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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

COM. A.P.SASTRY, FORMER PRESIDENT, AIPAEA IS RETIRING ON SUPERANNUATION ON 31-03-2013. A GREAT INNIGS !!

 From CWC JAIPUR
LET ALL THE MEMBERS OF AIPAEA IN THE COUNTRY JOIN ME TO WISH 
COM. APS A VERY HAPPY RETIRED LIFE AND ASSURE HIM THAT THE BANNER OF AIPAEA WILL ALWAYS BE HELD HIGH.  --TSN

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

UNITE FIGHT ACHIEVE



MOVEMENT LAUNCHED BY THE CONFEDERATION CULMINATING IN A STRIKE ON  12.12.12 PAVES WAY FOR A UNITED PLATFORM OF ALL C.G.EMPOLOYEES UNDER THE JOINT BANNER OF ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION - ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION - & CONFEDERATION OF C.G.EMPLOYEES.

NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE ENTIRETY OF C.G.EMPLOYEES ON 29th APRIL DEMANDING CONSTITUTION OF 7th PAY COMMISSION IS CALLED UPON BY THE ABOVE ORGANISATIONS.

  
Conf/26/2013                                                                                                              Dated: 24.3.2013

Dear Comrade,

                We invite your attention to the efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defense and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands.  In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas, our President had been writing and following it up with telephonic conversations to bring about such a platform for action. We are happy to inform you that the AIRF and AIDEF has now agreed to bring about a joint platform of action to project two important demands of the CGEs. Viz. the setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill. 

                We send herewith the joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations on 23.3.2013 calling upon its units to organize a joint demonstration on 29th April, 2013 in front of all offices throughout the country.  The affiliates and State Committees are requested to take initiative in organizing the programme with maximum participation of members of the three organizations at a mutually agreed Central place in all Cities/towns and other places.  All Units should be requested to send the telegram to the Prime Minister and a report of the extent of participation sent to the Confederation CHQ by 3rd May, 2013.  We shall review the participation in the programme at our National Conference at Kolkata. 

                With greetings,
Yours fraternally,  
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General 

ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION
4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Gardn,
New Delhi. 110 027
ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
S.M. Joshi Bhawan, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Kirkee, PUNE. 3

                                                                                                                                       23rd March.2013
Dear Comrades,

As  you are aware, the Government in reply to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission  for effecting wage revision of central Government employees is not presently under its consideration.  You will recall, that  a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister, when the demand for setting up the 6th CPC was raised by the employees.  The Joint movement of the Central Government employees, for which we created the platform of the Steering Committee of the organizations participating in the JCM under the leadership of Late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railway men Federation could ensure that the Government rescind its stand then and set up the 6th CPC.  The real value of wages determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to the unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiraling rise in the prices of essential commodities.  While the Government permits wage negotiation and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every five years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified.

The Government had been persisting with the enactment of the PRFDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA II Government took over.  Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment.  Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various organizations of the Government since2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension.  We have been together opposing this move right from the day, the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003.  However, our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the pension fund.

We are to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. Efforts are on anvil to bring about such a platform.  In the meantime, we have decided to call upon all Units and Branches of AiRF, Confederation and AIDEF to organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. in front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister.

"WITHDRAW PFRDA BILL AND SET UP THE 7TH CPC
TO EFFECT WAGE REVISION OF CENTRAL
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES."


Name…………………………..
Secretary
Name of the Unit:……………………
Place:…………………..

   With greetings,
  Yours fraternally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
SHIVGOPAL MISRA                         KKN. KUTTY.                                   C.   SRiKUMAR.
General Secretary, AIRF     Secretary General. Confederation.            General Secretary.AIDEF.


Monday, March 18, 2013

REVISION OF PROVISIONAL PENSION

DEMAND FOR 7TH CPC GAINING THE SUPPORT



AJAY MAKEN BACKS CRY FOR SEVENTH PAY PANEL
          With a little over a year to go before the next general election, the demand for a Seventh Pay Commission has started to gather momentum. Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has taken the lead in endorsing the Central government employees’ request for setting up of the new pay panel, citing the erosion of real wages due to high inflation since implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations.

          In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Maken underlined how every pay panel since the Second Pay Commission, barring the Sixth Pay Commission, were set up in the third year of the decade. “We are again in the third year of the ongoing decade and Central government employees are justifiably looking forward to the Seventh Pay Commission,” he said.

          Recalling that it was under Singh that the last pay panel was set up in 2005, after the NDA government failed to do so in 2003, Maken, in the communication dated March 14, requested that a decision be “taken on priority” for constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. “A notification for constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission is the need of the hour, which is bound to have bearing upon about 20 million employees,” he said.

           Maken concluded by emphasizing that setting up of the new pay panel was in “larger interest of government employees as well as the (Congress) party”.
Source: Times of India

NO BAN ON RECRUITMENT IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

           "There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government" said Minister of Dopt.
             In Lok Sabha while answering to a question, Minister V.Narayanasamy said that there is no ban on recruitment in Central Government and the respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts.
            “As per the Employment Market Information Programme of Ministry of Labour & Employment, employment growth in the organized sector including public and private sectors has increased from 281.72 lakh in 2009 and 289.99 lakh in 2011 registering a compound annual growth rate of 1.46%. The compound annual growth rate was 5.05% per annum in Private Sector and a marginal decline of 0.70% in Public Sector, mainly due to rightsizing.
           There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government. The respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts. In so far as Railways is concerned, notifications for filling up of about 2 lakh posts pertaining to safety, maintenance and operations have already been issued.
            The estimated number of total vacancies of regular Central Government Civilian employees (including Railways) as on 1.3.2011 is 5,81,591. The data in respect of CPSUs and Railway PSUs in not centrally maintained”.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The 1st All India Conference of
AIPEU - GDS[NFPE]
The AIC will be held at "Comrade Adinarayana Nagar", Dharmaprakash Kalyana Mandapam, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600084 from 21-22 March, 2013

Hon'ble Member of Parliament Comrade Basudev Acharya will inagurate the AIC on 21/03/2013

NFPE and its Affiliated Organisations will be represented by the respective Chief Executives and CHQ Office Bearers as printed in the invitation.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

AIPAEA CIRCULAR 67



(M) G.S. 09912348500                                                                                       (M): Office: 9868451466
All India Postal Accounts Employees Association
Central Headquarter
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
13-B, New Mahavir Nagar, Type-IV, DAO Flat, New Delhi – 110018
(Camp at: B-17, F-3,Vignanapuri,Vidyanagar,Hyderabad-500044)
    

AIPAEA/CHQ Circular 67                                                                                             Date: 08-03-2013


Dear Comrades,

CWC AT JAIPUR  A GRAND SUCCESS
AIPAEA has successfully held its CWC at Jaipur from 27-02-13 to 01-03-13. Delegates and Observers from 14 Circles attended the CWC. Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, P-4 and Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-3 attended and addressed the CWC. AIPAEA is privileged to get the CWC inaugurated by Com. S.K.Vyasji, the senior leader and President of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.
CWC  commenced with the flag hoisting by Com. A.P.Sastry, former President of AIPAEA(National flag), Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE (NFPE flag) and Com.S.Santosh Kumar, President AIPAEA (AIPAEA flag). Rich tributes were paid to Late Com. O.P.Gupta and other martyres. The inaugural session was graced by Sri.Dinesh Jainy, D.A(P), Jaipur and wished that the CWC a great success. Comrade S.K.Vyasji in his detailed inaugural speech explained the genesis of each demand of the Central Government employees and the struggles waged to achieve those demands.  He exhorted one and all to take the movement forward by total support and participation in future struggles. Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, congratulated all the Postal Accounts employees for their participation in the 48 hours strike from 20-21 Feb.2013. In his inspiring speech he narrated the sacrifices of our great leaders Com. Babu Tarapada, Com.Dada Gosh, Com.Adi and Com. N.J.Iyer, on whose sacrifices the NFPE has been built. It is the duty of each member to emulate these great leaders. Com. Krishnan elaborated the movements launched against the privatization and out-sourcing policies of the Central Government. The way the entire working class of Kerala stood by the two dismissed employees by raising 24 lakhs of rupees in a single day to defend the cases and to support the families of those dismissed employees is a shining example of the unity of the working class. This was possible only through sustained efforts of the leaders to organize the employees and workers. Com. Krishnan explained the sweeping changes that are going to come in the Postal Department because of the induction of large scale technology. Department is delaying the Cadre restructuring and NFPE extends full support to AIPAEA to get its Cadre restructuring proposal implemented. Secretary General advised the CWC to discuss the changes and challenges and get prepared to protect the employees. Com. I.S.Dabas explored the pre-and post 1991 scenario in the working class movement. He said that the working class and common man of this country needs…” Bheek nahin adhikar chahiye. Anudan nahin Rojgaar chahiye”  and inspired the delegates to fight for rights by strengthening the organizations through live interaction with the membership. Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-3 advised the CWC to thoroughly review the strike participation and take measures to strengthen the Association. He wished all success to AIPAEA. Com. Changania, Advisor CoC Rajasthan also addressed the meeting.
All the senior leaders of AIPAEA, Rajasthan attended the CWC. Though they retired from service they are still active in the trade union movement. Com. Nagarji, Com. Hari Om Sharmaji, Com. Rambabu Vermaji, Com. Kumavathji, Com. Sharmaji and many more not only  participated in the Open Session but they have become part of our CWC proceedings in all the three days. CHQ conveys its regards to all these comrades.
Com. A.P.Sastry, former President AIPAEA and Com. R.S.Bagel, former Working President, AIPAEA enriched the CWC with their presence. Com.A.P.Sastry is going to retire from service on 31-03-2013. He rendered great service to our Organisation. His continuous association with AIPAEA for more than 30 years and his efforts to build the AIPAEA brick by brick can never be forgotten. CWC and Jaipur Comrades honoured com.A.P.Sastry befittingly in the Open Session. CWC also conveyed its best wishes to com. Mahato, Circle President, AIPAEA, Patna, who retired from service on 28-02-2013. His valuable services to AIPAEA will ever be remembered.
The CWC has made thorough review of the 12-12-12 and 20-21Feb. 2013 strike and discussed the steps to plug the weaknesses. The demand of the 7th CPC and 50% D.A. merger has now caught the imagination of the Railway and Defense Unions. Very soon a joint action will be initiated to achieve these demands.

The CWC has discussed among other issues 1. Recruitment in PAOs   2. Cadre re-structuring   3. Grant of CCL and attitude of Authorities in this regard   4. CCL to male widower employees,   5. Issues relating to preparation of SWR by suppressing the data by PAOs and its consequences,   6. Non-forwarding of applications to write examinations/appointment in other organizations for career betterment,   7. Filling up of back-log vacancies and non-following of Roaster in AAO officiating promotions,     8. Amendment to LDC and JA Recruitment Rules,    9. Formal meetings at the Directorate level and non-seriousness in implementing the assurances,   10. AAO Recruitment Rules,   11. Merger of Gr.C of Postal Accounts and DOT,  
 12. Diversion of S.A. vacancies and implementation at unit level.   13. non-recovery of subscription of AIPAEA by Delhi PAO, 14. Stepping up case,   15. Compassionate Appointment cases of PAOs,   16. Accommodation to AIPAEA at Circle level,   17. Contributory negligence cases of Hyderabad and Kolkata,   18. Caste validation case of Nagpur,  19. General Demands of enhancement of Advances and other Allowances,  20. G.D. and Sorter anomalies,  21. Departmental buildings to PAOs at Hyderabad, Trivendrum and Ahmedabad,  22. In-service training to PAO officials,  23. Implementation of technology in various PAOs,    24. Coordination with NFPE,   25. Revival of local Joint Action Committees of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers Organizations,   26. Nomination of AIPAEA to the Sports and Welfare Committees,   27. Strengthening of the AIPAEA units and 28. Strengthening of the CHQ.

All the delegates participated in the discussions and ventilated the problems faced by the employees at the unit level. CWC has decided to unanimously pass resolutions on the below mentioned issues and demand immediate settlement. It has also been decided to back up these resolutions with agitation program of action.
1.      Cadre restructuring
2.      Recruitment of MTS, LDC and J.A. in PAOs.
3.      Gr.D and Sorter anomalies
4.      Amendment to Recruitment Rules of LDC and Junior Accountants to restore the education qualification to Seniority cum Fitness promotion and one year residency period to graduate MTS to write LDC exam.
5.      Filling up of all back log vacancies and Roaster maintenance in Officiating AAO promotions
6.      Implementing the Stepping up judgment given by the Hon. Principal CAT, Delhi.
7.      Forwarding of applications and lifting blanket ban.
8.      Providing accommodation to AIPAEA branches in all PAOs.
9.      Protest against non-recovery of AIPAEA subscription by PAO Delhi.
10.  Providing in-service training to PAO officials
11.  Compassionate appointments to wards of diseased PAO officials
12.  Transfer of work related to Shillong PAO from W.B. Circle.

The entire proceedings of CWC were conducted in a disciplined way and the excellent arrangements made by Jaipur comrades under the leadership of Com. R.S.Gujar and Com.S.R.Meena  provided good environment for deliberations. The cultural programmes on the Open Session mesmerized all. The important thing to be noted is the involvement of all the activists, women members and the Managing Committee members of Jaipur unit in organizing this CWC meetings. Jaipur comrades should make a review in the Executive Committee meeting and make efforts to keep up this tempo forever.  CHQ and on behalf of all the delegates I convey my sincere thanks to Jaipur unit for making this event a memorable one.

General Secretary, AIPAEA summed up the entire proceedings of CWC on the final day of the meeting. The focus of this CWC is to build the AIPAEA from grass root level up to CHQ. All the Circle leaders are requested to take follow up action on the suggestions to strengthen the Association and to involve the entirety of membership in the union activities.  Let’s strive hard to take the AIPAEA to the new heights.
The CHQ will forward all the Resolutions to the Authorities. The Resolutions are not mere formality. We will back up these resolutions with appropriate programme of action. CHQ soon will chalk out the programme and intimate the units for implementation.

COURT CASES
CHQ has filed the Caveat in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. CHQ also requesting the Department to implement the stepping up judgment without further  litigation. The case filed in the CAT Chennai will come up for hearing in this month. CHQ will inform the further developments in this case.
You are all aware that the Railway Accounts Association has won the case of payment of arrears from 01-01-1996 to 18-03-2003 in the parity matter. CHQ is keenly watching the progress in this matter. Appropriate action will be taken by the CHQ. In the CWC it has been decided to raise funds from the members to
fight the cases in the Court of law. I request all the units to rise up to the occasion.

GR.B STATUS TO THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT CADRE
Finally, order has been issued by the PA wing and the same order could have been issued by the PA wing two years back. AIPAEA has provided all the material and orders to the Department, but of no avail due to the negative stand taken by some officers. I convey my sincere thanks to all the Authorities for taking a favourable decision in this regard.

FOUR ADVANCE INCREMENTS CASE
Now the issue has reached the final stage. I thank Com. S.K.Vyasji for his efforts in this case. It is expected that the file will be signed and sent to DOP soon.

PART – II EXAMINATION
Still the stay order issued by Hon’ble CAT Patna is in force. The next date of hearing in this case is on 20-03-13. Only after the vacation of the stay order the Department can declare the results.

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
March 8th is International Women’s Day. My greetings to all our women comrades on this day.  AIPAEA will always remember the contribution of our lady members in strengthening our Organisation. They are the cause of success of many movements launched by AIPAEA and NFPE. There is every need to strengthen the participation of women employees in the activities of AIPAEA. It is our duty to ensure that the funds in the  gender budget at the Circle level is properly utilized.  At all Circles the AIPAEA leadership should take up the issues of providing ladies room and other amenities to our lady comrades.  Involve the lady comrades and get their needs represented through AIPAEA to spend funds from the gender budget. Celebrate the International Women’s Day by organising meetings by inviting eminent personalities form outside. These meetings can be organized in the next week i.e. 11-03-13 to 15-03-13. CHQ may please be informed of such meetings and send photographs of those meetings so that same can be placed in our blog.
 
ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF P-3 AT TRIVENDRUM
All India Conference of P-3 with 4000 delegates and guests is going to take place at Trivendrum from 10-03-13 to 12-03-13. Though I have been invited, I could not participate due to my ill-health. I am forced to cancel my tickets. AIPAEA wishes the AIC a grand success.

EAST ZONE STUDY CAMP
NFPE is organizing East Zone Study Camp at Guwahati  from 27-04-2013 to 28-04-2013. AIPAEA units from Kolkata, Cuttack and Guwahati should participate in the Study Camp. Circle Secretary and another delegate from each of these units should participate in the Study Camp. General Secretary will also join the study camp. Travel arrangements should be made in advance. Circle Secretary, Kolkata should make efforts to invite two activists from Shillong to the Study Camp.

Comrades, the next CWC will be held at Lucknow after six months. Let’s work hard. Let’s implement all the decisions and suggestions emerged at Jaipur and strengthen our AIPAEA.

With Struggle Greetings,
Comradely Yours,
T.Satyanarayana
General Secretary