandian (State GS Confederation); J.Ramamurthi (P3 CHQ President); R.B.Suresh (COC Secretary) and Kirupakaran (GS EPF employees Union). Many other important leaders including S.Ragupathy (ASG NFPE); A.Veeramani (AGS P3) were present.