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........RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GDS COMMITTEE (2017) REPORT ....IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS STARTED ....... VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS IN GDS CADRE HAS BEEN COMMENCED..........AIPEU GDS (NFPE) SUBMITTED APPLICATION TO THE DIRECTORATE IN THE NAME OF 'AIPEU-GDS' TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENSUING VERIFICATION................... .......

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Friday, June 29, 2012

REFORMS IN DEPT. OF POSTS - NEWS


Displeased with postal sector, Kapil Sibal calls for reforms

New Delhi, Jun 28, 2012 (PTI)

A review meeting of the entire Indian postal sector, chaired by Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal, has found it lagging behind its peers in other parts of the world and called for immediate reforms.

Sibal was displeased with the unorganised nature of Indian postal sector in general, its low contribution to GDP and under-utilised potential to generate employment. According to ministry sources, Sibal on the basis of cross country data presented to him remarked that "Indian Postal Sector is unorganised and grossly undeveloped. In absence of a forward looking policy framework, the Postal Sector in India has failed to keep with global development".

The meeting was held in connection with finalisation of the draft cabinet note for the first detailed National Postal Policy. The data presented in the meeting suggested that global postal services are likely to reach USD 331 billion by 201.
 
This, however, did not incorporate the current status or contribution of Indian postal sector due to non-availability of authentic data. The officials told Sibal that postal sector in some European countries' contributed between 0.6-0.9 per cent to their GDP but the contribution of estimated Rs 15,000 crore Indian Postal sector is much lower.
In terms of employment generation, postal sector of France accounts for 1 per cent of total employment.
As many as 27 postal service providers in European Union account for 0.5 per cent of the region's total employment whereas it stood at around 0.6 million people out of 1.2 billion population in India.

"Postal sector urgently requires legislative, institutional and governance reforms," Sibal said. He also asked the postal department to make provision for uniform quality standards of services and grievance redressal mechanism at par with global best practices in the policy.

Source: Deccan Herald

SUCCESSFUL DHARNA ON 28-06-2012 BY GDS

FIRST PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAM TAKEN UP BY AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ IS VERY MUCH SUPPORTED BY RANK & FILE OF NFPE AND MADE IT SUCCESSFUL.

DETAILED & MUCH ENCOURAGING REPORTS RECEIVED BY CHQ THAT DHARNA PROGRAM IN FRONT OF O/O CPMG & SUPDT. OF POST OFFICES CONDUCTED IN MOST OF THE DIVISIONS IN THE CIRCLES AND VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WITH LARGE MEDIA COVERAGE.

AND 

SUBMISSION OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS TO THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, NEW DELHI THROUGH THE SUPDT. OF POs AND CPMsG PARTICULARLY AGREED BY THE CONCERNING AUTHORITIES.

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE)  CONVEYS ITS HEARTFELT GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL FOR THE SUCCESSFUL OBSERVATION OF THE CALL GIVEN BY OUR CHQ.

NEXT PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAM IS AHEAD i.e.,

 "MARCH  TO  PARLIAMENT"

WITH RAISED VOICE OF DEMANDS 
ALONG WITH ALL CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES 
ON 26-07-2012 
 BESIDES NFPE CONVENTION 
AT 3.30PM.

AND

"DHARNA AT PARLIAMENT" 
 ON 27-07-2012 
ONLY ON GDS DEMANDS 
ALONG WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF NFPE UNIONS AND SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM 
TO GOVT. 
DEMANDING : 
DEPARTMENTALIZATION OF BOs & GDS

INCLUDE PAY REVISION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC

SCRAP GDS (CONDUCT & ENGAGEMENT) RULES, 2011 &   CONTINUE GDS(CONDUCT&EMPLOYMENT) RULES,
 
END DISCRIMINATION IN BONUS CEILING 
AND GRANT CELING OF Rs.3500 
AT PAR WITH DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES - 

 ENHANCEMENT OF MATERNITY LEAVE BENEFIT 
TO WOMEN GDS FOR 6 MONTHS ETC.,

ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT FOR GDS - 

COMRADWS ATTENDING  ABOVE TWO PROGRAMS  AT NEW DELHI ON 26-07-2012 & 27-07-2012 FOR BOTH DAYS AT :

KHSHATRIYA KHUKHRAIN SABHA
1809, WEST PATEL NAGAR,
NEW DELHI - 110 008


THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES & CHQ OFFICE BEARERS ARE REQUESTED TO INTIMATE THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF GDS COMRADES ATTENDING THE PROGRAMS AT DELHI TO CHQ AT THE EARLIEST FOR PROVIDING BETTER ARRANGEMENTS. 

PLEASE RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.


ALL FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN ACCORDINGLY ..

UNITE - MOBILIZE - ORGANIZE 
 SUCCESS WILL BE YOURS

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A DAY LONG DHARNA CALL OBSERVED IN MANY CIRCLES - AIPEUGDS(NFPE)

A DAY LONG DHARNA PROGRAM HAS BEEN HELD IN MANY DIVISIONS OF MANY CIRCLES AS PRELIMINARY  REPORTS RECEIVED BY CHQ.

IN CIRCLES -VIZ., ANDHRA PRADESH, TAMIL NADU, UTTAR PRADESH, ORISSA MOST OF THE DIVISIONS OBSERVED DHARNA PROGRAM , FEW DIVISIONS IN KARNATAKA AND IT IS REPORTED THAT THE DHARNA PROGRAM WAS OBSERVED IN ALL DIVSIONS OF KERALA & WEST BENGAL CIRCLES WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF NFPE AFFILIATED UNIONS IN THE CIRCLES CONCERNED. 

AND COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS WAS ALSO SUBMITTED AT ALL LEVELS AND REQUESTED THE AUTHORITIES TO FORWARD THE SAME TO THE SECRETARY, DEPT. OF POSTS, NEW DELHI.

BECAUSE OF FLOODS  IN ASSOM, THE PROGRAM IS PARTIAL.

DETAILED REPORTS OF THE CIRCLES HAS YET TO RECEIVE.

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CONVEYS ITS HEART FELT GREETINGS TO ALL FOR THE PROGRAM MADE SUCCESSFUL .

Monday, June 25, 2012

AIPEU Gr.C (CHQ) CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING - VELLORE (TN) - 23&24 JUNE 2012

The Central Working Committee meeting of AIPEU Gr.C has been held on 23rd & 24th June of 2012 at  S.K.M. Hall, Vellore (Tamil Nadu Circle).

The meeting presided by Com.M.Krishnan, President, CHQ and Com.B.G.Thamhankar (Former President, NFPE) inagurated the session. Com.K.Raghavendran, Working President, CCGE&W, Com.K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C.,  Com. T. Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA - Com.Pranab Bhattacharya, General Secretary, AIP AOEU - Com.P.Suresh, General Secretary, R-IV - Com. Appanraj, General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA - Com.N. Raghupathi, AGS, NFPE - Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) - Com.Y. Nagabhu-shanam, Working President, AIPCPCCWF, Com. Goppu Govindarajan, AGS, P-IV CHQ, Com.Sukumar, AGS, R-III are also attended and addressed the session.

Women Committee members Com.Nanda Sen (West Bengal) Com.Mousami Majumdar (Assom), Com.Pushpeswaridevi (AP), Com.Manimekhalai (TN) were also attended and addressed the session.

A prolonged discussions and deliberations were taken place on the agenda items and the General Secretary Com. K.V. Sridharan explained all the efforts made by CHQ to succeed the problems in the recent past. All most all CWC members assured their assistance and cooperation to the AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) in their respective Circles.

Com.K.V.Sridharan felicitated by the Comrades of Vellore in a traditional way. CWC approved Com.R.Sivannarayana Dy. General Secretary as Officiating General Secretary till next All India Conference and Com.K.V.Sridharan requested to continue his services for the CHQ till next All India Conference.

CWC resolved that the Gr.C Union should extend all its cooperation and solidarity to AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) at all levels in their respective Circles as it is the only Union having "Associate Membership" with NFPE.

The session concluded with vote of thanks by Com.R. Sivannarayana, Officiating General Secretary, CHQ in a befitting manner. 

The Comrades of Vellore headed by Com.Veeran made an excellent arrangements to the Delegates, Invitees and Visitors and appreciated by one and all.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A DAY LONG DHARNA ON 28-06-2012

A DHARNA CALL GIVEN BY AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ

THE AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ IN ITS 
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING 
HELD ON 23-05-2012 AT HYDERABAD 
DECIDED TO HOLD 
A DAY LONG DHARNA 
ON 28-06-2012
IN FRONT OF 
ALL O/o CHIEF POSTMASTERS GENERAL, 
DIVISIONAL OFFICES 
IN ALL CIRCLES 
WITH THE COORDINATION OF 
ALL NFPE AFFILIATED UNIONS IN THE CIRCLE.

AFTER CONCLUSION OF DHARNA PROGRAM 
THE DIVISIONAL & BRANCH SECRETARIES OF 
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) 
HAS TO SUBMIT 
A COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS 
WITH A COVERING LETTER OF 
THE DIVISION/BRANCH CONCERNED TO 
THE SSPOs/SPOs 
AND REQUEST TO 
FORWARD THE SAME TO 
THE SECRETARY, 
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, 
NEW DELHI - 110 001

THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) 
HAS TO SUBMIT 
A COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS 
WITH A COVERING LETTER TO 
THE CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL 
AND REQUEST TO FORWARD THE SAME TO 
THE SECRETARY, 
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, 
NEW DELHI - 110 001

A COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS IS HERE WITH ENCLOSED :

AS THIS IS THE FIRST PROGRAM OF ACTION TAKEN UP BY AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ ON GDS DEMANDS, ALL THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES, DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES, BRANCH SECRETARIES, CONVENERS OF AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) IN THE CIRCLE AND ALL THE LEADERSHIP OF NFPE AFFILIATED UNIONS ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE THE PROGRAM A GRAND SUCCESS.

FURTHER, IT IS REQUESTED TO 
MOBILIZE THE GDS MEMBERSHIP TO PARTICIPATE IN

"MARCH TO PARLIAMENT" ON 26-07-2012

"NFPE CONVENTION" ON 26-07-2012 (at 3.30pm)

"PARLIAMENT DHARNA" ON 27-07-2012 
EXCLUSIVELY ON GDS DEMANDS
& SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM TO THE GOVT.

ALL THE ESTEEMED LEADERSHIP OF GDS UNION AND NFPE AFFILIATED UNIONS OF ALL CIRCLES ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE ALL THE PROGRAMS A GRAND SUCCESS.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON 26-07-2012

ABOUT 50,000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 
WILL MARCH TO PARLIAMENT 
ON 26TH JULY 2012 
DEMANDING SETTLEMENT OF 
14 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS 
INCLUDING 
WAGE REVISION 
AND 
MERGER OF DA ETC. 
ALL INDIA CONVENTION OF NFPE 
WILL BE HELD 
ON 26TH JULY 
AT 03.30 P.M. 
MASSIVE GDS DHARNA 
IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT 
ON 27TH JULY 2012.
MAKE ALL THE PROGRAMMES 
A HISTORIC SUCCESS.

ALL THE COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE THEIR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TWO DAYS  STAY IN DELHI

ACCOMMODATION WILL BE ARRANGED BY RESPECTIVE CHQs

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Condolences to Com. Dipankar Mukherjee

COM. DIPANKAR MUKHERJEE 
Ex Member of Parliament
& ALL INDIA SECRETARY, CITU 
EXPIRED ON 18th JUNE, 2012. 
HE HAS RECENTLY INAUGURATED 
THE ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF 
AIRMS MMSEU Gr – C UNION (NFPE) AT KANPUR 
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ EXPRESS ITS 
HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES. 
RED SALUTE TO COM. DIPANKAR MUKHERJEE

WEST BENGAL AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CIRCLE CONFERENCE - 17-06-2012

FIRST CIRCLE CONFERENCE OF AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) WEST BENGAL CIRCLE AT SERAMPUR DATED 17.06.2012.
            First Circle Conference of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) West Bengal Circle was held at Serampore, South Hoogly Division on 17.06.2012 under the Presidentship of Com. Md. Saifuddin Ahmed. 
The Circle Conference was inaugurated by Com. R.N. Parashar, Assistant Secretary General NFPE. In his inaugural address he elaborately described the role of NFPTE and NFPE for the emancipation of GDS employees. He also narrated the necessity of forming the new union. 
He told that AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has been granted Associate membership to NFPE. He assured all possible help for the better functioning of the New GDS union and betterment of GDS employees from NFPE HQ. 
The Conference was also addressed by Com. S.S. Ray Ex. AGS&C/S P-III West Bengal, Com. Pijush Ray General Secretary C.O.C. of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers W.B. Com. Dilip Chatterjee Distt. Secretary C.I.T.U, Hooghly. , Com. Tapan Das Gupta Circle President P-III West Bengal , Com. Sanjoy Chakraborty C/S R-IV W.B., Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee General Secretary Admn. Union. Com. Som Nath Mukherjee Ex. Dy. G/S P-3 CHQ, Com. Janardan Majumdar C/S P-III West Bengal, Com. Nirmal Chandra Dey C/S P-IV West Bengal, Com. Asit Das Circle Secretary AIPSBCOEA W.B., Com. Subroto Banerjee Dy. G/S P-IV CHQ, Com. G.D. Maity AGS P-III CHQ, Com. Manoj Circle Treasurer P-III W.B. and so many Divisional Secretaries of P-III, P-IV and other NFPE unions graced the occasion.
            Com. Bijoy Gopal Sur, President AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ presented the report on organizational matters. Many Divisional Secretaries took part in deliberation.
           
            The conference was attended by about 500 comrades from all Divisions of West Bengal and  a new set of office bearers were elected unanimously for AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) West Bengal Circle Union. 
President : Com.Md.Saifuddin Ahmad
Secretary: Com.Bijoy Gopal Sur
Treasurer : Com.Tapan kumar Bharti
and other 12 Comrades for the Circle Organizing body.


The Circle Conference was a grand success.

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ conveys its best wishes and greetings for the Circle Union of West Bengal.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

KARNATAKA CIRCLE CONVENTION - 17-06-2012

KARNATAKA CIRCLE CONVENTION

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CIRCLE CONVENTION  OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE HELD ON 17-06-2012 UNDER THE PRESIDENTSHIP OF Com.KUMAR, Divisional president, Hassan Division & COM.VENUGOPAL, DIVISIONAL PRESIDENT, GR.c. in kannada sahitya parishad, hassan. MORE THAN 300 GDS COMRADES PARTICIPATED by REPRESENting mangalore, Udipi, Ballari, Raichur, Belgam, Gulbarga, Mysore, bengaluru west, shimoga, hassan DIVISIONS OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS.

THE house PAID FLORAL TRIBUTES TO THE  GREAT LEADER cOM.ADINARAYANA ON HIS 9TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY besides other departed leaders in the recent past.      

Shri H.D.Revanna, Hon’ble MLA, Opposition Leader in Karnataka Assembly, inaguarted the session and assured to take up the issues of GDS at the level of Minister of Communications,  Govt. of India  and do his best for GDS in his jurisdiction.

Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE)  initiated the discussion  and explained the situation in which the necesisity of  formation of new GDS union under the banner of NFPE. Proceedings of building of Union in various circles, efforts of CHQ to take up the GDS issues at Directorate and requested to support the formation of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) by mobilizing the maximum membership  in all branches and divisions in Karnataka Circle.

Com.K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C, while addressing the members as Chief guest explained in detail the role of NFPTE & NFPE in protecting the interests of GDS and also narrated the recent developments taken place in GDS union and appeal all Gr.C members to extend maximum support to AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) in strengthening the Union.

Com.I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen&MSE/Gr.D explained the role of ED Union at the time of implementation of Sri R.S.Natarajamurthy Committee and also appeal all PIV comrades to extend their total solidarity and support to AIPEU-GDS(NFPE).

Com.Y.Nagabhushanam, Working President, AIPCPCCWF appeal all the Karnataka Circle  postal employees to mobilize all GDS membership in support of GDS(NFPE) union in the Circle.

The invitees for the convention Com.R.Sithalakshmi, Asst. General Secretary, NFPE, Com.Neelappa, Former Circle Secretary, P-IV, Karnataka Circle,Com.V.Murukan, Financial Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), Com.S. Shailesh Kumar, ACS, Gr.C, Karnataka Circle, Com. Prasad, General Secretary, COC, Karnataka Circle, Com.Veeranna Setty, Dy. Circle Secretary, P-IV, Karnataka Circle,  Com.Anthony Das, Divisional President, BSNLEU,  Com.Sathyanarayana, CITU,  Com.K.N.Chary, Treasurer, A.P circle, Com.H.M.Sivanna, freedom fighter, Com.N.Indramma, President, Anganwadi employees, Hassan were also participated and addressed the convention.

 It is pertinent to say that Com.K.V.Sridharan was given a life threat by Karnataka leadership and the organizers of the convention were threatened with obstructing the members participating the convention. Despite all such threats the meeting was held very successful with large participation of women comrades particularly.

Com. Annappa, Circle Secretary, ED Union attempted to enter the hall with some anarchy elements by raising slogans against NFPE  but he could not succeeded. The attempts to disturb the convention became futile.

Com.B.R.Jadeesh, Asst. General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) deserves all appreciation for the successful holding of the convention.

The following GDS comrades are elected for the Circle organizing body to function at circle level and cause to formation of union at branch/divisional level.

President : COM.S.CHANDRASEKHAR (MANGALORE)

Vice President: COM.SUDHA (CHITRADURGA)

Secretary : COM.K.S.KALPESH (HASSAN)

Assistant Secretary: COM.SHYAM (RAICHUR)

                                 :COM.K.GOPAL (UDIPI)

Treasurer : COM.BHARAT KUMAR(BENGALURU WEST)

Asst. treasurer: COM.D.RAMESH (HASSAN)

OrganizingSecretary: COM.DEVENDRA(GULBARGA)
                                     COM.SURESH (MYSORE) 

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CHQ conveys its best wishes and heartfelt greetings to the organizing body of the Circle

The following women GDS are elected for the Women subcommittee for  Hassan Division from AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) :

President : COM.YASMIN TAJ

Secretary: COM.KAMALAKSHI

Treasurer:COM.B.G.PRATIMA

Committee members:15 MEMBERS



Saturday, June 16, 2012

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) CIRCLE CONVENTION - KARNATAKA CIRCLE


AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) CIRCLE CONVENTION
KARNATAKA CIRCLE
 ON 
17-06-2012
 AT 
KANNADA SAHITYA PARISHAD, HASSAN

President : Com. KUMAR, BPM, KANAGAL

Inaguration :
Hon'ble Shri H.D.REVANNA,  
                       Former Min. of Govt. of Karnataka & MLA,

Chief Guests: 

Hon'ble Shri JAVARE GOWDA, 
               Former Member of Parliament
Hon'ble Shri H.S.PRAKASH, MLA, HASSAN

Shri B.R.SATYANARAYAN, PRESIDENT, ZILLA PANCHAYAT, HASSAN

Shri  MUTHU KUMAR, NPFE,  
              Former Circle Secretary, P3 & VETERAN LEADER, KARNATAKA

Com.M.KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, NFPE

Com.K.V.SRIDHARAN, 
         GENERAL SECRETARY, AIPEU Gr.C

Com. I.S.DABAS, GENERAL SECRETARY, 
          AIPEU POSTMAN &MSE/Gr.D

Com.P.PANDURANGARAO, GENERAL SECRETARY
          AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) 

 Com.V.MURUKAN, FINANCIAL SECRETEARY, 
          AIPEU GDS (NFPE)

 Com.B.R.JAGDEESH, ASST. GENL SECY, 
          AIPEU - GDS (NFPE)

Com.Smt .R.SITHA LAKSHMI, 
                 ASST. SECY, GENERAL, NFPE

Com.S.SHAILESH KUMAR, 
         ASST. CIRCLE  SECY, AIPEU Gr.C, KARNATAKA

Com.PRASAD, GENERAL SECRETARY, 
         COC, KARNATAKA CIRCLE

Com.Y.NAGABHUSHANAM, WORKING PRESIDENT, 
          AIPCPCCWF

Com. VEERANNA SHETTY, Dy. CIRCLE SECRETARY, 
           P-IV, KARNATAKA CIRCLE
 
Invitees:  
 
Com. C.SUKUMAR, DISTRICT PRESIDENT, CITU, HASSAN
Com.H.M SIVANNA, FREEDOM FIGHTER
Com. Smt. INDRAMMA, PRESIDENT, 
          ANGANWADI EMPLOYEES, KARNATAKA

Organizers: 

Com.PURUSHOTTAM, 
         Divisional Secretary, AIPEU GDS(NFPE), HASSAN
Com.K.S.KALPESH,Orgg. Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), HASSAN
Com.D.RAMESH,  Orgg. Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), HASSAN
Com.RANGAIAHOrgg. Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), HASSAN

THE P3 & P4, AIPEU GDS  MEMBERS OF HASSAN DIVISION WELCOMES ALL KARNATAKA CIRCLE COMRADES AND REQUEST TO ATTEND TO MAKE THE CONVENTION A GRAND SUCCESS.











MINUTES OF THE 11TH MEETING OF POSTAL STAFF SERVICES WELFARE BOARD HELD ON 16-05-2012


MINUTES OF THE 11TH MEETING OF POSTAL SERVICES STAFF WELFARE BOARD (PSSWB) HELD ON 16.05.2012 UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HON`BLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATION &IT (P).
D.G. Posts No. 1-01/2009-WL/Sports                                                             Dated 11.06.2012
            A meeting of Postal Services Staff Welfare Board(PSSWB) was held on 16.05.2012 in Shri G.P. Roy Committee Room , Dak Bhawan, under the Chairmanship of Hon`ble Minister of State for Communications & IT.
            Secretary (Posts) , while welcoming the Hon`ble Chairman, explained in brief the various welfare schemes being run by the Department of Posts, with special reference to the initiatives recently taken in regard to Garmin  Dak Sevaks. It was assured that the schemes would be run more efficiently under the guidance of the Chairman.
            After the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board and the action report thereon, was confirmed by the Board, discussion on the agenda items began. During the deliberations of the meeting, the following decisions were taken:
1.         Opening of Holiday Homes.
            The members of the Board were explained that the power to set up holiday homes stands delegated to the Heads of Circles. However, the proposal to have Holiday Homes at various places was discussed and it was decided to issue instructions to all the circles to take action keeping in view the demand as also the powers delegated. In regard to booking of holiday homes on line, the Board was informed that this facility would become available shortly.  
2.         Timely allotment of Welfare Funds.
            The Board was explained that whatever delay occurred in allotment of funds in the recent past was due to late receipt of audited accounts from the Circles. The matter has been re-considered and it has been decided to ensure timely release of funds to those Circles whose audited accounts have been received in time. The Circles which delay submission of accounts will be released funds in the second installment.
3.         Enhancement of powers of head of circle for grant of financial assistance in case of prolonged illness/major surgical operations to postal employees/Gramin Dak Sewaks/full time and part time casual lbourers.
            The following decisions were taking in this regard.
-       In case of Gramin Dak Sewaks, the limit of Rs. 5000/- which is being observed for grant of financial assistance for prolonged illness/ major surgical operations was raised to 10000/-.
-       All cases for grant for financial assistance under category (both regular employees as well as GDSs)will be considered by a committee comprising of the CPMG, DPS and DAP..
4.         Enhancement of immediate death relief of the family / dependents on the death of postal employees and Gramin Dak Sewaks/full time and part time casual labourers.
      -     All other things remaining unchanged, it was decided to raise the amount of financial assistance payable to family/dependents of Postal Employees/GDSs /full time and part time casual labourers from the existing Rs.7000/- to Rs. 10000/- in case of death due to accident while on duty.
5.         Enhancement of financial assistance under Education Scheme:
            The following decisions were taken in this regard.
a)         It was decided to increase the existing amount of scholarships both for technical and non-technical courses by 25%.
b)         It was agreed to increase the mount of book award to Gramin Dak Sevaks by 25%. However, the grant of book award to regular employees of he Department was dropped as this facility is now a component under CEA being granted for school education.
            The issue of revision of pay ceiling for grant of Scholarship was also decided to be examined in the context of MTS where both husband and wife are working.

6.         Introduction of scholarship for Post Graduation.
            -           It was decided to grant scholarship for all technical courses at Post Graduation level on par with under graduate courses.
7.         Grant of award for outstanding performance of children of employees in the Public Examination for 10th Standard.
            -           The Board was informed that some of the education boards follow grading System in place of percentage of marks. Therefore, it was decided to examine the issue   in the light of grade criterion fixed by various education boards, for which all Heads  of  Circles will be addressed.
8.         Provision of Canteen in Circle Head Quarter.
            -           The Board was explained that there are centralized instruction of the            Department of Personnel and Training regarding provision of various             categories of canteens, depending upon manpower of an office. All    infrastructural facilities are provided by the Department in the running of canteens and its employees are Departmental employees. There is no    provision to grant any subsidy in this regard.
9.         Implementation of health insurance scheme.
            -           The proposal does not fall within the purview of PSSWB of Department of   Posts and therefore no action is warranted.
10.       To increase the subscription of Group Insurance Scheme.
            -           The subject matter concerns Ministry of Finance.
11.       Increase in subsidy to crèche.
            -           It was decided to examine the issue regarding revision of financial assistance being provided for meeting recurring and non-recurring expenditure in the matter of crèches which includes monthly remuneration to ayahs/helpers, visits by Doctors,remuneration to lady supervisor, expenditure of medicine, supplementary nutrition and    contingencies like soap oil & deodorant etc.
12        .Increase of grant of scholarship/Transport charges to handicapped/physically challenged and ward of Postal employees and GDS.
            -           It was decided to examine the revision of financial assistance being provided to physically challenged Postal Employees/GDS and physically challenged wards of  employees, including GDS.
13.       Allocation of Funds under the Head SC-Sub Plan & ST-Sub Plan.
            -           The item does not fall within the purview of PSSWB.
14.       To make provision for including representatives of All India P&T SC/ST Welfare Association in all Circle Welfare Board and Circle Sports Board.
            -           It was agreed to issue suitable instructions in this regard to all Heads of Circles.
15.       To make provision of IQ for Circle/Divisional representatives of P&T SC/ST Welfare Association, irrespective of any scale/Posts.
-           The Bard was explained that provision of IQ in not one of the trade union facilities where office bearers of the association could be given preference. The eligibility for the IQ is to be decided as per standing instructions.
16.       To increase Postal Hospital as there is no facility in CGHS Dispensaries for indoor treatment, OPD in evening shift on working days and Sundays/Holidays.
            -           The Board appreciated the view point of the Circle representatives about lack of adequate  medical facilities being made available to the Postal Employees. The Board   was informed   that this matter also came up for consideration in the 10th Meeting of the    Board and as a  result thereof, the matter was taken up at the level of Hon`ble  Minister with the Ministry of     Health & Family Welfare. The matter is being pursued and  monitored very closely.
17.       To fix time limit for deciding representation/appeals/petitions/Review Petitions etc. by the concerned Authorities.
            -           Does not fall within the purview of PSSWB.
18.       To make provision for granting festival advance on the Birth day Celebration of Dr. Br. Ambedkar and Sant Siromani Guru Ravidas Ji.
            -           Does not fall within the purview of PSSWB.
19.       To exempt from duty work the retirees on the day of retirement so that he/she may complete all formalities without any tension.
            -           Does not fall within the purview of PSSWB
20.       Issue of Plastic Card/Smart Card to all employees /Pensioners for availing medical facilities irrespective of places/areas.
            -           The Chairman appreciated the suggestion and it was decided to start it in one or  two Circles and based on their experience, it may be followed in other Circles also. The selection of circles will be finalized soon.
21.       Opening of Postal Dispensary at Madurai or extension of CGHS scheme to Postal Staff at Madurai Corporation.
            -           Does not fall within the purview of PSSWB.
22.       Grant in aid to P&T Residential Welfare Association (RWA).
            -           The issue was discussed at length to understand the activities of the RWAs on which the amount of financial assistance is to be spent. The Heads of Circles will be addressed to invite their comments in this regard.
23.       Annual Medical check up for those who are above 45 years of age.
            -           It was decided to have annual medical cheek up of employees of and above the age of 50 years. Suitable instructions in this regard will be issued to All Heads of Circles.
24.       Sanction of loan from Circle/Regional Welfare Fund for purchase of a computer to the wards of the employees studying Degree/Engineering /Polytechnic etc.
            -           Does not fall within the purview of PSSWB
25.       Increase of voluntary contribution to Circle Welfare Fund.
            -           The members of the Board were explained that being voluntary contribution, it may not be desirable for the Department to make it mandatory, to contribute towards this fund. However, if the representatives of the union give in writing to the Department conveying willingness of their members, the issue would be examined.
26.       Enhancement of cost of memento presented to the retiring officials.
            -           Not covered under any of the Welfare Scheme of the Department, and hence no  action.
27.       For all Postal Colonies constitution and membership of RWAs should make compulsory so that P&T Colonies could be managed well.
            -           The item was well taken by the Board and it was decided o issue suitable       instructions to All Heads of Circles, taking into account the step taken by Rajasthan          Circle in this regard. It was also decided to ensure membership of RWAs while issuing     letters regarding allotment of quarters as also their continuation.
28.       Raising of the present limit for 500 KMS for Excursion Trip.
            -           The Board, after deliberations, agreed to raise the limit existing 500 Kms. to 700Kms. for Excursion Trip. Further, not more than one Excursion Trip will be arranged in a year.

            In the summing up of the meeting, the Hon`ble Chairman stressed on the need to hold the meeting of the PSSWB at least once in a year. The need to have full utilization of the grant-in-aid for the benefit of the employees/GDSs was also highlighted by the Chairman with clear direction to the Board to submit a complete proposal towards that during the next 3 to 4 months.

            The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the Chair.