Monday 26 March 2018
Circle Union writes to the Chief PMG to cancel the order for opening of Post Offices on 29th and 30th March, 2018 .
No. P3NFPE-Odisha/ 05 - 03/2018
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 26th March, 2018
Dr. S K Kamila, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
Sub:- Request to cancel the order for opening of Post Offices on 29th and 30th March, 2018 .
Inviting a kind reference to the Circle Office letter No.LI/Misc-Corr/2013-14, dated 26.03.2018 with direction to open PLI CPCs on 29th and 30th March, 2018, this is to intimate that while normal Sundays are being snatched away on the plea of several melas, meetings, workshops etc. in complete violation of Directorate’s guidelines issued vide its letter No. 16/56/2011-SR dated 8.7.2011 and reiterated vide letter No 08/15/2011-SR dated 09.01.2012, now holidays meant for the employees to celebrate different special occasions are also in jeopardy.
Of late, we came to know that some Divisions like Cuttack South, Cuttack City and Dhenkanal Division had ordered the employees to work on 25.03.2018 (Sunday), i.e. Ram Navami, the most important festival of Hindu community. Now, the above order of the Circle Office is intended to play with the sentiments of Jain and Christian community compelling the employees to work on Mahavir Jayanti (29.03.2018) and Good Friday (30.03.2018).
We may not commit a mistake in making you understand that India is a secular country giving equal importance and freedom to all community to follow and celebrate respective religion with constitutional rights. But unfortunately the above order of the Circle Office stands in the way of the constitutional rights of the citizens.
While the day to day CBS and CSI problems have seriously affected the normal lives of the employees, the above arbitrary and unethical order has added salt to the injury.
Therefore, this Circle Union sincerely requests you to immediately cancel the above order and allow the employees at least to celebrate the festivals with their family and friends.
Expecting your immediate necessary action and kind response.
Confederation writes to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on abolition of Posts lying vacant for more than five year
Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19 Dated – 20.03.2018
Shri Narendra Modi Ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Abolition of Posts lying vacant for more than five years – reg.
Ref: - (1) Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 7 (1)/E. Cord-1/2017 dated 16th January 2018.
(2) Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs OM No. 19011/01/2015-Fin.II (Pt.) dated 19th January 2018.
This representation is submitted with the most fervent hope that the Hon’ble Prime Minister will be condescend to intercede on behalf of the 32 lakhs of Central Govt. Employees who are very much aggrieved by the above mentioned orders of the Finance Ministry and Home Ministry.
Sir, It is with much shock and dismay the Central Govt. Employees came to know about the above mentioned orders of the Finance Ministry, Department of Expenditure to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years in all departments of Govt. of India. In this regard we would like to submit the following facts for your benign consideration and favourable orders.
(i) Post are lying vacant for more than five years, not because that there is no work load justified for retention of such posts. It is because of the dismal failure of the authorities to take timely and prompt action to complete the recruitment process to fill up those posts in a time bound manner. Due to this inordinate delay in filling up of those vacant posts, the remaining staff are compelled to do the work of those posts also. The abnormal delay in completing the recruitment process by staff Selection Commission is also a main reason for posts remaining unfilled for years together. In some cases, outsourced contract and casual employees are working for years together against those vacant posts. Thus it can be seen that a blanket order to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years is unrealistic and not rational.
(ii) Posts are created after assessing the workload based on time-tested parameters and time tests. Abolishing such posts, in a most mechanical manner, even without re-assessing whether present workload justified retention of such posts by carrying out establishment review, will lead to imposing of heavy workload on the existing staff on a permanent measure which may create a chaotic situation in Govt. offices as the efficiency of offices may be adversely affected due to unbearable workload.
(iii) It may be pointed out that it is during the last NDA Govt’s time in May 2001 executive orders were issued to abolish 2/3rd (two-third) of all direct recruitment vacancies based on annual Direct Recruitment Plan in all departments without assessing whether the posts are justified or not. Lakhs of posts are abolished during the period from 2001 to 2008. Finally Sixth Central pay Commissions severely criticized the Govt’s policy of abolishing direct recruitment vacancies and opined that this has led to an “ageing bureaucracy” and strongly recommended to withdraw the abolition orders. Accordingly Govt. has withdrawn that orders and DOP&T has issued orders for filling up of all vacant posts.
(iv) It is most unfortunate that again the present NDA Govt. has issued another orders in 2018 to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years without giving any consideration to the facts as to what is the reason for posts remaining vacant for such a long period, whether there is justification for retention of those posts as per establishment review etc.
In view of the above facts, I, on behalf of the Central Govt. employees, most humbly request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to intervene immediately so that the orders issued by Finance Ministry will be reviewed in an objective, dispassionate and rational manner and be either withdrawn or kept in abeyance.
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National Council, JCM
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No.PF-01(e)/2018 Dated: 21st March, 2018
All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers
All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ORGANIZED BY CONFEDERATION OF C.G.E & W.
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers has decided to organize a National convention of Central Government employees on 10th June 2018 at Sundaraiyya Vignana kendram, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad from 10 am to 5 pm with the object to declare the campaign programme and the strike to settle 10 Points Charter of demands.
The confederation has allotted quota to NFPE as 150 delegates to participate in the said convention. Therefore the quota is allotted to all affiliates as mentioned below:
PIII - 30, PIV – 30, RIII - 20, RIV - 20, Admn - 15, Postal Acctts - 15,
SBCO – 15, GDS- 10, Casual labourers - 5.
All affiliated unions are requested to allot quota accordingly to all circles.
All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.
1. Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C - 09848082697
2. Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC - 09912348233
3. Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF - 08985971009
4. Com. Balakrishna, ITEF - 08985970999
As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.
2. Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
3. Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five years. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.
4. (a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.
5. Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.
6. Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.
7. Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.
8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.
9. Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.
10. (a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
(b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.