Thursday, January 3, 2013

AIPEDEU CHQ CIRCULAR - Progress on strike demands.

AIPEDEU CHQ CIRCULAR - Progress on strike demands.                                                                Tele-Fax: 23697701
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
No.GDS/CHQ/1/5/2013                                                          Dated 01-01-2013
       All the Circle / Divisional/ Branch Secretaries of All India Postal Extra Departmental  Employees Union. All India Office Bearers
Progress on strike demands particularly on Bonus and Medical scheme.

Rs. 3500/- Bonus has not been Rejected. Don’t believe false propaganda of Krishnan & Co.

Unite all GDS for the cause of our justified demands.
You are all aware that Com. Krishnan & Co are continuously making false propaganda against AIPEDEU through SMS and print Media when AIPEDEU launched struggles for the cause of GDS justified demands. We all faced such type of ill motto and false propaganda during historic indefinite strike in the month of October, 2012

We would like to bring the realities and facts to our GDS fraternity. During our indefinite strike, Department of posts positively recommended for enhancement of bonus ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS employees. Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT Sri Kapil Sibal also recommended positively by writing letter to Finance Minister. After examining the issue Finance Minister sent back the file to the department for seeking some clarifications.

Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary and Com. B.V. Rao, Asst. General Secretary met Hon’ble Secretary, Department of Posts Smt. Manjula Prasher, on 01.01.2013 at Secretary’s Chamber. The leaders were informed that a committee of three officers of Directorate headed by Sri Alok Saxena, DDG(Estt.) was constituted to discuses and decide the issues raised by finance ministry. Hon’ble secretary assured our leaders that the report of the committee will be submitted to the Finance Ministry within one month. She also assured that she will try her level best to grant Rs. 3500/- bonus to GDS officials as early as possible. Our leaders expressed heartful thanks and New Year Greetings on behalf of GDS fraternity to the Secretary Department of Posts.
Appeal to Branch/Divisional Secretaries
Meet your local M.Ps and request them to send letters to Finance Minister and communication Minister to grant enhancement bonus ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS employees.

All our Branch/Divisional Secretaries are requested to meet your local M.Ps between 7th January,2013 to 16th January, 2013 at your convenient and requesting them to send letters to the Finance Minister and communication Minister to recommend for bonus enhancement to GDS employees. Submit the note on Bonus demand to your M.Ps. We are sending the note along this circular. After obtaining the letter from M.Ps, it may be sent to our CHQ to publish in Rural Postal Employees.

Finance Minister address
Communication Minister address
Sri P. Chidambaram jee,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,   
Government of India, North Block,   
New Delhi – 110001.
Shri Kapil Sibal,
Hon’ble Minister for Communication & IT,
6 CGO Complex, Lodhi Raod
New Delhi – 110003.

Regarding Medical scheme department started software work for preparing health cards. After completion of this work, Medical Scheme will be implemented. Date Collection i.e. particulars of GDS and his family members will be done at divisional level.

Due to continuous efforts of our CHQ, the department of posts is seeking information from all divisional heads to review the Nataraja Murthy committee recommendation regarding one point for Rs. 20000/- cash handling. All our divisional/branch secretaries are requested to ask the divisional heads for sending in formation what directorate required as early as possible.

Two days strike in February 2013
All Central Trade Unions, Independent Federations and All India Unions have taken decision to go on two days strike i.e. 20 and 21st February 2013 against anti workers policies of the central Government. This is the first strike conducting two days against the policies of the central Government after independence. We appeal all our members to participate and conduct two days strike effectively. Charter of demands and strike notice will be sent soon.  
CHQ Quota
All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to send quota/arrear quota to CHQ as early as possible. We have not received quotas from the most of the circles for last one year. Circle Secretaries are requested to motivate Divisional/Branch Secretaries to clear quota to CHQ. Treat this an urgent. Otherwise it is difficult to maintain CHQ for day to day activities and struggles.

Central Working Committee (CWC)
We would like to conduct second central working committee in the month of March/April in Andhra Pradesh. Details will be published in the next circular


          New Year greetings                                                                    
 Yours fraternally,                                                                                      
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
 General Secretary 

Note on Bonus to submit your local Hon’ble Member of Parliament
Grass injustice and discrimination has been done to Gramin Dak Sevaks of postal department by denying Bonus Ceiling of Rs. 3500/- at par with Departmental Staff. Grant bonus Ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS without any discrimination as this section is neglected, discriminated and ill treated throughout right from British regime to till date. It is not the Agency system in existence but the Sevaks are really sevaks for the department of posts and the rural India. Unscientific assessment of workload, compensation of Rs.500/- for the work of 3-5 hours daily, incentive for insurance (not commission like LIC), detaining GDS at the office to assist departmental staff etc., are a few examples how this section of the society is exploited in the system. So, we feel grave injustice would be caused if the benefit already given to GDS like Bonus ceiling is snatched. The 2.7 lakh GDS employees are urging in one voice to end this blatant injustice without any further delay. If there was not justification, the Bonus file would not have been resubmitted by the communication ministry time and again. It is high time we believe to settle the issue in favour of the GDS who are the key nerve of the postal net work.
Kindly look into the matter in the best interest of this toiling GDS and cause to grant Bonus ceiling of Rs.3500/- at the earliest for which we are ever grateful.

We once again respectfully crave your indulgence for judicious settlement of the issues.

        With profound regards,

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