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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE UNFAIR RR OF AAOS SHOULD BE MODIFIED - HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND SEND RESOLUTIONS ON 25-09-2017

All India Postal Accounts Employees Association
Central Headquarter
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
13-B, New Mahavir Nagar, DAO Plat, New Delhi – 110018
E-mail : aipaea2009@gmail.com         Blog : www.aipaea09blogspot.com

AIPAEA/CHQ/2017                                                           Date: 20-09-2017

To
Sri. Dilip Padhye,
Sr. DDG (PAF),
Department of Posts,
New Delhi.

Sub: - Proposed RRs of AAO of IP&TAFS Group ‘B’ – deletion of SCF quota - Modifications sought there of – Request - Reg.
Ref:- 1.The proposed draft RRs notification along with Schedule as approved by DOP&T & UPSC circulated vide Lr.No. 301(1)/2012/PA Admn.III/1031 to 1032 14-09-2017.
and earlier circulated draft RRs as annexed to PA Wing letter dated 23-03-2017.
          2. This Association Letter dated 24-05-2017.
          3. This Association Letter No. AIPAEA/CHQ/2017 dated 05-04-2017.
          4. DOP, PA-Wing letter no 301(1)/2011/PA- Admn III/RRs/1818-1820
                dated 21.02.2011.
          5.  This Association letter No. AIPAEA/CHQ/2011 dated 24-02-2011
               a/t Member(F) and copy to DDG(PAF). 
          6. Department of Posts, Junior Accounts Officer, Gr.B (Non-Gazetted Recruitment Rules, 2002 notified on 10th January 2002.
                     
Respected Sir,

This Association extends hearty welcome to you as Senior DDG (PAF). Your leadership at the crucial juncture of implementation of CSI in the PAOs and framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Accounts Officers, it is hoped, will strengthen the PAO as an independent organization and fulfill the aspirations of the Postal Accounts employees.

I would like to bring it to your kind notice that the draft Recruitment Rules circulated vide letter under reference one has shattered all the hopes of the Postal Accounts employees. The RRs, if notified in the present form, will seal the career prospects of the Postal Accounts employees forever. The suggestions of this Association in this regard have not been considered. The UPSC, DOP&T and the Department have changed the original decision of providing 40% quota under Seniority cum Fitness to the Senior Accountants working in the DOP and DOT.

I submit that severe unrest is brewing among the employees working in the Postal Accounts for withdrawing the existing quota under SCF for promotion to the post of AAO. Under these circumstances, to ventilate the grievance of the Postal Accounts employees, this Association is charting on the agitation path. Protest Demonstrations at all the PAOs will be held on 25-09-2017 and the employees will undertake Post Card campaign.

It is requested to have a serious re-look on the entire matter to incorporate the suggestions made by the Staff Side in the draft notification to protect the interests of the Postal Accounts employees.

With Regards,

Yours faithfully,
 Sd/-,
(S.B.YADAV)
General Secretary





Monday, September 18, 2017


REMEMBER! REMEMBER! 19TH SEPTEMBER
Dear Comrades,

The 19th September 1968 is the red-letter day in the history of Central Government employee’s movement. It is remembered for the brutal attitude of the Establishment against the workers and employees. It is remembered for the valiant fight and great sacrifices of the hundreds and thousands of Central Government employees for a collective cause. That date symbolizes the resurrection of self-respect of the Central Government employees and reassertion of the rights of the employees. The butchering of 17 striking employees at Pathankot, Bikaner and Delhi, the suspensions, dismissals and terminations of thousands of employees across the country, chillingly remind all of us that the present day rights and facilities have not come as bounties from Governments but are the fruits of struggles and sacrifices.

The first ever strike of Central Government employees in independent India commenced on July 11 1960 and continued for five days. That strike was described as civilian rebellion by the then Prime Minister Sri. Jawaharlal Nehru and it was brutally suppressed. The Central Government employees went on that strike demanding improvements and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations as the Need Based Minimum Wage concept was rejected by the Commission. Though the strike was suppressed, realization dawned on the Rulers and a need for a negotiation channel for Central Government employees was felt. Sri. Gulzarilal Nanda, the then Home Minister, constituted the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) in the year 1966. It was intended that all the issues of the Central Government employees would be solved across the table and there will be no more strikes!

The Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour Conference, Merger of DA with Pay, Revision of DA formula were the agenda items in the first meeting of JCM. It took more than one and half years to record disagreement and refer the matter to the Board of Arbitration. The Government refused to appoint Board of Arbitration. The Government that created the JCM scheme itself has laid foundation for its destruction in its very first meeting! That is the provocation of the Central Government Employees for going on one-day strike on 19th September 1968!

Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers, All India Railwaymen Federation, All India Defence Employees Federation spearheaded the struggle. The Kerala State Government under the Chief Ministership of Com. E.M.S. Namboodiripad was the only State, which fully supported the strike. The Central Government played every trick to fail the strike. Thousands of employees and their leaders arrested and jailed. To weaken the movement sarkari union was formed! In spite of all the repression the strike was a grand success. The Central Government employees announced loudly and clearly that no amount of repression could deter them in defending their rights!

The Demands of the one day strike are still relevant and important to the employees: Need based Minimum Wage; Full neutralization of rise in prices; withdrawal of proposal to retire employees with 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service; vacation of victimization and reinstatement of victimized workers; no retrenchment without equivalent alternative jobs; abolition of contract and casual labour system. After 50 years of that historic strike, still Central Government employees are fighting to attain some of those lofty goals and to retain the other rights and privileges.

Government has snatched our right to pension. The employees are under threat of FR56J and CCS (Pension) Rule 48. Even after lapse of one year, the assurances given by the three Cabinet Ministers of the present day NDA Government to modify and increase the minimum pay and fitment formula recommended by the 7th CPC were not honoured. The employees are subjected to cheating in the matter of Allowances. Silently the Government is going ahead with closure of Departments, Privatisation, and outsourcing. Departments are reeling under the huge shortage of manpower. Inflation is accelerating and DA is decelerating. Grameen Dak Sevaks of Postal Department are on struggle path for their revision of pay and grant of status. The glorious tradition of struggle and sacrifice of 19th September 1968 Strike is showing us the beckoning light to face all these challenges and withstood the coming onslaughts. Let’s commemorate the inspiring memory of 1968 September 19th strike. Let’s imbibe that Great Spirit! Let’s marshal all our strength and march ahead united to safeguard the interests of the Central Government employees in particular and the interest of working class in general.

Red Salute to the 19th Sept. 1968 Strike participants! 
Red Salute to the Martyrs!


DRAFT AAO RECRUITMENT RULES AS APPROVED BY DOP&T & UPSC - DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING COMMENTS FROM THE STAKEHOLDERS - PLEASE IMMEDIATELY SEND THE COMMENTS

Saturday, September 9, 2017

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS



Circular dated 07-09-2017
1.     Confederation Charter of Demands - Organise Next Phase of agitation with large partcipation of employees & Pensioners:
        (1)   19th September 2017 (Tuesday) -  Mass dharna at all District Headquarters.
        (2)   17th October 2017 (Tuesday) - Mass dharna at all State Capitals.
        (3)   2017 November 9th, 10th & 11th - Three days “Maha Dharna” at New Delhi along with Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations.
        (4)   Indefinite strike in 2018 jointly with Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations.
        2017 November 9th, 10th, 11th - Delhi Maha Dharna:
        The following quota is fixed for Delhi Maha Dharna for each day.  All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure participation of employees as per quota fixed.  Quota fixed is minimum and maximum effort may be made for participation of employees more than the quota. 
                                                                            09-11-2017      10-11-2017       11-11-2017
        1.     National Federation of
               Postal Employees (NFPE)                        600                   600                    600
        2.     Income Tax Employees
               Federation (ITEF)                                      200                   200                    200
        3.     All India Audit & Accts.                                
               Association                                                 100                   100                    100
        4.     All India Civil Accounts
               Employees Association                             100                   100                    100
        5.     National Federation of Atomic
               Energy Employees                                    100                   100                    100
        6.     All India Central Ground Water
               Employees Association                             100                   100                    100
        7.     Geological Survey of India
               Employees Association                              50                     50                      50
        8.     All other affiliates                                    20 each            20 each             20 each
        9.     C-O-C Delhi                                                50                     50                      50
        10.   C-O-C UP                                                   50                    50                     50
        11.  C-O-C West Bengal                                50                    50                     50
        12.  C-O-C Kerala                                            20                    20                     20
        13.  C-O-C AP.Telengana                             50                    50                     50
        14.  C-O-C Tamilnadu                                    50                    50                     50
        15.  C-O-C Karnataka                                     20                    20                     20
        16.  Rajasthan,Punjab, Haryana
               Himachal C-O-Cs                               50 each          50 each           50 each 
        17.  All other C-O-Cs                                 10 each          10 each           10 each
               Grand total each day                            2000                2000                 2000
               (approximate)
        All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each state and affiliates.
        For Delhi Maha dharna and indefinite strike (2018) the following 12 points charter of demands approved by the National Convention of Workers will be Part-I and Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands (see circular dated 16-8-2017 published in website and also sent by post) will be Part II of the Charter of demands.
Part-I - 12 point Common Charter of Demands of all workers:
1.    Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.    Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.    Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4.    Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.    Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6.    Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7.    Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8.    Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9.    Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10.  Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11.  Against Labour law amendments.
12.  Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
PART II - 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
Please see Circular dated 09-08-2917.
Add the following:
Item (6) -     (a)    No Downsizing, Privatisation, Outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions (b) Stop the proposed move to close down Govt. of India Presses.
Item (8)    -     (a)    Withdraw the draconian FR 56(J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short-cut as punitive measure to punish and victimise the employees.
                       (b)    Withdraw all trade union victimisation and attack on trade union facilities.
Conventions, General Body Meetings, gate meetings etc. may be held in all offices/departments/state and intensive campaign and mobilisation work may be organised to make the above programmes a grand success.  Notices and leaflets may be printed and circulated.  Publicity may be given through local media and maximum use of social media may also be made.
Comrades, to defeat the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the NDA Government, maximum unity of the working class is the need of the hour.  Only through a united struggle of the entire working class of the country these policies can be halted.  Confederation being an organisation which is in the forefront of all struggles against the neo-liberal policies and also being the one and the only organisation which is continuously fighting for the demands of the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners, has an added responsibility to make the struggle of the entire working class a grand success. An alternative policy is possible and only the working class can lead the struggle for an alternative policy and save the workers and also the common people of our country.  Let us be proud to be part of such a patriotic struggle.
2.      Towards 50th Anniversary of 1968 September 19th historic one day strike of Central Government Employees:
2018 September 19th (next year) is the 50th anniversary of 1968 September 19th strike.  Before independence and after independence, the Central Government employees had conducted many strikes.  But 1968 September 19th strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class.  It is because that the strike had raised the demand for a scientific wage revision based on the Need Based Minimum Wage formula approved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference held in 1957.  Central Govt. employees fought for the demand of entire working class of India ie. Need Based Minimum Wage.  The ruling class of India understood that if the demand of the Central Govt. employees is accepted, all other section of the working class including those in private sector shall go on struggle for implementation of Need Based Minimum Wage to them also and ultimately it will result in changing their pro-capitalist economic policy itself, which they never want to change.  The ruling class let loose all destructive forces and repressive measures  at their command to crush the strike. The Cental Government employees had to pay a heavy price -seventeen (17)  comrades had been brutally murdered by the ruling class. In addition 40000 suspensions, 64000 termination notices, arrets, imprisionment, chargesheets , heavy punishments, transfers etc. Even today, the Central Government employees and other sections of the working class are on struggle path demanding  Need Based Minimum Wage.
              To make the begining of the 50th anniversary of the historic strike, this year’s  Martyrs day  on 19-09-2017 should be organised in a befitting manner at all places by hoisting flags, paying homage to martyrs etc. Before the 50th anniversary day on 2018 september 19th, seminars, honouring of those who are victiimseld in the 1968 september 19th strike etc may be organised at all important centres. The details of other programmes to be organised in connection with the 50th anniversary will be  decided in the next National Secretariat meeting of the confederation to be held at Mumbai on     10-01-2018.
3.           All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop.
As  already decided in the National Secretariat meeting, the All India Women’s Trade Union workshop will be held at Mumbai. The C-O-C Maharashtra (Mumbai) has decided to hold the workshop on 11th & 12th Jannuary 2018 (Thursday  and Friday) . Details of venue etc will be finalised later.
The delegate fee is fixed as Rs. 1000/- (Rs one thousand only) per head. Food and accommodation will be provided by the Reception Committee.  (Accommodation from 10th forenoon to 13th 6 AM. Food on 11th & 12th only). The following quota is fixed for each affiliated organisation and C-O-Cs for participation of delegates in the workshop. Each organisation and C-O-C is requested to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed. As train reservation commences four months before and there is every likelihood of heavy rush for Mumbai trains, all delegates may be instructed to book their travel tickets immediately. Non-availability of confirmed tickets should not be an excuse for non-attendance of delegates as per quota fixed. Dates of the workshop is declared well in advance, to facilitate booking of confirmed travel tickets. All affiliates should send their delegates without fail as per quota fixed.
Quota for the All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop to be held at Mumbai on.11th & 12 th January 2018.
1.           National Federation of Postal Employees        -           80
2.           Income Tax Employees Federation                    -           30
3.           All India Audit & Accounts Association             -           15
4.           All India Civil Accounts Employees Association-        15
5.           National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees-    10
6.           All other affiliated organisations (minimum)     -           3 each
7.           C-O-C Delhi                                                            -           5
8.           C-O-C-West Bengal                                              -           10
9.           C-O-C Kerala                                                          -           10
10.         All other state level  C-O-CS                                -           5 each
11.         C-O-C Mumbai                                                       -           50
The Women’s  sub committee members of  Confederation should compulsorily attend the workshop. There will be a meeting of the women’s sub committee on the first day evening of the workshop. All affiliated organisations should inform their women sub committee members nominated by them immediately. Confederation CHQ is not sending the circulars to the women sub committee members as only two organisations have furnished the full address of their nominees to the women sub committee.  
Hold state level women’s convention and constitute women’s sub committees at state level before the Mumbai workshop.
All C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisations are requested to organise state level women’s convention before the Mumbai workshop. State level women’s sub committees may be constituted in the convention. A state level convention was organised at Hyderabad in connection with the state  Conference of Andhra/Telangana C-O-C and a state level Women’s sub committee was formed. Com Usha Boneppalli, Chairperson of the confederation, All India Women’s sub committee attended the state level convention and took initiative for formation of state level women’s sub committee.
4.           National Secretariat Meeting of confederation 10-01-2018-Mumbai
              National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation will be held at Mumbai on 10-01-2018 (10th January 2018 Wednesday) from 10.30 AM onwards. All National Secretariat Members and Women sub-committee office bearers (Office bearers only) are requested to attend to meeting in time. Detailed notice will be issued later. Please book your travel tickets early.
5.           NPS & OUTSOURCING - JOINT PROGRAMME OF CENTRAL AND STATE GOVT EMPLOYEES (CONFEDERATION AND ALL INDIA STATE GOVT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION)
              All  C-O-Cs are requested to keep in touch with State Govt. Employees Federation leaders  and ensure implementation of the following decisions of the 2017 June 10th joint National Convention.
1.           State level Joint conventions.
2.           District/Taluk level joint conventions
3.           Mass Dharna at all important centres including state capitals on 21-11-2017 (Tuesday).
Dates of Rajbhavan March, All India Jathas, Parliament march etc. will be decided later. State level joint conventions are already held in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha.
6.           WFTU-TUI MEET AT TRIVANDRUM AND KOLKATA
Those organisations and C-O-Cs  which have not yet remitted the quota fixed by the National Secretariat are requested to remit the same immediately. Trivandrum meet is on 11th & 12th September and Kolkata meet is on 9th & 10th October 2017.
Those who are remitting the money in the Bank Account of Confederation CHQ, should intimate the full details of remittance such as name of remitter, date of remittance, amount remitted etc to Com .Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Finance Secretary, confederation CHQ (Mob & WhatsApp 09868520926) Email ID- aicaeachq@gmail.com Otherwise it is not possible to issue receipt for the remittance, as Bank has informed that the full particulars of the remitters is not available with them.
Please remit the amount fixed without fail.
7.           UPDATING THE MOBILE, WHATSAPP AND E-MAIL ID OF ALL  AFFILIATES AND C-O-CS.
1.           All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to send by email or whatsApp or SMS                 the following particulars before 15-10-2017.
              (a)    Name of Organisation/C-O-C’
              (b)    Mobile Number
              (c)     WhatsApp number
              (d)    Email ID.
2.           All National Secretariat members are also requested to furnish the following                 
              details.
              (a)    Name
              (b)    WhatsApp number
              (c)     Email ID.
3.           Inspite of repeated reminders only two organisations have given the  full postal address (with pincode) of women sub-committee members of confederation nominated by each affiliate.   All affiliates are one again requested to send the full address (with pincode) of the Women sub committee members nominated by them. At present for want of correct address, Confederation CHQ is not sending circulars by post to women sub committee members. Some Women sub committee members have complained non-receipt of circulars by post.
              Yours Fraternally you,
                                                                                                M.KRISHNAN
                                                                                                Secretary General
                                                                                  Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125
                                                                             Email ID:  mkrishnan6854@gmail.com