Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/29/2013 06:08:00 AM
Thursday, November 28, 2013
CHQ HAS TAKEN UP THE IMPORTANT MATTERS WITH THE DDG(PAF) AND OTHER AUTHORITIES. SOME OF THE RESOLUTIONS/LETTERS WHICH WERE PASSED IN THE CWC ARE GIVEN HERE UNDER. THE DATE OF THE RESOLUTION ON REVIEW OF THE AAO RESULTS MAY PLEASE BE CORRECTED AS 30-10-2013. REMAINING RESOLUTIONS/LETTERS WILL BE PUBLISHED LATER.
GENERAL SECRETARY/ AIPAEA
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/28/2013 09:14:00 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
THE APPEAL FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE STEPPING UP CASE OF AIPAEA HAS BEEN DISMISSED BY THE HONOURABLE HIGH COURT DELHI AT THE ADMISSION STAGE. THE CONTEMPT CASE WHICH CAME UP FOR HEARING TODAY IN THE HON'BLE PRINCIPAL CAT IS POSTED ON 2ND JANUARY, 2014.
THE JA & SA UP-GRADATION CASE FILED IN THE HON'BLE CAT CHENNAI BY AIPAEA IS POSTED FOR HEARING ON 6TH DECEMBER 2013, AS THE DEPARTMENT IS YET TO FILE THE COUNTER.
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/27/2013 05:48:00 AM
Monday, November 25, 2013
NFPE DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION-INAUGURAL CEREMONEY
NFPE Diamond Jubilee Celebration inaugural ceremony was held at M.P. Club , North Avenue , New Delhi on 24.11.2013 from 04 PM under Presidentship of Com. T. Satyanarayana Vice President and Com. Giri Raj Singh President , NFPE respectively.
The Programme commenced with the Welcome speech of Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG, NFPE. He welcomed all the leaders, Guests and participants on behalf of NFPEHQ. Dr. Prabhat Patnaik eminent Economist and Professor, Jawahar Lal University, New Delhi inaugurated the ceremony. In his inaugural speech he appreciated the role of NFPTE and NFPE in the history of Trade Union movement of India. He elaborately described the adverse impact of neoliberal economic policies on the working class and common man of the country. He clearly stated that the wrong policies pursued by the Govt. of India are responsible for the miserable life of common man. He also suggested ways and means to improve the economic condition of the country.
After inaugural speech of Dr. Prabhat Patnaik Com. S.K. Vyas, Patron, Confederation and living legend of trade union movement of India released the emblem of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of National Federation of Postal Employees. He also addressed the meeting and elaborately described the role of NFPTE in formation of Confederation and building united platform of struggle of the working class. Com. KKN Kutty , President Confederation , Com. V.A.N. Namboodri, President , BSNL Emp. Union, Com. M.S. Raja, Working President, Confederation and Secretary General of All India Audit and Acctts Association, Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNL Emp. Union, Com. K.P. Rajgopal, Secretary General, Income Tax Employees Federation, Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General , Civil Accounts Assn , Com. A.K. Kanojiya, Additional Secretary Income Tax Employees Federation, Com. Des Raj Sharma Ex. Dy. Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-IV, addressed the meeting and thrown light on the glorious history of NFPTE and NFPE thereafter.
Com. M. Krishnan elaborately described the role and sacrifices given by legendry leaders like, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, Dada Ghosh, Com. K.G. Bose,Com. B.G. Dalvi Com. K. Adinaraya, Com. N.J. Aiyar, Com. O.P. Gupta and Com. K.L. Moza in building the NFPTE and NFPE into a class oriented militant organization which is consistently fighting for the cause of working class He described many successes achieved by the NFPTE and NFPE thereafter for the welfare of Postal Employees and he also stated that this organization has always been on the forefront of struggle for the protection of interests of Postal Workers in particular and entire working class in General.
Com. I.S. Dabas Dy. Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-IV offered Vote of thanks.
Other leaders of NFPE Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-IV , Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary Admn. Union , Com. P. Mohan, General Secretary Casual Labourers Union, Com. Y. Nagabhushnam Working President Casual Labourers Union, Com. S. Raghupathy ASG NFPE , Com. R. Seetha Laxmi ASG NFPE , Com. C.P. Shobhna, Convenor Confederation Women Sub Committee and so many CHQ office bearers , Circle Secretaries , Divisional Secretaries and lady Comrades from all over the country participated in the ceremony.
The programme ended with the Presidential speech of Com. Giri Raj Singh President NFPE.
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/25/2013 10:10:00 AM
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CCGEW) organized two days Study Camp on 15th & 16th November 2013 at CLI Auditorium, Central labour Institute, Sion, Mumbai. Com. Tapan Sen, MP, and the General Secretary of CITU, New Delhi, inaugurated the Camp. The inaugural lecture by Com. Tapan Sen was on “Two decades of Globalisation policies and the Task of the Trade Unions”. Com. Tapan Sen narrated in detail about the impact of gloabalisation in the country in general and specifically on working class. In this era of globalisation regular workers are becoming minority and contract workers and casual workers became majority. Hence, he called upon the entire work force to work for bringing change in policies of the Government and also change in the composition of the forces in the parliament so that there shall be enough strength in the parliament for progressive forces to take decisions in favour of working class. He concluded his presentation with a call to all to prepare their organization in such a manner so that the above message shall reach to everybody by motivating and convincing them on the issues and to prepare them mentally and physically to participate in campaign programme as well as in the agitational programme including strike for changing the neo-liberal economic policies and for bringing an alternative policy in its place.
Thereafter Com. Vivek Monterio, Secretary CITU Maharashtra State Committee spoke on the “impact of Globalisation in the Contracturisation”. He opined that the issue of the contract labour system is no longer an incidental issue of the working class movement. Today it has become a core concern of the Indian trade union movement. Due to the government’s so called policy of ‘non recruitment’, the number of permanent workers is steadily decreasing. They are replaced by contract workers. While concluding his speech he appealed to all to work for the cause of the unorganized workers rising to the occasion. The time is ripe for our more active intervention on matters of labour and economic policy. We must use our influence on different political parties to prevent retrograde policies. We must conduct joint struggles at national level. We must move forward confidently to reassert, reaffirm and reestablish the relevance of our Constitution and its Directive Principles as a guide to our nation’s future.
Com. M.S. Raja Working President CCGEW presided over the pre lunch session.
Post-lunch session started with presentation by Com. S.K Vyas, Adviser CCGEW on “Joint Consultative Machinery & the Pay Commissions”. In his presentation he elaborately explained the back ground of the introduction of Joint Consultative Machinery for bilateral discussion with the Government and its role in formation of service rules and facilities for Central Government Employees. He also narrated the history of all the pay commissions and the role played by the CCGEW. He made it clear that without organizing agitational programmes backing the demands, the JCM body will become an ineffective one.
The session was presided by Com. Giri Raj Singh Vice President CCGEW.
After tea break Com. Ashok Dhawle, Secretary All India Kisan Sabha presented paper on the “Alternative Policy to the Present Crisis”. Com. Dhawle explained the crisis facing the world in general and our country in specific. He projected the co-relation of political – economical – and class character of the ruling class and emphasized the need for change in the policies to overcome the crisis facing today.
Com. KKN Kutty, President CCGEW presided over the session. After the class by Com Ashok Dhawle the workshop adjourned for next day.
On 16th November 2013 the sessions started with the lecture by Dr. A Raghu Kumar, Advocate on the “Impact of Globalisation on Labour laws & Service Rules”. Dr. Raghukumar mentioned that the present study attempts to understand the changing patterns of labour and service law jurisprudence in Indian courts, in three phases of India’s legal history i.e., from 1950-1975, 1975-1990 and 1991-2000. These three periods show certain discernible patterns, and raises certain important questions on labour and service jurisprudence. In the first phase (1950-1975) we find the expressions of Constitutional ‘socialism’, welfare-State ideas, beneficial or liberal constructions of law, reflecting the anti-colonial mood of nascent free-State, and its anxiety to get rid of ‘common law’ theories. In the second phase (1975-1990), marked by more discussion about ‘socialism’ inserted into the Constitution by virtue of the 42nd Constitutional amendment, where we find in the judgments of the courts reverberating with the invocations of ‘socialist’ justice, giving pre-eminence status to ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’ over and above the idea of ‘Fundamental Rights’. The third phase (1991- till date), has began with the introduction of the New Economic Policy of the Government in 1991, and internationalization of the Indian economy (Globalization, liberalization and privatization).He explained in detail all the three phases and opined that after 1990s the court has again tended to be in of favour of rich! He concluded his speech with a call to be beware of the situation and to react.
Com. Jayaraj. K.V, Assistant Secretary CCGEW presided over the session.
After the tea break Com. A.D. Golandaz, Vice President AITUC Maharashtra spoke on the subject of “Need of unity in TU movement in the Present scenario”. He elaborately explained the joint struggle in the recent past carried out in the country against the neo liberal policies and how it slow down the government attempt on implementing the policies under the dictates of IMF & World Bank. He called upon to all Central Government Employees to join in the united trade union movement.
Com. R.P Singh, Organising Secretary CCGEW presided the session.
After lunch Com. K.K.N Kutty, President CCGEW presented paper on the “history of Central Government Employees movement”. Com. Kutty explained the back ground of the formation of Confederation of Central Government Employees, situation prevailed immediately after the independence era, the approach of the Jawaharlal Nehru Government on central government employees & Workers, the State of affairs of Civil Service Unions in 1950s, the second pay commission and the strike in 60s, and one day strike in 1968 and bonus struggle during 70 & 80s, struggle in the era of globalization initiated by confederation. He focused the role of CCGEW in formulating the agenda for the struggle for Government Employees and opined that always the Confederation took lead for campaign, agitation and struggle on issues.
The concluding session started with the presentation of Com. M. Krishnan on “Building up of the organisation and future tasks”. Com. Krishnan emphasized the need of the militant organisation. He also said that to build an organisation it is necessary to strengthen the organisation ideologically and politically. To become such an organisation this type of workshop, seminar, etc are necessary and the leadership should actively take part in it, apart from the day-to-day activities of the organisation. He further said to work unitedly to achieve our task. He emphasized the need for bringing younger generation into the leadership of our organizations as otherwise we will be failing in our durty towards building up a vibrant and class-oriented militant organisation. Confederation of CG Employees & Workers already placed 15 points charter of demand and started campaign prgrammes and agitations right from 2011. Government was forced to declare 7th CPC. Credit goes to confederation. To carry forward the agitation, more and more unions and association should be brought under the banner of CCGEW. The inactive organizations should become functional. In various sectors we have to move further. The role of the CCGEW becomes important in the present scenario and we should take all steps to unite & strengthen the movement. Without fighting the policies of the Government, which intends to dismantle the government sector and public sector, we cannot protect our hard earned benefits.
Com. P. M. Worlikar, President CCGEW Mumbai presided in the post lunch session.
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Mumbai hosted the Camp. The participants were the leaders of various Central Government Employees’ organizations. Eight lectures were organized during the two days camp in which more than 250 delegates representing about 45 organizations of 25 Ministries and Departments from various part of the country took part. Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Asst. Secretary, CCGEW, presented the credential report.
The camp concluded with the resolve to strengthen the movement of Central Government Employees making it capable of organizing struggles and participating in the trade union movement of the working class against the ruling class to abandon the anti people Economic Policies pursued by the successive Governments since 1991. Com M. Krishnan Secretary General CCGEW while concluding the study camp assured of organizing such camps in different parts of the country and appropriate struggle programme on the need for merger of DA, Interim Relief, including of the GDS in the ambit of 7th CPC, reversal of New Pension Scheme, etc. will be decided at the National Executive Meeting of CCGEW slated for 28th November 2013.
Com. R.P Singh, Secretary CCGEW Mumbai welcomed the participants. Com. P.M Worlikar, President, CCGEW Mumbai given Vote of thanks. The Confederation CHQ thanks and congratulates the C-O-C Mumbai for making excellent arrangements for the successful conducting of the two day National Camp.
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/25/2013 10:06:00 AM
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
NFPE IS 60 YEARS YOUNG
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) is a class-oriented militant organisation of above five lakhs postal employees. NFPTE was formed on 24.11.1954
The P&T trade union movement in India has inherited a history of struggles and sacrifices right from the days of British Raj. During 1905 when there was no freedom to form unions, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee started this organisation in the name of a Postal Club at Kolkata GPO. Tarapada was dismissed from service by the British Government for delivering a speech against the British Government in the year 1921 at Lahore All India Conference. During the last more than one hundred years many leaders and workers of this organisation has been tortured, arrested and put under jail both by the British and Indian Governments. Com. Dada Ghosh, founder Secretary General of NFPTE was arrested and placed under prolonged suspension. Com.N.J.Iyer, former All India President of NFPE was arrested for delivering a speech against “Emergency” in 1975 and imprisoned in Bikanir Jail for 18 months. Com.K.Adinarayana, Former Secretary General of NFPE was in jail for three years for participating in the Telangara struggle against Nizam. Com. K. G. Bose, who electrified the P&T Trade Union movement with his class-oriented approach was dismissed from service. Many legendary leaders like Coms. O. P. Gupta, Henry Barton, V. G. Dalvi, K. L. Moza, A. S. Rajan, Piramanathan, N. C. Ambalavanan have lead this organization in the past.
25 days historic 1946 P&T strike is marked in the history of India’s freedom movement as one of the most militant struggle launched by P&T employees against the British Raj. 1960 five days strike of Central Government Employees, 1968 September 19th one day strike for Need Based Minimum wage in which 17 employees have been brutally murdered by the Government by resorting to firing and lathicharge. 1974 Bonus Strike, 1984 September 19th Strike for the emancipation of three lakhs Extra-Departmental employees, 1993 five day’s Postal Strike, 1996 eight days strike for bonus ceiling removal, 1998 eight days Postal strike, 2000 fourteen days Postal Strike were all lead by the National Federation of Postal Employees. The one day strike by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers conducted last year on 12-12-2012 is another milestone in the history of Postal Trade Union movement.
NFPE has been participating in all the nationwide General strikes including the 2013 February 20,21 two days strike conducted by the Central Trade Unions, right from 1991 onwards against the Neo-liberal imperialist globalisation policies pursued by the Central Government.
NFPE has conducted innumerable struggles for realisation of the legitimate demands of the Postal employees especially the most down-trodden section of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees.
NFPE is an affiliate of the Confederation of Central Govt. employees and Workers and is playing leading role in mobilising the Central Government employees and organising struggles including nation wide strikes.
Due to neo-liberal policies implemented by the Central Government during the last more than two decades, the Central Services including Postal department is facing great threat against its existence. Ban on recruitment, outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation, contributory pension scheme, non-regularisation of the services of Gramin Dak Sevaks, restrictions on compassionate appointments, Bonus discrimination are all the off shoots of this policy. Due to unprecedented price rise the real wages of the employees and workers have eroded like anything. The Central Govt. employees are on continuous struggle demanding appointment of Seventh Pay Commission with effect from 01.01.2011, 50% DA merger, regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual labourers etc.
NFPE Federal council held at Hyderabad in June 2013 has decided to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of NFPE in a befitting manner. Inaugural ceremony of one year long celebrations will be held at New Delhi on 24.11.2013 and final celebrations will be organized at Jam Nagar (Gujarath) in a grand manner on 24th November 2014.
One year long Diamond Jubilee celebrations of NFPE shall definitely discuss all the issues confronting the working class in general and the Postal employees in particular and formulate programmes for future course of action.
NFPE calls upon the entire postal employees to conduct seminars, general body meetings, trade union workshops, honouring former leaders, exhibitions, classes on the history of the postal trade union movement etc. during the period from 24th November 2013 to 24th November 2014 as part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Let us be proud of being a part of this great and glorious organization and let us carry forward our uncompromising fight against all injustices.
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/22/2013 05:47:00 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
RECORD NOTE OF DISCUSSIONS HELD WITH STAFF SIDE JCM BY THE DOP&T ON THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF 7TH CPC
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/21/2013 06:51:00 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Ref: CIRCULAR NO. 9 Dated - 13.11.2013
All CHQ Officers
All General Secretaries C-O-Cs
All Chief Executives of Affiliated Unions
ENSURE MASS SCALE PARTICIPATION IN THE
2013 DECEMBER 12TH PARLIAMENT MARCH
Intensive campaign and preparations are in full swing all over the country for making the 2013 December 12thParliament March organized by all the Central Trade Unions an unforgettable event in the Trade Union history of our country. The rally is organized as a continuation of the united struggle of the working class of India against the neo-liberal policies of the Central Government.
Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers, being a class-oriented militant organisation of the Central Government Employees, has always been in the fore-front of all the struggles conducted against the neo-liberal globalization policies and had participated in all the strike actions including the 2013 February 20, 21st 48 hours strike. The 12th December 2013 mobilisation at Delhi must have to reflect the spirit and tempo of preparation for a bigger struggle in the days to come.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation calls upon the entirety of the Central Government employees to ensure massive participation in the 12th December 2013 Parliament March.
The C-O-Cs and affiliated organisations of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhad and Bihar are requested to make all out efforts to mobilize maximum Central Government employees in the Parliament March.
GDS PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 11.12.2013
All India Postal Employees Union – GDS (NFPE) and affiliate of Confederation will be organizing a massive Parliament March of Gramin Dak Sevaks on 11th December 2013 demanding inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC, Regularisation, Civil Servant Status, and other benefits at par with Departmental employees. All affiliates of the Confederation are also requested to ensure maximum support and cooperation for making the GDS Parliament March a grand success.
ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP, MUMBAI & ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONVENTION, NEW DELHI
All arrangements have been made by the Reception Committees of Mumbai and Delhi (COCs) for the successful conducting of the Trade Union Camp and Women’s Convention. Full details are available in the Confederation Website (www.confederationhq.blogspot.com) Com. Tapan Sen, MP, will inaugurate the Mumbai camp and Prof. Utsa Patnaik will inaugurate the New Delhi Women’s Convention.
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING ON 28.11.2013 AT NEW DELHI
Confederation National Secretariat meeting will be held at New Delhi on 28.11.2013 at 4 PM. 7th CPC related issues and the future course of action will be decided in the Secretariat meeting. all office Bearers are requested to attend the meeting WITHOUT FAIL.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF “SOUTHERN INITIATIVE ON GLOBALISATION AND TRADE UNION RIGHTS” (SIGTUR) AT PERTH (AUSTRALIA) FROM 2ND TO 6TH DECEMBER 2013
10th Congress of SIGTUR hoisted by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) will held at “Point Walter Sport and Recreation Centre in Perth, Western Australia from 2nd to 6th December 2013.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation will be attending the Congress as an official Delegate.
STREAMLINE THE FUNCTIONING OF C-O-CS AND FORM STATE/DISTRICT COMMITTEES IN ALL STATES AND DISTRICTS:
As already mentioned in the previous circulars, without streamlining the functioning of State/District C-O-Cs to ensure democratic functioning at all levels, we cannot make Confederation a vibrant organisation. All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to take initiative to form State and District Committees of Confederation in a phased manner and also to convene Conferences and Committees in a democratic manner.
UPDATING THE MAILING LIST OF CONFEDERATION CHQ:
The updated mailing list is exhibited in the Confederation Website. Please check it and furnish the names and address of the organizations and C-O-Cs, of which are missing in the mailing list. Correct Postal Address with pincode and mobile number (Plus e-mail ID) of omitted organizations and C-O-Cs may be furnished before 15.12.2013 either by e-mail or by post.
REMIT QUOTA DUES. HELP CONFEDERATION CHQ TO FUNCTION BETTER:
As you are aware for effective functioning of a vibrant organisation like Confederation, sound financial position is a must. At present the financial position of Confederation CHQ is not at all satisfactory. It is regretted to note that most of the affiliated organistaions and C-O-Cs, have not remitted their quota after the Kolkata National Conference held in May 2013. All Affiliated organistaion are requested to remit their quota to confederation CHQ (Rupee one per member per year) in the following address before 31.12.2013.
ADDRESS FOR REMITTANCE OF QUOTA
Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CHQ)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, North Avenue
New Delhi – 110001
PUBLISHING MONTHLY JOURNAL OF CONFEDERATION:
Decision regarding publishing of a monthly journal of Confederation CHQ will be taken in the National Secretariat meeting to be held on 28.11.2013. Improvement in the financial position is a prerequisite for publication of Journal.
WITH CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 11/13/2013 08:36:00 AM