31 ஆகஸ்ட், 2015


28t h August 2015




After two rounds of discussion between the Group of Ministers and the central trade unions on the 12-point charter of demands of the trade unions held on 26th and 27th August 2015, the GoM headed by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley sent an appeal through the press release dated 27-08-2015 (Press Information Bureau) after 10 pm urging upon the trade unions to reconsider the call for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015 claiming that the Govt has given concrete assurance to consider most of the demands  of the trade unions and that the trade unions agreed to consider the Govt’s proposals. Similar appeal was also made in the meeting of 27th August.  Both the claims of the Govt are totally incorrect.   

To put the facts straight, the joint platform of central trade unions have been pursuing with successive governments at the centre with their basic demands since 2009 and observed three rounds of countrywide general strike since 2010, the last being for two days in February 2013. In the two rounds of meeting between the CTUOs and the Group of Minister, nothing transpired in concrete terms except vague statements by the ministers on steps to be taken or being taken on some of the issues, that too not in the right direction.

The Govt’s press release mentioned, inter alia, certain issues in support of their unfounded claim.
1.    The Govt stated about “appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable” for all. But despite concrete pointers made by the trade unions that such formula should be what has already been unanimously  recommended by the 44th Indian Labour Conference in 2012 and again reiterated by 46th Indian Labour Conference in July 2015 in which the Govt of India is also a party,  the Ministers did not give any concrete commitment on the same. In fact said formulae recommended by 44th ILC in 2012 and reiterated by 46th ILC in July 2015, makes minimum wage around Rs 20000/- at 2014 price level and the Trade Unions demanded only Rs 15,000/. The Ministers’ vague formulation does not ensure even half of that. Is such a position worth consideration?    
2.    On contract workers, the Govt assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. What is there to assure except spreading deliberate confusion?  Existing laws of the land lawfully ensures payment of minimum wages to contract workers. The Govt’s statement regarding “sector specific minimum wages for the contract workers” also does not make any sense. The trade unions demanded “same wages and other benefits as regular workers in the concerned industry/establishment to be paid to contract workers.” The 43rd Indian Labour Conference held in 2011 recommended the same and 46th ILC unanimously reiterated the same in 2015, in which, again, the present Govt is a party. How could they deny the unanimous recommendation of the highest tripartite forum in the country like Indian Labour Conference?
3.    The steps taken by the Govt on Labour Law amendments, are meticulously designed to throw out more than 70% of the workers on industries and other establishments from the purview and coverage of almost all basic labour laws and also to eliminate almost all components/provisions of rights and protections of the workers. This was supplemented by more aggressive steps already taken by a good number of state governments to already amend the labour laws in the similar lines. On this issue, the Govt stated only that they will hold tripartite consultation before taking such steps.  The trade unions demanded scrapping of such proposals by the central govt and also not to give assents (through President) to the unilateral amendments made by the state governments. Even in all the tripartite consultations held on some of the proposals of the Govt, the trade unions’ unanimous suggestions has been ignored by the Govt in favour of loud supportive applauds of the employers. Once these retrograde changes in labour laws totally dismantling the rights and protection measures for the workers and also throwing more that 70% of the workers out of the purview of labour laws are enacted, thereby rendering the almost entire working people a right-less entity in their workplace, what would ensure even payment of minimum wage and other social security benefits for them, even if those provisions are improved ?  Can any trade union, worth its name accept such a machination designed to impose conditions of virtual slavery on the working people ?
4.    Despite repeated insistence by all the trade unions, the Govt refused to concede to the demand for recognizing  the Scheme workers, viz., Anganwadi, Mid-day meal, ASHA, Para-teachers and others as “worker” with attendant rights of statutory minimum wages and other benefits in gross violation of the unanimous recommendation of the 45th Indian Labour Conference in 2013, reiterated again by the 46th ILC  in 2015. These workers and all the schemes have been put to further crisis threatening their existance owing to drastic cut in budgetary allocations for those schemes. In such a situation, does the assurance of the Govt to “extend social security measures” and “working out ways” for the same carry any meaning?
5.    On bonus issue, the Govt has assured to revise the eligibility and calculation ceiling to Rs 21000/- and Rs 7000/- respectively from existing Rs 10000/- and Rs 3500/-. Trade Unions’ demand has been that since there is no ceiling on profit, all ceilings in the Payment of Bonus Act should be removed altogether. Trade unions also demanded substantial upward revision of the formula for gratuity calculation and remove the ceiling on gratuity payment. The Govt has negated the demands.
6.    On price rise situation, claim of the Govt that it has gone down does not match with ground reality in respect of commodities for daily necessities of the common people. The demands of the trade unions for putting a ban on speculation/forward trading in essential commodities and services along with universalisation of public distribution system throughout the country have been totally ignored.
7.    Trade Unions demanded stoppage of disinvestment in public sector undertakings playing crucial and supportive role in advancement of the national economy. Govt totally ignored the same, rather has been going on aggressively in disinvestment route  in all the major PSUs much to the detriment of the interest of the country’s economy.  On the demands for stoppage of further FDI in defence, railways and financial sector, the stance of the Govt is continuing to be a total denial. Rather, the Govt has been aggressively pursuing deregulation and privatization in strategic sectors like electricity, Port & Docks, Airports etc in a big way.

There are other issues as well, statement of Govt continued to be totally vague and their claim is unfounded. How can anybody, rather any trade union worth its name can consider above stands taken by the Govt on vital demands of the workers as a positive development and move out from the programme of united strike action ?

Therefore, there is absolutely no reason for reconsidering the decisions of the Central Trade Unions for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015. Rather, the situation demands that there should be no vascillation in carrying forward the call for general strike on 2nd September 2015 throughout the country in all sectors of the economy with firm determination.

The Central Trade Unions appeal to all working people irrespective of affiliations to make the call for countrywide general strike against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of Govt a massive success.

                                                                                                                                                  Tapan Sen
                                                                                                                                    General Secretary CITU

25 ஆகஸ்ட், 2015

மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்களுக்கு permenant pay panel ?

Seventh Pay Commission May Recommend Permanent Pay Panel
The four-member Seventh Central Pay Commission
team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur (second from right siting).

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.
The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.
The formation of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.
He added the permanent pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with the rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government. “Then it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next several years for central government employees.”
However, the Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.
Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.
The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations
“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel also said.
The government’s salary bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to a statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 12.
The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in April, next year.


·         D.G. Posts No. 10-7/2001-PE-II dated 14th August, 2015.

 I am directed to refer to Directorate letters of even number dated 04.09.2002, 20.01.2003 and 24.11.2010 on the above mentioned subject.

2.           The Department has revived a number of references from the staff Associations requesting for upward revision of Fixed Monetary Compensation (FMC) admissible to Postman Staff. A Committee of Senior Officers  was constituted for looking into the issue and the  report of the Committee has been examined  carefully in consultation with Integrated  Finance  Wing  and the Competent Authority has ordered enhancement of the  Fixed Monetary  Compensation (FMC) admissible  to Postmen staff. The details are as under:

S.L. No.
Existing Rate
Revised Rate
When one Postman performs duty of an absentee Postman by combination of duties.
Rs.50 per day
Rs. 94 per day
When two Postmen perform duty of an absentee Postman by sharing the beat.
Rs.24 per day
Rs.47 per  day

3.           The Competent  Authority  has also ordered fixation / revision of Holiday/Sunday Monetary  Compensation payable to Postmen  Staff and other  Departmental Staff brought on duty on 2nd consecutive Holiday if three consecutive  holidays occur or duty performed on Sunday as shown under:

Existing Rate
Postmen/Sorting Postmen
When duty performed on Holiday/Sunday
Rs.282/- per day for full day duty.
When duty performed on Holiday/Sunday
Rs.29/-per hour, subject to maximum of 3 hours
If duty performed above 3 hours, the employee is eligible to claim for 3 hours pay only.
Postal Assistant
When duty performed on Holiday/Sunday
Rs.41/-per hour, subject to maximum of 3 hours
When duty performed on Holiday/Sunday
Rs.47/-per hour, subject to maximum of 3 hours

4.           All other conditions for payment of Fixed Monetary Compensation (FMC) issued vide OM No. 10-23/87-PE-I dated 21.12.1993 and delivery of Unregistered letters on Holidays issued  under 9-25/92-C1 dated 10.09.92 will remain unchanged.

 5.          The expenditure on account of revision has to be met from the allocated funds of the units under the prescribed Head of Account.

  6.         These orders will take effect from the date of issue.

7.           This issues in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary number 118/FA/2015/CS dated 14.08.2015.

Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(F.S. Section)
                                                                        Dak  Bhawan, New Delhi
                                                            Dated: 30.06.2015
            Shri R.N. Parashar
            Secretary General
            National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
            1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building
            New Delhi-110 001

            Shri D. Theagarajan
            Secretary General
            Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO)

Sub: Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion OF POSB schemes-reg.

D.G. Posts letter No. F.No. 63-01/2015-SB dated 30.06.2015.

            The undersigned has been directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No. F. No.63-01/2015-SB dated 30.06.2015 on the subject cited above.

2.         It is, therefore, requested to disseminate the contents of the aforesaid letter through your newsletters/magazines among all the members for taking active participation in the initiatives to be undertaken for promotion of POSB Schemes and fulfillment of mandate of financial Inclusion in rural India.
L.K. Sinha
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(F.S. Section)
                                                                                                Dak  Bhawan, New Delhi
                                                                                    Dated: 30.06.2015
            All Heads of Circles,

Sub:    Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion OF POSB schemes-reg.

            This is regarding promotion of Post Office Savings Schemes to meet the financial inclusion mandate in the rural areas. There are some initiatives which may promot the opening of POSB accounts. Some of the steps to be taken are suggested as blow:

i.          PO staff salary and wages accounts can be opened in the Post Offices with cheque facilities. The PO staff can continue to keep their bank accounts and enjoy loan and card facilities by simply issuing the POSB cheque towards their bank accounts and transfer whatever amount and may carry on banking activities.
ii.         All staff (Departmental, GDS/contingency paid and outsiders) may be paid salary and wages through POSB accounts.
iii.        POSB accounts may be opened in the name of social security beneficiaries (OAP) for crediting the social security benefits into their respective accounts. (SOP enclosed).
iv.        POSB accounts may be opened in the  name of Landlords who have  given  their building on rent to the Post Offices, for crediting the monthly rent to be paid to them.
v.         POSB accounts may be opened to all the pensioners who are getting pension from the Post Offices for crediting their monthly pension in their respective accounts.
vi.        Maturity payments to RD, TD,PPF,PLI,RPLI etc. may be paid  through POSB accounts. Postmasters may be instructed to persuade the customers to take payment through POSB accounts.
vii.       Delivery staff may be motivated to carry SB-3 application forms and receipt book so that they may bring in at  least one account per day.
viii.      A few GDS may be appointed exclusively to work as pygmy collectors from 5 PM to 9 PM in the whole  sale or retails  market area collecting daily cash from small vendors (Vegetable vendors,Hawkers, Petty shops/stores etc). SOP is enclosed with a certain arrangements of solidity and amenability to monitoring.
ix.        Deceased claim cases settlement and payments may be routed through POSB accounts, Beside this all  discharge payment of certificates can also be routed through POSB and no coercion shall be used.
x.         Opening of POSB accounts by the proponents of PLI/RPLI and Identification of POSB promoters in each Division to exclusively promote POSVB Schemes.
xi.        Under the Member of Parliament  village adoption programme, the entire village may be got covered-“Samporna Bachat/Bima/Sukanya Scheme “ with necessary support from the concerned Hon`oble Member of Parliament.
xii.       Advance SMS may be sent in case of maturity instrument and request be made to the customer to open SB account.
xiii.      Reinvestment by the existing customers may also be ensured.
xiv.      The SB account can be opened in CBS Post Office without taking KYC documents  again, if the earlier investment /account  opening has been done  after obtaining KYC documents. It will get linked to CIF, SB Account can be opened at the time of maturity of any instrument/investment also, if before maturity, KYC documents are to be collected, wherever applicable. A single AOF form will have to be filled.
xv.       As per prevailing banking practice, having SB account  has many benefits. Internet Banking, Debit card etc. facilities will also become available in all CBS Account for easy fund transfer to/from other accounts/instruments, held by him.
These issues with the approval of Member (Banking & HRD)
                                                                                                 (Sachin Kishore)

                                                                                                    Director (FS)

5 ஆகஸ்ட், 2015

இளைஞர்களின் தலைக்குமேல் தொங்கும் கத்தி !

Probation and / or confirmation of Direct Recruit P.A./S.A.s - New procedure introduced
இளைஞர்களின்  தலைக்குமேல் தொங்கும்  கத்தி !

கீழே காணும் நேரடி  எழுத்தருக்கான  PROBATION மற்றும் CONFIRMATIONக் கான 16.04.2015 இல் அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள புதிய விதிகளின்படி 


 1. பணிப்  பயிற்சியின் போது  வைக்கப்படும் தேர்வில் குறைந்த பட்சம் 60%
     மதிப்பெண் பெற்று  தேர்ச்சி பெற வேண்டும் .(இது 2011 க்கு பின்னர் 
     நடைமுறையில் உள்ளது )

2.  அப்படி 60% மதிப்பெண் பெற்று தேர்ச்சி பெறவில்லையானால் இரண்டு
      வாரம் பணிப்  பயிற்சி  நீட்டிக்கப்படும் . அந்த காலத்தில் இரண்டு TEST 
      வைக்கப்படும். அவற்றில் குறைந்த பட்சம் 60% மதிப்பெண் பெற்று 
      தேர்ச்சி  பெறவேண்டும் . 

3.   அப்படி தேர்ச்சி பெறவில்லையானால் SATISFACTORY  COMPLETION  OF 
      TRAINING  REPORT  அளிக்கப்படமாட்டாது.

4.   மேலும் இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளுக்குள் வழங்கப்படும்  இரண்டு 
       வாய்ப்புகளில்  குறைந்த பட்சம் 60% மதிப்பெண்பெறவில்லையானால் 
       அவர்களை  இலாக்கா பணியிலிருந்து  TERMINATE  செய்திட 
       நடவடிக்கை மேற்கொள்ளப்படும்.

5.   இது தவிரதேர்வில் குறைந்த பட்சம் 60% மதிப்பெண் பெற்று தேர்வு 
      பெற்றாலும் கூடஅவர்களது PROBATION காலத்தில்  அவர்களது 
      CONDUCT & PERFORMANCE  UNSATISFACTORY  என்று தீர்மானிக்கப்     
      பட்டால்  அவர்களது சேவை  TERMINATE  செய்யப்படும் .

இந்த உத்தரவில் நம் மாநிலச் சங்கத்தின் கருத்து :-

1. REVISED P .A . RULES ,2011 அடிப்படையில் எழுத்தர் தேர்வில் கலந்து 
    கொள்வதற்கு அடிப்படைத் தகுதி 60%, 50%, 45% (GEN , OBC, SC /ST )
    மதிப்பெண் என்பது  நீக்கப்பட்டு MINIMUM  PASS  என்பது அறிமுகப் 
    படுத்தப் பட்ட பிறகு பணிப்  பயிற்சியில் குறைந்தபட்சம் 
    60% மதிப்பெண் பெற வேண்டும் என்பது அடிப்படையில் தவறானது,

2. எழுத்தர் தேர்வில்  BASED  ON MERIT  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட பிறகு ,
    பணிப்  பயிற்சியில்  கட்டாய மதிப்பெண்  வேண்டுவது  சட்டத்திற்கு   
    புறம்பானது.  CONSTITUTION க்கு எதிரானது.

3. எழுத்தர் தேர்வில் QUALIFYING  MARKS  40%, 37%, 33% என்று வைக்கப் 
    பட்ட    பிறகு பணிப் பயிற்சியில் QUALIFYING  MARKS  60% என்று 
    நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்டது முற்றிலும் முரணானது.

4.  சமூக நீதி  அடிப்படையில் மத்திய அரசின் நேரடித்தேர்வுகளுக்கே  SC
    /ST,   OBC பிரிவினருக்கு பெறவேண்டிய குறைந்த பட்ச மதிப்பெண்கள் 
     RELAX  செய்து வழங்கப்படும்போது சாதாரணமான இலாக்காவின் 
     பணிப்பயிற்சிக்கு  கட்டாயமாக குறைந்தபட்ச மதிப்பெண்60%அனைத்து 
    பிரிவினருக்கும் என்று நிர்ணயிக்கப் பட்டது சமூக நீதிக்கும்  அரசியல் 
    அமைப்புச்  சட்டத்திற்கும்  முற்றிலும் எதிரானது.

5. இலாக்காவில் அளிக்கப் படும் பணிப்  பயிற்சி என்பது இலாக்கா 
    விதிகள்  மற்றும்  பணிகளின் செயல்பாட்டு முறைகள் குறித்து
    தெரிந்துகொள்ளத் தானே  தவிர இதில் பெறப்படும் மதிப்பெண்கள் 
    அடிப்படையில்தான்  பணி  நிரந்தரம் செய்யப்படும் என்பது  அடிப்படை 
    விதிகளுக்கு எதிரானது.

    என்று  கருதினால்  பணி  நீக்கம் செய்யலாம் என்பது CORPORATE  சட்டம்
    போல உள்ளது.  CONDUCT & PERFORMANCE க்கு எந்தவித அளவுகோலும் 
   நிர்ணயிக்கப் படவில்லை. 

   PTC  யில் கூட  "கழிப்பறை ஏன் கழுவவில்லை ,  காந்தியார் செய்ய     
   வில்லையா"என்று  கேட்ட/கேட்கும் அதிகாரிகள் உள்ளனர். 

SHRAMDHAN    செய் , YOGA செய் . காலை  4.00 மணிக்கு படுக்கையில் இருந்து எழு  .  12மணிநேரம் பயிற்சி வகுப்பில் தொடர்ந்து இரு. விடுமுறை     தினங்களில்  கூட ஊருக்கு செல்ல அனுமதி கிடையாது முடி வெட்டிக் கொள் , SHOE  போடு , TIE கட்டு . தமிழ் நாட்டில் வேட்டி கட்டக் கூடாது  " என்றெல்லாம்   தடாலடி உத்திரவிட்டு  ஊழியர்கள் கொடுமைப்படுத்தப்பட்டது  இங்கு  உண்டு .  இந்த சூழ்நிலையில் எந்த ஊழியராவது எதிர்த்துக் கேட்டால்  இனி CONDUCT  & PERFORMANCE சரியில்லை என்று  REPORT  அளிக்க முடியும்.

  ஆக இந்த விதி  கொத்தடிமைத்தனத்தை  மத்திய அரசு   சேவையில்  நிச்சயம் அதிகப்படுத்தும். " MODEL  EMPLOYER  "ஆக இருக்க    வேண்டிய  மத்திய அரசுத்   துறையான அஞ்சல் துறை அதற்கு மாறாக கொத்தடிமை  காலத்திற்கு நம்மை இட்டுச்  செல்வதாகவே " இந்த விதி " நமக்கு  அறிவுறுத்துகிறது. 

ஏற்கனவே  CONFIRMATION  EXAMINATION வைக்கப் பட்டதே தவறு என்று 
போராடி அதனை நீக்கிய நாம் இன்று அந்த சட்டமே பரவாயில்லை என்று கூறுமளவுக்கு புதிய சட்டத்தை எதிர் கொள்ள வேண்டியிருக்கிறது. 

இந்த சட்டத்தை நிச்சயம் நாம் எதிர்க்கவேண்டிய கடமையில் உள்ளோம்.
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