Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
The seminar on 7th CPC common demands held at Income Tax office Bangalore on 18/12/13 which was presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka.
The seminar was attended by following affiliates of COC Karnataka.
1) All India Postal Employees Union.
2) Income Tax Employees Federation.
3) Postal Accounts Employees Association.
4) RMS Employees Association.
5) Central Ground Water Board Employees Association.
6) Indian Audit & Accounts Employees Association
7) Survey of India Employees Association.
8) Census Employees Association.
9) Atomic Energy (RMP Mysore) Employees Association.
10) P& T Audit Employees Association.
11) GPO Employees Association.
12) Postal Admin Employees Association.
13) Central Excise Employees Association.
14) CGHS Employees Association.
15) NAL Employees Association.
16) IMD Employees Association.
17) Civil Accounts Employees Association.
Other invitees and others 5 members. Total 135 members.
Deliberation of the Seminar started at 11 AM and concluded at 4.30PM.
Comrade R.Seethalaxshmi Vice President COC Karnataka welcomed the chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.
Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the Chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar. He explained the background of conducting this seminar as the Central Government has decided to constitute the 7th CPC, hence this seminar will debate on the common issues of CG Employees to be presented in the 7th CPC. He further stated that the work paper has been circulated and it can be debated in this seminar, so that the COC view of Karnataka can be finalised.. At the same time he urged the affiliates to be prepared for struggle if the Government does not agree to the staff side demands of terms of reference. He assured the CHQ leaders Karnataka has always in the forefront of the CG movement. He also thanked the ITEF leadership for making arrangements for this seminar including hall, printing of work paper, providing good food at subsidized rates etc.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka in his speech explained to the members right from the first Central Pay Commission to sixth Central Pay Commission, the Central Pay Commission has done injustice to the Employees by not awarding the right pay scales and fitment formula. The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.6 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC. He further elaborated how be struggle oriented approach the Confederation was able to get improvements in the recommendations of earlier pay commission reports. He supported the decision of Confederation Hqrs to chalk out series of programmes to prepare the membership for strike.
Inaugural address by Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi.
Inaugurating and initiating discussion of seminar Secretary General congratulated the COC Karnataka for organising this seminar on the common demands of CG Employees which is first of its kind in the country. He also thanked the COC Karnataka for participation in strikes and struggles launched by Confederation. He narrated the circumstances under which the earlier pay commissions had been constituted. Even in case of VII CPC Confederation was first to raise the demand and later adopted by all organisations. Government after seeing the mobilisation for strike ballot proposed to be held in November 2013 announced the constitution of VII CPC. which has put pressure on the Government in announcing the 7th CPC, He explained to the members about the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM to the Central Government, He also informed that if the Central Government does not agree to our demands or the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM then the Confederation will take up struggle path.
Comrade M.Krishnan deliberated on the work paper prepared by the COC Karnataka and each and every item was discussed by him. He expressed satisfaction on the this report and informed the delegates that while preparing the 7th CPC memorandum by the Confederation the views of the COC Karnataka will be taken into account, he also assured that the members will be consulted before finalising the 7th CPC memorandum as this will be displayed on the Confederation website.
Presentation of work paper by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka, He presented the work paper which was approved by the members.
Com Kameshawari from IMD wanted the IMD to be declared as scientific department . Com Ashok Kumar from Census wanted increase in tour TA/DA rates, Com R. Srinivas wanted filling up of vacant post.
Concluding address by Comrade M.S.Raja Working President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi
In his speech he explained how the C. G. Employees were denied the trade union rights, he urged members to be prepared for the struggles and he explained how the struggles from first CPC to sixth CPC has yielded results. He also agreed to the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka.
Comrade K.S.Madhusudhan Secretary General AICGWBEA and General Secretary COC Harayana State.
In his speech he agreed on the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka, He explained the need for filling up vacant post and travelling allowance to be provided to field staff. He urged all persons to prepare their 7th CPC memorandum, He informed that for CGWB a committee has been formed in which Com P.S.Prasad has been made member of the committee.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka made his concluding remarks and assured the Apex leadership that State unit will implement the calls of Hqrs in letter and spirit.
Seminar concluded at 4.30 Pm with Vote of thanks by Com Ravindranth Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka.
Whileto in Rajya Sabha, the Defence Minister has given a report in written reply of present strength of the Indian Armed Forces.
Increasing the strength of armed forces
The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:
(as on 31.10.2013)
(as on 01.12.2013)
(as on 01.07.2013)
(as on 01.10.2013)
Force accretion of the Armed Forces is an ongoing process dictated primarily by capabilities to be achieved, threat perceptions, prevailing external strategic security environment and emerging technologies. The force accretion programmepursued in accordance with the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan and the 12th Defence Plan (2012-2017).
Source : PIB
MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT FOR RECRUITMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS/FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/ have been issued vide the , Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990.
The OM prescribes the following maximum age limit for of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions:
|1.||Security Guard/Armed Guard||45 Years|
|3.||Sub-staff cadre other than Guard/Armed Guard||50 Years|
|4.||Chief Security Officer||55 Years|
|5.||Security Officers||40 Years|
The Public Sector Banks do not have any Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP) similar to Government.
The above information was submitted as in the written reply in Rajya Sabha on 12th Dcember 2013 by the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy.
A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament about the provision of Special Allowances to CRPF Personnel deployed in difficult areas and encaged in counter insurgency operations in the country and the concerned Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri R.P.N.Singh replied as under...
Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.
The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation
(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below :
(in Rs. Per month)
|Rank||CI(Ops) in MFAA||CI(Ops) in FAA|
# Counter Insurgency (Operation) Modified Field Area Allowance,
# # Counter Insurgency (Operation) Field Area Allowance.
Further, personnel of CAPFs, including CRPF, deployed in the areas/coordinates defined by the Army, are granted Field Area Allowance or the Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Allowance as admissible to the Army.
Government has approved Five Year Perspective Modernization Plan-II (2012-2017) for CRPF with a financial outlay of Rs.2619.16 crore which has been allocated to CRPF vide MHA order dated 20.6.2013. The various items, inter-alia, include modern Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipments, Night Vision Devices, Surveillance Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles etc.
THE BELOW DETAIL WAS SUBMITTED IN A WRITTEN REPLY IN THE ARLIAMENT BY THE MINISTER OF DOPT SHRI V.NARAYANASAMY ON 12TH DECEMBER 2013 TO A QUESTION REGARDING THE NUMBER OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS CONSTANTLY DECREASING DUE TO NON-FILLING UP OF VACANCIES FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS...
The Minister said that the details of the number of posts sanctioned, filled and vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government & Union Territory Administrations as per the ‘Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 brought out by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), as on 1st March of the relevant year are as under:
|As on||Number of sanctioned posts||Number of incumbents in position||Number of vacant posts|
The Ministries/Departments are required to fill the vacancies as per Recruitment Rules and extant guidelines. This Department issues instructions from time to time to all Ministries/Departments to fill up the vacant posts on timely basis. The data in this regard is not centrally maintained.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
NEW DELHI, December 19, 2013
The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.
“The Finance Ministry is working out a Cabinet proposal for constitution of the 7th Pay Commission which could be taken up for consideration in the next couple of weeks,” a source said.
According to information available, the government’s intention to constitute 7th Pay Commission before going for polls is clear as it has made provision of Rs. 3.5 crore in the second supplementary demands for grants in this regard which was approved by Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session.
Earlier in September this year, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had announced that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved setting up of the 7th Pay Commission.
According to the announcement, the Commission will be mandated to submit its report in two years time and its recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016.
However, after that announcement, no formal proposal was put up before the Union Cabinet for constitution of the Commission.
As per the practice, the Commission is headed by a former Supreme Court Judge and its other members would include experts and officials.
Meanwhile, the government is also believed to have approved fixing minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
The government is also understood to have cleared maximum basic wage ceiling of Rs. 15,000 per month for deduction of Provident Fund from existing Rs. 6,500 per month for private sector workers, in general, covered under schemes run by EPFO.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
In Rajya Sabha the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy said in written reply to a question that there is no proposal to provide for Parent Care Leave on the lines of Child Care Leave (CCL).
And also he replied, "Global Age Watch Index is a measure of quality of life and well-being of older people around the world. It measures the economic, social and political elements. India is ranked 73rd out of 91 countries selected for the index.
The Government has no proposal to provide for Parent Care Leave on the lines of Child Care Leave (CCL). CCL is allowed to female Central Government employees with a specific purpose of improving participation of more females in Government service. The Central Government employees are already entitled to various kinds of leave which can be availed for appropriate purposes".
Details of availability and shortage of Central Government Residential accommodations in various districts of Kerala
The below information was collected from a written reply in Parliament by the minister of state for Urban Development on 5th December 2013…
|City Status Category||Type-I||Type-II||Type-III||Type-IV||Type-V||Type-VI|
|GPRA Trivandrum Available||16||16||134||52||12||–|
|GPRA Thrikkakara Cochin Available||32||116||68||24||4||–|
|GPRA Kallai, Calicut Available||–||14||14||14||14||2|
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)
FLASH! FLASH!! FLASH!!!
FIRST MILESTONE ON legal fight for GDS DEPARTMENTALISATION
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011.
This is a TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF GDS
NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) DID IT
FINAL LEGAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN
We shall fight for GDS both legally and organizationally
Join AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and strengthen further the fight for the cause of GDS. Nobody can break the unity among NFPE & GDS. Isolate and expose those renegades who betrayed GDS and joined anti-NFPE camp and tried to break the unity between GDS & NFPE. Participation of more than 10000 GDS in the GDS (NFPE) Parliament March proved that we are already recognised by the GDS Employees all over India.
Donate Liberally to NFPE Legal Expense Fund
The National Federation of Postal Employees and the All India Postal Employees Union (Gramin Dak Sevaks) had approached Hon'ble Supreme Court of India by way of filing Writ Petition (C) No.1003 of 2013. There were two basic prayers apart from the consequential prayers in the Writ Petition. These prayers are:-
“(i) that a direction be issued to the Respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants for all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits, and
(ii) the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.”
The matter was heard at some length on 13.12.2013 in Court No.2 as Item No.8 before a Bench comprising of Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.M. Lodha & Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh. The Federation and the Union were represented before the Hon'ble Supreme Court by Shri M.R. Calla, Senior Advocate [Former Judge of Rajasthan High Court & Gujarat High Court] along with Shri Uday Gupta, Advocate. Their Lordships were of the view that the issues raised in the Writ Petition are of importance and keeping in mind the fact that about 3 lakhs persons are serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Gramin Dak Sevaks) and are posted at various places in the Country, the issues raised can be considered by Hon'ble Delhi High Court and this would also avoid multiplicity of legal proceedings.
Hon'ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated 13.12.2013 directed as under :-
(i) That Writ Petition (C) No.1003/2013 be transferred to Hon'ble Delhi High Court for consideration;
(ii) That Registry of Hon'ble Supreme Court to transmit the entire record and proceedings to Hon'ble Delhi High Court;
(iii) That Registry of Hon'ble Delhi High Court to register the Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and proceed with the matter.
See Order below:
ITEM NO.8 COURT NO.2 SECTION X
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 1003 OF 2013
NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR Petitioner(s)
UNION OF INDIA Respondent(s)
(With office report )
[FOR PREL. HEARING]
Date: 13/12/2013 This Petition was called on for hearing today.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE R.M. LODHA
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SHIVA KIRTI SINGH
For Petitioner(s) Mr. M.R. Calla, Sr. Adv.
Mr. Uday Gupta, Adv.
Ms. Shivani M. Lal, Adv.
Mr. M.K. Tripathi, Adv.
Ms. Pratiksha Sharma, Adv.
Mr. Ankit Achariya, Adv.
Mr. Mohan Pandey,Adv.
UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R
Writ Petition is disposed of in terms of the signed order.
(Rajesh Dham) (Sneh Lata Sharma)
Court Master Court Master
(signed order is placed on the file)
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 1003 OF 2013
NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR. Petitioner(s)
UNION OF INDIA Respondent(s)
O R D E R
This is a Writ Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India by the National Federation of Postal Employees and All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NEPE). The principal prayers in the Writ Petition are, (one) that a direction be issued to the respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants for all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits, and (two) the Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.
2. Having regard to the controversy raised in the matter, we are satisfied that the grievance of the petitioners can be adequately considered by the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.
3. Since about three lakh persons serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Dak Sevaks) are concerned about the subject matter and they are spread all over the country, we are satisfied that to avoid multiplicity of proceedings in different High Courts, it would be appropriate that the matter is considered by one High Court.
4. We, accordingly, transfer this Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court for consideration.
5. The Registry shall transmit the record and proceedings of the Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court.
6. Upon receipt of the record and proceedings of the Writ Petition, the Registry of the Delhi High Court shall register the Writ Petition and proceed with the matter accordingly.
7. So far as this Court is concerned, Writ Petition stands disposed of.
( R.M. LODHA )
( SHIVA KIRTI SINGH )
DECEMBER 13, 2013
Donate Liberally to NFPE Legal Expense Fund
1) All General/Circle/Divisional Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions
2) All Members & Well wishers of NFPE
As you are aware for filing a writ petition in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and also to conduct the case in the Delhi High Court, a huge amount is required. NFPE’s financial position is not sound. We request all the General/Circle/Divisional Secretaries of NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and also rank and file members and well-wishers to donate liberally towards Court Case Expenses Fund. The amount may be remitted to the following address.
SECRETARY GENERAL/FINANCE SECRETARY
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building
NEW DELHI – 110001
Donation of Rs. 500/- and above will be published in the “Postal Crusader” with Name/Division/Circle
With fraternal greetings,
(M. Krishnan) (P. Pandurangarao)
Secretary General General Secretary
NFPE AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
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