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Friday, 31 October 2014

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER NOVEMBER-2014


JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

            History of Central Government Employees reveals that Government has taken undue advantage to deny the justified demands of the Central Government Employees, whenever there was disunity among the JCM staff side organizations. On the contrary, whenever staffside stood solidly united the Government was compelled to concede the legitimate rights of the employees to a great extent.

            After Fifth  Pay Commission recommendations, the JCM National council staffside submitted to Government a common charter of demands for modifications of the recommendations of the Pay Commission, which included upward revision of fitment formula and removal of certain glaring anomalies. When Government refused to concede it , notice for indefinite strike was given and finally the Government had to appoint a high-power Group of Ministers Committee under the chairmanship of then Home Minister Shri.Indrajith Gupta and negotiated with the staffside.  In the negotiations also the staffside took a united uncompromising stand which ultimately resulted in Government accepting the demand for 40% fitment formula and some other important demands.

            Unfortunately, when the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were  submitted to Government, the JCM National Council Staffside miserably failed to take such a firm and united stand and no serious agitational programme was conducted demanding modification of the retrograde recommendations. Instead the dominant leadership of JCM staffside took a compromising stand and depended only on negotiated settlement , without mobilizing the entire rank and file membership behind the demands. Ultimately Government took advantage of this weakness of the leadership and unilaterally announced the implementation of the 6thCPC recommendations, without conceding majority of the genuine demands raised by the staffside during negotiations. Faulty formula adopted for calculation of  Need Based Minimum Wage , glaring disparity in fitment and fixation formula between lower level officials  and Group- A officers, unscientific pay band and grade pay system and serious anomalies arising out of it , MACP anomalies   everything remained as such  which could not be settled even after seven years.

            Again , when the Government announced the New Contributory Pension Scheme with effect from 01.01.2004 for the new entrants in Central Government Services without any consultation with the JCM National Council Staffside, the dominant  leadership of the JCM staffside did not protest and kept silent. This has emboldened the Government to go ahead with the implementation of the neo-liberal pension reforms. Had the entire JCM Staffside including Railways, Defence and Confederation taken a united stand to oppose the New Pension Scheme and given call for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike the Government would not have dared to implement the NPS. Of course , Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers opposed the New Pension Scheme and has gone to the extent of conducting one day strike. JCM leadership raised the demand for roll-back of NPS after a very long time and by that time Government succeeded in fully implementing the scheme.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has always stood for unity among the Central Government Employees .When confederation submitted a 15 point charter  to the UPA Government in 2011 demanding appointment of 7 th CPC , 5 year wage revision , Merger of 50% DA, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC etc, the  other major organizations in the JCM were not ready to raise the demands in 2011. Finally confederation was forced to go it alone and conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March, one day strike and two days strike. Of course, the lonely struggle conducted by confederation represented the mood of the entirety of Central Government Employees and ultimately the Government was compelled to announce constitution of 7thCPC in the month of September 2013.
           
                        Now NDA Government which came to power after General   Election has rejected all the main demands of the Central Government Employees which includes merger of DA , Interim Relief , Date of  effect  from 01.01.2014 , inclusion of GDS in the terms of reference of 7th CPC ,scrapping of New Pension Scheme etc. Further Government declared 100% FDI  in Railways and Defence. Public Private Partnership in Railways was also announced in Railway budget. More than five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various Departments out of which about 2.5 lakhs vacancies are in Railways alone. The UPA Government has unilaterally announced the terms of reference of the 7th CPC rejecting the draft proposal submitted by JCM staffside.  The memorandum submitted by JCM staffside to the NDA Government for grant of merger of DA and Interim Relief also was totally neglected. The JCM Staffside leadership could not do anything and the employees are suffering. In fact the JCM staffside has become a laughing stock among the employees and its credibility in the eyes of the employees has eroded like anything.

                        It is in this background , eventhough belatedly , the JCM National Council Staffside has decided to organize a National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December 2014 , to discuss and finalise its strategy to combat the above humiliation meted out by the Government . Better late than never. The decision is well received by the entire Central Government Employees and they are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the convention.

                        NFPE  firmly believes that if the present unity among the JCM staffside organizations is not channelized for building up united struggle including indefinite strike of entire Central Government Employees the National Convention will become a futile exercise and an eye-wash to cool down the growing discontentment among the employees. This shall not happen. We firmly believe in the slogan raised by our late legendary leader Com K.G.Bose- i.e  “UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY”. Such a stand alone can restore the lost glory of the fighting potential of the Central Government Employees and also shall regain the lost faith of employees in the JCM staffside leadership. We cannot be a party to any compromise on the genuine and justified demands of the workers. Let us hope that the JCM staffside leadership shall rise up to the occasion.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

இறைச்சி பதப்படுத்தும் தொழிற்சாலையில் வேலை செய்யும் ஒருவர்,ஒரு நாள் மாலை வேலை முடியும் தருவாயில் இறைச்சி பதப்படுத்தும் Freezer அறைக்குள் எதோ வேலையாக இருந்த போதுஎதிர்பாராதவிதமாய் அதன் தானியங்கி கதவு பூட்டிக்கொண்டுவிட்டது.

உடனே பெரும் கூச்சலிட்டாலும் அவர் எழுப்பிய ஓசை வெளியே யாருக்கும் கேட்கவில்லை மேலும் பெரும்பாலானோர் வேலை முடிந்து கிளம்பிவிட்டனர்...இன்னும் சிறிது நேரத்தில் ஐஸில் உறைந்து இறக்கப்போகிறோம் என்று எண்ணி கவலை அடைந்தார் அவர்.
அப்போது கதவு திறக்கும் சத்தம் கேட்டது. உயிர் வந்தவனாய் வெளியே ஓடி வந்தார். தொழிற்சாலை காவலாளி நின்று கொண்டிருந்தான். சந்தோஷத்தில் அவனை கட்டி தழுவிக்கொண்டார். அவனிடம் "நான் உள்ளே இருப்பது உங்களுக்கு எப்படி தெரிந்தது?" என்று கேட்டார்.
"சார். நான் இங்க 10 வருசமா வேலை செய்றேன்...நீங்க ஒருத்தர் மட்டும் தான் என்னையும் ஒரு மனுசனா மதிச்சு காலைல வணக்கமும் சாயங்காலம் குட் பை ரெண்டும் சொல்றவர். இன்னிக்கி காலைல வணக்கம் சொன்னீங்க ..ஆனா சாயங்காலம் உங்களோட குட் பை என் காதில் விழவில்லை.உடனே சந்தேகம் வந்து உள்ள வந்து ஒவ்வொரு இடமா தேடினேன்...அப்போதான் உங்கள் கண்டு பிடிச்சேன் ..." என்றான்
ஒருவருக்கொருவர் மற்றவர்களை தரக்குறைவாக எண்ணாமல் பரஸ்பரம் மரியாதை செலுத்திக்கொள்வது எப்போதுமே நன்மை பயக்கும் ஒரு விஷயம் தானே நண்பர்களே.

PRESS NEWS: Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court


The Economic Times-       26.10.2014
NEW DELHI: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said.

The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transfered to some other place.

"As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post, the impugned order of the high court is clearly erroneous and against the law," a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said.

The court passed the order on an appeal filed by Madhya Pradesh government challenging the high court order.

The government had submitted that the high court failed to consider that Ramanand Pandey himself sent back the promotion order and continued on his post and approached the court after two years when it cancelled his promotion.

It said that at the time of promotion, Pandey was posted in Bhind district where he remained for almost 15 years and his intention was to stay at that place only.

The apex court, after hearing both sides, quashed the high court order.

"It is clear that he wanted to remain in Bhind district, where he had continued since 1990, as he was ready to go on leave instead of joining the place of transfer. Moreover, for more than two years from the date of cancellation of the order of promotion, the respondent kept totally mum and maintained stoic silence.

"There was not even a semblance of protest as to why his promotion order was cancelled or that he wanted to join the promotion post after the alleged inquiry into the so-called complaint was over. He filed the writ petition on October 24, 2008, i.e. almost two years after cancellation of his promotion order," it said.

Government employees to take pledge on Patel's birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 24 :  Employees of government offices, public sector undertakings and other institutions will pledge to maintain the unity and integrity of the country Oct 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day).

The pledge will also be administered in schools and colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a notice asking schools to administer the pledge.

An official statement said the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas will "provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country".

All the ministries and departments of the central, state governments and union territories have been requested to organise appropriate programmes on the occasion in a befitting manner, including the pledge-taking ceremony, it said.

A 'Run for Unity' involving people from all sections of the society, a march past in the evening by police, the Central Armed Police Forces and other organisations like the National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, Scouts and Guides, and Home Guards will also be held.

The CBSE has appointed 250 centre coordinators in schools across India to organise the event.

In each centre, 400-500 students from the neighbourhood schools will come together on Oct 31 for other mass activities.

"In every centre the activities will focus on collectively making posters, jingles, paintings, collage, team debates, etc. on such topics which will involve joint planning and completion. Centre coordinators may also organise indigenous team games," a CBSE notice said.

"Activities will also involve collaborative effort to convey the message of importance of unity in sustaining any work such as keeping public places clean," it added.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Postal Exam : Update as on October 26, 2014



Schedule of Paper II (Computer Skill Test) for the following Postal Circle is as follows:

Postal Circles
Exam Date
Exam Time
Maharashtra(24)            
08 November to 13 November 2014
09:00AM onwards in Batches. Please check your Admit Card for timings

Candidates for the above mentioned Postal Circles may check their status for Paper I 
by Logging into the website. Candidates, shortlisted to appear in the Paper II, may 
download the Admit Cards.

Please keep visiting the website for exam schedules for other Postal Circles & updates.

    On completion of Paper II & subsequent processing respective
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Examination 2014 on its website. 

Candidate is requested to visit the website of the Postal Circle for 
updates on regular basis.
POSTAL JCA (NFPE, FNPO & GDS UNIONS)
DHARNA PROGRAMME
FROM 27th TO 31st OCTOBER, 2014
INFRONT OF
ALL CIRCLE/REGIONAL OFFICES
ON 39 POINTs CHARTER OF DEMANDS.

All are requested to participate in Dharna Programme and make it a grand success.

All are requested to participate in Dharna Programme and make it a grand success.